Tuesday, 8 July 2014

My reaction to the Greenpeace shell protest



Greenpeace has created a petition to end Lego's partnership with Shell, and despite originally being outraged, I am beginning to lean towards Greenpeaces point of view. Greenpeace aren't against Lego, they openly support them, however they are angered that later this year Lego plans to extend its partnership with Shell, a company which plans to drill in the arctic for fossil fuels. So perhaps, despite Legos 50 year long partnership the Oil giant, it is time for Lego to let go their attachments to Shell, in the future.
But in my opinion, in all of this, we have to try and remember, that Lego is not the bad guy here, and Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen is no Lord Business.
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The Little Lego Blogger

Friday, 2 May 2014

Lego ideas!

As some of you may already know, lego cuusoo is no more! It has been replaced by Lego Ideas, and with the new site comes some changes:

* You now have to get 10,000 votes within 365 days

* You can now receive 'clutch power' for being active

* You only have to be 13 now to create an account

I look forward to seeing what Lego ideas brings in the future.
So, keep building!

- Thelittlebrickblogger

Saturday, 19 April 2014


For lots of people in the world its Easter already, but for us in the UK its tomorrow, so here's a premature/on-time happy Easter post. And, here's a little Easter egg for you all too.... Made out of plastic!

Click here to see Jaystephers tutorial on how to make a Lego egg. I highly advise that you use bright coloured bricks rather than plain white for this build, as it makes an even cooler Lego build.

Thanks Jaystepher for the tutorial, and thank you for reading this short post!

- Thelittlebrickblogger

Friday, 18 April 2014

The Invisible hand!

With 9173 supporters, the Invisible Hand Cuusoo project is nearly at the review stage. This is a great project and worth the 2 minutes it takes to go vote. For those of you who don't have a Cuusoo account, hurry up and make one! It's free, and allows you to vote for fantastic set ideas, like the X-Mansion, or Wayne manor! So, hurry up, and get voting!

Idea Image

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

How to build a Lego Piano - Tutorial

This is a simple little tutorial for a Lego piano, that can be built out of very few and very easy to find pieces.

Thanks - Thelittlebrickblogger

My...... House? MOC

As with most things in my city, the huge heavy block that is the main 'house', is full of weird and silly things. From the piles of computers and screens in the master bedroom, to the stormtrooper in the dining room, nothing is completely serious. Below are some pictures of the house. The only thing I really don't like is the amount of yellowed bricks in the house. I have bricks in my collection going back to the early 70's and they take up a large part of my overall brick count. Maybe one day I will try and clean up these yellowed bricks, but it takes time and money, if you're using chemicals.

Thanks for reading - Thelittlebrickblogger

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Suspended railway MOC

In my Lego city, nothing's really serious. From Chewbacca in the public toilet, to Doctor who and the Tardis parked by the beach, there are funny little scenes and references everywhere. I wanted to have a sort of underground area in my city, but without having to raise it up. So, instead, I raised the railway itself. Below are some pictures. The train shown is the Emerald Night, a creator set. Under the railway, I have a group of Emmets, the Agents from the Lego agents theme, and a homeless man with a flaming rubbish bin. The original plan for the barrier separating the road and the track was for it to be made entirely of 8x8 modified grill plates, but I simply didn't have enough of them, and I'm too impatient to make a Bricklink order. I may make adjustments to this design in the future, but at the moment, it will stay like that.

Thanks for reading - The little brick blogger