Passenger Train 60197

1825 – George Stephenson’s Locomotion No. 1 powers the world’s first public passenger rail line 1883 – The world famous Orient Express begins carrying passengers from Paris and Istanbul 1966 – First train in LEGO System, available with or without battery power 2018 – LEGO trains evolve to use Power …

Rain dance

England is known for its rain. Its drizzle. Its downpours. But there’s been no rain in weeks. It’s dry and dead out there. I’m sitting by the window watching storm clouds gather as I write this, but they are yet to break. Might not break. Won’t break. The rain just …

When Play Becomes Protest

World Refugee Day Standing Proud You Are Not Alone Courage Under Fire Read My Lips Self Portrait When Play Becomes Protest ~ a six image narrative by Legojacker.   The six images I chose for this piece show how you can use toys to reflect important concerns and issues of our …

In Paris with friends

I’ve just got in from the Stuck in Plastic European toy safari – this year held in the city of Paris. I’m beyond exhausted. I’m a little broken. My mind is mush. My feet are sore. But five nights with my toy photography friends has restored me in ways that …

Go Brick Me!

Have you seen the new BrickHeadz set by LEGO called Go Brick Me! (#41597)?  This is a fun set that will allow you to create two custom BrickHeadz that you can make look like you; sort of a BrickHeadz mini-me. Brett and I thought that this set would be a …

How does your garden grow?

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row. Spring has well and truly sprung, and summer is making its moves. Our garden has gone from being relatively tamed to being almost completely overgrown. We try to have big …

Series 18 contest winner

Today Shelly and I picked the winner of the Toy Photographers Series 18 Minifigures contest from Instagram that we ran with the LEGO Minifigures team and the LEGO group, and three other toy photography groups. And we did this sitting next to each other in Shelly’s home! Yes, I’ve arrived in …