Monday, April 28, 2008

"The Minifig Formerly Known As..."

This is hilarious.... LOL, please, please, please look at these "celebrity minifigs!" They are TOO much!
I love that Donald Trump is placed between Douglas MacArthur and Ernest Hemingway.

No other words are needed, just go take a look for yourself :)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Lessons in Leadership from LEGO

Ron Hunter Jr. and Michael Waddell, authors of a new book called Toy Box Leadership, say that people can learn lessons in leadership from the toys they loved when they were younger.

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

It is Official...UPDATE

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

Lego-Inspired iPod Speaker

Props to Parents Magazine's Goodyblog for a super great suggestion: Lego-Inspired iPod Speaker (see left)... check out the new iPod Retro Mini Speaker from, which is available in classic lego-inspired red, blue, green and yellow, and makes any iPod much, much more crazy cool.

Now I just need to pump my MCHammer tunes into my iPod through my USB... plug in my brick lookin' speaker, and I'll be 2Legit2Quit. Hey, Hey.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

James Wilkie Broderick loves LEGO

Sarah Jessica Parker and Mathew Broderick's 5 year old son, James Wikie Broderick loves LEGO... Mom SJP says "He's really into Legos right now and he's really into Star Wars."

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

If I Were...

No one knows creativity better than kids... but sometimes little ones need to be allowed the right environment to fully express their creativity. Mary and Heather, founders, have some great tips on enhancing creativity and imagination.

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

Take Me Out to The Ball Game...

... Take me out with the crowd... (of minifigures?!)

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!