Monthly Archives: September 2012

Creations for Charity now accepting donations for the 2012 fundraiser!

The 4th annual Creations for Charity fundraising event is now accepting donations of Lego creations. Creations for Charity raises money by selling these donated creations to buy Lego sets for underprivileged children. Anyone can donate a Lego creation from now until November 15. All you have to do is fill out a form and be prepared to ship the creation directly to the buyer. Starting this year, you can choose to be reimbursed for the cost of making your creation, so it’s easier to part with your bricks!

If this is your first time participating, you can learn more about Creations for Charity or read the FAQs on their website.

This year Creations for Charity will be donating the Lego sets to multiple cities in the US as well as in Croatia and Chile as part of our ongoing effort to expand our donations. To refresh your memory, take a look at all the Lego sets donated last year!

Merry Christmas from Creations for Charity



I am very happy to announce that the month of Ma.Ktober is upon us, and as a result Ma.Ktoberfest has begun! I would like to invite all LEGO maniacs out there to partake in what I like to call, the Ma.Ktoberfestivities. Come on over to the Ma.K Bricks group to peruse the goings on. This year we are hoping to get a bunch of participation of all sorts. There are no requirements or rules, except to have fun and build something based on, or inspired by, the Maschinen Krieger Universe. For those that aren’t 100% sure what exactly that is, there is some good links and background info in the group. So whether you feel like building a small vehicle, hardsuit, or even a large diorama…we would absolutely love to see what you come up with. This isn’t a contest, but a month long build challenge with the hope of inspiring a tonne of fantastic builds!

Anyone that would like to see their creation on the month-end poster, please submit a single clear photo to the entry thread. (You must join the group to do so). Once again, Official AFOL Poster creator, Pascal has offered to do the poster…so please go easy on the poor guy and don’t put too many antennas and dangly bits on your models ;)

Also be sure to pick up your official Ma.Ktoberfest t-shirt. The fantastic design was done by my buddy Victor Vercesi. You rule V!


Huge thanks, high fives, and hugs to my other buddy Stijn for designing the rockin’ announcement poster…I highly suggest that everyone surround themselves with awesome graphic designers like I have done :D

Izzo’s VEX-8000

Mecha Master Izzo brings us the VEX-8000 (Versatile Equipment) industrial type mecha. Izzo’s creations are so stunningly brilliant, it’s difficult to even describe how amazing they are. This one does not disappoint. Pay special note to the mecha’s “gun” which appears to be more of a massive industrial drill tool. I would give anything to see this in person one day.


Ride Armor X4 Is One Sweet Hardsuit

I love mechas and hardsuits. Gregory St’s Ride Armor X4 is a real standout hardsuit. Evolved from his previous version “Fatboy,” the current version has wonderful proportions. Gregory St packs in a lot of great design into a small creation, which, trust me, isn’t easy to do. Maybe it’s just me but this creations screams “Buzz Lightyear Mech” to me.  To infinity and beyond.

Ride Armor X4

Announcing new LEGO Train set 10233 Horizon Express [News]

Next year promises to be a very good year for LEGO train fans with the release of the ‘EXPERT’ set “10233 Horizon Express”. This is a very good looking high speed train kit, most certainly based heavily on certain verions of the French TGV. What is especially cool is that the set is designed so that buying two (the kids will love it!) means you end up with a full two-ended set. I’m very impressed by all the though that’s gone into this one.

UPDATE: 10233 Horizon Expressicon is now available!


10233 Horizon Express

Ages 14+. 1,351 pieces.
Build the ultimate high-speed LEGO® passenger train!
US $129.99 CA $149.99 DE 99.99€ UK 79.99 £ DK 899.00 DKK
Fly down the track in the Horizon Express! Collect this highly detailed LEGO® interpretation of a modern, high-speed electric passenger train! The detailed body features black train windows, brick-built chevron detailing, extendable pantographs, printed windscreen and brick-built doors. Remove the roof to play inside 2 detailed passenger cars! Steer from the front engine car with, a control panel and brick-built electrical box! Then take to the tracks in luxury with the first-class car’s seats, luggage, newspapers, computer screen and even a bathroom with sliding door! The rear car features a bar with hinged counter, tables for the passengers with seats, a coffee machine, cups and bottles. For the ultimate high-speed experience, attach a second Horizon Express model, or motorize it by adding LEGO Power Functions! Hard-to-find elements include orange LEGO bricks (including 6×28 chassis plate) and printed tiles.

  • Includes 6 minifigures: female train engineer, male train steward, 2 female passengers and 2 male passengers
  • Features 3 train cars, detailed engine room, printed windscreen, black train windows, brick-built chevron detailing, extendable pantographs, seats, a bathroom with sliding door, bar with hinged counter and tables with seats
  • Accessories include luggage, newspapers, computer screen, coffee machine, cups and bottles
  • Discover sideways building techniques!
  • Ride the rails in high-speed LEGO® style!
  • Upgrade your model by adding LEGO Power Functions 8878 Rechargeable Battery Box, 8887 Transformer 10V DC, 8884 IR Receiver, 8879 IR Speed Remote Control, 88002 Train Motor and 8870 Lights
  • Train measures 31″ (79cm) long

Ol’ Brit Street

Anyone who’s looked at my photostream in any detail would have noticed I’ve slowly but surely been collecting English trains, vehicles and buildings from the pre-WWII period. Ultimately I have a goal of assembling it all into a single layout, and this street is my first demonstration.

Ol' Brittania Street

I’m really, really hoping to make it to Brisbricks for this weekend’s exhibition to show this.