We're Building The LEGO "The Simpsons" House Today!

LEGO The Simpsons House BuildDiana and I built the LEGO version of The Simpsons’ house today, streamed it live, and recorded it for posterity — we indeedily-o did! (Ned Flanders oversaw the construction and kind of rubbed off on us.) Warning! This video was not done in our typical time-lapse fashion! It’s hours and hours of us putting this thing together (in an epic, two-part miniseries), so if you want the experience of assembling a full-fledged LEGO set in real time without actually… assembling a full-fledged LEGO set in real time for yourself, this is about the closest you’re gonna get!

Watch it here (and Get the LEGO “The Simpsons” House for yourself here!):

Will Technology Control Us?

If this Star Scores were part of the Star Wars series, this would be Episode V, aka the Empire Strikes Back. While I can in no way expect that you will enjoy it as much as what many consider to be the best of the Star Wars movies, I do hope that we can only get better from here.

May the Force be with us?

Will Technology Control Us?

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LEGO Lord of the Rings Review: Tower of Orthanc

Who’d have thunk that putting together the LEGO Lord of the Rings 10237 Tower of Orthanc Building Set would take six hours? It probably would have gone faster if I’d hired some orcs and goblins to help out, but they’re not the best houseguests. Last time, they ganked our entire supply of jerky and left muddy footprints all over the carpet. Analysis: Greenskins are jerks. At least they didn’t bring a cave troll.

Anyway: Behold! The Tower of Orthanc stands tall and proud above House Pirillo! Watch the time-lapsed video to see how it was made whole from over 2,000 not-so-easy pieces!

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I finally had a chance to build my own Millennium Falcon! Sure, it has two manuals and lots of stickers, but this time-lapse video makes it seem like I built it in less than twelve parsecs!

Yes, yes, I know that parsecs are units of distance — not time. I tried explaining this all to Han Solo once, but he’s the type of guy who shoots first, you know?

Kessel Run, shmessel run. I’m just going to go do something more relaxing. Like play chess with a Wookiee.

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Is There a LEGO Apple Store Set? Kinda.

Some would call it an unhealthy obsession – I would prefer to refer to it as a hobby.

LEGO isn’t for some. Those who cannot accommodate bricks must continue to put up with people like me (who, by the way, are not responsible for gigantic minifigs washing up on Florida shorelines). We need some kind of creative outlet, and at least this activity is more interactive than outmoded options like zoning out in front of a radio or television for hours on end.

Building LEGO sets has been my zen. Combine that with the crazy possibility of someone eventually producing an Apple Store model constructed entirely of… it happened. Oliver Burridge from our community asked if he could create a “Day in the Life of Chris Pirillo” for our YouTube Channel and I happily agreed to support the endeavor. Part of the “plot” will be spent within an Apple Store, apparently – and this scene has already been recorded:

I believe that LEGO is increasingly embracing the idea of allowing their community to control the destiny of various sets. In light of the LEGO trademark falling to the wayside, perhaps we’ll see better pricing for these custom constructions?

So, maybe we’ll inspire a passionate brick enthusiast to upload a DesignByMe set for any of us not-so-Master builders to buy one day?

I’m running out of room around here; without a dedicated LEGO space somewhere in my home, I’ll soon be swimming in bricks (and they’re quite sharp around the edges if you hadn’t already noticed). Perhaps it’s better that I stick to collecting minifigs and disassembling the sets once I’ve done ’em?