Lego 9470 – Shelob Attacks

2012-08-20 20.37.30I haven’t done this before, writing up a Lego build but it’s something I’m considering with some of the larger sets that I’ve been sitting on for over a decade saving until I have space to display them (and time to build them).

Aside form the fact that I’ve been hankering for Lego Lord of the Rings sets since I first saw someone’s fan rendition of the crossing of the ford at Rivendell, it’s also a great opportunity to trial sharing images from my dropbox account.  Actually scratch that, the dropbox thing doesn’t work, probably something to do with the links being HTTPS, oh well.

The Brick Tales site is well worth a visit if you haven’t seen it before; as is the Brick Testament if you’ve never seen that.

2012-08-21 20.59.27So, anyway.  I’ve already picked up Gandalf Arrives and received The Orc Forge as a welcome birthday gift earlier in the year.  I’ve built the Gandalf set already but have kept the larger set until I have time and space, as mentioned above.

So this is LEGO The Lord of the Rings 9470: Shelob Attacks a nice little set for those of us not too arachnophobic to be put off it.

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NationStates – Skeleton Invasion

My Flag

As I’ve mentioned before one of the only web based I involve myself in is NationStates.

Play is all about the long game in NationStates but the region I’m in, Wysteria, does allow for as much or as little role-play as you’re comfortable with.

Normally I skulk in the background, scouring through the forums once in a blue moon and hardly ever posting.

Recently the region was “invaded” (in a nice way when compared to some of the griefing you see happen in other regions) by a Skeleton Army who seem hell bent on enforcing some form of femur-based surrender and barbecues.

Now, as I say, I don’t normally chip in so much with the roleplay side of life in Wysteria but this invasion has my interest piqued. So as a break from an evening at the codeface, I’ve tried to depict the invasion from the point of view of The Cthonian Wasteland.

 The Skeleton Queen and Her Army

Here we have the Skeleton Queen Ramazakal and a few minions from her army.

The Secret Six (Minus One)

And here we have Om-Mani-Padme-Pope Armaitus Syn and four other members of the “Secret Six” occultist heroes of the Cthonian Wasteland.

From left to right:

  • Adamine Lan, Knight Templar of the Ordo Architeuthis.
  • Lord Mundi of Old Imboca, Grand Master of the self same knightly order (Not to be confused with Baron Mundi).
  • Armaitus Syn, Beloved O.M.P. Pope (on a rope); the Wasteland’s president for the past decade.
  • And finally the alleged demigods, Poseidon Jr. and the Dagon Kid, with one of their trusty Octosteeds.

 Erm… maybe I’ve been reading too much Alan Moore lately… back to the codeface then…

Lego of Gentlemen – Papa Lazarou

Earlier this week I posted a recent find in a random minifig pack from Lego.

Rather than wait for them to release more characters from the TV series, League of Gentlemen, I decided to make one of my own.

Using tippex, black marker and a stormtrooper’s head, I give you Papa Lazarou


A more sinister darker shot…


Granted, my tippex-crafting skills are poor but it is the thought that counts.

Lego of Gentlemen – Hilary Briss

I’ve always been a fan of Lego and follow a number of Lego related feeds and blogs.

For the past year or so, Lego have released individual minifig packs for around £2; imagine my surprise when I picked the following up at random from series 6 of their collectable range.

Hilary Briss
Fear is the best insurance money can buy


My very own Lego Hilary Briss, as made popular by Mark Gatiss in The League of Gentlemen.

Granted, Hilary wore a red and white butcher’s smock and didn’t wear a bow tie but I don’t care…

Leave me to my dreams, damn you!

Lets hope that Lego include other favourites, like Papa Lazarou or Herr Lipp, in future collections.