Lego Minifigures: Disney Collection  2016

Lego store staff have been buzzing about the release of the first Disney minifigure collection since early last year (I’ll eat my hatte if they don’t release more). 


I’m not sure why this version of Ariel has been produced as there’s a much better version available with Disney Princess Lego sets already. However, I do love that Ursula and Maleficent make an appearance, along with the Cheshire Cat, Captain James Hook, and Peter Pan.

Blind bags will be available from May 2016.

Aladdin sans nipples, just like the film.

Unravel on PS4 released soon

unravel released on ps4 yarny

It seems like an age since EA Games first teased us with their physics-based platformer, Unravel, at E3 last year. However, the release date is now set for 9th February 2016 – just a few weeks away!

The in-game experience can only be described as stunning and I’m told that the character emotion is sometimes hard to believe. It’s set at £14.99 across all platforms (PS4, XBox One, and PC) and is available for pre-order. You can get 10% off pre-order copies by signing up to Origin Access.

Until release, let the game’s creative director show you how to make your own Yarny:

Not heard about this game? Get the scoop:

From the game studio

You are tasked with guiding Yarny through a beautiful but sometimes dangerous world. Learning the game’s physics is integral to solving the puzzles you’ll encounter; from pushing and pulling objects to using Yarny’s yarn in creative ways, you’ll be tasked with approaching puzzles in a very tangible way.

Being made of fragile yarn is both a weakness and a strength. When it comes to puzzles, it’s a benefit. It gives Yarny a set of abilities, and new ways to interact with the world. Throwing yarn like a grapple, grabbing the yarn that trails behind you, and attaching yarn to objects – these are Yarny’s tools, and open up a ton of possibilities.

Original trailor:

Star Wars Handmade Items

It’s been interesting to watch the drastic increase in Star Wars merchandise since Disney bought the franchise and also disappointing at the sheer volume of it all (don’t even get me started on the quality of some licensed items).

So, here’s a selection of clever handmade items from you creative bunch – which I feel are far more worthy of a click than a dreadful plastic earmuffs, badly bent into the shape of Leia’s buns during an unfortunate smelting accident.

Handmade Star Wars dress by rustycuts on Etsy
Handmade Star Wars dress using vintage fabric by rustycuts on Etsy.
Stars Wars handmade felt plushies by Hope Watthanaphand on Flickr
Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Yoda, and Luke Skywalker felt plushies by Hope Watthanaphand on Flickr.
Star Wars cushion in the style of Angry Birds handmade
Angry Birds style Darth Vader cushion cover by Alien Couture.
Star Wars handmade cake topper figurine
Darth Vader & Stormtrooper cake topper by dnacreations, ArtFire.
Star Wars quote prints painting retro trilogy
Star Wars trilogy IV, V, and VI original handmade prints with quotes by by POTAPOTA on Etsy.


Labyrinth Crochet Patterns

The Worm, from the movie Labyrinth.

Labyrinth is one of my favourite films, and you will often hear my sister and I quoting random lines, or acting out a scene in the middle of a shop for no reason. I’ve been meaning to curate some crochet Labyrinth critters for a while now, so this is a sort of ‘make queue’ for me, and a bit of nostalgic reading for you.

The Worm by FoxyBlue
worm from labyrinth crochet
“Come inside and meet the Mrs!” – fancy crocheting up this little cutie? You’re in luck as FoxyBlue from Craftster has posted a free crochet pattern on the Craftster forums, complete with step-by-step photos.
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