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!

Gifts are the best LEGO

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Am I right?
I was catsitting for a couple of good friends a while back, when my father fell ill. I went there to feed the cat even though I had to leave town to visit my father. (He’s doing very well, by the way!) And my friends appreciated my (small) effort so much, they bought me this. I’m so looking forward to build all three versions tonight!
Did someone give you any LEGO lately?