Recent events have celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall (25th anniversary) and the following unification of West and East Germany. Especially the divided capital Berlin has been exemplary for the division between east and west, and was a central scene during the Cold War. Symbolically important was – and still is – the Brandenburg Gate in the centre of Berlin. Find a imitation of the gate and a political map of the Federal Republic of Germany with simple LEGO bricks.
I proudly present the most famous TV family in the world as LEGO portraits. Since 1989 are Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie enlightening us. Simpsons fans (and nerds) all over the world quote them in different languages. Here, one of the most legendary table conversations (who knows the episode?) :
Homer: Marge? Since I’m not talking to Lisa, would you please ask her to pass me the syrup?
Marge: Dear, please pass your father the syrup, Lisa.
Lisa: Bart, tell Dad I will only pass the syrup if it won’t be used on any meat product.
Bart: You dunkin’ your sausages in that syrup homeboy?
Homer: Marge, tell Bart I just want to drink a nice glass of syrup like I do every morning.
Marge: Tell him yourself, you’re ignoring Lisa, not Bart.
Homer: Bart, thank your mother for pointing that out.
Marge: Homer, you’re not not-talking to me and secondly I heard what you said.
Homer: Lisa, tell your mother to get off my case.
Bart: Uhhh, dad, Lisa’s the one you’re not talking to.
Homer: Bart, go to your room.
Lisa: Why don’t you just eat him, Dad?
Homer: I don’t need any serving suggestions from you! You barbeque-wrecking, know-nothing know-it-all!
Lisa: That’s IT! I can’t live in a house with this prehistoric carnivore. I am out of here!
[leaves and slams the door]
Homer: That’s it! Go to your room!
Hi, folks! I’m back from vacation and highly motivated to post on a regular basis again. I can’t emphasize enough how brilliant the concept of LEGO is. And how satisfying it is to see own ideas turning into “real” figures and creations:-) So without further ado let me make a confession and state the obvious:
Today we’re meeting new and old fellows! Attentive visitors might have recognized Gorilla the conqueror, the giraffe, and Monki with his banana. In addition, we’re introducing the elephant and the safari tree, as well as Le(g)o, the lion. Their most known habitat in real life is the Serengeti, a region in Central Africa, and well known for its interesting and diverse flora and fauna.
Viennese coffee houses celebrate the act of coffee drinking, British have cultivated their tea-time inspired by indian culture. And in the colonial age the Spanish elite enjoyed long cocoa drinking sessions. But what do you prefer? Coffee or tea? Or even a cup of cocoa? In any case, you’ll find a tea service and a coffee mug (and both might also be suitable for cocoa!)
One of my recent posts – the water melon – inspired me to create some other fruit. And especially one fellow is very glad about a special fruit:
I’m proud to present my latest creation and a remake of my first “real” LEGO bottle (bottom page category S). This time, the bottle is true to scale but in orange (this color doesn’t exist among the LEGO drinking bottles). Additionally, I have engraved “L-E-G-O” with dark green bricks.
Take a piece of a cool, juicy water melon!