Monthly Archives: June 2006

News Roundup: Week of June 18, 2006

It’s been a busy week of LEGO-related news.

The good:

The bad:

The ugly:

I work alone, understand? Alone.

Nelson Yrizarry mentioned recently that he has a bit of extra time on his hands. This is a wonderful thing for all of us, because he’s posted sixteen vignettes based on Spider-Man (I’m hoping Nelson will re-post some of the great minifigs separately).

Possibly lost in the Spider-Vig hubbub is a wonderful vignette based on the 1994 movie The Professional starring French actor Jean Reno, alongside Natalie Portman in her debut role (click for gallery):

Here’s Léon with his rather formidable sniper rifle:

Heavy Swiss Freighter Titan by Jerac

Classic-Spacer Jerac (who, it turns out, isn’t Swiss after all) has posted another awesome entry in his fleet of micro-scale Swiss-themed space ships, the Titan freighter (click for gallery):

The awesome bridge:

A smaller container that slides in and out of the freighter (labeled “7″), which clamps onto the bigger, black container shown in the first picture:

An incident waiting to happen...

Jacob C., a member of Classic-Castle, has posted an incredible bridge:

This bridge blew me away. First, the size of it. Its huge! But what really makes it great is the level of architectural detail. Incredible! Hopefully those two guards facing off on the bridge are pretty laid back…this could get nasty!

Here’s the big bridge gallery

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Nothin’ Tastier than Cold Tofu on a Hot Summer Day!

In addition to chilled soba (buckwheat) noodles with dipping sauce, one of my favorite summer-time dishes is cold silken tofu garnished with green onions and ginger, drizzled with soy sauce. Called hiyayakko, it’s quick, simple, and mighty tasty!!! Mumu and his wife have each created their LEGO versions of this delicious dish. In the Mumu household, they put bonito flakes and Japanese mustard on the tofu instead of grated ginger.

Here’s Mumu’s version (I love the drizzled soy sauce):

And here’s Mumu’s wife’s tofu (the yellow must be the mustard):

The family that builds (and eats cold tofu) together stays together!