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Sep02

LEGO artist recreates massive Hobbit landscape

2015 at 01:46 pm by admin | Comments Off

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With LEGO releasing dozens of kits from the famed Lord of the Rings and Hobbit franchise, fans around the world have been able to recreate their favorite scenes from the classic fantasy novel series with the building blocks. However, LEGO artist and builder Michal Kazmierczak has taken his love for both the building toy and the LotR franchise, and used it to create a massive replica of the Lonely Mountain, Erebor! Featured in the Hobbit book and movie series as the home of the dwarves and the lair of Smaug the dragon, Kazmierczak’s version of it stands at a mighty 7′ tall, extends over 5′ deep, and includes over 120,000 individual LEGO bricks!

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If the towering wall structures and imposing dwarven statues at the entrance weren’t enough, the set features a fully-detailed landscape in the front, as well as detailed interior, recreating the gold-littered hallways and chasms of the Lonely Mountain in LEGO bricks. A number of famous scenes are also featured, and includes unique cracks and lighting in the set itself to fully realize the look and feel of the location. While the set itself is completely unique and unavailable for purchase, just seeing the amazing attention to detail and scale of the piece is enough to make any fan excited to see what Kazmiercazk will do next with his LEGO hobby!

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Oct05

The Little Prince 70th anniversary at TOMODACHI

2014 at 02:15 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Originally written in 1943 by French poet and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, also known as Le Petit Prince, quickly became one of the most popular illustrated novels in the world. The novel, which has since been translated into over 250 languages across the world, recently celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2013, and designer figure company Muttpop helped celebrate the occasion with a miniature vinyl figure of the titular prince! Standing at 4″ tall, this figure is now available at TOMODACHI’s Rosedale Shopping Center location, and retails for $21.95. Make sure to stop by and grab this adorable representation of one of the most beloved classic characters in 20th century literature!

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The Little Prince was written by poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who based the story off of his own experiences as a pilot during troubled times in the early 1940s. The story follows a stranded pilot in the middle of a desert, who encounters a mysterious boy prince who fell to Earth from outer space. The story that follows, while it reads like a children’s book and features charming watercolor drawings, discusses mature themes about the nature of humanity and one’s role in life, and has been named the best French novel of the 20th century. The book has since reached worldwide appeal, and has been adapted into film, stage plays, and comic books, along with receiving several museum galleries and art pieces dedicated to the characters of the book.

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