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LEGO Engagement Proposal – Too Cute

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Now here is a very cute way to ask a girl to marry you.  Especially if you both love LEGO bricks.

This set was taken the day of our LEGO Engagement (July 18, 2009). We were technically celebrating our dating anniversary, and since we regularly buy LEGO sets for each other, she didn’t suspect a thing.”

Joe gave his now fiance 3 LEGO sets.  Each one providing a small clue as to what Joe will be asking her after she opened all three gifts. Each set was customized to look like the couple and hint at the proposal.

The first LEGO set was called “Kristin and Joe” which had two look-a-like minifigs riding bikes. The second was “our favorite things” which included small pieces that looked like a flat screen TV, keyboard, pizza, and books.  The third and final LEGO set was called “Engagement Picnic” which was made to look like the couple at that exact moment.

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A very cute and creative way to ask a girl to marry her. Congrats Kristin and Joe!

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LEGO TV remote needs to become reality [Concept]

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What a cool concept. Instead of concentrating on how big a screen you can put on a remote with a million buttons, why concentrate on making remotes as easy as possible to use and customize. Check out the LEGO concept above. Imagine a remote that will let you customize the buttons. Put the on buttons you want or use often and take out the buttons that you will never use. Like that pesky Oprah” button.

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CudeDudes [LEGO]

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Just the other day, former LEGO Master Builder, Mariann Asanuma, sent me an invite to one of the coolest and creative LEGO groups on flickr.  This group is named “CubeDudes.”  It’s basically a new way to build people, characters, and other beings in a cube fashion.  It’s kind of like cubeecraft but with LEGO bricks.  Most CubeDudes so far have been created by MacLane.

Now, to the untrained eye, a person can pass this off as something simple to build.  But after meeting with Mariann, she mentioned that the hardest things to build are usually the smallest.  When building small LEGO art work, you have to find just the right piece to get it done.  Check out some of the LEGO figures below.

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Exclusive Interview with LEGO Master Builder Mariann

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We had the pleasure of spending a Sunday afternoon with one of the few LEGO master builders in the world.  Mariann Asanuma is one of those few but also has claimed the spot of being the first and (so far) only female freelance LEGO builder.  Before we recorded the interview, we began talking about her history with LEGO bricks* and how her love turned into a career. Read On

LEGO Star Wars Minifig Sketches

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Mike Crowley is an artist that uses two of a geek’s favorite tools.  The first tool is Adobe Illustrator and the second is LEGO bricks.  So, what happens when you put both together and sprinkle in some Star Wars? You get some of the best sketches I’ve seen in quite a long time. Btw, he used Illustrator… with a mouse.  No Wacoms here, buddy.

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Check out more past the break.

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21 Movie Poster Inspired Lego Creations

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21 Movie Poster Inspired Lego Creations

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this. Is. LEGO!

Every time I stumble upon a new Lego creation, I just stare in awe of the creativity in some people.  How do they build without an instruction manual? I guess it takes a whole different type of creative mindset. For me? I’ll just stick to my dreamweaver and photoshop. Below is a gallery of 21 movie poster inspired Lego creations. So cute, so creative.

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If you like these, check out our interview with Lego artist Sean Kenny.

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