Hi there! I'm Sid Sparkie!
My job is to wire all the electricals around the planet and this is my space to let you know all the jobs I've been getting up to. Coming from a DIY family I enjoyed helping dad with his diy and eventually went to college to study electrical engineering. After a few... mishaps - honestly I didn't burn down the lab intentionally! - I discovered that I was colour blind. Now that I know, everything's fine... well... usually :-)
I caught up with Ranger Rick L'ego as he finished his rounds of the forest and parks of L'Ego Planet. Crossing the bridge to his family's new home, Lego Planet Treehouse he told me how happy he was that he'd agreed to take the Park Ranger position when Mayor Arnold had called.
He could see the kids were busy building a fire for the evenings entertainment and he could see his wife bringing in the food he had sent over from the market. 'Today is a good day' he told me, 'Tomorrow even better. I hope you'll join us for dinner?'. I thanked him and crossed the bridge. it was a good night.
Bert had just planted the seed and finally managed to evict the Mayor using the excuse of 'not wearing the right safety gear', before realising he needed some water. Fetching the watering can Bert saw that the treehouse was going to grow much faster than expected. It does make you wonder sometimes where Harry gets his stock from!
Here we see the Mayor imparting his many seconds of accumulated gardening wisdom on 'how to dig a hole' to Bert, a fully trained digger. Bert thought he had heard it all when the Mayor slapped him on the shoulder and insisted that "when digging a hole, it is best to always start at the top", Bert looked at him stunned, "Glad to have helped" the Mayor said before releasing him and stepping to the side. Bert shook his head and prepared the hole before planting the seed.
Thanks to a 'leak' from the Journey team we have been down to the new Planet area and caught the builders in action. To prevent any unscheduled plate movement it was necessary to join them all together with yellow bricks (unrelated to the road of that name!)
We have, the boss with the Grand Plann! No one seems convinced, which would explain why nobody is paying attention!
The chippie is busy cutting the Forresters Green sign down, the Foreman does not look pleased! Presumably when he said 'it was too high' he meant 'bury it deeper'.
Before and after photos of part of Lego Planet, literally a ghost town now since the lockdown, heading to the newly opened toilet roll shop, will keep you all updated...
VIP’s came from all over this evening for the gala opening of the towns new picture house – The Palace. The manageress and her staff were all out to meet them including our mayor with his date for the evening and his son Mick in tow. Using my new drone camera I caught a picture of a second party taking place on the roof. It seems the construction crew are having a premier of their own! I'm going to sneek in the back door now and join them. I'll let you know what happens! Reporter Larry L’ego
I was walking past the bank the other day and looked down the side street. There was something different but it took me a moment to work out what. Instead of the darkness of the wild wood which backs on to our little town there was a building! I always carry my camera - you never know what lovely girls... er hmmm... stories you're going to see so i checked my photos sure it hadnt been there yesterday! Talking to the paver, who was putting the finishing touches to the path outside, it was a new Doctors office. Judging by the sign – I had to look it up! – it is a psychiatrists office! Well there are plenty of people in this town in need of their services!!! Wait.... there seems to be even more measuring going on. Stay tuned for the next instalment! Reporter: Larry L’ego.
At a press conference today, Mayor Arnold presented the first stage to the towns new transport system – Legways. “I am very proud to announce the new Legway transport system – 'Legways for All'. Anyone in town can come and see me or visit the town hall to put their name down for one free of charge.” I asked him what else he had planned but he would not be drawn saying “It will be glorious! But you will just have to wait and see Larry my boy!” and he walked away to talk to the film crew. I tried to get a word with the man on the Legway but he disappeared down the street remarkably quickly. They are fast these machines.
Geoff from the post office and his brother Mark stood at the bottom of the Village's huge Christmas tree. They were trying to coax the drunken fairy at the top to come down. As I understand it (from Santa no less - shhh dont tell him I told you) it is Marks wife pretending to be the fairy after visiting the steaming eggnog cart and having one too many! Meanwhile, their son is happily playing with his fire truck. To the left is the market selling yummy goodness and the frozen duck pond to work off all that sugar.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Santa 'Ho Ho Ho's!' his way back into the village with final gifts for the inhabitants of Winter Village. Everyone is excited that everything was done and out on time and very happy to see Santa still smiling broadly and wishing everyone a 'Merry Christmas!'. Once his last delivery was made Santa went through the toy shop up to the workshop and joined in the Elves after party. Mrs Claus had made extra cookies and his favourite swirlies. The Elves danced and partied into the evening... theres always one curious little scamp though... look out little elf 'Diddy' has found Aladdins lamps!!
Merry Christmas Everyone!
