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We start off this smashing issue (literally), with an exciting opening, which hopefully encourages the reader to ‘turn the page’. Page three, the image of Yorkton station concourse was shot on location…in my garden. I had in mind to try and re-create that iconic view of the concourse at New York Grand Central station, where the sun streams through high up windows onto the booking hall floor. The Lego scene had to be tilted to catch the sun, as was the camera in order to get the shot that I did. The result doesn’t re-create the view as seen in the below image. I’ll have to have a think about this and have another go. Possibly I need to try taking shots at different times of day. Failing that I’ll have to try and recreate the scene with help from software. We’ll see.
The minifigure wearing the Union Flag waistcoat, isn't Lester, from the official opening of the London, Leicester Square Lego store, but a relation of his called Chester. He was created by an enterprising company (to mollify those Lego fans who were miffed that they weren't going to be able to buy a Lester), here in the UK which specialise in customised minifigures. Apparently, he is a slightly disreputable character!
On the bottom panel of page 7 there are three workers in orange jackets. In the UK there is a standing joke about how many workers it takes to do a simple task. So we see one person doing the work, a second one observing and the third person supervising.
Dust as all Lego builders know is a common nuisance. It gets everywhere on models and minifigures and needs to be brushed off. But once in a while, dust does have its use. In this case on the rim of Whistle’s hat. One half of Whistle is clean and tidy, the other half is dirty and unkempt. So instead of brushing off all of the dust from Whistle’s hat, I just removed it from one side of it. This now fits in with his character. See the bottom images on page six.
Above - New York, USA, Grand Central Station