Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Promotion while making a trailer.

They had a sports trailer.

They had a Mars trailer.

Now they have a Ninja-Go trailer.

Will the trailers never end?

source: http://toysnbricks.com/home/category/news/lego-events/

Large R2, that is one big robot!

Once again you see the small prototype item as well as the large scale item! Also some happy professional builders (probably ready to go home and get some sleep).

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rabidnovaracer/5536480998/sizes/o/in/pool-1111143@N20/

Promotional events. Large scale models.

Each one of these models is built on site. Then torn right back down. My personal opinion is they should use these large scale items as showcase items in the mall/store. But floor space is valuable. And they go back on the pallet to the next event.

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rabidnovaracer/5536480998/sizes/o/in/pool-1111143@N20/

Capt. Crunch anyone?

During my last visits to the model shop I was shown this in person. Steve Gerling took pity on me, and gave me one last tour! He showed me the software they now use to design models. While I like it, I do miss the artistic nature of the original models. I will take a model ANYTIME made by an artist vs. a computer!

source: http://swindlemagazine.com/issue04/block-heads/

Block Heads.

I have been working on getting this good at doing the heads, but they have it down pat! My 1st trip to Enfield, I got the tour of my life. I saw what they have created! I even saw a hanging Enterprise in the model shop. I was hooked!

source: http://swindlemagazine.com/issue04/block-heads/

This was up on Ebay at one point.

Not sure what happened. But here is the story as told to me by the guy who bought it.

"I wanted something cool to put above my pool table". I saw it again in Enfield during one of my many trips. I was told "It was damaged in transit, and person refused delivery". Not sure which one is true. Either way, one heck of a cool model!

source: http://www.fbtb.net/features/interview-erik-varszegi/

In case your car is not good enough!

Just in case you are upset with you gas guzzler! This car is perfect for the LEGO(r) person in your life. Made in Enfield, this life size car has toured the world.

source: http://modelbuildingsecrets.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/

That is some blow up doll!

In case you missed the Mars Tractor Trailer (partial save in the museum), this big blow up doll was used to show the event. There are hundreds of pictures online of the travel show. I will put links to some of them at the bottom of this blog for your reference.

source: personal picture

Bigger is not always better.

If you look in front of the large 12 ft Hagrid and a happy professional builder you will see a small prototype model. This model is currently housed in the Toy and Plastic Brick Museum (www.brickmuseum.net). These small models are used before they begin to upscale the larger models.

source: personal picture

Stolen models do happen.

One reason I originally worked with the LEGO Group was due to the amount of possible stolen models out there. I was under contract the confirm the models were NOT stolen when I found them online. As you can see from below it would be a disaster if I can bought that model to put in the Toy and Plastic Brick Museum!

Source: http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/2959.shtml

This is where the magic is made.

I have been looking for my place within the LEGO community.

I have found it.

I am assigning myself a title.

It may or may not be true, but it seems to fit;

I am now the;

"Unofficial Historian for the LEGO(r) Enfield, CT Model Shop".

I feel it is a shame no one else has picked up this mantle and run with it. But it looks like with my lack of a group to fit in with at LEGO. I will just assign myself a title and run with it.

This blog will be filled with links to articles, pictures of builds, and anything I can find on the hundreds of models in my collection.

I am going to share my information with the Unofficial LEGO Historian to confirm what I am saying is correct.

I am also in contact with multiple current and ex-LEGO employees who can provide me with pictures and confirmation on the models I have as well as the models I do not.

Have a great day, and I look forward to adding more information to this and my other Blogs.