Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lego Merry-go-round


So with the weather still pretty crappy yesterday, the boys and I had plenty of time for more Lego. The kids like me to build amusement rides for them. I have built Merry-go-rounds before, but this time I wanted the horses to go up and down.


I used some technic's parts for the poles, I then needed a way to have them go up and down. Then it hit me, I could build some ramps underneath and then have the bottom of the poles rounded off. As it turns the bottom of the poles would ride the ramps.

The next issue was the top. Every time they Merry-go-round would turn, the horses would spin. I used some more technic parts to build the top to stop this from happening.


All in all a fun project to work on. Here it is in motion.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lego Iron Man

So as the wife was leaving for work the other day, the kids asked can we play lego tomorrow. "Sure" I said. The wife said "Make me Iron Man", ummm ok.

I did some research and found a few awesome models that others had already done.

I panicked, and then built this....


Get it :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blogging from the train

Woohoo using the wordpress iPhone app on the train

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Trip to the city

Today is my last day of holidays before I have to head back to work next week, so I took the boys on an outing to the city. We normally head to Darling Harbour, but for something different today we headed to The Rocks.

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We found the Discovery Museum, which has lots of interactive displays and artifacts dug up from the site. We then headed to the Harbour Bridge. You can actually climb up the pylons (all 200 steps) You get a pretty good view from the top.

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After all of this the hunger pains started to kick in. Once we finished at Maccas, we stopped off at the Apple Store. The kids had a blast playing with the iphones. I took a video and uploaded it to youtube from the store



All in all a great (and tiring) day. All the photos are here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

SOLD!

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The little yellow sticker brings maximum joy!

Monday, June 29, 2009

SupaNova

So today I took the kids to their first Comic Book convention today. We all headed out to SupaNova at Olympic Park this morning. Trudy decided to skip it, but gave the kids strict instructions, if dad starts to nerd out too much to get him to calm down.

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We saw heaps of Star Wars stuff, some Sega stuff (the kids met Sonic) and of course lots and lots of Comic.

We also saw plenty of "people" dressing up as their favorite comic/cartoon characters. See the rest of the pictures here.