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Legos @ the Library: Pushing the boundaries of creativity

Every Legos @ the Library session is a little different.  There are always a few new people and the regulars are always working on something new (or revamping something not so new).  Over the course of the program, there have been many awesome creations.  For some reason, at today’s meeting, I was blown away by the creativity in the room.

Here are just a couple of my favorites from today:

The Titanic:  Before

titanicThe Titanic:  After

the titanic

Here’s a Lego movie theater complete with curtains that open to reveal the movie…which appears to be about garlic 🙂

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And last, but certainly not least, it’s not everyday you see a Lego coelacanth complete with a tail that really moves!

coelecanthHave a good long weekend, everyone!

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Legos @ the Library: Creative Creations

On this beautiful afternoon that hinted of spring, Lego builders of all ages got together to do their thing!  (Ok, no more rhyming, I promise!)  This Lego session seemed especially creative to me, for some reason.  Maybe the spring air has our minds going in different directions…who knows.  Anyway, here are some photos from today’s Lego group:

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Everyone searching for the perfect piece to complete their creations.

DSC02840One Lego builder made this futuristic vehicle.

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One Lego builder took one of my challenges and built this bridge in 5 minutes, only using one hand!

Here are some more creative creations:

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What is your idea for a creative Lego creation?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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Legos @ the Library: Ninjago!

One Lego builder brought new Ninjago Legos to today’s meeting!

Here’s “before”:

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“During the building process”:

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and the “finished product”:

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Here’s a look at some of the other great creations from today’s program:

DSC02585(I don’t know if you can tell from the picture, but the entire top section of this vehicle swivels 360 degrees).

 

DSC02590I want one of these for my house!

 

DSC02589On a chilly winter afternoon like this one, it’s nice to plan out a perfect camping trip with Legos!

For next month’s Legos @ the Library, I’m looking for picture books to use for Lego inspiration.  So far, I’d like to use Chris Van Dusen’s If I Built a Car and If I Built a House.

Cover of "If I Built a Car"

Cover of If I Built a Car

Does anyone have suggestions for other books that might spark a great Lego idea?

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Legos @ the Library: Inspired by books

Anyone who has read Chris Van Dusen’s book, Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit will recognize this Lego creation:

It’s Randy Riley and his home run hitting robot!

Here are a few of the other Lego creations from Friday’s meeting:

A Lego builder works on a state of the art police station.

Here’s a look at the inside of the station.

This ship has a secret compartment!

A close-up of the bow.

A new take on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

I love the idea of making Legos inspired by books.  You could start small with Gerald and Piggie and then move up to creating Hugo’s automaton (from The Invention of Hugo Cabret).  The possibilities are endless!  Which character would you create with Legos?

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Legos @ the Library: Games!

What is going on in this picture?

A Lego contraption (much like a top) is spinning on the table.  There are several small pieces in the bucket on top of the contraption.  To play the game, simply guess how many pieces will stay in the bucket.  If you guess correctly, you win–hooray!  If you don’t guess the right number, you have to pay a small fee (17 cents…you can use imaginary money).

This was just one of the games created on the fly at today’s Lego program.

Here’s a pet store that sells owls, cats, and parrots.  They also sell swords, which was convenient because there was an awesome boat nearby in need of pets and weapons.

 

Many of today’s projects were a team effort, which is always nice to see.

Two Lego builders construct the pet store.

Here’s the aforementioned “awesome boat” and some of its construction team:

And here is a close up of the boat:

Have you come up with any fun Lego games?  I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

 

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Legos @ the Library: Back to School

Here in Maine, school has been back in session for about a week and a half.  It’s that magical time right after school starts where the weather still feels like summer and the kids don’t have homework yet.  Free time after school provides the perfect opportunity to hang out at the library and build with Legos!

There were some great creations today and here are a few of them:

This vehicle can travel on land, sea, or even fly into outer space!  The two guys in the front are driving the vehicle (and looking for bad guys) and the red one in the back is on his laptop playing  ninja computer games (the tall tower on the back is for the Internet).

 

This is a computer room with a green couch.  I like the color scheme!

 

This is a machine that can crush anything.  Look out, other Lego creations!

 

The vehicle is a plane/boat and the guy with the cape is riding a Segway.  He may look evil, but he’s a good guy who just needs to shave his mustache.

 

Have a great weekend, everyone!

 

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Legos @ the Library: Awesome vehicles and houses

Here are some pictures of some great Lego creations from today’s Legos @ the Library meeting:

I bet Star Wars fans can identify this creation.

Here’s a close-up:

Everyone in the future will be driving one of these:

You can drive it, fly it, or use the oars provided if you find yourself near a body of water.  You can scoop things up with the yellow bucket in the back, use the fire in the grey container to light things on fire and the palm tree will keep the sun out of your eyes.  Who could ask for more from a car/plane/boat?

Here’s another great vehicle:

They’re riding in style.

Finally, this would be my dream house if it were life-sized.  It has a beautiful garden and a garage:

This house is home to three owls!

What have you built with Legos lately?

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