Aug
14

LEGO Statue of Liberty Skyline 5526 Factory Timelapse Speed Build

Timelapse Speed Build of the Statue of Liberty from 2005 Lego Factory Skyline set 5526 (all made in white LEGO bricks).

Link to PDF Instructions:

https://www.mattelder.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/5526-Lego-Skyline-Factory-Instructions-Statue-of-Liberty-01-High.pdf

Transcript from the show:

This video is a timelapse speedbuild of the LEGO Factory 5526 Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty was one of 4 models in the set all designed by LEGO fans.

It was released in 2005 as part of the LEGO Factory line.

People could design their models in a program called LEGO Digital Designer. People could then upload their designs to the LEGO website, create their own box art, and then have the actual product delivered to them.

As they were effectually one off sets, the prices were much higher than normal store retail LEGO. Thus people thought the prices were unreasonably high. This lead to LEGO cancelling the LEGO Design By Me service.

Instructions for the sets were only ever released digitally, on a website that is now long gone. I’ve compiled these instructions for all 4 models into a PDF, which will be on my website in a blog post.

Please check the link below.

We’ve rebricked the model from white pieces that we had in our
collection.

Click on the link to view our other video on building a rare white Statue of Liberty timelapse speed build 3450 set which explains the reasons for using white.

There are around 1100 pieces in this set. The whole model is about 51cm high or 20 inches.

It was a fun build. Being an older set the parts being used were pretty straight forward.

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Be sure to check out our other Statue of Liberty videos, and other videos of all things LEGO.

Aug
12

DO NOT GO TO LEGOLAND before seeing this video!!

Full LEGOLAND Windsor Park Tour in under 3 minutes.

DO NOT GO TO LEGOLAND Windsor until you’ve watched this Video!! This is a full tour of LEGOLAND Windsor UK park in under 3 minutes. This has some hints and tips on how to get the most out of your day, and a time-lapse walk through of the park. This will help you get familiar with the park, layout and attractions.

We run through a few ideas to help navigate long queue times.

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Transcript from the show:

Today we are going to do a tour of LEGOLAND Windsor, UK of the full park in under 3 minutes.

Links may pop up for more detailed information on attractions.

We start at the Atlantis Submarine Voyage, near the castle hotel on the far side of the park from the main entrance

On the screen you can see the names of the different attractions pop up as we go past them. The park has over 50 attractions so you won’t get through them in 1 day.

Click the link of the Top 10 Rides and Attractions that our kids really enjoy, and they are a good place to get started with your day.

We recommend getting to the park at 9:30am in the morning when the turnstiles open. The actual park itself doesn’t open til 10 o’clock

You might then wander in and wonder why there are a whole bunch already wondering around? People staying at the LEGO hotels are able to actually get a half hour start and actually start in the park at 9:30am.

We recommend picking out 2 of the more popular rides and heading straight for them as soon as you get in.

We say 2 because more often than not you get into the first ride and its not open or there is a technical delay or something like that. You don’t want to be messing around trying to figure out which is the other ride you’d prefer to go to instead.

Queues can quite quickly blow out to 1 or 2 hours include the Haunted House, Ninjago, LEGO City Driving School, Coastguard HQ boats. Qbot is LEGOLAND’s

Windsor’s fast pass / fast track ride reservation system. Click the link for a video explaining how QBot works, the pricing and some quirks of the system.

It can be an overly complicated system and you need to get your head around it, and once you do that you can really enjoy it and maximise the value of it.

The thing to keep in mind is the park is targeted for 3 to 12 year olds. So any teenagers might think it is beneath them or not cool enough for them. Anyone under 3 might not meet the height restrictions but generally get to go for free anyhow.

We’ve stayed a couple of times at the LEGOLAND Hotels and they are great fun so certainly consider that. However they do book out a fair bit in advance so if there is a particular room style you want to get, make sure you book really, really early.

Doing the multi day stay is great because you don’t feel that you are rushing around so much and trying to cram everything into 1 day.

You can plan things out a bit better. One day you might get a QBot and try to do all the rides. And the next day you might try to do all the shows.

Invariably their might be a ride closed on one day that you wanted to do but then the next day its open and a different ride is closed.

Make sure you check out Miniland and its great to see the different buildings and models that they come up with. It does have a European bias and a lot of buildings from the UK / United Kingdom.

However they did recently add a USA section and they are always adding little bits, updating and tweaking.

Make sure you are wearing some comfortable shoes and be prepared for a fair bit of walking. On the day on average we usually walk about 10 km or 6 miles.

LEGOLAND Windsor is located 20 miles west of London and you are generally going to need a car to get there.

Allow plenty of time to get out of the carpark. It is our least favourite aspect of LEGOLAND and something they seriously need to address.

Hopefully that has given you a quick overview of the park so you can have a great day.

