Fandom Diorama Scene Creations

Ok, lets all just admit that we play with our toys (action figures, plushies) you name it, yes i’m not referring to the special ones that are still in the box…

The Force is  strong with them...

The Force is strong with them…

Some of our fandom-following friends have gone to town on instagram (follow @fandelafandeli), taking the trouble to capture an action scene unfolding in a perfect second:

Who is your money on?

Who is your money on?

I could probably pull off something similar with micro-machines, or with Pokemon plushies. Most of my action figures are back in South Africa so i’m pretty limited for the time being.

The moment of impact

The moment of impact

Is there anyone in Sydney reading this who has some merch? Maybe we could pool resources to pull off our own fandom action sequence of shots? Let me know 😎

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Merchandise Monday #55

A party of Dwarves stopped by in the garden on their way to the Lonely Mountain. My mom used to have mini garden gnomes and plastic frogs in and around the garden, but I think time and the elements got to them. I think my strong Dwarves will fare better:

Dwarves in the Garden

Dwarves in the Garden

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Dwarves on their way to the Lonely Mountain

Dwarves on their way to the Lonely Mountain

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Thorin in the Garden

Thorin in the Garden

Who are your favourite Dwarves from the Hobbit? Gollum is not a dwarf 😛 I liked Fili and Kili in the books ❤

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The Observable Universe

Pablo Carlos Budassi created a dazzling logarithmic visualization of the observable universe in 2013:
Observable Universe in One Image

Observable Universe in One Image. Credit: Pablo Carlos Budassi/Wikimedia Commons

The illustration features our solar system at the very center, followed by “inner and outer planets, Kuiper belt, Oort cloud, Alpha Centauri, Perseus Arm, Milky Way galaxy, Andromeda galaxy, nearby galaxies, Cosmic Web, Cosmic microwave radiation and Big Bang’s invisible plasma on the edge,” according to Wikimedia Commons.
What do you think, does the image make you feel big or small in the grand scheme of things? I think it’s beautiful.
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Superimpose Saturday #7

The Maze Runner is now showing! How many of you prefer reading the book before seeing the movie? I’m a neutral when it comes to this. I have read books before the film release; and also seen the film adaptation first in some instances. I don’t think it makes a real difference; since i end up doing both (reading and watching) eventually anyhow:

The Maze Runner Poster

The Maze Runner Poster

I have run the maze! Well actually i just got lost/trapped in the Schönbrunn Maze and eventually got frustrated – so i decided to stay trapped while i rested and enjoyed my Pepsi. It was such a hot day that day; in fact my entire stay in Vienna (Austria) was marked as the hottest climate that i’ve ever experienced. At night i’d sleep with a wet towel over me with a fan blowing in my direction. When someone living in Africa tells you that a place is hot – its hot!

Lost in Schönbrunn Maze

Lost in Schönbrunn Maze

Eventually my brother got to a tree house outpost in the middle of the maze. With his aerial vantage point; he was able to guide me out of the maze; and he memorized the path so that he too could escape. Don’t underestimate this maze; it’s pretty tricky:

Schönbrunn Maze

Schönbrunn Maze

Has anyone else ever been lost in a maze/labyrinth (besides Harry Potter). Let me know about your experience; and if you conquered the maze! 🙂

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