Author Archives: Matthew Appleton

About Matthew Appleton

A dad and loving husband who is also an easily distracted sf&f junkie, LEGO enthusiast, Phillies fan, and writer wannabe who really has too many other responsibilities to be working on his many different on-going projects.

The 2018 Holiday Display

After a few straight years of using the so-called “War on Christmas” as a theme, the 2017 Holiday Display featured the villains and ne’er-do-wells from various fictional universes celebrating an enjoyable, fun-filled holiday. Originally, plans for the 2018 Holiday Display … Continue reading

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The 2018 Halloween Display

When nearly five full weeks late in posting pictures of a build designed for a specific date, it seems that an explanation for the delay is in order. However, excuses don’t seem to matter given that — much like the … Continue reading

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Return to Trumplevania

When we last visted Trumplestiltskin, he was celebrating the creation of the greatest defensive wall a gate-guarded community had ever seen. It was the centerpiece of the campaign that won him presidency of his homeowners association, and a tremendous ego … Continue reading

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Jurassic Park Is Frightening in the Dark

This week, LEGO released a new series of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets. As part of that release, they also included their first ever Jurassic Park set, Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase, though it does bear the Jurassic World logo on … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

A year ago this week, I posted this image to my Facebook page. Looking back, it almost certainly started the chain of events that led to beginning of Brick à Brac. Though it was nice to show off these creations … Continue reading

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Immediately after creating Missy, I knew that Ace from the original run of Doctor Who would be the next subject of an original minifigure creation. I grew up watching the show and will not hesitate in admitting to a teenage … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, From Chiron Beta Prime

“This year has been a little crazy for the Andersons Appletons. You may recall we had some trouble last year. The robot council had us banished to an asteroid. That hasn’t undermined our holiday cheer…” I actually had the idea … Continue reading

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I’m more than happy to incorporate LEGO-compatible minifigures in my various builds. Frequently, Kreo and Mega Bloks feature franchises and characters that have never appeared in LEGO sets. However, sometimes you are just forced to assemble one from existing pieces. … Continue reading

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The 2017 Holiday Display

This is the sixth year in a row that my home has had some sort of Lego holiday/Christmas display. It’s come a long way from the first one I assembled in 2012.  Looking back on it, that original holiday scene … Continue reading

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Trumplestiltskin’s Big Day

Trumplestiltskin’s big day finally arrived! His election as President of the home owner’s association hinged upon this very moment: the completion of the new wall surrounding his gate-guarded community. As promised, it was a huge wall… The biggest wall… A … Continue reading

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