Family loss, and a new best friend.

I know I usually do not involve my personal life with the museum. But this was a defining moment this year. We lost the long time family pet Riley. We were so heart broken over this we adopted a new member of the family. He was saved from a high kill animal shelter. He is now a well loved member of the family! His name is Sammy.


Lego Crucifix
The founding family, the Christiansen's, were very religious.
This piece was created, splicing both their religious prominence and their love to
create LEGO(r) toys.
The front of the cross reads, 'Jesus' in a classic manuscript font. c.1950s

I got the call today. This is authentic. I was wondering myself, but we checked with DENMARK and they have given us the thumbs up. We found a REAL piece of LEGO(r) history.

Hold on to your is Mr. Pirate.

Another model from, they must be building the stuff. This little pirate display was DEMOLISHED in transit...but with enough glue, and a ton of LEGO(r) bricks you can rebuild anything. He is looking good in the water room....ARGGG Ye Matie..or something like that.

In the front of the Falcon, comes a MOSIAC.

Here is a sought after Mosiac. Thought it would look great in the Space room. ENJOY.

For Old Hollows comes Mr. Skeleton

Aok, this model is based on the 3723 LEGO(r) BIG Mini-Fig. He is spooky, and on display in the Knights room in the museum.

Robot made by Eric Harshbarger

You all know who this is. He was made famous to Sci-Fi nuts around the world. And he was recreated LIVE SIZE by Eric Harshbarger. All bow to the LEGO Master....hahaha, ok...well just look at the droid!


This big robot is the newest addition to our ANIMATRONIC lineup at the museum. This is a bit of a different robot. He has 3 indiv. controls, and when you move the levers, he moves. He is the newest addition to the MISSION FROM MARS (r) room.

Special thanks to Billy from COLTC.

This little boat model is perfect for our underwater room. THANKS Billy for the donation.


Yupper, another one from England. Guess they like us. This is an English Store Display boat. We are working hard on the underwater room. I am hoping for about 20 ships in total in there, we have about 10 so far.

ONLY 2 of each, and we now have 3.

Here are a pair of 19in basketball players. There are only 2 of each made, and we have 3 players so far. This fellow was nice enough to do a buy now for us. So here they are.

Say HELLO to Mr. Biggles.

Straight from ENGLAND, Mr. Biggles lives again in the museum. He suffered 2 broken legs in the long trip from England, but no suprise since they used MEGA CRUD to patch work him back together. So we rebuilt the legs, and he will be back on display in NO TIME....


Aok people, this may not look like one of the rarist models I have...but it is. It is a un-glued PROTOTYPE LEGO(r) model. This puppy was saved from a dumpster by a LEGO(r) employee. This is a ONE OF A KIND, and special thanks to that person for saving him. I hate to see works of art end up in the dumpster. NOTE TO ALL LEGO(r) PEOPLE, SAVE YOUR STUFF. May not be worth a ton of cash, but it is ART it!!!

Little Devil made by Eric Harshbarger

This is the Little Devil. Not sure where he is going yet, but he is home at the museum.

Now in the wild giraffe

This little bugger is from England. His face features are VERY NICE....nothing like a baby to go with its mother in the ZOO. Will have finished pics of the zoo soon. We are almost done with it.

Our MASSIVE chess set made by Eric Harshbarger

We have a HUGE collection from this master builder. This is one of his works. ENJOY

Our new Buildings, MICRO SCALE.

Here are some of the new buildings in the LEGO Rick room. Enjoy, will upload a completed layout when it is done. Hoping in about 2-3 weeks.

Aussie Monkey now in the zoo.

We now have 3 monkeys in the ZOO. Here is the most detailed one.

BaseBall the Zoo room.

Aok Sports fans. Here he is straight from Michigan. The ONLY baseball playing RHINO. He is almost 7ft tall, and SWEET.....he will be added to the zoo along with a pitcher, and maybe even a batting cage.


Not sure where this is going yet, BUT IT IS SOOOOO COOL!!!

The Band called Plastica

This is the band from FAO Schwartz in NYC. They

are a robotic moving and singing band.

Now in a classroom in the museum soon

they will be center stage in the GYM!

Thanks to the class of 1986.

I am trying to upload some pics for the class of 1986, but my DARN BLOG will not allow me to yet!!!

Either way, THANKs for a great time. I did not want to remember High School. I could not wait to get out of the place and begin my life. But after 20 years, a midlife crisis, and JUST PLAIN curious nature I had to see the people and place!

I had a great time. People were nice, even some who did not like me at all in school!

Thanks for the interest in my lifes project. I was coming off some bad items that had soured me a bit. But the trip to LEGO was topped off by some wonderful support from my past peers! That was the boost I needed to get back to work, and get some more done!

If any of you are in the area and want to see how far we have come along. Feel free to E-Mail me, and I will give you contact phone numbers for a private tour. Or if your in the area in June 2007. COME TO THE OPENING. It should be AWSOME.


Small toys in LIFE SIZE SCALE!!!

