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Want to improve your building skills and your photography skills? Do a 365!

Here is Day 5 from a Dan of action‘s second 365.

Day 5

This one is titled “Darth Solitude.”

The point of doing a “365” is to take one picture a day every day for a year and post it somewhere public like a blog of a Flickr photostream. Taking and posting your pics every day help you establish some accountability for your project, and also help you build a bit of a following with your friends and fans.

You don’t have to start on January 1, but it should be for a full year. You pick your theme (I’m pushing LEGO themes here, obviously).

One key thing is not to make your theme too limiting, or you can dry up on ideas pretty quick. (Or run out of time — e.g. a brand new LEGO-built castle a day is probably a little too much) But it also shouldn’t be “sky’s the limit” — so that you’re actually disciplining yourself to learn and improve your techniques.

Dan’s basic theme was “A LEGO a Day” and he’s also been posting these pictures on his LEGO a Day blog. Dan was one of my big inspirations for moving forward with my webcomic The Brick Side.

Bring on the Desks!

I’ll admit I can’t come up with all the great ideas on my own. (So I’m humble, right?) And we AFOLs have an awesome community of great builders from which to draw inspiration. Of course you can get into a whole long discussion here over who came up with a particular technique first, and while it’s nice to be able to ascribe credit where it’s due … you’ve got to admit that good ideas spread until everybody’s done it. (Ripping off someone else’s Flickr photos and posting them as your own is a completely different matter and anyone who does such things ought to have their LEGO bricks taken from them and given to other kids).

Anyhow, I love minifig scale furniture—particularly if it’s done right. 🙂 For an upcoming series for The Brick Side I needed to do some research on LEGO desks, and wanted to take a few minutes to share with you some of the cool creations I found.

The setting for my upcoming series will be in an office with a cubicle-like atmosphere, so I need to figure out some good ways to build desks. So here is a gallery here of some of the LEGO desks I could find in minifig scale. I started with items already included in my LEGO Minifig Furniture pool on Flickr and also went in search of others. A couple of these aren’t exactly in minifig scale, but I don’t think the world will end because of it. If it does, then so long and thanks for all the fish!

Office Desk Tablescrap

Office Desk Tablescrap by 2 Much Caffeine

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