So I had this idea that during the summer holiday we would try to use up every Lego piece – it sounds easy, at the end of the day we were not trying to create anything in particular – just use them all up. However it was not as straightforward as I expected. We just happened to pick up a copy of the Lego Play Book in a charity shop on holiday, which was the original inspiration for the project. At first glance many of the ideas in the book looked unfeasible due to our limited stock, but it became a great source of inspiration and we came up with some really resourceful takes on their original designs.
Overall our individual models started to fit together to from a sort of town scene. I photographed the progress but models constantly evolved, particularly when we needed ‘that brick’ which necessitated taking another building completely apart (several times).
We spotted the fairy tale carriage in the Lego Ideas book, and built our own fit for a princess bride, complete with wedding altar and a rather splendid 3 tier cake.
A handy place to store spare body parts.
This scene was inspired by the story Teeny Tiny and the Soup Bone
“This teeny-tiny bone will make me some teeny-tiny soup for my teeny-tiny supper.”
A Back to school trim for Harry, Hermione and Ron
with patio, sliding door, radio and bookcase
Ice Cream Stall
with Slushie machines, freezer and signpost (left)
We had great fun creating stories and scenarios around the individual models we built. Here the shark, lifeguard station, beach hut and fishing boat are joined by other vehicles and characters in a rescue operation.
A Fantastical Dr Seuss style building
with get-away vehicle
Things on wheels
A selection of vehicles, including a bin lorry, which led us to create a recycling center and wheelie bin. Handy for those odd leftover pieces at the end of our project.
We had a lot of fun with this project and I’m sure we will repeat it some time in the future.
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As part of my 30 day blogging challenge I have been encouraged to try out Canva photo editing, hence the titled and tinted photos. It’s been a lot of fun and a handy way to individualise my blog photos.