Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Half inch scale, Modern and LEGO mania
The Shopping Sherpa's blog, i remember one of the first few times I visited her blog might have been via a random video i viewed regarding miniature bookbinding....i always try my best to visit my fave blogs frequently, but you know how distracted i get :X i did not recall her having that many mini-related items back when i first chanced upon the blog, so her recent entries really left me gasping, OH HOW I COVET.
there was an awesome little cupboard that immediately caught my eye in one of her latest posts:
it's exactly the sort of thing i adore. i'm not sure why even, it's not entirely modern, it's not entirely sleek...it kind of reminds me of some cupboards we had at home when i was a kid i suppose. imagine the state of shock i went into when she replied to one of my comments that it was made entirely out of LEGO pieces?!?!?!
HELLO??? LEGO FAN OVER HERE?? YES? i used to collect a number of minifigs too!!! luckily my hoarding tendencies are held in check by the lack of funds, else you'd see life sized furniture made out of LEGO bricks (re: Douglas Coupland's Microserfs/Jpod; can't recall which featured the father character building office furniture).
so immediately after reading her reply, i not only downloaded and installed the LEGO Digital Designer (so i could figure out the names of the blocks used), i dragged bf down to a local LEGO toy store...alas, they don't carry the doors, nor the larger flat bricks :( i stood at the drawers going through all the little trays, pouting and hoping i wouldn't return empty handed.
i do feel a little embarrassed that this was the best i came up with, but i'm quite pleased with it! they'll be used in a 1:12 modern kitchen setting i'm making (it's been put on the backburner due to the i'm a giant challenge), i am loving the colours! i don't recall this lime green being available as a kid, then again i was always fixated on the yellow blocks :S don't you think they'd be cool with modern prints, or lettering (tea, coffee, sugar etc) on the side?!? i'm sure they're already a fixture in many mini modern homes, i just never really devoted much time surfing, so yea, i'm a mountain turtle (it's a common phrase used around these parts for an ignorant/not fashionable/not kept up-to-date/removed from society-type person. hey sounds like me!)
i'll take the Shopping Sherpa's advice and try and get me the pieces from BrickLink, chances are, i'll have to do that much much later *sigh* am feeling quite...broke....
oh did i mention this will be a lengthy post? :P
Teenie Gem. ok, so i went all pouty again, cos i have been for the longest time staring at photos of Glot and Glati, which i know i'll never in this lifetime own. /supersadpatheticface
i took the opportunity to finally take pics of the 1:6 items i'd been meaning to list for the longest time -_-" They can be found on my Zibbet:
although i've been concentrating on the smaller scales, i'm still making larger items, more due to novelty and cos....well, just cos. somehow, in my mind, batch work seems to be more efficient, but that's rather self-defeating since i get nothing much done when i confuse myself over the scales, the different materials and considerations each scale requires :S so it's a good thing that the challenge has shifted me to concentrate on 1:24 food items, since i've grown a little bored with 1:12. NOT!!! LOL no no i still LOVE working in 1:12, i just get a little frustrated sometimes and require a bit of distraction so i can refresh myself...heh
ionos about you, but after making and taking and editing these photos, everything looks the same to me XD i took special care to make each set a little different so i don't get too confused....
Paulette macarons, which were introduced to me by CH (HIIIIII!!!!!) when she requested i made some in 1:4......it didn't even occur to me to check their packaging but Asuka pointed out that my own packaging reminded her of it XD FERPECT I SAY!
to which, i want to say, i've come to terms with the whole copyright issue. as rightly pointed out by a few of my mini friends (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE THANK YOU!) it's a totally different market, and though it doesn't mean i'll go around rampantly scanning and selling replicas of their packagings, i think i'll be comfortable knowing that i'm not 'ripping off' or 'profiting off' them. but that's another argument for another day *head goes giddy again*
uhm. yea i got a few other things to clear, probably make a larger croissant now that i am happy with these shapes :) i think i have to work a little more on the coloration, but maybe soon, i will finally be satisfied with these so i can move on to....
k i hope i didn't confuse too many of you with the many different scales. my etsy store is more organized than this post, i promise! please go take a look :D