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LEGO Club didn't meet in January because we had a meeting the week before during Christmas break. But we were back in February for a new year of building. Ten builders and six assistants (parents) met on February 2. The theme was February Fun and builders could choose a project based on the Superbowl or Valentine's Day. Let's see what some of them came up with:
A cozy house where friends gather to watch the game, or where flowers are delivered on Valentine's Day. Or both!
Even though our photographer can't control the flash, we can see this is a very nice Valentine's Day rose.
Another beautiful flower, this one in an arrangement (we really must speak to that photographer!).
Teams and their fans are ready for battle!
Practice makes perfect. It's almost time for the kick-off!
Your friends are waiting for your visit!
We hope your team wins and wish you much love on Valentine's Day! See you March 1, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. for our next LEGO Club adventure.
Is 2015 almost over? We've gotten behind in posting our LEGO Club updates. Time flies! We've had a good year and a lot of fun. Let's look at some of the projects we've seen:
The best thing about LEGO Club? Building with friends.
An impressive mountain from the September meeting.
Sometimes our builders want to do 2-D projects. This is a snowflake.
If you guessed this is from our December meeting, you are right!
A racetrack. Notice the dirt bikes at the starting line!
This is a house and garden "with lots of stuff in it!"
And our final project from 2015: a Dinosaur and his house! Since our last meeting was December 29, there will be no meeting next week in January. Looking forward to the first Tuesday in February and our next LEGO Club adventure!
It happened again: our March 3 meeting was cancelled due to the weather! Not a thing we could do about it. We were glad we had scheduled a special Spring Break event for March 24. And, boy, was it special! The Community Center Day Camp kids came, along with many of our regular members. It was a building bonanza! Luckily, there were enough snacks for everyone. Also, it was good to see kids working on collaborative projects and sharing their building squares. There just weren't quite enough to go around. But, everyone got to build, we had a great time, and we look forward to the next time!
39 kids! This is what we're talking about!
Do you think these fellas are related?
Is it magic?
The minimalistic approach.
I don't care what I build, I just LOVE to build!
Always take pride in your work!
This is just too cool.
Oh, no. It's not a competition. But, seriously, which one do you like best?
As you can see, we had miles of smiles! WAY too many projects for the display case, but we got a few in, just the tip of the iceberg, but a nice reminder of all the fun we had.
We had to cancel our January meeting because of the weather. No surprise, but it made us pretty sad. Then it was time for our February meeting. Same story! Lousy weather! The conditions weren't ideal, but we decided to go for it anyway and didn't really promote the event until the day of. Nine intrepid builders braved the elements and came to the library. Since we didn't even know if we could have the meeting, we didn't have a theme planned. Builders were told to do something wintery, or just do Freestyle. Here's what they created:
Lot's of action here!
Aww! A Lego wedding!
Gladiators and spectators.
Legos-smegos. Let's just stay home and watch TV! :)
A colossal wreck just before the finish line!
Maybe things would be better if we could just put all the snow in one giant block and move it out of the way!
Have awesome vehicle, will travel.
A need for speed!
And here are all the projects together! Pretty impressive! Alas, we just couldn't fit all of them in the display case, but there are several there now for you to enjoy. Stay warm and we will look forward to seeing you on March 3rd!
Our December Lego Club meeting produced some very festive projects:
You can't go wrong with a Christmas theme! These projects looked nice with our holiday decorations this season.
We had a special Lego Club event on December 29: Freestyle Lego! 19 kids and 2 teens came and built whatever their imaginations told them to build. There were snacks, too!
It was a busy afternoon, and fun to get together with friends over the school break.
Our next Lego Club meeting is Tuesday, January 6, 6:30 p.m. Don't miss it!
Wow! We got behind on our blog entries! The Lego Club met in July, September, and October. Here are some pictures. We saw a Lego dragon, duck, giant chicken, a penguin, and a tractor among other projects. Ah, memories!
