This week, we’re starting a new long-term build series, and it’s a replica prop from Star Wars! We’ve ordered the DeAgostini Millennium Falcon kit, a 1:1 replica of the shooting model used for The Empire Strikes Back. The kit is being released a piece at a time every month, and it’ll take about two years for it to be completed. It’s a true endurance build, and we’ll have friends join us throughout the series to help out. Follow along with us for the rest of this build by signing up for a Tested Premium Membership here!
Huge success is in sight as we race toward finishing the UCS Slave One assembly. And a huge thanks again to Phil Broughton for joining us–who would you like to see next in this series? Thanks to all of you for watching this week’s LEGO with Friends, but stay tuned for a new surprise build next week! Don’t miss out–sign up to join the Tested Premium member community here!
Make-up and special effects legend Rick Baker just announced his retirement from film production, coinciding with the auction of his vast collection of original props, puppets, and animatronics. In this final piece from our visit to that collection, we have an extended conversation with Rick about his work and celebrated career–a lifetime of having fun and improving his craft. Thanks so much to Rick and Prop Store for this incredible opportunity!
Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Music by Jinglepunks
If there’s one thing you can take away from this week’s LEGO with Friends, it’s the story of south pole’s “sh*tberg”. Quality storytelling continues along with steady LEGO building–Phil’s a total natural. Hope you’re enjoying it! Newcomers can catch up and follow along with us for the rest of this build by signing up for a Tested Premium Membership here!
The Talking Room returns! This season’s first guest is Traci Des Jardins, an award-winning chef and restaurateur. Traci was a finalist on Top Chef Masters and a semi-finalist for this year’s James Beard award for Outstanding Chef. Adam invited Traci to The Talking Room to talk about her cooking ethos, the challenge of managing restaurants, and her approach to crafting new recipes.
Shot and Edited by Joey Fameli
No story cliffhanger must be left dangling! Good thing you didn’t have to wait that long, as we kick off day three of this week’s LEGO with Friends! Join us for more stories from guest Phil Broughton, along with wholesome brick building. Follow along with us for the rest of this build by signing up for a Tested Premium Membership here!
Hope you’re enjoying this week’s LEGO with Friends so far! The really good stuff comes out as we switch gears from talking potent coffee to radiation with guest Phil Broughton. Of course, the LEGO isn’t going to assemble itself, and we make good progress with the UCS Slave 1 too. Follow along with us for the rest of this build by signing up for a Tested Premium Membership here!
What makes up an R2-D2 Astromech? We chat with members of the R2 Builders club to learn about the process of building your own droid–the materials, power systems, and electronics needed to get started. Chris James of the Bay Area club chapter opens up his own R2 and shares the custom controls and components he’s designed to make his droid come alive!
Shot by Andy Bauman and edited by Joey Fameli
Music by Jinglepunks