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Lego Simpsons Monorail

With the somewhat iconic status of both the Lego monorail among Lego fans and the Simpsons monorail among Simpsons fans (and the current monorail event in the Tapped Out game), I thought I build one:

Simpsons Monorail 1

Simpsons Monorail 3

For comparison, the looks of the Simpsons monorail (show and game):

Simpsons Monorails from show and game

I also attempted a rough recreation of the game’s splash screen:

Simpsons Monorail Finger

As usual, see 1000steine.de (German), Eurobricks (English) and the Flickr album for more.

Advent Triple Threat Match 2014 (22-24)

The finals! Continuing from 7:8:8½…

Day 22: A christmas tree with colorful lights, a little present box with contents and a christmas astromech.

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Who is the taller tree? Hard to see… but “I am!”, says the droid, and takes his point: 7:8:9½.

Day 23: A tricycle, a christmas tree with rather monotonously colored decorations and, lo and behold, even the apparently dark side of the force likes open fireplaces.

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Mum holds back her son – “No, you mustn’t see this already today!” -, while the two Friends engage in a little training fight and Luke relaxes with the book from day 18 at the fireplace. Could this be a hint for future events in the new Star Wars movies…? Anyway: half a point for the nice Star Wars things, 7:8:10.

On day 24, of course, the santas arrive – in the left corner the generic City version, in the right corner a nice Darth Vader, in between a big present with camera and ice skates…

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…in the same box! But seeing these many extra skates, they are probably more concerned for these than for the camera. The children are a bit disappointed – “This one only has a small sack and only a few cookies!” – “The other one doesn’t even have cookies!” But daddy and colleague are back just in time with the presents!

A cat photo is mandatory – quick, upload it or the Internet dies from being neglected. Cheers! And enjoy cour cookies while they aren’t yet prohibited and must be smuggled with great efforts…

Oh, the winner: Daddy and colleage get another point, but this can’t take the final victory from Star Wars: 8:8:10.

Happy holidays everyone!

Advent Triple Threat Match 2014 (17-21)

We’re almost done… last score was 5:6:6½.

Day 17 brings us a sled trailer, a fireplace and an alleged Hoth Command Center which is in fact…

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…just another little shooting device. But the Friends fire makes the snow melt quickly – one point for Friends: 5:7:6½.

On day 18, daddy’s colleague arrives, there’s a little table with a reading lamp and a book, and General Rieekan.

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While the officers drive away (to where?), the General reads to the children, presumably a pinkified version of the christmas story (which is probably why he doesn’t look too happy about it). For being so kind he receives 1 point: 5:7:7½.

Day 19: A more or less set table, a sofa and a slightly holidayish speeder bike.

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While the children test the bounciness of the sofa, mother complains to the Caterer General that the turkey is cold and unhygienically placed directly on the table, so he must take it back. Winners today are the kids who have fun, and the sofa they have fun on: 6:8:7½.

Day 20: Wood and tools, a kitty and an Imperial Shuttle.

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The jolly lumberjacks are happily hacking away while neither kitty nor the shuttle really know what to think about each other. 7:8:7½

Day 21: A present and a sock, music, and Anakin’s Y-wing Starfighter.

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Dance, girl, here is your chance to prove you can mo-o-o-ove, mo-o-o-ove… A clear victory for Star Wars: 7:8:8½.

Who will win this year? The suspense continues…

Advent Triple Threat Match 2014 (14-16)

We’re continuing from a score of 3:5:5½ from three days ago…

Day 14: A little sled, food and drinks, and an alleged moisture vaporator:

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In troth, however, this is a thief radar. We’ll sense him soon… yes, there he is! After him! And quickly return the cheese (and finally clean the tomato stain from the landspeeder). Points for the winners: 4:5:6½.

Day 15: The family dog is back, plus not everything, but the kitchen sink, and a snowspeeder:

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Perfect for cleaning the cheese – who knows how filthy the thief’s fingers have been? – and welcome the victorious guest. And to keep the dog happy, he receives today’s point: 5:5:6½.

Day 16: A nifty police sled – that would have looked cool in the chase! -, a big cake and the pilot of yesterday’s snowspeeder.

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And again it’s time for a little break. Enjoy the cake (so it was no lie after all) and everything else! One point for the cake: 5:6:6½.

Still a close race. Who will win? We’ll know in 8 days…

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