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10/12/2013 TOP BLOG POST!

     We hope you find this month’s Lego pick horrifically good!

Pumpkin carving

Count Blockula

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Frankenstein Xenomurphy

Ichabod Derfel Cadarn

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Monsterbrick

The Bridge That Spans The Brook Sir Nadroj

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     This month’s Lego fix features Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty & The Beast and a rather startled Little Mermaid.

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     A bumper Lego treat this month in-keeping with our Star Wars theme…

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     In a world where Mark Wahlberg’s overage slacker can pull feisty young professional Mila Kunis a bear possessed by the spirit of Peter Griffin requires little suspension of disbelief.

     Ted is an irreverent childish comedy that takes an age to get going and has little purpose or direction beyond its titular gimmick.  Yet, like that annoying bloke at a party who insists you have one more drink, Ted wears you down with his unique blend of cute and irritating.  This is a buddy movie:  You, Me And Dupree with fur.

     Seth McFarlane’s comedy flies, just like Family Guy, when it mocks and reveres classic movies.  Similarities to the bond between E.T. and Elliot won’t go unnoticed and Ted features the best homage to Sam J. Jones’ Flash Gordon: ever.

     Most remarkable of all is the effortless believability of a special effects composite in a lead role when, just a few years ago, audiences analysed every pixel of Binks and Gollum.  Ted is an achievement in himself, he just needs to ditch the sidekick and get himself a good agent.

     Verdict ~ If you are looking for subtleties in the relationship between a boy and his toy choose Toy Story.  If you love 80’s Flash (Ah-Ahhhhhhhhh!) it’s Ted all the way.

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     This month’s Lego pick is another myth-inspired sculpture by Lego Hell creator, Mihai Marius Mihu.

     Welcome to the Outskirts Of Olympus…

The Outskirts Of Olympus MMM

     Don’t miss  LEGO HELL!

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     Libera Nos A Malo (Deliver Us From Evil) ©Icare.

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     Click the smiley for a Lego interpretation of Dante’s Inferno!  🙂

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     If you are a confirmed Movie and Cult TV fanboy what do you do if you can’t find a buzzing but affordable event in your area?  The answer is simple: create your own.

     In 2008 special events company Hullywood Entertainment™ launched in Yorkshire with support from The Prince’s Trust.  You can support their dedication and share their enthusiasm by adding these dates to your diaries:

     ~ 10am – 4.30pm, Saturday 10th November 2012, Staff House, The University Of Hull, East Yorkshire.

     ~ 10am – 4.30pm, Sunday 2nd December 2012, The Royal York Hotel, York (by the railway station), East Yorkshire.

     You’ll find a link to the events’ official website in the homepage sidebar all month.  Please share this information and – you never know – you might even run into a certain elusive blogger 😉

 

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