Monday, August 25, 2008
You can even download it in 3D!!!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
My head keeps spinnin’,
I go to sleep and keep grinnin’
If this is just the beginnin’,
My life is gonna be bee-yoo-tee-full
Congratulations to Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson…The blogosphere is all a-buzz with news of Pete Wentz’s wedding present to his wife…
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
This cool, yet unexpected planter is definitely my next project…Now I just have to find myself a cute plant and some white spray paint!
Check out how Bob, from the Bob Blog actually created it! http://the-bob-blog.blogspot.com/2008/03/lego-planter_25.html
Friday, May 23, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Of course, each LEGO maniac situation will call for unique combination of guidelines to leading a healthy and balanced life, but I must say this article is a great jumping off point. I'll definitely keep this one filed under important documents.
As gracious as I am for this new resource as I look for my lifelong companion, I am, in fact, hosting major feelings of jealousy over here, in reference to Jesus' potential pilgrimage to the LEGO factory in Denmark this coming in June.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Now why would anyone ever build a LEGO tower reaching 100 feet tall? Can you imagine how many stairs a minifigure would have to climb to make it to the top? That evokes an extremely funny image in my mind. No but really, the minifig would have to crank his neck back so far to look at the top, his head would fall off! I should change my blogger alias from Gen X to Funny Guy. (sound effect: Badum-ching!)
Okay, maybe Funny Guy is a stretch, but how about Random Fact Finder.: In miniscale terms, building a 100ft tall tower would be comparable to building a 4,800ft (.9 miles) tall tower in normal person scale… which would be two times as tall as the current tallest man-made structure in existence (a skyscaper still under construction in Dubai, that reached 2,064 ft in height as of April 7, 2008).
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
In an inspiring article by the folks over at the South Florida Sun-Sentinal, Hunter explains his theory that LEGO building is about "connecting people or organizations together." He explains "When you put together the right Lego structure, you don't see the bricks. You see the finished product."
Of course, the people over at LEGO already had the hunch that LEGO is a valuable addition to the work place. LEGO Serious Play, which is an innovative, experiential process designed to enhance ovation and business performance, has already helped some of the most well known businesses become who they are today.
Learn more about LEGO Serious Play
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I am a blog party addict! The Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Giveaway Carnival is finally here, and I am excited! Give away#612 is a LEGO Pink Brick Box! Now this is freebee madness!
For all of you LEGO fans who didn’t get a chance to enter the Ultimate Blog Party giveaway, now is your chance to win a LEGO Creative Building Pink Brick Box!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Keep on building little man! There are plenty of LEGO Star Wars sets to get your hands on in just a few years...
(Thanks to Celebrity Baby Blog for the update and the image!)
Thursday, April 10, 2008
My personal favorite is #4... "If I Were..." Here's how you play:
Heather and Mary suggest playing this game in the car, but anyplace will do. Say to your kids, “If I were_____” Have them fill in the blank and then create a story. For example, “If I were an astronaut I would….” Mom and Dad can play along to!
Here is my LEGO version:
"If I were a LEGO minifigure..."
If I were a LEGO minifigure, I would live in a bucket with all of my LEGO brick friends! I would be able to meet other LEGO minifigures, who would be just my size. I would get to meet astronauts and aliens, police and firemen, trolls, dwarves, and knights, and even racecar drivers! I could even meet Indiana Jones! I would build a fortress as big or as small as I please, and share it with all of my LEGO minifigure friends.
Give it a try, or get 9 more creative ideas here.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Many, many thumbs up to Tim Kaebisch who pieced together this LEGO replica of Milwaukee's Miller Park. Seven years and seven models later, it is ready just in time for opening day! I wish i had close up shots of the detail, but this video is a great too!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Along with the fully functional LEGO PC, LEGO Air Conditioner, and LEGO furniture, I'm adding this working LEGO Telephone to my list of dream items for my office. Of course, I'd custom order mine to be cordless with an integrated speaker phone. (Really, is that asking too much?)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Today I thought I would share with you one of my favorite collections of LEGO Creations…hopefully this video of amazing LEGO models will give you a taste of my world and why adults and kids alike continue to build for hours and hours. This video really proves that you can make ANYTHING out of LEGO bricks.