Last night at our November meeting the theme was (wait for it) Thanksgiving! Our group interpreted the holiday many different ways and EVERYONE GOT INTO THE DISPLAY CASE! Well, their projects did. Let's take a look at some of our happy builders:
Finally, here are the Thanksgiving projects:
A small, vegetarian feast.
The guests wait for the cook to serve it up. Note the big oven. They're having crab! (Do dogs like crab?)
Another feast. Note the vehicle parked nearby. You have to get over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house somehow!
Pumpkin picture, suitable for framing!
You must respect the pumpkin.
What would Thanksgiving be without the Mayflower?
Turkey factory with monster trucks. We had no idea.
Want eat turkey, must kill turkey. This giant bird will feed many people!
Happy Thanksgiving to all our Legomaniacs! Our next meeting will be December 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Stay tuned for Lego Club happenings over Christmas break.
The LEGO Club will meet three times during Summer Reading. The theme for the first summer meeting was FOOD. Everybody had a different idea, just the way we like it!
Everything looked really yummy but we only have room for six projects in our display case. Here they are:
You're entering a bakery!
Now you're in the bakery!
What better place to find food than in a garden!
Just a good old fashioned hot dog.
Attack of the giant strawberry and its unsuspecting victims!
A giant carrot. They come from miles around to see it!
This is a very inventive collaborative piece with a complicated story. What do YOU think?
Building is the best, but it's really fun to listen to all the stories that go with the projects. Join us for our next meeting: June 24, 2:00 p.m.
It was a small, but happy, group last night. School was out for the summer earlier in the day and there was a lot going on between awards night at the high school and 4-H meetings. The theme was BUGS and there was enough imagination on hand to fill the room!
Almost everyone built something last night, grownups, too! We'll put as many as we can in the display case. Let's look at what everyone made:
Moms have big ideas, too!
A well-guarded secret bug gate.
Bugtopia! A very happy place to be!
Bugrusade. The king of bugs rides. Each element tells a story!
A sweet little inchworm.
A very large ladybug.
Another Momtastic creation!
We like the exposed brain of the bug wrangler.
Radioactive bug on wheels!
A radioactive bug spewing green, flesh-eating bile.
Yikes! Call the exterminators! This was our last evening program for the summer. We will start meeting during the day as part of Summer Reading. We'll get together again next week on Tuesday June 10, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Check the library home page or your Summer Reading brochure for all Lego dates and times.
Another great turnout for our third LEGO Club meeting! We thought maybe we wouldn't see as many builders because baseball has started, but we had even more! 23 children, 1 teen, and 13 adults came to the library to build and socialize. The theme was DINOSAURS, and this group knew just what to do!
There were interesting and creative Dinosaur projects. It seems many new varieties have been discovered over the years. Here are the examples that will be displayed at the library until our next meeting:
Flying dinosaur with Wizard.
Dinosaur eating a guy.
A very tall dinosaur with a sweet expression.
Dinosaur eating spiders, snakes, and plants, with a side of frog and crab.
Sister dinosaurs made by two human sisters!
Here's a side view of the sistersaur,
a great Stegosaurus!
We're looking forward to our next meeting on June 3 at 6:30 p.m. School will be out so we might build all night! Look for special LEGO Club events during Summer Reading 2014!
What a great day to do some building, no fooling! 21 kids and 13 adults came to create and socialize. The theme for the evening was TRANSPORTATION. It's amazing what you can do with that theme and Legos! Let's look at some pictures:
As you can see, there was a wide age-range of builders. Very serious business! At the end of the meeting, there was a show-and-tell and everyone got to talk about their projects. While it's not a competition, we did select six projects to display until the next meeting to show visitors to the library what the Lego Club is all about. Check the display case on the first floor the next time you are in the library. Here are the projects on display:
A working vehicle.
Airplane with support vehicle.
Join us May 6, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for our next Lego Club meeting!