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Inside Out: Headquarters

Bing Bong IRL!

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Who's your friend who likes to play?!
With the release of the Abilisk, I was able to recreate my Bing Bong design with real parts! Still missing the 1x1 brick with studs on the sides in pink though.

Thanks again to everyone who has supported so far. We just need about 3000 more supporters, but there's only 70 days left, so please keep supporting and sharing!


Happy New Year

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Happy New Year everyone! Another year full of emotions is behind us, and as we ring in 2017, we have surpassed 6000 supporters! I would like to thank everyone for the support and kind comments. We have made it pretty far, but we still have nearly 4000 supporters to go and not much time left. As of now, this project has less than 200 days to reach its goal, so I would like to remind everyone to share it with everybody you know. Let's spread the word! We can do this!


Pure Joy

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Here is just a quick update to show you my attempt at a purist minifig of Joy. I used Marge Simpson's body and the hair from the CMF Cyborg. While this works fairly well, I still prefer my original design, so this is not meant to replace that. It's just an exercise to explore an alternate look for the character. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Thanks again to everyone who has supported so far! We currently have over 5600 supporters, so we're over halfway there, but we still have quite a way to go, so please keep supporting and sharing!


Halfway there!

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If you look above this post, you will see that the little green progress bar for this project is now half full (or half empty, depending on which emotion is driving you at the moment)! We are halfway to our goal of 10000 supporters!

Wow. I cannot tell you guys how happy I am that we have made it this far! It has been over a year since I created this project, but it feels like it was yesterday when it was just starting to gather support. Reaching this milestone is a great accomplishment and I thank you all so much for supporting!

Now we have 6 extra months to gather the other 5000 supporters (11 months in total as of this writing), so please keep supporting and share it with all your friends and family so that we can get this thing to the review stage! It would be great if Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear could join the other Disney minifigures that were recently released.

Here's to the next 5000!


Inside Out won an Oscar!

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The 88th Annual Academy Awards ceremony took place in Hollywood this past Sunday. While there were some great nominees, there was no doubt in my mind which movie would win the award for Best Animated Feature Film, and sure enough, it was Inside Out that took home the Oscar at the end of the night. It always brings me great Joy to see outstanding artwork such as this wonderful film getting recognized and I would like to congratulate Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera, and all the other amazing people at Pixar for this achievement. 

Incidentally, this project has also made a great achievement as it recently reached 4000 supporters! I would like to thank everyone who has supported it so far and hope that many more will share and support it so that we can reach the next milestone. We can do this!


New Years Update

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Happy New Year everyone! It has now been half a year since I posted this project and we already have over 3700 supporters! Thank you all for all the support and kind comments. As of this writing, we have one more year to reach our goal (or one and a half years if it reaches the 5000 milestone), so please keep supporting the project and sharing it with your friends and family.

Since this project has been posted, Disney/Pixar's Inside Out has been released on DVD/Blu-ray, won a Golden Globe for best animated (e)motion picture, and has been nominated for 2 Oscars, and it continues to entertain and raise the EQ (emotional intelligence) of children and adults everywhere. It would be great if we could give this remarkable film the honor to be immortalized in Lego as well.

Have a Joy-ful year!


Using Inside Out as a Tool for Therapy

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First of all, thanks to everyone who has supported so far! We are now at 2500 supporters, so we're a quarter of the way there!

Disney/Pixar's Inside Out is a brilliant film that takes us inside our minds and shows the importance of emotions and growing up. But did you know that it can also be a great tool for child therapy? Nikki Schwartz, a professional counselor at Oaktree Counseling, recently wrote an article on her blog about how Inside Out can be used to help children identify their emotions and deal with difficult situations and complicated feelings. There are some great ideas in that post, so go check it out: http://www.oaktreecounselor.com/blog/inside-out-emotional-intelligence

Much like the other examples given in that article, I believe that this Lego Inside Out Headquarters set can also be used for counseling children. It can serve as a visual aid for kids to identify the emotion(s) they are feeling and tell stories by playing them out with the set. Maybe they could even mix and match the minifigure parts to create more complicated emotions. Ultimately, this set would not only be a fun toy, but also might help kids understand their feelings and those of others, help them cope with hard situations and feelings such as grief and loss, and grow their emotional intelligence!

So please help make this set a reality and improve the lives of thousands of children.


Bing Bong!

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Wow, we have over 2100 supporters already! Thank you all for the support, you guys are awesome!

To celebrate the occasion, here is something that many of you have been asking for.


Who's your friend who likes to play?
Bing Bong, Bing Bong!
His rocket makes you yell "Hooray!"
Bing Bong, Bing Bong!
Who's the best in every way, and wants to sing this song to say
Bing Bong, Bing BONG!

Here he is with Joy on his wagon rocket:

I hope you like it. :)


Alternate Fear Design

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We have reached the first milestone of 1000 supporters! Yay!

Since some people have been complaining about the size of Fear's head (most notably his eyes), I have come up with an alternate design for it. It's still not perfect, but probably better than it was before. What do you think?