Legoland shuts down for day – time for some cleaning (in pictures)

Every year Legoland gets dirty and it has to shut down for some toothbrush scrubbing. Getting all that grime off those blocks isn’t easy, but neither is dusting the top of the House of Parliament. And while it’s quiet we might as well trim the hedges.

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22 rules of storytelling – according to Pixar’s Emma Coats

On Twitter, Pixar storyboard artist¬†Emma Coats¬†has compiled nuggets of narrative wisdom she’s received working for the animation studio over the years. It’s some sage stuff, although there’s nothing here about defending yourself from your childhood toys when they inevitably come to life with murder in their hearts. A truly glaring omission.

 

#7: Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front.

#13: Give your characters opinions. Passive/malleable might seem likable to you as you write, but it’s poison to the audience.

#14: Why must you tell THIS story? What’s the belief burning within you that your story feeds off of? That’s the heart of it.

#16: What are the stakes? Give us reason to root for the character. What happens if they don’t succeed? Stack the odds against.

 

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Hasbro Star Wars toys – a universe of characters and vehicles

I got an email today about Hasbro toys being 20% off, and so did a little walk down memory lane. And, if you have kids these are some sweet gifts.

R2-D2 on Jabba's Sail Barge
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Electric Darth Vader Helmet

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