People of ‘The Pages’: Nick Pascale

Welcome, constant reader to the inaugural entry of a new feature here at the Manifesto called People of ‘The Pages’.  ‘The Pages’ refers to MOCpages of course, that wonderful reservation inhabited by Brickarmz prototype enthusiasts, home-schooled teenage religious zealots and all the lovable disenfranchised dreamers of the Lego dream.  Although I don’t go to MOCpages for the social interaction or creations any longer, the site does offer one redeeming quality that keeps bringing me back for more…the home-page description.  Every MOCpages account has a space for you, the builder, to say a little something about yourself and your approach to the hobby….it’s like the ‘profile‘ feature on Flickr but not so inaccessible and underused.  On MOCpages the home-page description takes center-stage and it has inspired some truly great content over the years.  It is my great pleasure to share that conent with you, just the best of the best.  This series has less to do with building and more to do with finding out just who the hell we are as a tribe.

This feature is inspired by a shitty early 1980’s TV show called Real People, that seemed to be on constantly when I was a kid.  Because there were very few channels to choose from and options were limited, I watched more of this show than was probably healthy.

So with that preamble out of the way, I’m going to kick-start the series with perhaps the ultimate home-page description in all of ‘The Pages’.  I stumbled upon it years ago, quite by accident, during my time blogging for TBB.  Nick Pascale was (and probably still is) a frequent commentator on the Big Blog, rarely would a week go by without a comment or three popping up on various postings.  Never on my posts though…never on mine…which naturally pricked my delicate ego and peaked my interest, prompting me to seek him out in his natural environment.  What I found on ‘The Pages’ nothing short of astonishing….one of the single greatest pieces of writing I’ve yet encountered in the hobby.  In future editions of this regular feature I plan on highlighting key rhetorical segments and discussing them in some detail, but this mother of all home page descriptions is simply too pure…too magnificent…and defintiely too long to attempt a critique with any meaningful fidelity.  Nick covers everything from his biography, frustrations with Lego Ideas, MOC statistics, community spirit, personal Lego achievements, Lego related travels, 9/11, obituaries, a plea for greater MOCpages activity and much much more!  You will be amazed by his use of color and font!  You will be amazed by his spirit and creativity!  Indeed, there is a new member of the great pantheon of AFOLs named Nick (Barrett, Trotta and Dean)  I will leave you to your own conclusions and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts in the comments.  If you have any recommendations for this feature, constant reader, please shoot me a link at your earliest convenience.


WELCOME to my LEGO(R) Creations, my VISION and my DREAM by Nick Pascale

My project based on my MINNIE’S BOWTIQUE here on MOCpages has just been accepted as a LEGO IDEAS PROJECT. As you know I need 10,000 SUPPORTERS! So please visit LEGO IDEAS and lend me your support! If you are not a member you can join for free! there are 5 simple questions to answer and then click SUPPORT and I am there! Thank you for your support in advance! I only posted this yesterday and I already have 1,952 views as of July 12, 2016 12:57 p.m. dst! It’s so frustrating trying to get the needed 10,000 SUPPORT VOTES needed for the LEGO IDEAS TEAM to decide “Should this become a set?” I need your help! Here on MOCpages I have 2,131 views and get this 4k (4,000) views on LEGO IDEAS yet I only have 72 votes I still need 9,928 more! Proud to inform you I now have 173 Supports only 9,827 more to go as of September 9, 2016! Please get to LEGO IDEAS AND JOIN & VOTE! I’ll ask you all once more: Please go to LEGO IDEAS Join, Verify your email and Support, do not forget to click on follow and please leave a comment and mention MOCpages! Minnie’s Bowtique LEGO IDEAS.
And this is the set right here on MOCpages: LEGO MINNIE’S BOWTIQUE

…and how it appears on LEGO IDEAS:

UPDATE: I now have 64 votes of SUPPORT I need 9,936 more votes to reach for the LEGO IDEAS TEAM to consider it! What I do not understand is it has been viewed here by 2,106 people, imagine if each one went and voted for it I’d be that closer and get this on LEGO IDEAS I have 3K views that’s 3,000 views adding the views here and the views there I’d be half way there. Just like in America this is an election year and we always hear YOUR VOTE COUNTS! you can see just how important you as MOCpagers votes for any LEGO IDEAS project is. Today is my birthday – July 26 what a great present to see it reach at least 75 maybe 100 SUPPORT Votes! Thanks!

HAPPY 5TH ANNIVERSARY, Yes, guys and gals I just celebrated 5 years on MOCpages this past January 22nd, where does time go?


Unfortunately None of my Lego Ideas were accepted!


I hope my shirt tells all of you just how IMAGINATION is born…you need INSPIRATION!

