Thursday, November 25, 2010

TIME - Midwife Island

The Midwife Island

Welcome to the Fort Lion - home of the 2nd Peleton of 7th "Lobster" Company from 3rd North Blue State Battalion of His Majesty Kingdom Guards.

The North Blue State was surrounded by four main islands - in consecutive order from south to north; Sing Song Isle, Midwife Island, Egg's Island and Pregnant Maiden Isle. From these four islands, only two were actually inhabited. They were the Midwife Island and the Pregnant Maiden Isle.

With the population of 200 villagers, Midwife Island was a trading post for scattered islanders. It also had its own fresh water supply, making it one stop center for passing ships to resupply. Some small merchant ships try to avoid the main harbor at the mainland of North Blue State due to its high harbor taxes and fees. More over it was a very busy harbor. And lots of red tapes too.

Fort Lion was garrisoned by 22 brickmen of different files and ranks. Its Peleton Commander was Leftenant Jon Kaisan, a Royal Blue Coats.

===Some of the original 2nd Platoon brickmen during the early stage of Operation Midwife Fortification.
Lt. Jon Kaisan was the one in the middle front row (with yellow epaulet).
Some of these brickmen are still in active duty at Fort Lion.
Some had left due to promotions and transfers.=== Pic. from Little Brick Man.

Leftenant Jon Kaisan
  • His Majesty Kingdom Guards Expeditionary Medal
  • Prisoner of War Medal
  • Royal Blue Coats Flintlock Marksmanship
==TIME== a novel.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

O minifig, o mini figures.

It has been quite some time I'm not writing in my blog. Traveling a lot, driving from central to south-back to central again. Then north. Again, back to central. And south, south, south for quite a few times for most weekends. Phew ! Even I stopped cooking. Sigh.

My mindset for my minifigs collection has gone astray these days. Instead of having single and unique mini figure, I have this passion of building an army. A massive of identical and uniform-based mini figures. In my case, the Imperial Soldiers and Sailors from the Pirates theme.

If I'm about to have this brigade, or battalion, to what extend? These soldiers will eventually need a fort to defend, a ship to sail, enemies to mess with, war horses to ride and fight. And things will be getting bigger, more complicated and need more space, time and money.

Do I have to stick to one or two theme(s) so I can concentrate at the army? Or do I have to collect different mini figures from many themes so that I can explore the colorful world of Lego?

Make peace and love, brothers. Not war. (Beep beep - R2D2).

Don't show us the evil side of this world. Even in this small world of little brick men.