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The Brick Moulding Machine badge

As part of the unveiling of the new set The Brick Moulding Machine (40502) for Lego House, employees were given small brick-built badges. From reference images, I have reverse engineered a badge you can make yourself!

(Magnetic back not included.)

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Trade Goods DM Generator

Sir Poley’s On Creating a Frictionless Traveller, Part I: Trade points out that calculating trade dice modifiers is drudgery, but only needs to be done once.

The Trade Goods DM Generator for the Mongoose Traveller RPG calculates the modifiers on available & illegal trade goods from an eight-character Universal World Profile. It is written in pure JavaScript. Run it in a web browser or download the source code.

trade codes table
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Backyard Benny

Spaceship Scavenger Hunt

Flying through an open window, Benny’s spaceship crashed on a strange new garden planet! Can he find the six parts of his ship and make it to the Beta-1 Command Base to meet his friends for blast-off??

Backyard Benny is my entry for the Unity x LEGO microgame contest. It uses prefab Lego assets, including “behavior bricks” that work like the functional elements that program behaviors in the Powered-Up app.

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SigFig Cube

You’re muted! One of the BricksLA themes is an 8×8 habitat for your SigFig. And what better sums up my 2020 than to see me on a Zoom call in my PJs in front of a virtual background? (Haircuts not included.)

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Vintage Ant Farm

Your industrious ants have foraged a mint, a lolipop, and …a pizza? There is a chamber of eggs in the top right, a compost pile in the lower left, and what’s that in the lower right corner?

MOC of Note, BricksLA 2021

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Blue Monday

New Order’s hit 1983 single. Design by Peter Saville (FAC 73)

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Brick Brunch Truck

Owing to the 2021 BricksLA convention being virtual, the con kit was scaled down to another LA icon: the gourmet food truck. This 47-piece set was limited to 200 polybags, with ’90s-era Lego City graphics by Alex Saar.

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COVID Mask

Don’t leave home without it! Filters germs down to one stud.

Winner Social Distancing, BricksLA 2021

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Ennis House tile

Artificial? Of course it is.

A replicant of a tile from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House in LA — also known as Deckard’s apartment in Blade Runner.

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Hollywood Bowl

The 2020 con kit for BricksLA, based on the famous Los Angeles landmark. The 28-page booklet contains vintage photos and facts about the public park’s history and construction. Limited run of 200.