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Author: Darko Stankovski (Page 2 of 9)

The Winter Soldier, second trailer

The Marvel franchise on cinema is very active. But to be honest, some of the movies are far better than others. And Captain America is certainly one of their best. The sequel is coming on our screens this April. Here is the second trailer of The Winter Soldier.

If most of the footage was already in the first trailer, here we have a better look at Falcon and on S.H.I.E.L.D. implication.

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Earlier today, GeekGarage was unavailable due to a hardware problem.

I apologies for your inconvenience, you can now have a nice visit Geek Garage.

As expected, I received a cancellation notice for the new LEGO Store opening.

LEGO Store opening cancelation

DIsneyland LEGO Store opening canceled

This was expected as I wrote in a previous post so it is not a surprise for me. As I feared, LEGO is very late in sending this notice. It was sent the 10th and I received it the 14th, the first day of the expected event.

At least, LEGO do apologize and this is a better communication than the previous delay in September.

Date manipulation curse from Java in Android

Java does certainly have the reputation of the worst date manipulation features. This all comes with the bad designed Calendar API. Hopefully, there are better third-party APIs and if you have to manipulate dates, moment, times… You certainly prefer JodaTime. From my point of view, it’s a no brainer.

I was working on a date picker for an Android project and found that the SDK provided a set of convenient methods and interfaces. But this lead to a little bug in the interface, a little shift in the displayed date. Of course, this comes from the old Java Calendar API curse and from a lack of precision in the documentation.

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January mini build at the LEGO Store

Here is the new year, so lets start a new year of minibuilds. Winter is here, so we need to be ready for the snowfall. This may be why this month’s mini build is a snowplough.LEGO 40094 snowplough

And yes, the opening of the Store in Disneyland is delayed. Again…

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Disneyland Paris LEGO Store invitation

I got mine 🙂 ! Ok, for all of you who are not in France, so much enthusiasm may sound a little weird. But the opening of the LEGO Store in Disneyland Paris was such a disappointment until now. We hope…

LEGO Store opening invitation

DIsneyland LEGO Store opening invitation

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December mini build at the LEGO Store

I love December because the best day in the year is in December : Christmas. And of course, the December mini build must have been on the theme of Christmas. So the mini build is a nice rocking horse. But wait, it is not just a Christmas toy replica, it is also a nice Christmas tree ornament ! LEGO 40072 Rocking Horse

And by the way, we finally know when the LEGO Store at Disney Village will open…

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LEGO Advent Calendars 2013, all the gifts.

LEGO Advent calendars 2013Most of the web is filled with reviews and daily post of the content of the windows of the LEGO Advent Calendars. And I must confess that I also post one picture a day. I bother only those who are following me on Instagram and for some on Google+ as there is a great LEGO community there.

This year, I tried to post pictures linked to each other following the City calendar. We did the City and Star Wars calendars. Both of them comes with a display. But the Star Wars calendar mixes micro-scale vehicles with characters, so all the items are not consistent to be laid down on the same display. Besides, the City display has a better Christmas Spirit design. So I set the scene on the City display, showing also the Star Wars gift and including it when appropriate.

Instagram

Those are the pictures of each day of the 24 windows content. This post will be of course updated each day until December 24th.

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The Christmas tree truck

Starting today with the Black Friday and until the end of the weekend, you can get for free the tree truck, a limited edition set numbered 40083. This set was available for the VIP customers last weekend and I just received my order. So, here is my quick review.

Christmas tree truck box front

The box cover (D.Stankovski)

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the day of the Doctor

day of the doctor

The day of the Doctor

The 50th anniversary episode is tonight. Are you watching it ?

I know, it is not supposed to be this Doctor, but the War Doctor toy is still not in the stores. Meanwhile you can get this one from Amazon.com or amazon.co.uk. But I hope to see the War Doctor in a new Anniversary Doctors Collector Set.

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