Posts Tagged ‘Lego’


What am I Lego-loving?

March 26, 2020

LEGO puts out a Star Wars Death Star “play set”.  I would call it a doll house and I think it is ADORABLE!  It has about 4000 pieces and a lot of little figures.  There is a great deal of detail to the set which I appreciate and I am so happy that I did not know about this earlier because it is on back order at the LEGO online store (for $499.99) and I hope the urge to buy passes before it becomes available again.  I really do not need a(nother) collectible no matter how cool.  My friend Robb more accurately calls these things “dustables.”


What am I Lego-loving?

February 11, 2020

What am I Lego loving?

January 22, 2020

The International Space Station set is designed to inspire space enthusiasts young and old

“Lego is adding to its catalog of space-themed kits, today announcing a replica of the International Space Station. Available from next month, the latest product to emerge via Lego’s Ideas program is built to challenge space enthusiasts with a 864-piece set that features moving parts to mimic some of the orbiting laboratory’s realistic functions.

Just like the Saturn V Apollo rocket set, the Women of NASA set and the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set, the International Space Station set is designed to inspire space enthusiasts young and old by bringing some of humankind’s grandest engineering achievements to the living room floor.”

The Lego Ideas International Space Station kit will be available from February 1 for a price of US$70

As you can see from the image above – this product is not necessarily for children.  The space station will launch on February 1.

from: New Atlas


What am I Lego-loving?

September 25, 2019

Lego is offering a new kit to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing.  Here are some photos.  I love Lego and I love the sets, although I do think that more creative play took place with the older, non-themed sets when kids could make whatever came into their heads, but…

And, I had no idea that Lego sets had gotten SO expensive.  There is more at their website.

I saw a video that showed how the little Lego figures are made, but I am not posting it because it needed a lot of editing (in my opinion.)


What am I Lego loving for Halloween?

October 30, 2018

The pumpkin, carved by local children and decorated by library staff, features several Lego people sitting in the comfort of their own mini-library under a tangled string of lights. For Halloween, the Lego people will even be adorned in costumes.
Boston Globe and Truro Library

From Bookshelf


What am I Lego-loving?

September 17, 2018

What am I Lego-loving?

December 29, 2016


“Each year during the holiday season, the White House transforms into a veritable forest of glittering Christmas trees with festive decorations as far as the eye can see. But this year, the highlight of the White House holiday décor began in Enfield, Connecticut, with seven LEGO Master Builders.

They were fast at work like Santa’s elves, designing and building 56 unique gingerbread-style houses representing each U.S. state and territory. The team also created two massive gingerbread men and a first-of-its-kind 18-foot long interlocking brick-built paper chain. 500 hours and more than 200,000 pieces later, the LEGO-built decorations are on display in the White House State Dining Room.”

More at the Brick Brothers




What am I Lego-loving?

December 21, 2016


One of photographer Andrew Whyte’s projects is a series of intrepid Lego minifigures who travel around the world photographing their surroundings and sometimes winding up in terrifying situations (see above.)




More at the Verve.


What am I Lego-loving?

June 13, 2016


1280px-Château_de_Himeji01Himeji Castle (photo by Bernard Gagnon)

The real castle above and the Lego-wonder:

The creator says no fasteners or adhesives were used – only Legos.

I am amazed.



What am I Lego-loving?

April 13, 2016


According to the producer, “This is a working particle accelerator built using LEGO bricks. I call it the LBC (Large Brick Collider). It can accelerate a LEGO soccer ball to just over 12.5 kilometers per hour.”


Thank you, HMS Defiant