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Lego My Disneyland! Weekend Update for November 1, 2008!

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by , 10-31-2008 at 08:36 PM




Thanks to MiceChat Moderator SusieP., I received a heads up on a fantastic homage to Disneyland made out of Lego bricks. This week we bring you some amazing photos of this Lego extravaganza. We also bring you a tour of Disneyland's Critter Country courtesy of Mark Gonzalez, another chapter of Ian Parkinson's Adriatic Adventure (we're almost home!) and the second chapter of sir clinksalot's visit to the Field Museum.


Disneyland
Anaheim, California

The creator of this Lego Disneyland, MiceChatter DarylF, attended a MiceChat meet a few weeks ago and I had the privilege to meet him. He hails from Canada and couldn't be a nicer guy.

These photos were chosen by Daryl as his favorites and have been captioned by him:




POTC interior. Note the pirates in the jail.



Splash Mountain. A mock-up of the flume and DLRR tracks dictated the size/ footprint of the final model.



IASW. The clock face moved, and the gears were mechanized. I also had area music.



Here comes the band! Note the candle light in the Fire Hall window.



Busy Town Square.



NOS overall. Note the HM foyer.



POTC entrance.



POTC interior. "Don't tell him Carlos! Don't be cheek-en!"



POTC interior. Auction scene, "Here Kitty kitty", chase scene and 'burning' city.



POTC. Treasure room.



Splash Mountain overall with DLRR.



HM exterior.



Main Street Station. Sadly, Lego has discontinued the great brick colour.



SBC. I like it in white! Blue prints from E-bay helped with the design.



Peter Pan's Flight. How many characters can you spot?



Town Square. Note the "Partners" statue and the return of the Peoplemover!


You can read about this incredible project in the threads that Daryl posted on MiceChat over the course of the last few years:

My Lego Disneyland

My Lego Disneyland Part 2

Lego Project Update


And here's a photo of Daryl's latest project:



The MiceChat thread is here: Lego Tower of Terror





Here's a little jaunt through Disneyland's Critter Country, courtesy of Mark Gonzalez.






















Remember to check out Mark's other photos at flickr.




We have arrived at the second to the last stop on Ian Parkinson's Adriatic Adventure. This time we'll take a look at the beautiful Greek island of Corfu.


Corfu, Greece

Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian islands and lies off the coast of Sarandë, Albania, from which it is separated by straits varying in breadth from 2 to 15 miles, including one near ancient Butrint and a longer one west of Thesprotia.

The principal town (pop. 28,185) of the island is also named Corfu, or Kérkyra in Greek, as is its municipality (pop. 39,487). Corfu is home to the Ionian University.

The island is steeped in history and perennially connected to the history of Greece from the beginning of Greek mythology. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is connected to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. According to myth, Poseidon fell in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra, daughter of Asopus and river nymph Metope, and abducted her, as was the custom among gods of the era's myths – Zeus himself was a serial offender. Poseidon brought her to the hitherto unnamed island and, in marital bliss, offered her name to the place: Korkyra, which gradually evolved to Kerkyra.

The island's history is laden with battles and conquests, indicative of Corfu's turbulent position in a historical vortex lasting until the modern period, at which time unification with modern Greece from 1864 made the island's history one with that of the mainland, with no further foreign intervention. The legacy of these struggles is visible in the form of castles punctuating strategic locations across the island. Two of these castles enclose its capital, which is the only city in Greece to be surrounded in such a way. As a result, Corfu's capital has been officially declared a Kastropolis (Castle city) by the Greek Government.






















































We have a few more photos from sir clinksalot's visit to the Field Museum.


The Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois


The Evolving Planet















Welcome to Ancient Egypt















And that brings us to the end of another week. Our photographers have just enough time to reload their cameras before we see you all again next weekend. Thank you to all of our wonderful readers, and as always, a huge thank you to our amazing team of global photographers, spies, and gossips:

Jack Hollywood 1939 Wixom
TDLFAN
Denise nbodyhome Preskitt
SummerInFl
PhotoMatt
Fishbulb
sir clinksalot
MickeyMaxx
Mark Gonzalez
A very special thank you to our wonderful guest photographers Ian Parkinson and DarylF for sharing their vision with us.
Your Editor - Rixter


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  1. GoCubs08's Avatar
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    I love the Field Museum, my favorite thing is the pyramid that is inside the museum!
  2. MonteJ's Avatar
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    It was fun to see the pictures of Corfu. I was there about 25 years ago - and basically, it looks the same as it did back then. Lots of good memories!
  3. Fracia's Avatar
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    I loved the Lego Disneyland...what detail and how relistic they have.
  4. WheresMickey's Avatar
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    The Logo was AWSOME! Very nice detail!
  5. SusieP.'s Avatar
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    Another great report!
  6. MickeyMaxx's Avatar
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    I can't thank the photographers enough for taking me on a short, but wonderful Weekend Update vacation each Saturday morning. Great job, everybody!
  7. PhantomBlot's Avatar
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    Haha, is it just my imagination or does the 7th Lego Disneyland photo (entitled "POTC Entrance") feature Pluto chasing after a kid, ala this classic YouTube favorite:

    YouTube - Pluto Chases Kid Around Town Square

    Either way it's amazing, but if my suspicions are correct, I respect it even more.
  8. Squirt_101's Avatar
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    Awesome photos! LOVE the Lego models! I wish I could do things like that. It takes real skill. Great work!
  9. SummerInFL's Avatar
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    Those Lego exhibits are absolutely stunning, thanks so much for all your hard work and dedication!

    I am curious how you transport them though, that must be a logistical nightmare! LOL
  10. Craigroy8287's Avatar
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    Great update. I would put that whole lego scene in my house
  11. BC_DisneyGeek's Avatar
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    Great update as always.

    I'm in love with, and in awe of, LEGO Disneyland. I want my own.
  12. ChrisFL's Avatar
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    Amazing Legos, I especially like Splash Mountain
  13. Koutesu's Avatar
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    The Legos look neat.
  14. Disney Liz's Avatar
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    The Lego replicas are incredible! I love the Pirates and IASW ones most, but they are all just...wow.

    All the pictures were wonderful to look at, so thanks to all who contributed.
  15. PA*'s Avatar
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    That's great! It's amazing what you can do with a few tons of Legos! Next project: Legoland?
  16. aurora1729's Avatar
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    Great update! Lego Disneyland is Amazing!
  17. Midnight Mist's Avatar
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    How many lego bricks did it take? A rough estimate.