We are going to Stuttgart! 

Once again we are traveling, this time to the southern German city Stuttgart. It can seem like we don’t go anywhere but Germany, and right now that is true, but this time we didn’t decide the destination! My sisters son is getting baptized, and since his father is from Stuttgart, they chose to do it there – we don’t complain! Vacation, Germany and family time, what’s not to love! 

Stuttgart is the sixth largest city in Germany, I haven’t been there so all I really know about it, is that it is there Loki goes in the first Avengers movie. I hope to get some more usable knowledge once I get there! 

But right now I’m in the airport all alone waiting to board. Marie is traveling with my sister and the star himself later. 

When I walked around the airport I spotted the LEGO store! I totally forgot it was here! 

 

Since I am going to a childs party I looked around in the DUPLO section, but it seemed silly to buy something on the way out. 

 

 

I also saw the new Marvel sets for the first time! I gots to have! 

 

  

 

Ohh a new Iron Man. I wants! 

One thing that annoyed me, was that it looked like they changed the color of the Hulk in one of the sets. They did the same with Captain America in the old Marvel sets, and it really bugs me! 

But I’ll buy them anyway, and LEGO knows that.. 

We are going to Berlin! 

  

And it’s not just me and Sebastian, Marie is there too! It’s just a little vacation, but I’m really looking forward to it! Copenhagen is my hometown, Dublin is my second hometown, but Berlin will always be my favorite city! 

A fun story about Sebastian. The racecar driver is my favorite minifig, and he was quickly named Sebastian after German Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel. Vettel is now driving for Ferrari as of this season, and even though I’m not a Ferrari fan, it pleases me, since the race outfit now fits in color. And also because he’s back in a winning car, but that’s a whole other story. 

I will join Marie in Berlin tomorrow, and I asked her – she remembered her Minifig, so we will post some of our adventures, here and on Facebook. Stay tuned! 

LEGO Quatro.

Today a friend and I were in a second hand store, just browsing, when my eye spotted the little red and white logo we all love so much. It was one of the big buckets I knew from my childhood, but in clear plastic. It turned out to be a bucket of Quatro LEGO.

I’ve never seen it for sale before, and as with LEGO Duplo, it hasn’t really interested me before (in my adulthood of course, I was all over my Duplo as a child). But a little over a month ago, my sister had a baby. So now I have a nephew, who is just the cutest little guy, and it is my job to introduce this beautiful guy to the ever so exciting world of LEGO. He is of course way too young for anything but a teddy, but nevertheless, I wasn’t gonna let this LEGO get out of my hands. It cost me 30 Danish Kroner, about 4,5 US dollars/ 4 Euros. A frigging steal for anything with the LEGO stamp on it.

They are so big that he should be able to play with them at the end of the year.

I saw a play mat on Pinterest, made for toys such as LEGO, and really liked the easy way to store LEGO for children, and a easy way to clean it up. So, again, even though my nephew is too young to play with his new LEGO, I made the play mat for him.

 

Now he just needs to be big enough for me to play with LEGO with him. I’m honestly a little bit too excited for it!

Alanna – and her creator.

So, it’s been a while. I’ve actually written several posts, but never got around to finish and upload them. With a lot on my mind, LEGO and this blog has been pushed back a little bit, but not forgotten, I promise!

Last weekend, my sister and I took a roadtrip to the other side of Denmark, a 3-hour drive from our home in Copenhagen to the west coasts biggest city Esbjerg (and yes, you can drive from one side of Denmark to the other, in under 3 hours..)

We went for the annually Fantasy Festival, which is mainly a book festival, we’ve never been before, and probably won’t go again, normally not really our scene, but this year Tamora Pierce were there. Tamora Pierce wrote the books about Alanna – Song of the Lioness.

We went there to see her, get our books signed and hear her talk. She was as we expected quite fantastic! She’d never been to Denmark before, and here she was in the most western windblown part of itty bitty Denmark.

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I had packed Alanna and the whole gang, to take some photos while she spoke, but I got to caught up in everything so I forgot. I did however sneak some photos.

Tamora read a paragraph from her new book (about a young Numair!), and answered questions from the audience. She is quite an awesome and fierce little lady.

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I got my copy of the last book “Lioness Rampant” signed, both the Danish and English Version (the English version for our other sister, who couldn’t be there).
And because it was the International Womens day, and because she always write these remarkable women she wrote “Women rule!” in them, which only made us love her more!

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All in all it was a great day for my sister and I, and Alanna too..

Winter city thoughts.

Today I saw a post on The Brickfan about the new Disney sets, and one caught my eyes.
It was the new Frozen set (41062):

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While this, and all the other Disneys set have that major flaw that the figs aren’t minifigs, I actually really like it, and would have no trouble incorporate it in my LEGO Winter town! And seriously who wouldn’t want Olaf in their LEGO Collection?!

And speaking of that; as we are now in October it is time to start thinking about this years winter set up. Last year I took a photo everyday of december to compare the 2012 and 2013 advent calendar. This year I’m thinking about doing it with either the Friends or the Star Wars calendar (the Star Wars mainly because I really want the Santa Clause Darth Vader!)

Here in Denmark we “believe” that Santa Clause is from Greenland (mainly because there is a lot of snow and it would make father christmas Danish!) So I’m hoping to incorporate some sort of Greenland in this years winter set-up! Do any of you have some great ideas for that?