Sunday, August 17, 2008


It dawned on me today that my slower time when I was hoping to post more here is quickly coming to a close. There's still a ton of stuff to do, and a few nearly essential offline chores that need to be done before things get busy again for the fall.

This will be my busiest semester ever, with 7 courses (5 is considered a full courseload). This blog will probably fall apart.

I will try to get something up here occasionally - after all, this blog was originally intended to be rarely updated and exist more as an idea archive. I don't expect to see frequent updates here anymore, though.

I am contemplating doing weekly yard sale recap entries. Not sure if that'll work out or not.

Matthew - did you get any photos of my trolley track set up? I didn't get any good shots of them, and I'd like to do a follow-up on my "group build" post on the NCLUG blog.

Oh, and in case anyone's wondering, it was a complete failure - went about 5 inches further than I had been able to test previously. It's a good thing I don't embarass easily, and that we didn't have too much effort invested in it.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Older site

EDIT: This site is no longer available.

Just a quick update to mark something on my to-do list - a while back I did a lousy project with a small website. You can find it at: - there's info there on an earlier version of my CD holder, as well as on the lamp and a compressor.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Harry Potter sets

At the last proper NCLUG meeting, I mentioned that I might be willing to part with a few of my smaller Harry Potter sets - and there was a surprising amount of interest. Here's the list of sets, what they're going for on BrickLink, and links to the BrickLink Price Guide page for each set. All sets are as complete parts- and minifig-wise as they were at LEGOPalooza this past February. I'm not interested in going much lower than the lowest prices on BrickLink - I'll just keep them if I can't cash in :).

All of these items are being "auctioned". Send me your offers at - I will post the current high offers here once they start coming in.

In addition to the list below, I'm also looking to sell two sealed bags from 4709 Hogwart's Castle. I'm not sure what to offer as a price guideline there...they're probably worth at least $10 each - they have quite a few great tan parts, old greys and special bits. You can see the two bags side-by-side here and here.

4735 Slytherin BL:$12-$20 Box flap only (no instructions)

4727 Aragog in the Dark Forest BL:$10-$20 Both flap and instructions

4712 Troll on the Loose BL:$9.50-$12 Both flap and instructions

4701 Sorting Hat BL:$5-$10 No box flap or instructions

I'll be bringing all of these to Sunday's NCLUG meeting, where I figure a few of them will be wanted. Oh, and my usual BrickLink spiel's good there too...

I want a LEGO part that does this...

If you've seen my work area in the past 8 years or so, you know that I'm working on an alarm clock casing. I've uploaded photos of one of the knobs in hopes of somebody recommending a part that can replace it and interface with the electronics. Brickshelf:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New "Author"

In the interest of getting posts live faster, the LMOTD blog account has now been added as an "author" on this blog. It's still written by the same people it always has been, though.

I'm still hoping to dump a bunch of posts here this week. Stay tuned.