Modular Arcade

If you're not familiar with Chris McVeigh's modular arcade series you need to be. While the coin-op arcade seems to be a thing of the past, you can relive those blipity blopity sore thumb days with these rad little machines. This year the collection expands with some new designs and they look absolutely awesome. You can build your own with free instructions (and dozens of others) at or preorder the kit right now. *Quarters not included

Modular Arcade (Gen 2)

The 2017 Christmas Collection

Last night I ate a gingerbread cookie with my wife in the great room at Disney's Grand Californian while listening to the pianist playing holiday classics. Then we watched holiday fireworks and it snowed on Main Street. It's fair to say I'm now squarely in a Christmas mood. Which makes it absolutely perfect timing for Chris McVeigh's 2017 Christmas Collection. What better way to get the season going than to build some positively charming ornaments, and this year's collection is fantastic. Head over to for these and many more instructions and kits to build.

Project 2: Platecraft Gingerbread Man

*Boop Boop Boop, Weeoo Weeoo Weeoo, Wop Wop Wop*

I was totally a kid of the 70's and 80's, I saw the rise of the video game and the subsequent decline of pinball. And like an entire generation of kids, none of us ever had a quarter in our pocket that wasn't itching to be converted to a few minutes of pixelated fun. Now you can recreate this bygone era with Chris McVeigh's charming little modular arcade. You can get instructions and full kits at his website

Modular Arcade

The 2016 Christmas Collection

Just in time for everyone putting their trees up! Builder and author Chris McVeigh is sharing some new ornament designs on his website. I hope I have time to build a few this year, I've been inspired since I reviewed his new book back in September, Check out these and many, many more from years past and start building some holiday cheer.

Platecraft Snowman
Arcade Ornaments

Review: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book

Review: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book

I love the holidays. Christmas carols, yummy treats, time with family and friends, practically daily viewings of A Christmas Story and of course LEGO under (and on) the tree. I don't know about you, but there's always several LEGO Christmas ornaments on our tree, and this year there's going to be a few more thanks to this new book from No Starch Press and author Chris McVeigh

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