Monthly Archives: August 2005





Canada and Narnia

Hurray! My BrickLink order just arrived, so now my collection of Studios Monsters is complete! Pics to follow this weekend.

In the meantime, I took pictures of all the Narnian minifigures I’ve created so far. Here’s the link:

(Oh, “Canada and Narnia” in the title because my BrickLink order was from Quebec. Great prices and cheap shipping. I’ll post a link to the store later.)

The Treasure House

My favorite book in The Chronicles of Narnia has always been Prince Caspian. Since I couldn’t update my “Giant Steps” vignette this weekend, I built a vignette based on one of my favorite scenes from my favorite book. In this scene, the four Pevensey children discover the treasure house beneath the ruined castle Cair Paravel:


And a link to the whole gallery, once it’s been moderated.

No BrickLink order...

For those of you just tuning in, BrickLink is a site where you can buy LEGO from thousands of people worldwide. What’s cool is that you can buy individual pieces as well as sets. For me, it’s a great way to get minifigs from sets I’ve missed or don’t plan on buying. I’ve recently ordered 1381 Vampire’s Crypt, Professor Mcgonagall from a fairly expensive Harry Potter set, and a couple other random minifigures.

Last weekend I ordered the Mad Scientist and Frankenstein’s Monster from 1382 Scary Laboratory, along with the Mummy minifig from 1383 Curse of the Pharoah. Ordering these three minifigs for around $7.00 saved me over $40.00 (assuming I could even find these discontinued sets for less than MSRP).

Well, I was really looking forward to getting this latest order this weekend (since they shipped airmail from eastern Canada on Monday), but there was no little package in the mailbox today. I’ll survive, I’m sure, but this means I won’t be updating my Puddleglum figure to use the head and hands from Frankenstein’s Monster. We watched two consecutive baseball games today (Red Sox vs. Angels and Mariners vs. Twins), so I was able to finish a really nice vignette of the Cair Paravel treasure house from Prince Caspian. Look for a post with a link tomorrow. In the meantime, I uploaded pictures of all the Narnian minifigures I’ve created so far:

Final Conan O’Brian Set from Hman

Head on over to his blog to take a look:

The couches are fantastic. I’ve been old (and employed) for too long to have watched Conan regularly, and so some of the details are lost on me, but Hman has included things like the “Walker Texas Ranger” lever. Since he posts mainly on FBTB forums, Conan is naturally interviewing a stormtrooper and a couple clone troopers. Nice.

Lantern Waste (with a bonus “Ferrari Knight”)

First up today, a new vignette I created over the weekend, based on a scene from C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (book one of the classic Chronicles of Narnia series):

Now aren’t you mad that M***B***s got the Narnia license for the upcoming movie? More Narnia creations to come soon.

And I couldn’t pass this next one up. “Ferrari Knights” by Brickshelf user nias:

Absolutely original. Absolutely hilarious.