Looking for Uncle Scrooge

For the Disney II minifigs review, I chose Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck and Uncle Scrooge as they have so much potential to tell stories. Also, they were my favorite characters from Donald books when I was a kid.

(In French, Uncle Scrooge is called Oncle Picsou (“pic” sounds as a synonym for “to steal” and”sou” means money). Huey, Dewey, and Louie are called Riri, Fifi and Loulou.)

Let’s go for an adventure!

Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck are looking for Uncle Scrooge, who has been missing for two days.

This way!

Thanks to Huey and his compass, they can find their way in the nature.

Louie: I’ve found Uncle Scrooge’s hat!
Uncle Scrooge!!

What is he doing upside down?!

Uncle Scrooge: Hey kids, look what I’ve found!

Uncle Scrooge is looking for coins, as usual.

Uncle Scrooge: Let’s go home now.

Week 21 – Anton Corbijn

A Photographer From The Netherlands

It is my very pleasure to introduce you to this week’s person in focus of our #SiPgoes53 series. Let’s have a closer look at the works of Dutch photographer, music video- and film director Anton Corbijn. Should you not instantly recognise his name but have a love for music, you will most probably have seen one or more of his 80+ music videos. Included are clips from bands like Metallica, Bryan Adams, Front242, Johnny Cash and Coldplay, to name a few.

Born in 1955, for more than thirty years now he has been the creative director of visual album design and stage designer for the tours of both U2 and Depeche Mode. He also made the last music video for Nirvana in 1994.

Magical Portraits

When he started his career as a photographer in the seventies, he used to contribute to the NME (New Musical Express, an English music paper). In his career, he has created portraits by incredibly many musicians, movie stars and all sorts of celebrities. When going through these powerful images, you will realise that they’re mostly black and white.

Many of his photos, as well as album covers, have become iconic (the Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby, both albums by U2). Some deliver a great humour (Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones dressed up as a lady) or seem a little mysterious (his pics of the band Joy Division where only the singer turns around and looks straight into the camera; he later disappeared and was never to be seen again). Some others may only feature a part of a body (the hand of John Lee Hooker).

Week 21 In Pictures

His works are as broad that this week offers a great variety of photo chances to contribute to our project. You could try and portrait Anton Corbijn himself. You could show him on set, filming a music video. Or you can choose one of his many portraits to recreate in minifigure style.

Again, we can’t wait to see everyone’s ideas and results on Instagram using the hashtags #SiPgoes53 and #SiP_Anton_Corbijn.

Week 20 – Florence Nightingale

This week it’s me, @bevvypix, who is helping us out with a little write up for this week’s #SiPgoes53 Human being. This amazing lady is the iconic Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC, DStJ. She was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.

Florence Nightingale was a revolutionary figure in nursing. Her dedication during the Crimean War earned her a worldwide reputation. As more soldiers were dying from infections than from battle injuries. Nightingale and a team of nurses greatly improved the unsanitary conditions at a British hospital, working night and day to reduce the death count by two thirds.

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Meet David

It’s been a while, but today we are having another SiPgoes53 Feature Friday Interview with David Collomb aka David Grafika.

About David

What can I say? I’m almost 40, a cat lover. I started photography when I was about 18. I live in the countryside of France, 60 km from Lyon where I work.

As I try to find photographic subjects everywhere, my eyes go here and there, I stop while walking and take photos… so people sometimes look at me as if I were an alien. Especially when it’s LEGO photography. ^^

I have a few prints of my pictures behind me at the office, both landscapes and LEGO. It’s always a good point to start a discussion with people. With that, I discovered some of my colleagues are enjoying the plastic too. Yet, it’s not Julien’s wall, haha!

I also pinned to the wall a lot of drawings I found on the internet. Some people are not certain of my aim with this, as it is mostly fierce humour (the best being the one claiming that “everybody brings happiness in this office: some while coming in, some while going out”).

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Do You Have A Question Or Two?

Recognised LEGO Fan Media days

It´s that time of year again. We´re happy to having been invited to attend this year´s edition of the RLFM days in Billund, Denmark, once more. We have been writing about it in recent years, yet some of you may still be asking: the….what??

The RLFM days is a three-day meet-up at the LEGO home in Billund, where representatives and community managers of the company and those from recognised fan media get together to exchange thoughts, ideas, opinions. It´s a great chance to talk eye-to-eye, express words of praise as well as constructive feedback where necessary. Interesting and valuable information about new sets or themes are given out first hand so we can pass them on to you.

A small glimpse at the exhibition inside LEGO Idea House

One of the most exciting bits of these days is surely the interview day! It´s our chance to meet designers and teams from various themes and ask them questions. We may not be able to take you all with us. But we do believe in the saying „Sharing is caring“. That´s why we want to know:

What Would You Ask A LEGO Designer?

This year we will be able to talk to representatives from the following themes:

  • Ideas
  • Jurassic World/ Harry Potter
  • Overwatch
  • Speed Champions
  • Creator Expert
  • Architecture
  • Hidden Side
  • Stranger Things

Looking at the names above, are there any questions that instantly come to your mind? What do you want to know really badly but never had a chance to ask?

Please share your questions in the comment section below until Tuesday, 22nd of May, and we´ll try to get back from Denmark with some valuable answers for you. (Please keep your questions friendly and possible critisism constructive. It will raise the chance for answers that you´ll be happy with.)

We´re looking forward to your ideas.

75180 The Upside Down – A Review

Something Strange This Way Comes

Boom! The rumours could be heard here and there- and recently all over the place. Last night rumours became reality, when the new LEGO set 75180 The Upside Down was released exclusively in London´s Leicester Square LEGO store with a release event. Time for us to have a closer look at the set and the story it tells.

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We can live like Jack and Sally

We can live like Jack and Sally if we want
Where you can always find me
And we’ll have Halloween on Christmas
And in the night we’ll wish this never ends
We’ll wish this never ends

And in the night we’ll wish this never ends
We’ll wish this never ends

When Stuck in Plastic asked for candidates to write a review for the new Disney CMF series, I only thought about Jack and Sally, and how (or whether) they could live happily ever after.

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Week 19 – Haruki Murakami

Please Welcome…

A weekend full of fiction in a galaxy far away lies behind us. (Guessing I’ll never learn to tell reality from fiction neither the other way round.) For another week we’ll remain in the field of telling stories when meeting our next person in our SiPgoes53 series. This time it will be all about a living, non-fictional human. He used to work in a record store, ran his own café and Jazz-bar until he became one of Japan´s most important and influential authors of our times. So, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome…

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