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Happy New Year!

Thanks to all our readers from 2017! We are genuinely wishing for and hope you have a glorious 2018, as we are planning for. Here is a quick photo recap from our 2017. Enjoy! Cheers!

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Ode To A Rotting Apple

Once the taste of your fruit pierced my lips with satisfaction. Tangy, satisfying, sweet; gratifying and joyful fulfillment of my daily needs. As time jogs along, the sweetness of your tart dies slowly with every passing day; Left only with your rotting core, bitterness and resentment have replaced the sweet. Your etherial magic no longer… Continue reading Ode To A Rotting Apple

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Enchanted Playroom

Now that we finally have Halloween behind us (seriously, this year was nuts!), we're pressing ahead on our next project.  We've always talked about the possibility of creating a playroom for the babe (and any other future children 😉 ) in our basement.  This week we finally took the plunge and really started to make… Continue reading Enchanted Playroom

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Halloween 2017: [How-To] King Kong on The Empire State Building

News Coverage This Year: Mashable ABC News New York Times Fox 13 Utah Salt Lake Tribune FRONT PAGE Houston Chronicle USNEWS NeatoRama Times Union  Connecticut Post KBRQ Radio Relevant Magazine WINA Radio   Videos Of The Display: Salt Lake Tribune Inside Edition ...and my personal favorite news spot so far: Toy Man Television   Building… Continue reading Halloween 2017: [How-To] King Kong on The Empire State Building

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Halloween 2017 Lighting Alpha Test

Because Lighting is the Key to Halloween   Here we go on finishing and lighting! I need to be done with the whole thing after tomorrow so the news can come by to do a spot on the Sunday broadcast.     His arm is looking like it's getting formed up, after tack-nailing in some… Continue reading Halloween 2017 Lighting Alpha Test

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King Kong Is Up In Salt Lake City!

I have been hot-gluing his hairy fabric shell together all day, and his trapezius muscles are looking good so far. What do you think of the profile?   We moved him out of hiding to take on the over-the-fence challenge. Will we break our necks? Let's find out when we try to lift him up… Continue reading King Kong Is Up In Salt Lake City!

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Newest Updates on DO9’s King Kong Halloween Build

Today was a productive day! We got Kong's head basically finalized last night and added to the Empire State Building today. Check out the progress!     I snipped out these spire additions from the last styrofoam sheet we got (for free!) and painted them in the darker grey color.  This is going to define… Continue reading Newest Updates on DO9’s King Kong Halloween Build

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Building King Kong for the Empire State Building: Halloween 2017

So here's what we're going for with our top-of-the-ESB Kong idea. That, mixed with a bit of Kong from the 20's-era Jack Black rendition of the movie. Let's see where we get with this!   Ok, so you have to start somewhere...we blocked in a cardboard base and added some wood so we can attach… Continue reading Building King Kong for the Empire State Building: Halloween 2017

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Halloween 2017 Progress

So, does anyone know what the theme is yet this year? Leave your guess in the comments! We're all done building with wood, or at least for the main structure. Now we need a spire!   I asked my neighbors Johnny and Elva (who run the bike business, "The Bike Lady") for some old bent… Continue reading Halloween 2017 Progress

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Halloween is coming…

Here is where we're beginning this year! Just using 2x4s to build upward and gain some height. Any guesses so far? This sucker is pretty tall; about 20' up from the lawn. Getting there... Sturdy enough to stand on, so that's good! See our related posts below for previous years! This one will be the… Continue reading Halloween is coming…