3, 2, 1…and go!

I’m all packed for the autumn’s KockeFest, Slovenian LEGO exhibition. Being of the members of Kocke Klub (Slovenian LEGO Users Group), I’m always excited to show off our creations at these exhibitions.

If you’re in the neighbourhood this weekend, make sure to stop for a visit at the venue (Primary school Koseze, Ledarska 23, Ljubljana) and enjoy the playful spirit of KockeFest.

10251 Brick Bank

TLG made an announcement of the next in line of the Modular Buildings Series, namely the Brick Bank (10251). One thing is sure, this is the next in line set for my shopping list. That doesn’t come as a surprise, since I adore the Modular Buildings Series. I’ve been following some of the AFOL community responses about this set, and as expected there’s a lot of mixed opinions. I usually don’t make many comments on sets I haven’t build, as the building part is an important part of the experience. However, considering my reaction when I saw the first pictures of the Brick Bank, I decided to share my opinion.

I was shocked, but in a positive way. Despite having lots of work, I was constantly re-evaluating the pictures and taking in the amount of details, new parts and re-colours. I could say I was hypnotized by it. I really like the neoclassical building style of the bank as well as the side building with the laundromat. One of the things I like the most about is the use of some very special parts. Most of the sets I consider as a building material for my MOCs, and I’m already seeing those sand green windows, grey ingots (the bars on the facade) and the triangular tiles in my future MOCs. Another thing I like about this building, but many AFOLs don’t, is a clear line between two parts of the building giving an impression of two separate buildings. This creates an interesting skyline, and if you consider that a street of buildings rarely has all street facing facade done in the same style and size, this detail actually adds a bit of realism to the model. All in all, TLG’s designer(s) did a great job (again).

Let it rain

After too many times of being caught in a rain shower and having wet socks and cold feet, I decided it’s time to think about something different to wear on those rainy days. While searching the Pinterest for some fashionable choices (I’m far from being a fashion expert), I stumbled upon these rubber Converse All Stars. I was surprised too see an all rubber model, and they were available in multiple colors, though not as many as the canvas ones. Having a choice of rubber boots or rubber All Stars, the decision was not hard. I wanted them in purple, but as I couldn’t find them locally, I went online. I found the purple ones at Sidestep, but they didn’t have my size. I settled on dark blue ones instead. It also helped they were 50% off. ­čÖé

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I haven’t tried them in heavy rain yet, but they proved great at walking in the light rain and stepping in puddles care free. I most often wear dark blue jeans, hence the blue ones don’t stand out as much. Nevertheless, I feel great wearing them on a rainy day. This way I have something to look forward to on all those autumn rainy days.

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