Saturday, 24 February 2018

We Are Stars

'We are Stars is an immersive science documentary. This 360° cross-platform experience will seek to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? The film explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connects life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe.'

I mean't to post this when I went a while back. In Leicester UK, The National Space Centre is a fantastic place with lots to see, do for anyone, a space rocket, soyuz, oh... and at the heart a brilliant 360 degree planetarium. In it we watched We Are Stars, available for vr sets like vive and occulous rift for a small fee. Hopefully port those stereoscopic talents for it over to Google cardboard soon.

It was highly engaging and immersive inside the planetarium watching it unfold about the cosmos. Very clear, in depth and as you may guess, I loved it. Buy it, visit, well worth watching from NSC Creative.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Lego City

Wow. Obviously for the kids but just ever so slightly realising my childhood dreams of a lego city, it looks great.

Found the little table with draws underneath that we have full of lego models and bricks from a second hand site. Great condition and a nice size that fits in the little ones room.

Then not too expensive brick compatible street lego boards from Wilkos here in UK. Had to use a power tool handheld jigsaw to cut one or two to fit and have not many gaps up to the edges.

Then built away and added their sets from birthdays, Christmas's, their inventions and old sets like fire stations and police stations I had as a child.

It goes through changes but I love being able to extend, adapt, add to sets like supermarkets, parks, making Smoky's Garage bigger and incorporate other Cars sets. Yeah they love it, I love it.

Might not be as big and grand as some cities I've seen, but it's great.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Kids book Dustbin Dad

Such a good book. So true at least in our house. 'Tomatoes with toothmarks, old scraps of fish, crunchy bits left on the side of the dish'


Lego coffee machine

Done a few tweaks to it and would prefer to have certain coloured bricks to use then what I have. But I like it.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Drew's Car Lego Technic

Drews car from despicable me 3. Need to reorder the correct sides for the panels on the side and can do with some more refining but think I got the basic look of it.

Update: not orange sides but added the sides I intended. Will find them in orange one day

Will no doubt keep being tweaked.

Lego 8838 dirt bike

Found some instructions when I Googled technic bikes and saw what looked like the one I remember from my childhood.

Dug through all the technic parts I had sorted. Then voila, the 8838 dirt bike.

Loved how the chain and cogs made pistons go up and down in the engine.

But then I love lego technic.

Lego technic batpod

My version. 

Haven't refined the look of it yet. Liked the front wheel, one bar and spikes