Halloween 2023: October 29ᵗʰ – Hogokids Halloween Party Favors, Part 2

Way back in the long ago times before I got the 21st century plague, I told you about a few of the Hogokids Lego compatible-ish Halloween party favors. My idea was to bring you these a few at a time, advent calendar style, but that’s not the way that it all worked out. So we’re gonna finish those off today. Click the pic and check out the bricks!

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Halloween 2023: October 18ᵗʰ – Star Tribe Halloween Figures

It has recently been pointed out to me that the reason I am somewhat socially isolated and miss fun daytime Halloween activities is that I work odd hours and therefore sleep even odder hours. Well, that is all true. And at the moment there is not much I can do about it. So if I can’t hang out with friends and loved ones during my waking hours, then I guess I’ll just have to build some new ones. Click the pic and watch me get my acrylonitrile butadiene styrene Frankenstein on!

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Halloween 2023: October 15ᵗʰ – Legaux Pumpkins

Faux Lego. Legaux. This is a fast and easy article about a fast and easy build. You’re probably saying to yourself, “He’s building an awful lot of Legaux Halloween stuff this year. I wonder if this is all leading to him combining these sets into something bigger?” Well, you’ll find out. Just not in this article. Come on in, it’s a super quick read today.

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Works With Lego: My Foot

Click the pic to find out if my foot Works With Lego! (SPOILER ALERT: the answer is no, it most assuredly does not.)

On my way back from a midnight pee, I stepped on something incredibly painful. I knew it had to be a Lego. Only it wasn’t, exactly. But I didn’t bother looking for it in the dark. I limped back to bed and awoke several hours later to a throbbing foot and a comforter stained with little pools of dried blood. And a hunk of missing foot meat.

A couple of days ago, I was tinkering with my MOC Engine hoist, when it slipped off a six foot shelf and EXPLODED all over my hardwood floor. I thought I’d found all the pieces. But that’s just what the pieces wanted me to think.

Here’s the culprit. Well, not the exact one, but two of its cousins. A Tyco Blocks 4×3 red roof slope from 1986. You might think a hunk of thirty-seven year old plastic would be fragile by now, but nope! Tyco made these bastards to last. Unlike my ability to walk, the piece was entirely unaffected. I never did find the chunk of skin this thing bit off of me in the night. I can only assume the roof slope consumed it, and is now even stronger than it was before. And the verdict? Is my foot something that Works With Lego… or Tyco Blocks? HELL NO. This son of a bitch hurts.

Dollar Tree Legaux Christmas Ornaments

Faux + Lego = Legaux. Lego knockoffs were hard to come by back in the day, but you can get them anywhere now. These are from Dollar Tree, and the advantage over Lego is that I can buy all the green and red I need to make Christmas ornaments without blowing a whole paycheck on sets full of pieces I don’t want. And they’re cheap enough to give away as presents… which is exactly what I did! Click the pic and check out what I came up with. I’ve even included tips to help you build your own if you’d like. Ho ho ho!

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