Once again I bet my followers asked themselves is he going to post again? Well you have seen by now all my FRIENDS MOCs With a Spring, Summer and Winter Theme, a new FRIENDS Character Mr. Scott and additions to HEARTLAKE HIGH! You enjoyed last years SANTA’S NORTH POLE VILLAGE! Santa’s North Pole village was done as a daily ADVENT CALENDAR! And wait until you see just how much I expanded my LEGO World People! And I can’t wait for you to see the new shelves I designed and my pal Al made for me to showcase them in my bedroom, no longer do they need to balance on the tops of my picture frames!
And there are several MODS to come as well! Including Disney Princesses! I have kept my word and added two new classrooms to HEARTLAKE HIGH!
AND Keep an eye out for my newest creation: THE OOGLES! Mini-figures that are just that — MINI! they came from outer space and only have 1 eye! I just did 4 more play sets!

Much More to come!

Yes, imagine on January 22, 2015 I will be celebrating my 4th Anniversary on MOCpages!!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT Here’s to many more years here on MOCpages!



I am honored to tell all of you my HAPPY DAYS Lego Cuusoo project has been highlighted on BRICK ULTRA as the CUUSOO of the Week!

I have submitted my HAPPY DAYS MOC for LEGO to consider as their newest LEGO CUUSOO Project I need 10,000 supporters for them to consider it! PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR SUPPORT! It’s official I just got accepted to be considered so all you who are my buddies out there please give me your support!

Thank You all who supported my projects!


I have expanded my A VISIT TO ST. NICK a.k.a Santa Claus and have created a SANTA VILLAGE being inspired by this year’s WINTER VILLAGE set – WINTER MARKET PLACE. It will have 28 separate entries and then a combination of all of them together and many surprises. It will be posted in time to celebrate CHRISTMAS!!!

…and it will be my ADVENT CALENDAR 4 YOU! each day I will add one of the finished 24 scenes and on CHRISTMAS DAY I will gather them all together…Please consider it my CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO ALL OF YOU!

…and here is the MAP to SANTA’S NORTH POLE VILLAGE to perk your curiosity:

You will get a hint at things to come!

ANNOUNCEMENT (sneak peak)

I have entered into the SUPERHERO, VILLAINS and GODS themes for you to enjoy! I have added many X-MEN MINI FIGURES AS WELL!!!

As you may have seen I have added: The TEEN TITANS Secret Identities, the KRYPTONITE MAN and CALENDAR BOY!

As well as adding many JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA MEMBERS MOCs!!!

The FANTASTIC 4, NAMOR – The Sub Mariner and some surprise HEROES and VILLAINS as well! My Custom LEGO Minifigures – TAKE 4 & TAKE 5 are up and running!
And (drum roll) my MOD of the very first modular building I bought and made: ,THE PALACE THEATER!

And I completed all 16 major ROMAN GODS !!!
I am working on the ROMAN TEMPLES in Olympus!

…and LOOK FOR for one of my biggest MOCs and biggest challenge: THE LIFE OF JESUS! I have gone way beyond my BIBLE CHARACTERS: JESUS! I will have 100 Scenes In the LIFE OF JESUS to share with all of you! Please consider it my ->*CHRISTMAS*<- Present to you even if it’s a bit early!


I think you may have noticed some changes in all my MOCpages!
You did!
I have created a new look for all my pages and gave them all a unifying look! It took days but I think you will think it was worth it!
I gave each opening photo a “magazine” look! I created a template (upper left hand corner) and had fun with the LEGO® Logo! I did it in many colors! And created an American and Italian flag look! (upper right hand corner)Then I created the unifying Logos for example: Winter Chapel, Croc Hunters etc. (lower left hand corner) and finally created a BANNER to announce what the MOCpage was!(lower right hand corner)

I did this because there is so much talk in media about: SIGNATURE Pieces in the art world and world of cooking so this will be from now on my “signature” piece!
I hope you like my new look!

Well as of today, August 13, 2013 I have hit 10,238 views with my “SPIDERMAN vs. SANDMAN a MEGO BLOKS inspiration! I appreciate all the visitors who over the months have helped hit me to the heights! THANK YOU!

Never in my IMAGINATION did I ever think I’d hit the 1,000 mark! To my amazement I hit it 4 times! I was even more awed when I hit the 2,000 mark 2,006 (to be exact) as of March 3, 2012 then as of June 17, 2012 there were: 3,721 views! all this with my MOC “SPIDERMAN vs Sandman a MEGO BLOKS inspired set!” that hit 1,538 views and 7 comments, I Thank You All!