This is one of the newer models coming to the toy museum in 2006. This little guy (yea...little 5ft tall) toured the country and ended up in a Toy Store. The lady who got it from the toy store was nice enough to sell it to us...and even helped on the shipping. He should be here in awhile, will have update pics when he arrives. Special thanks to Ardelle for helping us with the arrangements.

Re: Rabbit infestation

Re: Rabbit infestation, originally uploaded by clarity2199.

These cute little moving rabbits are going into the zoo in the museum. Look

for their heads moving when you visit.


Re: Our spinning train.

Re: Our spinning train., originally uploaded by clarity2199.

This one is from Germany. After a quick power conversion, here it is.


BrickFest videos of the DROID IN ACTION!!!

These are the links to the videos of the DROID standing at Brickfest.

We will be at the Belmont County Fair until Sunday. Come by and say "HI" To Droidy.

We are in the Ag. Building on the right.

See you there.


BrickFest 2006 pics

BrickFest 2006 pics
Originally uploaded by clarity2199.

Re: BrickFest 2006

Re: BrickFest 2006, originally uploaded by clarity2199.

Thanks to all for coming to Brickfest 2006. The week back from the fest was

a GREAT one.

BrickFest 2006.

Kudos to Joe Meno for putting on a great fest.

I think we did a good job showing off the pending museum.

Thanks for the donations, and keep them coming. We want the community of LEGO(r) to have complete recognition for their works.

If you are a person from the general public, below are pics from the museum.

If you are from the LEGO(r) community, pat your self on the back for a wonderful show.

I was proud to be there, and next year our booth will blow your mind.

ps: Also a special thanks for the creator of "RED MAN", he will be getting a layout in the coming days on his sculpture, and information for the public on its history.

5ft Knight guarding the gates.

This was won in a contest in Canda. Now he guards the gates of the Knights

room in the museum. Check out the sword. This guy is almost 5ft tall, and

completly built from brick!!!

It came from OUTERSPACE.

It came from OUTERSPACE., originally uploaded by clarity2199.

This 4ft Spaceship is the newest addition to the museum. Thanks to Matt for

a great packing job. Came in without a scratch. Totally lights up, and

mounts off a vertical pole at an angle. Not easy to do for bigger models.

New E-Mail address for the museum

UPDATE as of 06/25/06.

Our new E-Mail address for the museum is going to be

Our opening date has been pushed until 2007. We hope to be resolving the problems in the next 1-2 weeks. Upon resolve we will be working hard to get the place completed ASAP.

Feel free to contact me via E-Mail, or contact me at my work place @ 304-845-0425.

If you wish to get E-Mail updates, and our monthly news letter please send me your address via E-mail. We began collecting names for the mailing list about 2-3 months ago.

Thanks for all the support and help. Soon we will be open to the public, and it will BLOW YOUR MINDS!!!

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Company, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

Copyright © 2004, 2005. Dan Brown and Dan's Toy and Brick Museum.All rights reserved.

Re: Moo-A-Cell.

Re: Moo-A-Cell., originally uploaded by clarity2199.

Going out front of the museum is the actual MOO-A-CELL, 13ft high 8 ft wide.

IT ACTUALLY WORKS, too cool item. Came from the Cow Festival in CT.

Prototype is in..

Coming soon to the museum., originally uploaded by clarity2199.

Sorry about not posting for awhile. Been a busy 2 months. Here is a new

guy in route to us.

2 new basketball players for the sports room

In route to us now.

New build for the museum. Anyone catch a spider??

Official BEER Truck.

This is an original LL truck, it was bought at an auction at LL in 2003, and we found it in a personal collection

truck-1, originally uploaded by clarity2199.

NEW truck in the museum

Robotic DUDE

dude-1, originally uploaded by clarity2199.

New robotic model

New Bird in the museum

bird-2, originally uploaded by clarity2199.

New model

Concrete truck from LL California

This is a one of a kind LL creation. This one was auctioned off in 2003 and is now part of our collection.

Here is the newest batch of models.

Truck from California

Truck from the LL California Collection

Fw: LEGO ITEMS - new models, originally uploaded by clarity2199.

Here is the newest batch of models.

Another pic of the Truck from California

Truck from California

Fw: LEGO ITEMS - new models, originally uploaded by clarity2199.

Here is the newest batch of models.

Toy Plastic Brick Street Sweeper

Street sweeper from the LL California collection

Fw: LEGO ITEMS - new models, originally uploaded by clarity2199.

Here is the newest batch of models.

AMAZING Concrete Truck!!!

This is also from the LL California collection

Fw: LEGO ITEMS - new models, originally uploaded by clarity2199.

Here is the newest batch of models.

Arrg, I am on my way to the toy museum in Bellaire, OHIO

Argg, my new home is in Bellaire. I am built of LEGO, seemed like the place

to be.

Working on the Museum today. UNPACKING DAY!!!

Working on the Museum today. UNPACKING DAY!!!

Working on the Museum today. UNPACKING DAY!!!