We can’t get enough of these inconceivably awesome LEGO dioramas depicting scenes from The Princess Bride.

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

They were created for a fantastic collaborative project by nine different LEGO builders and displayed at Brickworld Chicago. When viewed in the proper order they tell most of the story simply using tiny plastic bricks. Feel free to quote the movie out loud as you look at them (we did). Here we see “The Fire Swamp” by Max Pointer, “The Battle of Wits” by Daniel Church, “Inigo vs. Westley” also by Daniel Church, “Miracle Max” by Paul Vermeesch, “Mawwiage” also by Paul Vermeesch, “The Shrieking Eels” by Ben Merrill, “Westley and Buttercup” by Casey McCoy, and “Inigo versus Count Rugen” by Matthew Oh.

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Click here to view them all.

Then check out this interview with all nine builders conducted at Brickworld Chicago by Joshua Hanlon from

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AU where Kitty Pryde goes back instead of Logan and saves the world

wait did I say au I meant actual canon


I still think they did a good job.

Of course they did a good job with the movie. It’s the best X-Men movie they’ve ever graced us with. Competing with Captain America 2 for best Marvel movie of the year. I can’t even decide. 

But this isn’t about whether they did a good job or not. I know you saw High School Musical, this is about, stick to the status quo. We had the opportunity for the first female led Marvel movie since Elektra lulz and they chose to diminish Kitty’s role in her own goddamn story. Days Of Future Past was the first time Kitty Pryde had a big starring role in X-Men comics. So. Did this movie work? Well fuck yeah. Obviously. Would I have liked to see them sticking to actual canon? Well fuck yeah. Obviously.

Okay I agree it would have been awesome to see Kitty as the lead, but you also have to look at the cinematic structure they created for the X-Men universe. If these last two films were reboots, and not within the same universe, then Kitty could have gone back because they could have rectified the timeline. But based on what they were given, she would have been negative 20 years old and thus her conscious self would be unable to transport that far back in time. They still had a very strong female presence, and while Kitty wasn’t the lead I feel they did put the lead role largely on Mystique and her character growth.

idea: change method of time travel to allow kitty to be the logical choice to go back into the past

correction: female presence in dofp was awful. mystique was the only female character with considerable screentime, 80% of the screentime was white male characters. the leads were charles, hank, logan, erik and mystique who were also the antagonists. quicksilver got more screentime than kitty, who was basically relegated to the hodgepodge of side characters (who were largely women and poc and had about 2 lines each… imagine that). kitty replacing logan as the lead would have only just barely balanced it out imho and without that consideration it was skewed waaaay towards the men

look. look. the very best thing you can say about dofp is that it didn’t have ZERO female characters. there is no argument you can make for it having a strong female presence (much like the new hobbit films). having one speaking woman in an ensemble of 5-10 is not a “strong female presence”. 

And it’s not like they didn’t change the method anyway. Since when can Kitty send people back in time? It would have been just as easy to change it so people travelled physically.

Why not send Charles or Erik, then? It’s pretty common, in time travel, that meeting yourself is a bad fucking idea. Even if they’re trying to alter time, they could say that, specifically, is dangerous. It would have worked fine, because time travel isn’t real and they make the rules.

Logan wasn’t the protagonist because it was the only way the movie could have worked. Logan was the protagonist because he’s a straight white dude.

Nothing changes the fact that they took a story about oppression, persecution, and genocide which starred a Jewish girl and gave it to him instead.




"But people smell better than reindeers Sven, don’t you think I’m right?”


Zander got invited to a Frozen themed birthday. 
He said he wanted to be Sven and asked me to make him some antlers.
He’s really excited!




More Photos from my Óin Cosplay. We were in the Harz Forest in Germany.



Here are a couple pictures of my Galadriel cosplay!  Once again, photography by Katelin Kinney Photography! I’ll be posting the whole set soon, so keep checking back!



HobbitCon compilation post no.3 - find no.1 here and no.2 here!

I love all the pictures we took, there are almost 900 of them out of which we sorted well over 250 to actually do something with so there will be many more picture posts coming in the next weeks! Enjoy. All pictures were taken and edited by me unless stated otherwise :3


  1. adoribledwarf as Ori
  2. fuckablenerdstuff as Thranduil
  3. a-very-important-dwarf and tankhera as Thorin Oakenshield(s)
  4. raganiazumi as Balin, a-very-important-dwarf as Thorin, myself as Dwalin, photo by tankhera <3
  5. ewi-kee as Kíli
  6. a-very-important-dwarf as Thorin
  7. me as Thranduil, photo by Essie
  8. hizsi as Thorin, me as Thranduil, photo also by Essie
  9. Tammi as Ori
  10. adoribledwarf as Ori again :3



Thranduil Cosplayer appreciation post from HobbitCon 2

Felix bittersuites

second row  yuusagi-kanda

third row twerkingintomirkwood and fuckablenerdstuff and bittersuites

bottom row fuckablenerdstuff and bittersuites  and me as Thorin.



No parent should have to bury their child.


lotr 30 day challenge | day 27 | a culture



Tolkien Read-Along | The Siege of Gondor

Straightway all the horns in the host were lifted up in music, and the blowing of the horns of Rohan in that hour was like a storm upon the plain and a thunder in the mountains.

Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor!



The Daemons, episode five.


Book Quotes: Order of the Phoenix - Christmas on the Closed Ward
Neville looked around at the others, his expression defiant, as though daring them to laugh, but Harry did not think he’d ever found anything less funny in his life.

(Source: excepttheeyes)


Neville: You haven’t seen Luna, have you? Harry: Luna? Neville: I’m mad for her. I think it’s about time I told her, since we’ll probably both be dead by dawn!


Neville: You haven’t seen Luna, have you?
Harry: Luna?
Neville: I’m mad for her. I think it’s about time I told her, since we’ll probably both be dead by dawn!



Redditor EliBelling shared the top photo of a phenomenal cosplay of a Boba Fett LEGO minifig. Redditor mrpotatoes subsequently dug up a link from The Dented Helmet where we learned that this geektastic costume was created by user CGS1 for their 6-year-old son. What’s more, as awesome as it is, it’s not even finished yet:

"I still have to finish building the arms and blaster, as well as tweaking a few things such as the cape fabric. I approached the components of this project as if they were actual Lego elements. In doing so, I created the jetpack to be removable as it appears in the actual minifigure as well as the range finder stalk.

The entire costume is built from scratch using photo references and scans I took myself. The costume is built primarily out of sintra with pink insulation foam used to carve the helmet dome and a small amount of plastazote foam used on the tips and base of the jetpack rockets. Torso and leg graphics are printed on adhesive vinyl while a custom green was used to colour match the helmet and jetpack.”

Click here for progress photos of the LEGO Fett costume.

CGS1, the Department of Awesome Parenting salutes you!

[via Fashionably Geek]

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