It is often difficult for our hard working (!) builders in Lego Planet during this time of year when most constructions are scaled back for the holiday period. Thankfully a new building was spotted... a popup job centre, very specialised... construction crew enter and out come fully equipped and trained santas, all ready to help out over the holidays.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE :)
Hi folks its Stephanie! I'm so excited! I’ve just been shown around the awesome art gallery by none other than Mr Pierre L'ego himself! There are all sorts of things in there to appeal to all art lovers. There’s classical art from the likes of Constable, Monet, Van Gogh and Da Vinci, side by side with pictures inspired by Mondrian and Picasso. Pierre even showed me his favourite piece, a special purchase by Skinner entitled 'Light Reading'. If paintings are not your thing then there are plenty of sculptures ranging from the Grecian 'Marble of Destiny' to the 'Toad of Passion'. There is even something for the gamers, a Staff from the Warcraft wars. But what really stole my heart was the special exhibit - 'The Bricks of Ten-te'. There is something mystical about them. I was allowed to give you a taste of some of the pictures below but it is no substitute for seeing them yourself! So everyone come and look around and perhaps buy one of Pierre's masterpieces for yourself in his art sale.
Welcome everyone to the next social event on the town calendar! The prestigious opening of our very own art gallery. It would seem the sign painter has heard the same rumours as we did and has made a mistake on the sign. I hear that he will be out of hospital soon after his unfortunate ladder accident. The great and the good are due to turn up for a special look around the gallery before it officially opens its doors. Stephanie will be having an exclusive tour and she will tell you all about it! People are lining the street with the police and gallery security keeping the enthusiastic crowd at bay. Ah, here is the first limo to turn up tonight and it has Mayor Arnold and ... is that his a new girl friend? Next we have Bouncy L’ego a leading pop star from Friendsville - she'll be singing at a venue near you soon! Then there’s Al and his son Cal, with Steve and Holly - i understand Pierre has a very affectionate poodle. The bouncers, *cough* erm 'gallery security' are closing the doors now that alll the VIP’s are inside. I’ll wait around and see if anything exciting happens but for now it’s me Larry L’ego signing off.
Pedro, a once promising student of Pierre is making an attempt to get in on the act as Pierre announces the imminent opening of his new art gallery.
He has today unveiled his latest artwork, a triptych with an 'organic' theme. Valued at a mere 120,000 studs, it would appear that it is a real investment (albeit short term), he points out that it is important to sell quickly before the artwork starts to devalue either due to time or teethmarks!
In a bizarre twist to this story, when Pierre was asked what he thought of the piece his response was 'nice but better with a drop of custard' then he promptly ate the banana. Pedro just looked on mortified. Obviously Pierre was not going to display this in his grand opening. I suspect the two are now at war.
Mr Pierre L’ego is a mysterious figure in our town. Living in a loft above Chez Albert few people ever see this elusive painter. I have it on good authority though that he is in fact Pete L’ego long lost son of our illustrious Mayor Arnold. When the mayor and his wife Joan divorced some years ago Pete went to live with her in Paris while his younger brother Mick stayed with the mayor. While in France Pete became an accomplished painter and quickly made a name for himself – at least my art source tells me he did. But it turns out that the apple does not fall far from the tree as they say. It is rumoured that in his spare time he was creating forgeries and selling them to unsuspecting buyers. I suspect that is why he suddenly turned up back here a few months ago to renovate an old warehouse into the towns art gallery.
Steve runs Masons Pets and every morning makes his rounds with a cup of coffee in his hand and a cheery greeting. He has a way with animals and they all seem to love him, either that or it is his new aftershave; 'Animal' by Legcôme, though Holly thinks it makes him smell like a wet wheelbarrow at sunset. The shop has everything you could want for your pet, including the pet! His lovely wife Holly has just graduated from Vet School and is examining Mayor Arnold's trusty dog Kibbles as he has a nasty cough. So if you need a loving companion or a new toy for pet come along to see Steve and he'll sort you out. Got a poorly pet? Instead of traipsing to Sideboard City, come and see Holly! She can look after wildlife too!
Hi, let me introduce to you... Steve and Holly!
Steve Mason is one half of the enthusiastic and committed husband and wife team that run the pet shop and veterinary practice above. Holly trained as a vet in a nearby college where she met Steve as he did his animal welfare certificate. Steve had been planning to open his own pet shop and when the two fell in love (awww) they decided to get married and settle in Lego Planet. Steve has all sorts of animals from fish to dogs, cats and even cute bears! Holly looks after Lego Planet's animals, great and small. She runs regular surgeries out of the clinic and will also make house calls if the animal cannot be brought in.
Hi all, good news everybody! After a lot of meetings (and copious Custard Cream Biscuits) with Larry, he agreed to let me have a purpose built photo studio for the bio photos, etc. There was a lot of confusion previously (or perhaps it was concern) because I used to have to take all the shots in the alleyway behind Mick's ARC (scary place).
