Did you notice the LEGO inkwell?

These two bricks combined make a perfect inkwell and quill. 

I got them in the Creator set with the brick-built moose and as far as I know – from a quick research on bricklink – the combination only occurs in one other set: The Elves Starlight Inn (41174). (Please let me know if I’m mistaken!) 

Then I checked what else the “inkwell brick” is used for – Lego must have made it for a reason. It turns out it is frequently used in Friends/Elves/Disney Princess sets for displaying all those accessories for the figures; bows, tiaras etc. They fit in the hole in the hair pieces, but apparently you need somewhere to put them, when they are not used – and that’s where our brick comes in. The Friends Party Gift Store (41113) is a good example:

It’s also been used as side-view mirrors, a lid and a camera lens. A nice little brick in my opinion.

Thanks, Laura!

For my birthday last week, Laura gave me the Creator set with the moose. I’m so happy to be back on the blog and really enjoyed building it, I will share the whole building process with you. First you get the classic before and after shots:

There are so many great details in this set! – and I bet I will discover even more when I have the time to build the two other versions:

Now the detail shots:

Kitchen and a very old-school stationary set:

The moose:

Outdoorsy details: Chopping wood and cooking over fire

Thanks for the present, Laura! 

I still have one more birthday present to build. Stay tuned because it’s an awesome set!

Like Olaf the snowman on a beach…

20160829_091832…we’ve been completely off. Offline: Too little LEGO for a very long time. But without further ado, I am now back. More posts will follow shortly.

Life-size LEGO cups

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This is Laura and me toasting in the LEGO store at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. We’re crazy about those cups!
They too are available in a Friends colour, but I’m not too fond of that version.

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The blue one on the other hand reminds me so much of my early childhood fun times with LEGO.
There’s just one little downside to the cups; holding that handle is quite awkward. The plastic cuts into your hand and it definitely does not fit into a human hand as well as it does into a LEGO figure hand.

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But who cares really? They look great!
Cheers!

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Did you notice the LEGO Friends storage bricks?

You know my attitude towards the Friends sets: Awesome colours! Not least for storage bricks.

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