Three others trailed right behind it: “Sleigh Bells Ring or Jingle Bells – Take 2” I hit the mark with 1,982 views and 2 comments! as of July 31, 2012! Yet no comments were made until I received one from Mortal Swordsman today, January 19, 2012!
And my WINTER CHAPEL thanks to: LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist has hit: 1,139 views on: JANUARY 23, 2012 and 32 comments! And as of July 31, 2012 I have 1,471 and 39 comments!
My 4th MOC reached the thousand mark on: January 30, 2012 “The MAD HATTER’S Tea Party (not political BUT quizical)!” with 1,359 views! 2, 386 as of June 17, 2012! With 34 comments! And as of July 31, 2012 it has 2,728views with 2 comments! WOW!
To add to these 1000 markers I have 3 more 1000 or more views. They are: LEGO HISTORY 101 – Lego for Girls – SCALA with 1,539 views and 0 comments, not bad for one of Legos venture into the girls domain
Long Island City Arts Center – Meeting SEAN KENNEY with 1,309 views and 23 comments.
I also have:City Streets with 1,083 views and 7 comments!

AND the 5th one to add to the list is LEGO WORLD PEOPLE with 1,034 views and 5 comments!
THANK YOU one and all!
I am so very excited IMAGINE having that many in the 1000’s, once again THANK YOU one and all! You made it possible!

“SPIDERMAN vs Sandman a MEGO BLOKS inspired set!” that hit 5,819 views! This is the one that humbled me! Thanks to all of you this was my first real multiple view MOC!

“Sleigh Bells Ring or Jingle Bells – Take 2” I hit the mark with 1,997 views! Three away from another 2,000! Sleigh bells ring … are you listening?

“The MAD HATTER’S Tea Party (not political BUT quizical)!” with 2,786 views! That’s incredible. Welcome to the TEA PARTY! Watch out for the DOOR MOUSE!

“LEGO HISTORY 101 – LEGO for Girls- SCALA” with 1,602 views!

“LONG ISLAND CITY ART CENTER – I meet Sean Kenney in person and see his work UP CLOSE!” with 1,330 views! Hope you enjoy this one!

“CITY Streets” with 1,102 views!

Lego World People – 1,046 Views 5 Comments VIEW

LEGO Food 1,114 views VIEW

LEGO History 101- Lego for Girls – FRIENDS! 1,336 views VIEW

This I am proud of my very own SIG FIGURE as he/I appear in:
NICK Himself – why not do a LEGO Figure of yourself? 1,001 views VIEW

Well two more MOCs have hit the 1000 mark again I say thanks!
They are:

Under the Sea – 1,031 Views 12 Comments VIEW
Cool City – 1,068 Views 3
Comments VIEW

I wish all you MOCbuilders and your families a very HAPPY NEW YEAR may it be filled with JOY and PEACE!
We start off with a clean slate let’s write on it many beautiful memories!

One of those beautiful memories will always be MOCpages’ own HEATHER BRAATEN a.k.a. LEGO GIRL. I am saddened to report her death! the following picture is my way of memorializing her. My heart and soul offer prayers for her soul and her family and friends, a talent and imagination like hers is hard to find!

I will keep this up for 30 days! Please offer your prayers for her family and friends!!! Because of the responses my tribute to her received I am keeping this up for another 60 days!
Sadly this gained 1,278 views with 28 heartfelt comments so as of June 17, 2012 I decided you all needed a place to grieve her so i am keeping this up a bit longer!

I’d also like to THANK all of you who are making the following very popular! It makes my designs humbly successful!

4×4 Contest Entry – 869 Views 12 Comments VIEW
Police Station – Modification – 839 Views 4 Comments VIEW
Mini-figures My Way – 822 Views 11 Comments VIEW
Long Island City Arts Center – Sean’s Studios – 915 Views 4 Comments VIEW
Silver Squire Men’s Wear – 676 Views 14 Comments VIEW
Malibu Home – 831 Views 4 Comments VIEW
Rosie’s Mexican Mariachi Band – 784 Views 12 Comments Come and hear he band play! VIEW
Spiderman’s Villains 779 views VIEW
Doc Ock’s BANK ROBBERY – A Spiderman MOD 706 views VIEW
FIESTA ITALIANA – (the Feast of St. Anthony Abbot) 717 views VIEW

AQUAMAN 964 views VIEW

THANK YOU once again!

9-11 Memorial News:

I spent my day on 9-11 watching the Memorial Event on ABC (channel 7 in NYC) and as a prayer for the lost souls, I did research on 9-11 Pictures to use here to begin each of my creations. I will do this for one year!
It took me up to today to finish all 5 pages of my work here on MOCpages. I used the time to UPDATE & REPAIR all my MOCmodels that needed repair due to the “system crash”. I tried to have (in some cases) the 9-11 Memorial Pictures that went with each Model I’ve done. I included pictures of myself proudly wearing my 9-11 Shirt – it cost $10.00 of which $5.00 will go to the 9-11 Memorial.
I included pictures I took of the T.V. coverage as well.
I was a volunteer “Grief Counselor” on 9-11.
I was on the way to the METROPOLITIAN MUSEUM in Manhattan with a visiting Polish Priest, a man came running on the Long Island Expressway that leads to the BQE screaming the cars are stopped because they destroyed the Trade’s Center. I could see from the left window of my car the tower go down.
By the time we got to the Kosciuszko Bridge, which offers a great view of the Lower East Side, we saw the smoke and an airplane flying too close. I had my camera I take slides with, my camera I took prints with and my cam corder, a journalist convinced me to take pictures of this event in history, I did just as the plane hit the second tower!


