Friday, January 16, 2009

Leggo My LEGOs

Today's Wonder of the World is...LEGOs!

Flickr photo by Digger Digger Dogstar

Did you play with LEGOs as a kid? Do you still play with them?
(It's okay. I know a very impressive man whose name starts with St and rhymes with leave who'd ask his big sister for LEGO sets for Christmas, even after he was grown up and married!)

We've got tubs full of LEGO at our house and I love the stuff, except when I step on pieces in the middle of the night. Then I don't love it quite so much. Or when grumpy children get in a LEGO fight and throw pieces at each other. Not that that has ever happened at my house.
(Obviously they hadn't realized that the name LEGO comes from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means "play well." I knew I should have given them Danish lessons!)

You might be amazed at some of the crazy stuff creative people make with LEGO.
Like lucky cats, for example.

Flickr photo by laurence
Some people even make useful things.
Like this...

Flickr photo by Tarique
Or this...(Say cheese!)

Flickr photo by Found Photographer
Or even cool jewelry

Photo by
which they sell here at an etsy shop!

Other creative souls use LEGOs to create art.

Flickr photo by udronotto
Whoops! Girl with the Pearl Earring, that's not exactly what I meant. Though you are amazing.
Here's what I'm talking about.

Flickr photo by scilit
See what I mean?
Are you ready to bare your soul?

Flickr photo by Star Cat
Or spill your guts?

How about a whole LEGO tourist family, complete with pets?!

Flickr photo by completelyknown
Maybe those tourists are out looking for movie stars.

Hey, there's one.

Flickr photo by mikepirnat
It's Hagrid!
Wait a minute... I just saw Hagrid and Harry and the whole gang dancing in this LEGO video.
Feel free to dance along...

Or maybe you'd rather watch LEGO videos from Les Miserables , Indiana Jones, or Grease. Have fun!
And have a wonder-full Friday and weekend, y'all!
Love, Becky


steve said...

Yes, I still love lego and I'm proud of it! Don't forget the brick testament, though I'm not sure of the theological correctness of its representation. Good for a laugh anyway.

Bobbie said...

My kids love the Duplo Legos as well. Now I know how to spend the morning w/my two little ones home from school today. I heard Lego wasn't doing so well a few years back. They were struggling b/c they're one of the few companies that charge their distributors shipping regardless of the size of the order. Selling only building sets (Indiana Jones, Harry Potter) has also hurt them. It's hard to get *just* the blocks now. Hopefully, they've changed their policies. A world without Legos would be a sad one, indeed.

Linda Crispell said...

I step on at least a dozen Legos every day!!!
Your Pal,

adrienne said...

We just went to Legoland a couple of weeks ago! Fun place. The miniature cities are fascinating.
I hadn't seen Lego jewelry - now that's a cool idea.

April said...

Harry Potter shakes his groove thing LOL you gotta love that. Yeah we have legos by the ton though my kids only play with them about once a month :D

Paris said...

I LOVE legos...the people ones are so kewl! :) Hope you have a good day! "A"

Suzie said...

That is some great leggo art. I love the guy pulling himself open

lotusgirl said...

I love legos too. I'll never forget the first time I saw the HUGE lego sculptures at Downtown Disney. It's amazing what you can do with all those little rectangles and squares.

And Voldemort shaking his groove thing--I about busted a gut.

JaxPop said...

My favorite Christmas picture is of my 2 sons playing with LEGOs.

Problem is - it was taken just this past Christmas. They're 32 & 28 years old & they looked totally engrossed - maybe stumped.(The pic is on my facebook thingamabob)

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Legos are NOT allowed to go in a give away pile or yard sale pile in our house! They have provided many hours of fun for our boys and they will be handed down to their children. Also, Tonka trucks and Brio trains are not allowed either to be given away or sold. These are the classics of shildhood! Tammy Whitley

Silicon Valley Diva said...

LOVE your subject, Legos. My son is a huge Lego fanatic! We have been to Legoland in Carlsbad and have seen that display. The kids just love it. Some of the displays look so real too.

CC said...

Some of those are almost scary....

My son got about 3000 legos for Christmas (thanks to a great yard sale find last summer). And LegoLand is on our "to do someday" list...

Susan said...

Every time we go to California, I want to visit Legoland, but we never make it. When we were kids, we played with Lincoln Logs more than Legos, I guess because we were more rural. I must learn more about lego jewelry. Susan

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Leggos!! All my kids loved them. But they sure hurt if you step on one.

TattingChic said...

Oh, that girl with the pearl earring is hilarious! :)

Natalie said...

Good morning and thank you for creating this engaging, insightful and fun blog... I feel as though I have stumbled onto treasure!
This particular post will delight all 4 of my children, who are Lego enthusiasts of the highest order... I've had to create a separate Lego label in my blog!
I am eager to read more of your blog.

dana said...

We went through our fair share of Legos when our kiddos were little---our dog used to LOVE nibbling on them. I still have deep bruises from stepping on them! :)

You must spend hours compiling these fun posts of yours--I loved the Lego Les Mis!!! What a hoot!

Hope you had a super-duper weekend! Dana

Betty C. said...

I'm not surprised by those great Lego creations. I bet that one of the family was taken at Legoland, wasn't it?

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

We had them ALL!! Every set, bucket,barrel,box! Hundreds of children hours were spent constructing buildings, ships,houses,automobiles.....
My favorite.....the Lego *scooper* to pick up ALL the Lego's when they were done playing. You'd roll it across the Legos and it would scoop up the loose pieces. I wondered why it took so long to invent it. It was probably a mom who worked for Lego and thought...I'm sooo tired of picking up and stepping on thousands of these things, Cause you know there wasn't any dad's working there that had any concern over the matter. I was one grateful mom when I found that on the toy store shelf.
I could never master anything greater than several Lego's pushed together to form one big square block or several little ones. Oh well, it made my boys beyond happy.

Sweet Wishes,

P.S. I hope you don't mind. I added you to my blog roll.

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