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Autumn Café is Now a Project on LEGO Ideas

After a lot of careful designing, redesigning, creating piece-inventory spreadsheets, scouring BrickLink stores for parts, building, more redesigning, and more building, my Autumn Café model is finally complete!  If you've been enjoying my Autumn Café updates on Twitter and Instagram and have been wanting to provide some constructive criticism or support for the design, I have good news.  Autumn Café is now a project you can support on LEGO Ideas.

New Custom LEGO Design: "Autumn Café"

I have just finished the design of my latest custom LEGO build which I'm calling "Autumn Café."  The design is inspired by various real cafés I've seen in the past and borrows elements from each of them to create one cohesive design.  I decided on Autumn as the season for the design because Fall is simply the best time of the year to cozy up in your local café with a warm cup of coffee or tea.

My Custom [and, Yes, Very Crowded] Park Combining Both LEGO City Fun in the Park [60134] and LEGO Creator Fountain [40221]

LEGO has recently released two sets which are just begging to coexist as one entity: LEGO City Fun in the Park - City People Pack [60134] and Creator Fountain [40221].  The later set is currently a promotional give away in the U.S. for qualifying purchases made at either an official LEGO Store or LEGO's online shop.  This custom park consists mostly of these two sets with an added 32x32 green base plate and some additional flower pieces, trees, and lime studs.  LEGO designers and official LEGO sets are doing all the heavy lifting in this custom build, but it just goes to show how these two sets, a base plate, and a few extra pieces can make for a great park landscape.

Free Download: LEGO 80's Space Desktop Wallpaper

Like many other Lego fans - particularly those of us that were young during the 1980s - one of my favorite Lego themes is Space.  Classic Space, that is.  So, naturally, as a Lego Space enthusiast, what do I want to see staring back at me in all of its wondrous retro glory every time I open my laptop?  The classic 80s Lego Space logo, of course.  For those of you who feel the same way as I do, I’ve created two 80s-Lego-space-themed desktop wallpapers which you are more than welcome to download and use.  You can download the blue wallpaper here or the navy wallpaper here, or you can simply drag-and-drop the above images to your computer.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.