GOSH…if I could just figure out how to build a LEGO car like the one featured in this video…sure would save me a lot in car payments!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Whether it is journal writing, after-school painting classes or playing on a basketball team, creative activities for children help to challenge their brains and broaden their horizons. Creativity is the critical heartbeat of today’s most successful businesses and is a critical skill in preparing the next generation workforce.
To get you started, I have created a small party favor for you as a token of my appreciation for party hopping to my pad! It is entitled “LEGO Family Building Night Activities Booklet”. I hope you enjoy it! Be sure to stop by later this week for another fun favor!
Also, in case you haven’t reviewed the entire list of Ultimate Blog Party gifts/give-aways, LEGO has donated 7 of its newest Pink Brick Boxes (in honor of the 7 day long party!) They are adorable! (Click here to learn how to become eligible.)
Kindly sponsored by the folks at LEGO, the LEGOstories blog acts as a resource for tracking fun stories about the LEGO brand for all of us LEGO parents, teachers and/or fans, and provides inspiration, tips, links, etc for exploring CREATIVITY and LEGO building. Please feel free to mingle and read my past blog posts, meet my friends, and visit us often to stay abreast about why CREATIVITY matters.
Be sure to check out my last post and learn about the LEGO Creativity Awards, where 5 kids will win $5000 each to pursue their creative passions.
Happy partying... and please feel free to leave a comment!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
All the King's horses and all the Kings men come to life in LEGO form in this impressive LEGO Chess Set. Dave from brickplayer.com has created a complete chess set from LEGO bricks - and, he has included step by step instructions on how to build the entire set. A great family activity that brings a whole new meaning to build and play fun!
Friday, February 8, 2008
While reading the paper this morning, I came across an article entitled "Customize your Valentine's Day gifts" by Mike Antonucci, which suggested the most adorable gift idea:
Construct a Lego kit of the dream home you and your sweetheart envision.
Lego offers the option of downloading design software at www.legofactory.com, using it to build the virtual version of an original Lego model and ordering the pieces to turn the design into reality.
Or, if you are lucky enough to already live in your dream home, you can create a replica on Lego Factory, and get all of the pieces and building instructions, so the whole family can build a LEGO model of your home together!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
It took a year and a half of planning, building and photographing, includes more than 75,000 LEGO bricks and pieces, 3,976 LEGO windows, and is about 7ft x 5.5ft x 30in. Apparently there is even a coat room, restrooms and mosaics placed throughout. Check out the elaborate pipe organ in the back! ….WOW!
Friday, February 1, 2008
Best Sets in LEGO History
50 Years of LEGO: Nine Sets I Have Known and Loved
A Golden Anniversary for LEGO
Thursday, January 31, 2008
May 22. It must be my lucky day. Not only did Lucas release Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith on May 22, 2005 (in all seriousness, one of the best days of my life!), but now, I hear they plan on releasing Indiana Jones 4: Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on May 22, 2008! Even more, Gizmodo broke the news yesterday with official high resolution shots, prices and descriptions of the four new LEGO diorama sets based on Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, also launching in May. Pretty RAD.
Have you ever felt compelled to share the fun fact on the bottom of the Snapple bottle cap, or tried to figure out the answer to the question on your popsicle stick before it melted away? Now you and your kids can test each other on your LEGO knowledge. In honor of the 50th birthday of the LEGO brick, Monday, bloggers all over the internet posted fun LEGO facts to their sites.
Jot down of some of the fun facts Gizmodo posted and you’re on your way to an exciting Family Trivia Night:
- 40 billion LEGO bricks stacked on top of one another would connect the earth with the moon.
- The LEGO bricks sold in one year would circle the world five times.
- There are more than 915 million combinations possible for six 2x4 LEGO bricks.
- LEGO bricks are available in 53 different colors.