You can see me taking a few test shots with my Legonon 810-5D camera fitted with a new 4.8mm stud mounted lens, equipped with two 10mW spotlights. I was very quick to have some of my recent images mounted and displayed on the studio wall too. The studio also has interchangeable backdrops, a makeup table and a selection of props. This demonstrates that power of biscuits should not be underestimated!
Rosie Grady is the daughter of Clare & Reg L’ego who used to own the little cafe off the park. When she was a young girl she visited the city to see the Lego museum and whilst there met dad. It was love at first sight. Rosie is my mum. Dad is a truck driver and due to the work is often away for months at a time. She found looking after me and my brother Ted (who you've met at the cafe) quite the handful but when my little sister Sam was coming along the decision was made to come back to Lego Planet.
Although technically the only B&B in Lego Planet, it is still the best place to stay when you visit here. When Grandma Clare & Grandpa Reg won the lottery, they bought a big yacht – The Dolphin – and embarked on a nautical retirement. As we had grown up and left on our own brief adventures at college and the city, she decided to open the B & B so she wasn’t so lonely. It is a fabulous place, clean and well decorated. Lit with state of the art lighting and very comfortable beds – I know first-hand! Breakfast is included in the stay and if you’re willing to eat whatever is made you can join us for dinner too. All in all it’s the best accommodation in town!
Rosie was stood on the steps to her house talking to Leo the postman. 'More bills I'm afraid Rosie.' She just smiled at him, 'Not to worry Leo dear. I've got some visitors coming for the grand opening of the art gallery this weekend. I'm sure it will attract more people once our Larry has covered it in his paper.' She waved at me and Leo did too. That's my mum, always positive. I can see the first of her visitors laden with bags walking down the street. I had better go and help!
In an undisclosed location in the shadier part of the planet a new establishment has just been opened by Mick. Tired of living in a region where other legolians think that their opinions matter, Mick is putting his specialised education in acrylonitrile butadiene styrene recycling to good use. All types of 'Attitude Readjusters' are available, many of which would only need to be used once of course hence the option of hiring. For obvious reasons you cannot hire the dynamite! Bearing in mind the purpose of the shop I would recommend that you do not enter with any kind of attitude, Mick has a less than zero tolerance. On a positive note, he has won 'Strictly Come Shooting' 7 years in a row and also enjoys cake decorating, though that will be another story. So, if you feel like a bit of excitement in your life pop along, only open between midnight and 2am as his day job as a traffic warden takes priority (be careful where you park)!
Amelia and Cosgrove slowly walked through the gates with Batty hanging from his favourite bone. It was his first Halloween Party and he was very excited.
Cyril the Skeleton was annoyed. Too much noise while he tried to read his favourite magazine in the cosy tree stump.
The Greybeard twins were arguing over their gold treasure chest about who's scimitar was biggest and sharpest.
Harvey was holding his pumpkin bucket out to take the collection as the congregation of Lego Planet filed into the church but was worried he would have to step between the pirate brothers before more legs were lost. He had already generously donated his beanie to Tom Cobbley who was complaining that his head was cold.
High above the entrance Dr Brainsack and his talented assistant Izodora were cooking up something special for the festivities. The doctor had brought his special tipple to spike the punch and Izodora had contributed the 'essence of bat'.
Beside the church, Emperor Ming had come out of his tomb and way trying to raise the dead, with mixed results. His staff was giving off sparks but all he could conjure were flowers! All the other skeletons laughed at him as they got up to go into the party.
Inside the church everyone was having a great time. The vicar was preaching and getting everyone waving their hands in the air. Soon he'll have them dancing in the aisles.
Rosie Grady is the daughter of Clare & Reg L’ego who used to own the little cafe off the park. Rosie is my mum and has told us this story many times, when she was a young girl she visited the city to see the Lego museum and whilst there met dad. It was love at first sight. Dad is a truck driver and due to the work is often away for months at a time. She found looking after me and my brother Ted (who you've met at the cafe) quite the handful but when my little sister Sam was coming along the decision was made to come back to Lego Planet. After grandma and grandpa went on their retirement cruise, they left Ted running the cafe, I was off learning to be a journalist at the City Bugle and Sam was at college, mum decided to open the B&B. It is a fabulous place, clean and well decorated. Lit with state of the art lighting and very comfortable beds – I know firsthand! Breakfast is included in the stay and if you’re willing to eat whatever is made you can join us for dinner too. All in all it’s the best accommodation in town!
Hi there and welcome to the new look L'Ego Planet Newsreel! My name is Larry and I'm the Senior Reporter here at our little paper. Together with Stephanie our Junior Reporter we will bring you everything that is happening in our little town. You can find more about us in 'Cast' menu.