LEGO 76038 Attack on Avengers Tower Modified with Two Extra Floors: Arc Reactor, Hall of Armor, and More!

Recently, I decided to rebuild LEGO set 76038 Attack on Avengers Tower from the Avengers 2: Age of Ultra line. The trouble was that the elements for the set were strewn throughout my boxes of bricks and sorted drawers. I used some of the bricks in an Iron Man Hall of Armor MOC, which hadContinue reading “LEGO 76038 Attack on Avengers Tower Modified with Two Extra Floors: Arc Reactor, Hall of Armor, and More!”

LEGO Playset MOC of Temple Island on Ahch-To in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Inspired by LEGO’s Death Star playset, which is both enormous and scene-focused, I built a 64 x 32 stud MOC of Temple Island on Ahch-To from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. First glimpsed at the end of The Force Awakens and explored in the latest installment, Temple Island is the home of the first JediContinue reading “LEGO Playset MOC of Temple Island on Ahch-To in Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

New LEGO Millennium Falcon 75105 Customization with The Last Jedi Update

Over the years, I’ve built several customized LEGO Millennium Falcons (including here and here). I like taking the stock models and making them more screen accurate combined with imaginative embellishment. With this customization of a stock 75105 Millennium Falcon, I initially tried working this model that I had built about a year ago. However, I got really frustratedContinue reading “New LEGO Millennium Falcon 75105 Customization with The Last Jedi Update”

How to Add a Shelf to an Ikea Table Top Desk for About $16, with Thoughts on Making

I believe that it is important for everyone to make things. Making uses the brain and the body. Making acts on the world. Making is an expression of ourselves. Making can be for ourselves alone or it can be shared with others. Making can be meta, too–making about making (like this blog post). Making inContinue reading “How to Add a Shelf to an Ikea Table Top Desk for About $16, with Thoughts on Making”

Creating an Improved LEGO Iron Man’s Hall of Armor

UPDATE: I expanded this design and reported on it here. As I wrote in my previous blog post, I have been sorting my LEGO bricks. This has helped me organize the LEGO pieces that I have, and it has helped me count the quantity that I have in a given type or color brick. ThisContinue reading “Creating an Improved LEGO Iron Man’s Hall of Armor”

Building City Tech’s New Academic Building at 285 Jay Street With LEGO

Over the past few days, I build a small scale model of the new City Tech academic building at 285 Jay Street. Still under construction, this model highlights its eventual glass-covered transparency (see this PDF for additional renderings of the building’s completed construction) with the model’s approximately 160 clear 1×2 bricks: My Serious Change ThroughContinue reading “Building City Tech’s New Academic Building at 285 Jay Street With LEGO”

TUAW.com: Apple.com showing changes, Site Tweaks

According to The Unofficial Apple Weblog, apple.com underwent some changes last night. I have posted a screenshot of apple.com captured this morning. It appears that they have switched from a white background to an off-white, light noise background and they have darkened the menu bar at the top of the site. Is January the timeContinue reading “TUAW.com: Apple.com showing changes, Site Tweaks”

Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7190 Custom Rebuild

And here it is–my custom rebuilt Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7190 model. It took me several months of tinkering to get it in the shape that it is now–beat-up, derelict, and having it where she needs it. In the following, I will show how the model began, how it evolved, and then a moreContinue reading “Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7190 Custom Rebuild”