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Aug
08

Can you watch to the end without laughing? Bloopers from TOP 10 LEGOLAND Windsor Rides Video

Can you not laugh? Can you watch to the end of the video without laughing? Here are some bloopers, outtakes and funny bits from “Top 10 Rides & Things to do at LEGOLAND Windsor for kids under 12s (2019) ten” video: https://youtu.be/ONozu1K2qcM

There is some merit in when they say “don’t work with kids and animals” …. at least they enjoy themselves 😉

Transcript from the show:

Can you watch to the end of our video without laughing?

These are bloopers from our Top 10 video of rides and things to do at Legoland Windsor.

These are the top 10 things to do at LEGO we-weeza … <laughing>. That might be an outtake.

<laughter>

<rah rah rah rah rah …. dancing around>

<sigh>

<shrugging shoulders>

bong, bong, bong <door slams> <surprised look> What was that?!
<door slamming… laughter>

errr … I don’t know what you are talking about.

<looking unimpressed. Tap on shoulder> What?

It… was…. as …. big…. as ….10 …. blue …. pillows

I can’t touch the  …. the … peddles … peddles. Or maybe one day me and you could go in the boat and you are pushing the pedal and I am driving at the steering wheel

Nah …. I could be driving that. No, no you’re not good at steering.

oooh…. I’m not crashing into you

ooooh…. I’m crashing into…

no stop…. create your whirlpool

<spinning around laughing>

<even more spinning around>

and they really squash this bit of you right? No they don’t.

It means you can only drive a LEGO car. oh yeah! We can drive every car in the world yeah!

describe or share <laughter>. ha. … describe or share <laughter>

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Be sure to watch our top 10 rides & things to do at LEGOLAND Windsor

bloopers …. bloopers …. bloopers bloopers

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Aug
06

Top 10 Rides & Things to do at LEGOLAND Windsor for kids under 12s (2019) ten

Top 10 Rides & Things to do at LEGOLAND Windsor, UK for kids under 12s (2019) Ten

Here are our Top 10 Rides and things to do at LEGOLAND Windsor for kids under 12s (12 years old).

Do you agree with our list? Have we missed out your favourite? Comment Below!

Transcript from the Show:

Welcome to our video on the top 10 things to do at LEGOLAND Windsor for kids under 12.

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Number 10 – Lego City Fire

So you jump into the fire truck, pump up and down come up and down. Pump the hose into action and then you spray the hole and when you miss the hole you get spray on yourself.

Jump back in the fire truck, push the lever the other way and pump back the other way.

I like when you bump into it like really hard you’re. Going full-steam and then you go <bang> and everyone jumps a little.

You pump up and down. You also have to get the grown-ups to pump to get the hose working.

Number 9. Water Park!!

It is very splashy. It has a big break which dumps on your head. I like joining both of the water parks there was lots of animals in the baby one. You can jump onto them. There’s a tiger cage and in the tiger cage water comes down.

If you are caught which you probably won’t if you are in the slide then, you will not get wet. If you want to go down the side you’re gonna have to get wet so there’s no point just not wanting to get wet or you can’t go into the water park.

Number 8. Miniland!!

We enjoy Miniland because of the Taj Mahal, Statue of Liberty, yeah, walking soldiers. Well they have musical instruments in their hand for the whistler blow thingies. Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Arc de Triomphe.

It has a little spaceship which blast-off. It goes  10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Blast Off! It creates smoke but doesn’t create fire, I don’t think.

These are LEGO models Taj Mahal and this is the top of the Arc de Triomphe. We saw one gigantic ones in Miniland.

Number 7. Pirate Playground!

We could run around up in the air. Over everyone. It’s like a secret hide out. There’s a ship which has crashed. Actually two ships that have crashed. Yeah.

There is a little monkey on my one of the homes or something. And there is a banana he’s holding in his hand but you can’t go and climb up.

There’s also um a slide of one of those pirate ships but there’s about three or four floors. I’m in the main playground. And there’s also a little big queue getting up.

Number 6. Coastguard Boats!

We were patrolling the city, yeah, for any sharks and there were. Any crash boats well we have to drive. You’re not allowed to have any picnics.

My mummy drives the boats.

I drive mine boat. Where we see people and when you go somewhere and I’m a bear is relaxing and eating honey. And also there is somebody disco’ing.

What I like about it is how it drives. It drives super neat. We could drive them really neatly thing if you didn’t crash into anything <bang bang bang>. If you did, you’d be a master of crashing…. like me.

Also at the end of it they said well done. And I like it when a well they takes a picture and as a sign of it

Number 5. Atlantis!!

There was a  submarine outside it but we … well … it was made of LEGOs that we

couldn’t touch it because there was gates

around it. We walked into the boat and then set off, and we dived to the lost city of Atlantis. Yes it’s a ride with a submarine

There’s a shark or octopus trying to get in it. I like about the Atlantis

how you look at all the fish and the

sharks and the hammerheads and the

mermaids. I also liked the LEGO

divers. The computer shuts down. We need to press our emergency buttons to wake him up.

Then you can go back. At the end of it you

go through big coral. Number 4.

