Categories
Games

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.

Categories
Blog

2011 in Lego

Taken from The Guardian’s 2011 in Lego. You’ll notice the protestors are all aliens.

Categories
Blog

Lego Magician Minifig MOC

Looking at the Lego Magician Minifig I opened, I had a great idea for a MOC.

Enoemos teab em ot ti.

Categories
Blog

Lego Minifigs UPC decoder

After spending an inordinate amount on a complete set of Series 1 Lego Minifigures, I discovered a way to distinguish the individual bags based off the UPC code on the back. I was all set to open and scan in every UPC and post them here, then I realized someone had already done it. So enjoy.

Guess I'll just have to enjoy these for their intrinsic value
Now what the hell am I supposed to do with these?!

The lesson to take away from this is that the day of one-man websites getting the scoop on anything new and popular are through. My personal website, testament to that ’90s way of thinking, is a delightful little time capsule to that bygone era. That or I just haven’t gotten with the times. It’s bad enough to be unhip, but much worse to fully comprehend your own obsolescence.

Or so said a friend of mine, “We are in the presence of the new.

Categories
Blog

The stud that stands out must be hammered down

You may recall earlier my philosophical disagreement with the American imperialism implied in the LEGO Mars Mission sets. Maybe I’m imagining things, maybe it’s because sci-fi is really the domain of social commentary, but the LEGO Space Police sets are setting an unsettling tone as well.

“If you ask me, it’s the $10 withdrawal fees that are the real crime.”

Categories
Blog

Lego Mission to Iraq

Mars MissionLEGO Mars Mission? I have a bone to pick with you. While I continue to enjoy your toys recommended for people 1/3 my age, I must take issue with the theme of your Mars Mission sets. From the packaging, the Mars Mission story is: humans take armored assault vehicles to an arid, sandy world to plunder its natural resources, but wind up in a conflict with the natives, who seem very much intent on keeping their natural resources and rebuking the alien invaders.

…does this story sound familiar at all?