'Puzzle' is Well Made, but a Few Pieces are Missing

Based on the film Rompecabezas, Puzzle is one of those little-known independent films that sneaks into theaters with little to no fanfare, although the fact that it is being promoted “from the producer of Little Miss Sunshine” should help it get noticed somewhat. Puzzle is a quiet, little film about a woman who discovers that jigsaw puzzles are the key to changing her life. While the subject matter doesn’t sound all that exciting, the film really isn’t about puzzles but instead about one finding their voice, or so it appears. It’s also a message film that has its own agenda expecting the audience to agree with the choices of the main character and applaud her “brave” behavior. Frankly, it just feels manipulative.

Directed by Marc Turtletaub, Puzzle’s most impactful scene comes within the first few minutes. We see Agnes (Kelly MacDonald) cleaning up the house and they decorating it for a birthday party. Then we see her serving appetizers while being ignored by the guests. …

Lego/Star Wars Fan Gave Up a Year for This

This Millenium Falcon took 1 year to build with 7,500 Lego bricks.
I have no idea why this super fan goes by the name of “Marshal Banana” on Flickr nor do I know why he spent a year building his rendition of the Millennium Falcon out of the toy that every parent hates to step on, but I do know that it turned out pretty cool.

“Banana” says, “The Millennium Falcon [from Star Wars] is still the coolest spaceship in the galaxy! This is why I have always wanted to build my own version! Inspired by Mikes, WIP-images, I was encouraged to start my own project.”

This Millenium Falcon took 1 year to build with 7,500 Lego bricks.
As you can imagine, this is no small project. His final measurement of this artwork is 82 cm x 54 cm x 18 cm. If my math is right, that would make this about 215 inches by 127 inches by 45 inches. It weighs about 220 pounds too. How many Lego pieces would it take to build such a beast? About 7,500 give or take a brick. Of course, it didn’t take him a whole year just to build the thing, but he needed the year to plan the whole thing out and to acquire all the bricks needed.

This Millenium Falcon took 1 year to build with 7,500 Lego bricks.
“My main goal was to present the model in a flying position, which was a huge task. Due to its internal framework it was not possible to include an interior, but I was able to fully lighten the model. And there was still enough space left to include a detailed cockpit (with 4 seats), gunner’s platform and a lowering ramp. Credits to EB member ScottishDave for his original design of the radar dish. I am proud how this creation came together – I hope you like it as well.”

We do! We do!

(You can see more of his images at Flickr.com.)


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