The priest and I offered our services and we were escorted to the 94th Police Station, in Greenpoint where the cloud of smoke was billowing through, as well as remains of the building.
We were assigned to the 104th where we were given a makeshift office and the people came in droves. We also counseled the police and firemen. For a solid week I was a part of their family. They took excellent care of me!
For me not to acknowledge this would be a crime!
Especially since there are so many tributes to the Trade Center done in LEGO® right here on MOCpages.

Like this one from Mr. X:

A special THANK YOU goes out to Mortal Swordsman for his acknowledging my tributes to the fallen in his statement: RIP all victims 9-11! I was worried if a place like MOCpages was a place to give tribute to “all victims 9-11” Mortal you gave me my answer, besides all the LEGO MOCmodels of the Trade Center, there’s space for all of us to memorialize them! THANKS!

Here is a link to my TRIBUTE TO 9-11:

God Bless all you guys who have done wonderful tributes to the WORLDS TRADE CENTER in LEGO®!

The picture below is me in my 9-11 Shirt!

and some 9-11 pictures in the form of the NEW BUILDING, Me at the reflecting pool and the pool itself! It is such an awesome space. When you visit NYC you must see it! The tickets are FREE and be prepared to be frisked!


I have with my WINTER CHAPEL hit my first 700 mark today, September 12, 2011, in fact 703 views! A very big THANK YOU to one and all that made this possible! NOTE: As of January 23, 2012 it has hit 1,001 views!!!

I am speechless and for me that’s a first! So enjoy it! I was going through my work here on MOCpages, today, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 I have seen many of my creations going way over 100 views (55 to be exact), even 200 views (18) and some past the 300 views mark(7) some are now in the 400s (3) and two are in the 500 range!
My WINTER CHAPEL as of today, September 20, 2011, has not only hit the 700 view mark but has 732 views! ! Wow! And joining it is my 4×4 CONTEST ENTRY with 519 views!
I am so greatful to your support and the kind advice and kinder words you left in the comments section.
I am happy many of you turn to me for advice and guidance! It makes me feel alive! I am also honored to be a moderator for a group here!
God Bless You all!
As I always say: KEEP BUILDING ! …one brick at a time!

I’d like to begin by saying: THANK YOU you made it so, that by your visits (as of September 20, 2011) over 86 of my MOC Modles have gone over the 100 visits mark! I could not get over the fact my Review of Sean Kenney’s COOL CITY book recieved over 100 in less than a day! There are over 10,207 views to be exact! I am touched by this number, I cannot believe over ten thousand! I am both touched and humbled by your show of support! I could have never imagined all this!

I’d like to say THANK YOU for your kind words and encouragement!
I hope I do not let you down!

I have a lot more ideas…like an ASIAN RESTAURANT, I am thinking of illustrating some FAIRY TALES (like Jack & Jill, Humpty Dumpty etc.), I want to expand my VISIT TO SANTA by creating a SANTALAND, so as you can see I will still be contributing!

The areas I hoped to cover have been realized! The ones I covered were:
1.) the background of the founder of Lego® OLE KIRK CHRISTIANSEN (still needs to be done)
2.) the invention of LEGO® Bricks(still needs to be done)
3.) all the Theme Area logos including the many LEGO® as used [DONE]
4.) I will try to get all the minifigures used in each set listed(almost finished)
5.) Since there are many older designers here on MOCpages. I’ll be covering BABY TOYS, Duplo, Quatro and Lego Baby(still needs to be done)
6.) Since there are many females here as well I’ll be covering LEGO® and how it responded to it’s female user in SCALA, PARADISA & BELVILLE [DONE]
7.) I’ll be introducing you to LEGO® Products like kitchenwear, appliances, school supplies, food and books [DONE]
8.) I’ll be covering Lego® Cakes those to eat and those that were made [DONE]
9.) I’ll be including a section on how some lovers of Lego® express their love of LEGO® by getting tattoos of it![DONE]
10.) On that vein I’ll be covering LEGO® Jewelry![DONE]
11.) I’ll even show you the greaat LEGO® Mini figure Costumes people created[DONE]
and I’ll also show:
12.) LEGO® HOLIDAY models, LEGO® in LOVE (wedding cake toppers!)[DONE]