The Devil went down to Georgia (PG)

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“The Devil Went Down To Georgia”

The Devil went down to Georgia. He was lookin’ for a soul to steal.
He was in a bind ’cause he was way behind. He was willing to make a deal
When he came across this young man sawin’ on a fiddle and playin’ it hot.
And the Devil jumped upon a hickory stump and said “Boy, let me tell you what.”

“I guess you didn’t know it, but I’m a fiddle player, too.
And if you’d care to take a dare I’ll make a bet with you.
Now you play a pretty good fiddle, boy, but give the Devil his due.
I’ll bet a fiddle of gold against your soul ’cause I think I’m better than you.”

The boy said, “My name’s Johnny, and it might be a sin,
But I’ll take your bet; and you’re gonna regret ’cause I’m the best there’s ever been.”

Johnny, rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard.
‘Cause Hell’s broke loose in Georgia and the Devil deals the cards.
And if you win you get this shiny fiddle made of gold,
But if you lose the devil gets your soul.

The Devil opened up his case and he said, “I’ll start this show.”
And fire flew from his fingertips as he rosined up his bow.
And he pulled the bow across the strings and it made an evil hiss.
And a band of demons joined in and it sounded something like this.

When the Devil finished, Johnny said, “Well, you’re pretty good ol’ son,
But sit down in that chair right there and let me show you how it’s done.”

“Fire on the Mountain.” Run, boys, run!
The Devil’s in the house of the rising sun;
Chicken’s in the bread pan picking out dough.
Granny, does your dog bite? No, child, no.

The Devil bowed his head because he knew that he’d been beat.
And he laid that golden fiddle on the ground at Johnny’s feet.
Johnny said, “Devil, just come on back. If you ever wanna try again,
I done told you once—you son of a bitch—I’m the best that’s ever been.”
And he played:

“Fire on the Mountain.” Run, boys, run!
The Devil’s in the house of the rising sun;
The chicken’s in the bread pan picking out dough.
Granny, will your dog bite? No, child, no.

The Charlie Daniels Band

Suddenly, the music came to him… (all)

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Motivational Messages

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Hello Kitty at Play (all)

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Some non-Lego (all)

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Last weekend, I visited a toy shop to wander the aisles.  A few years ago I would have avoided any interlocking-brick construction toys other than Lego, but with Lego themselves outsourcing some of their production to China and the rise in decent custom/non-Lego toys I’ve become a little more relaxed about that.  I saw a cheap set by a company called Oxford and I was more than a little drawn to a couple of key features.

The main building featured a number of single stud bricks (Lego has to my knowledge only released the “brick” bricks as 2×1 format).  Additionally, there was a nice range of military accessories (again, something that Lego don’t do).  But there was one major bonus I wanted to know more about.

Bending knees.

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Lego legs are just hinged at the hip (if you use the ‘full size’ leg – the child legs aren’t hinged at all), but these have a knee bend and it makes them much more flexible.


Getting the set home, the build was ok, but some of the tolerances were a little loose.  The minifigure arms were a little loose too and sadly the legs don’t work with standard Lego torsos.  However, the heads do, so it isn’t a total loss!

At least I have my paddle this time (pg)

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Macy (all)

LEGO have now released the Nexo Knights range – and I can see this being my current favourite theme (as Monster Fighters has not been pursued).  This combines the previous Kingdoms (knights and castles) with the Space themes – so you get rocket horses and cool knights.

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So Macy has her shield and her mace (I wonder how she got her name…).  The other build in this set is The Beast Master (snigger…)

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What’s quite fun about this is the drum by the BeastMaster – as you twist it so the two balls at the front chomp away!

A little Misfortune (all)

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Apart from my LEGO, I also love what is called “Designer toys” – small collectible models such as the one above.  Often blind boxed, it is art – but more “pop” or “low” art; and for me far more accessible and interesting than some of the classic works that you find in the more traditional art galleries.

Olaf’s Summer getaway – Day 2 (all)

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LEGO sent me this summer getaway polybag set with my recent order of Nexo Knights.  Having not seen Frozen (and currently have no intention of doing so) I can’t understand how a snowman could survive a summer beach holiday… if it wasn’t the heat, surely the high salt content of the air would melt a snowman?


Found it! First to Find! (all)

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