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.

Summer in the city – LEGO love

Spring has finally defeated winter in Denmark and the sun has been shining all weekend. Since I am not so fortunate that I have a balcony, my broad window sills and open windows have to make do:

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Last week I found the LOTR set ‘Elrond’s Council’ at half price in a supermarket and bought one for me and one for Laura. So that’s what I built in my sun fun moment yesterday.

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I think the set is brilliant and great value for money. It’s a central scene with central characters; there are nice elvish details; great bricks for MOCs, you get three (3!) rings (one of which will immediately go on display in my museum MOD) and the ominous presence of Sauron’s all-seeing eye makes the set come alive!