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 2017 Halloween Display

When I assembled my first bookshelf LEGO display nearly five years ago, it was simply a quick, cutesy way to add some additional holiday decorations to the house. With each passing year, the size and complexity of the displays grew, … Continue reading

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Trumplestiltskin’s 4th of July

Poor Trumplestiltskin; the day started with such promise. The new security wall that he pushed for as President of his gate-guarded HOA is nearing completion, so he decided to take a stroll around and admire it. The sun was shining … Continue reading

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Before There Was Brick à Brac

The last few weeks have been hectic. Despite plenty of ideas for the continuing saga of Trumplestiltskin as well as other setups, the time to execute them just hasn’t been there. However, that should change over the next couple weeks. … Continue reading

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Rescue From Mount Doom

A while back, I decided that I wanted to recreate Gandalf rescuing Sam and Frodo from Mt. Doom after they destroyed the One Ring. Because my preferred method of assembling a Set That Never Was is to mix and match … Continue reading

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“… and now his watch is ended.”

“He’s a good man, good ranger… He came to us from Gotham. Never failed in his duty. Kept his vows best he could. He rode far, fought fiercely, danced the Batusi. We shall never see his like again… and now … Continue reading

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Just Another Brick in the Wall

HOA President Trumplestiltskin is starting to follow through on his big campaign promise: building a wall that truly keeps all the undesirables out of his gate-guarded community. Not content with a structure that just effectively serves its purpose, he researched … Continue reading

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“Get Down Saturday Night”

The weekend is nearly here, and we know what that means: disco dancing! And, who better to go dancing with than my wife and Disco Batman? No one! Of course, I had to borrow outfits from Disco Diva and Disco … Continue reading

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HOA President Trumplestiltskin

Trumplestiltskin has experienced an amazing streak of success. He’s winning, and full of tiger’s blood! Continue reading

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Franchise Crossover Friday: Guardians of the Theme Park

Now that the Guardians of the Galaxy have saved the galaxy a second time, Peter Quill decided to tackle a far easier assignment by agreeing to assist Jurassic World with the security and safety issues that came to light following … Continue reading

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Trumplestiltskin’s New PR Man

Trumplestiltskin’s time at his happy place with his good friend Mitch soothed his nerves and brought some relative calm. However, all the good vibes and peace of mind immediately crumbled upon returning home. His attorney, Jeffy, hasn’t made the clearly … Continue reading

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