Tuesday Photo Challenge – Assemble

A fierce Crocodile is assembled!

Welcome to week 214 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

First of all, thank you for the great response to last week’s theme; I will post the round up, some time on Wednesday.

The theme for this week is inspired by some of the fun that I have been having with Lego’s Creator Expert kits, which are works of art and a joy to assemble! In the way that jigsaw puzzles are a great, almost meditative distraction to our daily lives, I find similar relaxation in these kits.

With the theme of Assemble, you can go into a number of directions, as the English language provides some options to its meaning. Thus your challenge is to let your mind take you on a mission to assemble creative juices and share the artistic expression that you find at the end of this mission! Most of all, have fun with the theme and surprise yourself!

Here’s the kit that I put together this past weekend…

The Crocodile Locomotive

As I’ve been a fan of trains for as long as I can remember, I have always had a special place in my heart for this locomotive, the Crocodile. This class of electric locomotive was designed to handle pulling heavy loads up the steep inclines of the Swiss railroad. The Lego model is true to the original in the articulated cab with the transformer, that connects to the front and aft sections that contain the motors and drive axles. The Lightailing light kit really makes this model stand out.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Find your assembly point and stay safe!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Puzzle

Connections to time in Italy through the world of small bricks!

Welcome to week 210 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

It’s been a long time since I’ve felt motivated, so one might consider this a New Year’s resolution! I’m looking forward to bringing back the challenge and getting reacquainted with all my friends in the blogosphere!

With everything that is going on in this world of ours, I was puzzled to come up with a theme, so why not go with that sense of puzzlement to use the theme of Puzzle? If you like to participate, please share a photo of what might puzzle you or a puzzle that you have solved. As always, feel free to use your imagination on interpretation of the theme.

Looking forward to seeing your interpretations!

Here’s a puzzle I solved during the holiday break…

Thoughts of Italy

As I was buying some Lego kits for a nephew’s Christmas presents, I found some rather interesting kits in the Creator Expert series, such as this Fiat 500. I added a lighting kit to it to create a bit more interest for this display. It was a fun puzzle to solve!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Stay safe and enjoy your puzzles!