Stop Tempting me Internet!jawaproSat 22/02/2014 12:12 AM
Ever see something on eBay that you don’t really want yet, but you know it will never turn up again?
Well, that’s pretty much these Blitz trucks.
You see, I’ve admired Blitz trucks for a while, and said that if my G60s get restored and I want a project afterwards, maybe it would be a Blitz.
But I wanted a short wheel-base Blitz. They are rare (Blitzs in general are rare - shortys are rare amidst rarity). Most are big trucks, but the short ones would suit me better, and look awesome.
Well - a pair of Blitz’s turned up on eBay. The good one was short. They were cheap. And they were in Launceston!!!!
That’d be pretty much perfect! Better than you'd have any right to hope for.
So why haven’t I bought them? Well - I currently have a paddock full of G60s that I haven’t even started working on. There’s not a lot of point collecting stuff for a possible post-G60 project before I at least start on them.
Plus, I think my Mum would have kittens if I started storing old World War II trucks at her place in addition to the G60 collection.
Of course, if I do enjoy restoring the G60s and want to do up a Blitz afterwards, the stars will never align like this again.
And if that wasn’t enough to tempt me - this G60 has turned up for sale near Exeter.
It’s LONG. I think the body is custom - but it’s been a pop-top camper. As a G60 fan, this would make a pretty awesome camper.
Off road you’d constantly get hung up on that massive arse though - but still it’s rather cool. And it’s a going unit at a relatively cheap price.
So yeah, the Internet has been tempting me a bit lately. So far I’ve managed to resist though.
Segway AdventurejawaproFri 21/02/2014 11:58 PM
A few weekends ago Dad, Emma, and I headed out to Hollybank to have a whirl on some Segways.
Segways are awesome machines and awesome fun - I’m just not very awesome at it. Of the three of us, I had the hardest time getting used to the Segway - and was the only one of us to come off :(
After falling off on the training course, we headed off into the bush for quite a fun day zooming around on these crazy things.
It might be easier than walking - but your feet still get rather sore from standing in the one spot for hours.
The tour guides took photos at a few locations along the track - hence the photos.
Emma and Dad enjoying themselves - both far better segwayers than me. Even if I wasn’t much good at it - I had a ball and would go again.
And happy Birthday for last year Dad (Emma gave him the segway voucher, which we finally got around to using).
Lego Offroad PlaygroundjawaproFri 21/02/2014 11:48 PM
This was my display at Brickvention this year. It’s very small and rather disappointing - but at least I managed to get something together.
And it combines my Lego and 4wding addictions.
All the vehicles are official Lego sets, I just staged them in a display.
A ute charging out of the water.
A Landrover and a couple of dirt bikes messing around.
Someone attempting a steep climb.
And that’s me - winching myself out of some mud :(
Brickvention 2014jawaproWed 12/02/2014 06:52 PM
Welcome to Brickvention 2014!
Due to my untimely camera death - the photos this year come mainly thanks to Jason (wether you think that improves or decreases the quality is up to you).
Jason had fun taking photos and decided we should do it at all the shows (I have been anyway) so we decided to organize a flikr account to share the photos we take.
All the previous Brickvention photos are now online - and the 2014 ones are coming online (sadly you can only do 200 at a time, so it takes ages).
We decided to call ourselves "NotOfficialPhotography" as we’re always being asked if we’re the official photographers.
So our Flikr is now: http://www.flickr.com/photos/notofficialphotography
In the meantime, here are a few highlights for people who don’t want to explore the flikr.
^ Large-scale castle scene.
^ FJ Holden
^ A Massive Bridge
^ A house - more interstingly as it’s a Lego replica of the house that the creator is currently having built in real life.
^ Gordon (yes, he goes).
^ A crowd shot of one of the train layouts.
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They posts are still coming!jawaproThu 30/01/2014 08:39 PM
Ok - I know I promised a lot more Brickvention photos and things - and it's been over a week. Sorry guys.
Jason and I now have a Flikr account to upload all our Lego Expo photos - and I've been uploading all the historic ones. Takes ages as you can only queue 200 photos at a time. I'm working on last year's at the moment - and will then sort out this years and start posting some.
Sorry for the delay.