The 2013 LEGO Minifigure Catalog is now available. It contains photographs of more than 550 Minifigures that were produced in 2013. It is very complete and I was even able to photograph the very rare Minifigures.
Furthermore, I am happy to announce that the 2nd edition of the 2012 LEGO Minifigure Catalog and the 3rd edition of the Star Wars LEGO Minifigure Catalog are now available. The later contains all the photographs and data of the 2013 Minifigures in addition to several corrections and extensions. The 2nd edition of the 2012 catalog contains mainly additions and some minor corrections. The Minifigures from the Arkham Asylum, for example, have been added to the catalog. I hope you enjoy the books.
The BBC called me today for an interview about the story of LEGO leading children to the dark side. Here is the MP3 audio recording of the interview:
Yesterday there was also a short feature on TVNZ.
I am not proud of every citation I receive, and I certainly do not agree to Father Slawomir Kostrzewa who used our study to conclude that the increased diversity of LEGO faces has “…compounded their evil potential”. Yes, we have been able to show that the number of angry faces has increased, but our study did not investigate what effect this may have on children. We simply cannot provide any evidence one way or the other.
Father Slawomir Kostrzewa continues that “These toys can have a negative effect on children. They can destroy their souls and lead them to the dark side.” He really should know that the only way to join the dark side is by submitting to Darth Vader.
But then again, the report was published on April 1st, so maybe this is just a joke?
Mr. ReBrick, during his visit to LUG 4/2 visited the Kura Tawhiti rocks today. Some scenes of the 2005 movie “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” were shot on this location. Mr. ReBrick took all his climbing gear with him and had a fantastic time.
He also took a interactive panorama of the location, so that you can get an impression of its beauty:
Here is the location of Castle Hill rocks on Google Maps:
Mr. ReBrick was on a big adventure tour through Canterbury, the home of LUG 4/2. He visited the amazing Castle Hill Cave. Thank god he remembered to bring all his safety gear.
At the entrance of the cave, Mr. ReBrick posed for an interactive panorama created with my LEGO Panorama Maker. Here is the resulting panorama:
And for all the non Kiwis, here is the location of this amazing Cave. It takes one hour to walk through it.
This is a model of the famous Honda CB77 Superhawk on which Robert Pirsig rode across the USA with his son Chris back in the 60′. Their journey has been captured in the global bestselling book “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance“. Robert Pirsig’s philosophy of the Metaphysics of Quality is the basis of most of my LEGO models and this motorcycle is a tribute to Pirsig’s mind changing ideas. You can see more photos of the model at my flickr set.
You can make this model become an official LEGO set by voting for it over at LEGO Cuusoo. Here is a poster of the model: