假期忙了，我想回去写博客，克里斯的新机甲（ironsniper) caught my eye.The proportions between the massive legs and the tiny turret seem comical at first,and yet they still somehow seem to work.
Advancejust released three more vintage LEGO commericals.本周的特色是技术，Divers and Time Cruisers.My favorite is the Technic one.The "real" man and his car being manipulated by the boy cracks me up.On the other hand,全尺寸提米时间巡洋舰广告有点让我毛骨悚然。Enjoy!
Art Director,Christian Faber tells us:
这是我们第一次使用3D——停车场完全是3D建造的，那个人在绿色屏幕上被拍摄。I think the spot has something of a voodoo feel – the boy is controlling the cars remotely.这个地方有点不同，因为介绍与玩具无关。
The idea for this spot was inspired by Back to the Future – we actually built a Delorean for the set.The 2D/3D character animation was done by PDI and we shot in a plane interior in a Hollywood studio.裸枪是在同一架飞机上拍摄的。这是一个相当混乱的场景！
The shark here is a 2D animation shot on a 3D background – the models in the shark's mouth are real though.This was a very simple line of sets and we felt we needed to spice up the communication,hence the real-looking sharks.当时我们称之为“借来的利息”。In retrospect,我觉得很遗憾，因为我觉得我们把注意力从实际产品上移开了。
The乐高网上商店has just marked down a huge number of LEGO sets,some as much as 75% off.
迅速行动，because these types of deals are usually gone within a few hours.
There's also a special promo for NinjaGo,which gets you a booster pack on all orders over $75.
The third annual Creations for Charity ended with 418 Lego sets donated to needy children,totaling in value of almost $9,200.The toys were given to Toys for Tots in芝加哥,Grand Rapids,洛杉矶,到儿童医院去许愿Dallas.The fundraiser sold66 custom Lego creationsand raised $5,700.有关更多图片和详细信息，visit慈善机构创建.
Have a Merry Christmas!
Joe Klang (-derjoe-) has given me a perfect opportunity to wish everyone a hot and Summery Christmas from Australia.There was a time when Mel Gibson was considered kind of cooler than an anti-semitic drunk.AndMax Maxcomes very much from that time.In hissecond recentcar-based diorama Joe shows why.The last V8.
Mike Nieves (retinence）建造我见过的最独特的生物制品。What's unique about a tiger you ask?首先，它不是一个类人战士。
Advance30多年来一直在制作乐高电视广告，最近他们在档案馆重新发现了许多经典广告。明升备用网址They will be releasing them online over the next ten weeks,所以在这里找他们，with a bit of commentary from the people involved in their creation.
I am a big fan of vintage LEGO ads and commercials,so I'm pretty excited about this project.Come take a trip down memory lane with Advance and The m88备用网址Brothers Brick!
Blast from the Past Trailer video:
Art director Christian Faber says:
"We shot this in London or LA,我真的记不起来了！这是我们做的第一个动作控制点之一。At 0:15 We used a kind of ‘magic building' technique where the bricks are held on the end of metal rods and then pulled apart.And if you look closely at 0:00 you can actually see the edge of the studio in the top
"The set filled a whole studio and we used a lot of analogue techniques — the planet is just painted cardboard and the backdrop is just a screen with
little holes in it and a big light behind it.The hands you can see moving the sets at 0:05 and 0:21 secs are actually wax hands.我有很多
explaining to do when customs asked why I had a bag full of fake arms!"
Technic Racers (1997):
"We shot it in a specially built 10-metre tunnel that was hand-painted and filled with smoke.虽然看起来很直，if you look closely at 00:15
you can see the yellow lines bending slightly — that's because at this point we filmed the car in a carousel to make it look like it was speeding
Wild West (1996)
"We juxtaposed stills of the LEGO sets being ‘magic built' with lots of scenes from classic American Westerns.The last few shots featuring the fight scene
were filmed and then graded to fit in with the rest of the background scenes.The magic building techniques shown here are actually illegal now —
因为现在新闻正在网上流传，你们大多数人可能已经意识到2012年即将到来的乐高朋友主题。The response has been,shall we say,mixed.因为我相信这里和其他地方会有很多讨论，I won't shy away from sharing my own opinion.Bottom line for me: I'm not a huge fan of the new figures,但它们给乐高人带来了急需的多样性，and the sets themselves appear to be entirely brick-built,with some interesting new colors.
对于那些对性别成见发表声明的人，take a look at this photo of set 3933 Olivia's Inventor's Workshop:
主要区别在于图形的比例和形状，called "mini-dolls".Here's a comparison:
The buildings in the sets are built from standard bricks,rather than large,single-purpose elements:
LEGO Group Declares New Year's Resolution for 2012: Deliver Meaningful Play Experiences to Girls Worldwide with LEGO® Friends
公司将经典的建筑风格带入女童通道，并推出了第一款乐高®迷你娃娃。three new brick colors and detailed interiors that reflect four years of research in play needs of girls
BILLUND,丹麦（12月19日，2011)– The LEGO Group,世界领先的建筑玩具品牌，today announced LEGO® Friends,a new play theme that tailors the iconic LEGO construction experience especially to girls ages five and up.LEGO Friends delivers on a girl's desire for realistic role-play,creativity,and a highly-detailed,character-based world with the core values of LEGO building.
The LEGO Friends collection of 23 products ranges in price from $5.99 to $99.99 USD and the first 14 will be available for sale in select toy,discount merchandise,从12月26日开始的专卖店和网上商店，2011 in the United Kingdom and January 1,2012年在美国。A rolling International launch will follow in the spring,剩下的九套将在夏季推出。
"We felt it was time to test assumptions that girls aren't interested in building and to breathe fresh air into a toy category filled mostly with pre-fabricated play experiences for girls," said Jørgen Vig Knudstorp,CEO,乐高集团。"We focused on creating a play experience centered on the joy of creation,while heeding the way girls naturally build and play.We are incredibly proud of the solution we deliver with LEGO Friends,and are resolved to build this platform for years to come."
LEGO Friends is the first 100 percent LEGO building experience fully optimized to girls' tastes and interests.Thousands of girls and their mothers worldwide participated in intensive research that validated the desire for more beauty,真实的细节，accessories and interior building and role play opportunities in a LEGO offering.
Anchored by the introduction of a new mini-doll figure,乐高朋友推出了一个新的乐高迷你平台，专门针对女孩的要求，以更现实的方式，relatable and stylized figure.Designed to the same scale of the classic LEGO minifigure,the mini-doll figure stands roughly 5 millimeters taller than its minifigure sibling,yet features similar constructability,shares the iconic "claw" hand to hold the same accessories,can wear the same hair and headpieces,与所有乐高积木配套。2012年将推出29种不同的迷你娃娃。
"LEGO Friends is one of the most researched LEGO projects ever and is a culmination of years of anthropological research with girls around the world to understand what they expect from a construction toy," said Nanna Ulrich Gudum,senior creative director,乐高集团。"In talking with girls and their moms,我们知道女孩们真的想要一个能反映男孩们经历的乐高玩具，but in a way that fulfills their unique desire for remodeling and redesign,combined with realistic themes in community and friendship."
"Unlike previous LEGO toys for girls,LEGO Friends,at its core,does not apologize for being a construction toy and delivers,第一次，a building experience in the same scale as our classic offerings," Nanna Ulrich Gudum continued."What LEGO Friends does differently is deliver the beauty,details,accessories,研究表明，现实世界的主题和对强大室内游戏的需求将使5岁及5岁以上的女孩与众不同。”明升备用网站
Welcome to Heartlake City
The LEGO Friends story centers on the everyday lives and personalities of five girls in a fictional hometown called Heartlake City.Each of the friends—Olivia,米娅Andrea,Stephanie and Emma—has a distinct personality and interests,such as animals,performing arts,发明和设计，这反映在模型中。Building sets reflect different parts of town where the girls' adventures take place—downtown,suburbs,beach,露营地和山脉。
The product collection
Half of the launch collection includes construction sets themed to introduce girls to each of the "Friend's" personalities,including: Stephanie's Outdoor Bakery,Emma's Splash Pool,Andrea's Stage,Olivia's Inventor's Workshop,Stephanie's Pet Patrol,米娅的小狗屋和艾玛的设计工作室。Girls are also invited to construct the Friends' favorite locations in Heartlake City with larger building sets,including: Stephanie's Cool Convertible,Olivia's Tree House,Heartlake Dog Show,Butterfly Beauty Shop,City Park Café,Heartlake Vet,还有奥利维亚的房子。The remaining nine sets launching later in the year deliver the same range in price and theme.
Children will be immersed in the new world they can create with LEGO Friends through a variety of brand experiences planned for 2012.In addition to providing product information,the乐高朋友网站will allow children to explore the personalities of each of the five Friends and the different spots in Heartlake City.该网站还将提供一个虚拟人物创造者，mini-movies,games,video building tips,story extensions,contests,news and an events calendar.Also planned are Interactive building events and road shows,促销，magazines,数字内容,a mini movie,店内体验，books and more.检查www.legofriends.com网站更多信息。
所以，what do you think?Sound off in the comments.
It's the end of the year which means Tony Sava (SavaTheAggie）发布了他另一个优秀的日历for sale帮助基金RAILBRICKSand his trip to Brickworld 2012.I've already写了一张照片从这一点上，它承诺会非常出色。A fine addition to any LEGO fan's wall,be they trainhead or otherwise.
Sava Railways Scenic Tours 2012 LEGO® Train Calendar
Help support RAILBRICKS,the brick railroading magazine,with this gorgeous 13 month calendar.Each month features photos from Anthony Sava's Sava Railways Scenic Tours photo series,showcasing trains and scenery built entirely of LEGO® bricks.
For 2012,Anthony has taken photos of his LEGO train MOCs based on the Texas State Railroad.From tall trestle bridges to scenes deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas,每一张照片都捕捉到一种只有乐高积木才能创造的独特的精神和趣味。
This is not an official LEGO Product,and is not sponsored,authorized or endorsed by The LEGO Group.
每个日历的制作成本为12.99美元，and an additional $1 is collected by LuLu.
在3.51美元的利润中，10%将捐赠给铁路砖块。This is the same amount I donate to RAILBRICKS from my Bricklink shop.剩下的钱将用来资助我2012年的布瑞克世界之旅。