Build Report: 2017 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

I honestly can’t remember the last time I had an advent calendar as a kid. I have vague memories of the ones with cheap chocolate in middle school, which is when my littlest sister was a toddler. Now that I’m an adult, for various definitions of the word, it was time to start the tradition […]

Build Report: Cargo Railway & Octan Twin Tank Rail Tanker

My husband and I have been married for five years, and living together for almost nine. And every time we think we’ve gotten all of our random belongings from our respective mothers’ houses, something else gets dredged up from a dark basement corner. This past summer, it was a ratty box of various LEGO pieces. […]

Build Report: Women of NASA

I recently took a trip to Orlando, Florida, to attend a series of workshops for the day job. This was not exactly a hardship, because the conference was located at one of the Disney World Resorts. This meant that the first night I was in town, I hopped on the shuttle to Disney Springs to […]

Build Report: Iconic VIP Set

I freaked out to my husband the other day that a LEGO set I wanted might disappear soon, according to the ominous wording in the latest catalog. (Yes, I get the LEGO catalog and pour through it religiously.) Because he is the best husband, his response was, “So order it already.” That particular LEGO set […]

LEGO Build: NASA Apollo Saturn V

I’m pretty sure I’ve said this here multiple times (and at some point I should post the blog I wrote about it), but once upon a time I was totally going to be an astronaut. In the past two years, I’ve also become completely, hopelessly addicted to LEGOs, so it was only natural that I […]

Special Mid-Month Update!

I come bearing excellent news! But first, a little bit of background. After¬†Steel Victory was accepted for publication and I received my publisher’s blessing to create¬†a series with that world, I gave myself a goal. The next book in the series would be delivered to my editor by the time the previous novel was published. […]