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"He journeyed onwards, straight ahead, a long time or a short time—for speedily a tale is spun, but with less speed a deed is done—and finally came to a little hut; it stood in the open field, turning on chicken legs."

Swiss illustrator, graphic designer and LEGO builder Amacher Sylvain, aka CaptainSmog, created this awesome LEGO diorama illustrating a scene from the Slavic folktales of enigmatic Baba Yaga and her chicken-legged hut.

Click here for more views of this fantastic build.

[via The Brothers Brick]

Models of Color Wanted!

i’m shooting my fall2015 lookbook this weekend in Los Angeles & i’m looking for more male & female model options. there is no pay but you will be compensated with a piece or two from my collection & great images.

spread this around & if you or anyone you know may be interested email franc@francfernandez.com with a couple photos of yourself. there’s kind of a specific look i’m going for so don’t be upset if you’re not the one… you’re still beautiful to me! :D

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It seems like it shouldn’t be possible, but there’s something distinctly mouthwatering about all of this LEGO food. Each of these tantalizing sculptures is a design that’s been submitted to PleyWorld, a new site launched by Pley where LEGO builders of all ages and calibers may submit designs for each other to vote on. If a design receives 5,000 votes, Pley will create actual LEGO sets for that design and then make it available to their customers to rent for a monthly fee. That’s right, Pley is the Netflix of LEGOs; the future is now.

All of these pieces are individual PleyWorld submissions. The LEGO donut, corn on the cob, and macaroni and cheese sculptures were all made by Los Angeles-based LEGO artist Bruce Lowell (previously featured here). Head over to PleyWorld to check out what appear to be an endless stream of original new LEGO designs.

[via Design Taxi and Mashable]

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Tom Poulsom is a UK-based arborist, bird lover and self-proclaimed “LEGO Monster.” Putting at least two of those things together gets you his awesome LEGO bird models. Poulsom successfully created life-size LEGO versions of a European robin, puffin, kingfisher, woodpecker, blue tit, goldfinch, blue jay and a hummingbird.

“The birds are a big challenge to build, building something to look organic from Lego bricks is not easy, but it is a great challenge and one I enjoy very much. I like to think of Lego as the best puzzle in the world.”

Poulsom submitted lovely LEGO birds to LEGO Ideas where his designs received over 10,000 votes from fellow LEGO Ideas members. Three of the designs, the humminbird, the robin, and the blue jay were selected to be sold as an official 580-piece LEGO set, which is currently available here.

After receiving over 10,000 votes from LEGO Ideas members, three of the designs were chosen by LEGO to be sold as an official 580-piece set which is currently available here. We might have to pick up a set for ourselves.

To check out more of Poulson’s LEGO creations, head over to his Flickr page. Click here to watch a brief video about Tom Poulsom and his LEGO bird friends.

[via Twisted Sifter]

A Powerful Force

This conversation between Sam and Dean took place in 10x10:

Sam: You know what Cas said about needing a powerful force?

Dean Yeah, so?

Sam: So, I’ve thinking. Look, Cain still has the Mark, right? And he’s lived with it. For years, he’s lived with it. So yeah, the Mark is strong, but Dean maybe there’s a part of you that wants to give in to it, and maybe you have to fight that, you know? Maybe part of that powerful force has to be you. 

It’s very interesting that Sam is the one to remind Dean (and the audience of the show in case they’d forgotten) that Cain still has the Mark and has lived with it for years without being a stone cold killer. 

However, the powerful force that helped Cain stop killing was LOVE. The love HE felt for his wife Colette due to her acceptance of his past actions and her faith in his being better than that. Cain’s “cure” was never Colette. The powerful force was the love CAIN FELT for her because even after she was gone, he didn’t become a murderer again. HE was strong enough because of her, thanks to her, because he didn’t want to disappoint her. Nobody gave him something magical to stop. The power was within him. HE was strong enough to do it. BUT he wouldn’t have found that power if it hadn’t been for his feelings for her. 

If you search TV tropes, you’ll find a very common one called “The Power of Love”. Do you know what is the first thing you can read when you click here? "Love is a very powerful force." It caught my attention that in 10x10, the phrase “poweful force” was said 3 times (the first time by Cas and then the two above by Sam). 

"Maybe part of that poweful force has to be [Dean]"? Is Dean as strong as Cain? I wonder… What did Cain have that Dean doesn’t? 

If only Dean had a Colette in his life *cough cough*

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"One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its black gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep. The great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire, ash, and dust. The very air you breathe is a poisonous fume."

LEGO enthusiasts Chris Perron and Scott Semple collaborated on this awesomely detailed LEGO model of Mordor, the desolate volcanic plain from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Ringsbooks. The dreaded Eye of Sauron still feels menacing, even when made of little plastic bricks.

Click here for additional images of this epic build.

[via The Brothers Brick]

So I came into work tonight to find these flyers all over the building. (I work at the local newspaper company) I removed them.

Every. Single. One.

Not because I dont care about whats going on in France.

But because one, im security and its my job. Secondly I’ve seen ZERO coverage about the act of terrorism towards the NAACP which I personally believe was done in retaliation to the BlackLivesMatter.

America is always so concerned with other countries business while neglecting to handle their own.