Haunted House Monster Party! And the bat boogie. And it gets stuck

sometimes and the pictures come alive

actually. And the spaces on the wall and the music goes da da da da da … da da da da da da

But its louder than that. “And you all must join in”. da da da da … da da da da da … da da da da da da

<scratching end noise>

The Haunted House goes up and around. The feast looks like its reallife. There’s 2 seats. Some seats on this side

and some seats on that side. Put your arms in the air, they come down like that. Yeah.

Check our full review in the link above.

Number 3. LEGO …. CITY …. DRIVING. So you drive a car and you have to obey all signs, slow down at

the roundabouts. Stop at a stop

sign. Stop at a red traffic light. Go at

green traffic light.

Approach slowly at the roundabout or

you’ll crash, like I did. The little one you

have to be for and over. The big one, 6 to

18. The video also says you need to

look um over your shoulder it says

any traffic coming? And at the end of the thing you get your driving

license. Yeah and you can write your name on the back. Yes but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t mean

you can drive a real car.

Number 2

Star Wars Exhibition!! Its an exhibition of Star Wars Lego. There’s also the Millennium Falcon which

flies and look at the Death Star! You get to see how the Death Star was made. We saw Yoda. You get to see lots of big Lego characters and some

lightsabers and Yoda, Luke, Luke’s Sister (Leia) and we also get to see the x-wing, u-wing

And you get to see mini ships at the top of you sometimes and there’s a

bear and he roars at you when you touch

him. He’s talking about Chewbacca

The last thing is battleships where Darth Vadar lives.

You get to battle Darth Vadar at the end.

Number 1. Ninjago Ride!

Ninjago rides goes like this <waving hands around> So you shoot like that! Yeah! And you have to shoot everything like there, there, there, And the skeletons have a big catapult.

And catapult us up to the sky! Yes and then we see the Great Devourer yeah and shoot him. Kill the Great Devourer. Then the Great Devourer’s ghost comes out.

And also you fall down as well. There’s another skeleton and one fires and also they hide in big canons say you can’t really fire them. And we have to defeat Garmadon and I think we saw seven Kau.

The ninjas cheer at the end for you and say you’re very good. And also you practice with some furniture.

Do you agree with our list? Comment below.

Be sure to check out our other videos like building a rare white statue of liberty, and bloopers from making this video. Thank you for watching our video.

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Jan
08

Gandalf – Ian McKellen Caricature Digital Art Piece

Playing around with some ideas and came up with this Gandalf / Ian McKellen Caricature from Lord of the Rings / Hobbit films.

Gandalf - Ian McKellen Caricature Digital Art Piece

Nov
04

Big Fortune Slot / Pokie / Fruit / Gaming / Poker Machine

This is the main personality theme panel from the Big Fortune Slot / Pokie / Fruit / Gaming / Poker Machine I did for Aristocrat a couple of years back that has been released recently. An Asian / Chinese theme with lots of gold and a ‘laughing’ Buddha (there are two types of Buddha, the laughing one here and the ‘spiritual’ one – not this guy).

Big Fortune Slot Fruit Pokie Poker Machine Personality

Art and logo design by Matt Elder. Copyright Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited. Used with Permission.

Aug
22

Woman Woman at Volcano Pin-up Digital Painting

Playing around with a different style…hmmm….

Wonder Woman at Volcano Pin-up

Wonder Woman is a DC Comics character

Aug
22

Aloha Paradise Slot / Pokie / Fruit / Gaming / Poker Machine

This was the first released art that I did for Aristocrat. This is the main personality theme panel from the Aloha Paradise Slot / Pokie / Fruit / Gaming / Poker Machine I did circa 2009. It was a derivation of Miss Kitty / Pelican Pete with the “Sticky Wild” style feature. It was released into at least the North American and Australian markets.

Aloha Paradise Slot Pokie Fruit Machine Personality

Art by Matt Elder. Copyright Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited. Used with Permission.

Apr
01

Wild Tooth Slot / Pokie / Fruit / Gaming / Poker Machine

This is the main personality theme panel from the Wild Tooth Slot / Pokie / Fruit / Gaming / Poker Machine I did circa 2009 for Aristocrat. This was a wildly successful game and of the 2000 odd games released into the NSW market in the last 5 years by any manufacturer, this is in the top 20 (most games in the top 20 are multi-packs ie collections of previously successful games so it is quite a feat for a single, original title game).

Wild Tooth Slot / Pokie / Fruit / Gaming / Poker Machine Personality Panel

The game was so successful, the regulator changed regulations so it couldn’t be made again in the future. Not bad for my 2nd game.

Art and logo design by Matt Elder. Copyright Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited. Used with Permission.

Mar
27

CyberForce’s Aphrodite V Digital Painting

Here is CyberForce’s Aphrodite V taken from the recent kickstarter reboot of Cyberforce (of which I’m looking forward to my hardcopy as a financial supporter – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/620244384/cyber-force-returns ).

CyberForce's Aphrodite V Digital Painting

Pencils by: Marc Silvestri Here