Saturday, September 25, 2010

The results of last night's Lego labors of love! I built *3* Empire State Buildings and @siskita built a plant factory!

Here they are! ThePete's Lego Empire State Buildings RGB Edition!

I followed the PDFed instructions I downloaded from http:// as best as I could. The red ESB is obviously not the right color, but is part-for-part accurate. Meanwhile, the other two had substitutions or omissions if the part really wasn't needed.

With the green one I was really scavenging for parts, as you can see in the random inclusion of red and white parts toward the top (the last part you build).

For the blue ESB you can see the gray cone piece I used. I should probable swap that out if I find a blue cylinder.

All in all, the ESB was really fun to build once I was finished organizing all the parts (this took several hours--I may skip this step next time I build something from PDFed instructions.)

Finally, here is what @siskita built:

She described it as a factory that makes genetically engineered plants. Alas, try got out of control and attacked their makers. When you're attacked by one you exude your own carbonite (the Han Solo frozen in carbonite piece from the Slave-1 set is in there someplace). Funny thing is that this reminds me of an episode of Heroman that Siskita hasn't seen. Go figure!

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Who's having a Lego night? @siskita and I, that's who!

She's going freestyle while I've downloaded the instructions for all of the Lego Architectural series. My own Empire State Building prepare to EXIST!

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Mid-70s in NYC at 9:30 at night... the Hottest Summer II: the unAutumning!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11, 2010--The Ground Zero Memorial as seen from Washington Heights (a long way away)

Washington Heights is clean on the other end of the island from Ground Zero though--so you have to squint at the slightly lighter area toward the upper left corner of the pic to kinda see the twin spotlights:

It was a fairly clear night so the spotlights were barely visible on my iPhone. Last year it was downright foggy. This year the weather was gorgeous so @siskita and I went for a walk up to Ft. Tryon Park where we could see the GWB all lit up. It was really quite beautiful.

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Friday, September 03, 2010

#watching "Splendor in the Grass" and finding it exceptionally creepy...

I really wish someone would remix the audio for this film. There's ADR in it that sounds like it was recorded with two Dixie cups and some string.

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