May 28

LEGO Storage at home

What do we do with our LEGO, how do we make it easier to play for our child and even us?

Often with our children we are the ones to rebuild their sets, so we see the lego and want it sorted so we can find the pieces. But this isn’t always good for our kids.

I found for my son in the beginning with Duplo LEGO he preferred all in one container, he preferred a clear container. As he moved on to playing with the smaller pieces  he also preferred the LEGO to be separated in size, Large pieces through to Small all in different containers. Now at 11 he prefers all pieces to be sorted into piece types. I use Fisher containers which stack on top of each other but still allow access to the bricks.

    

In my talks with other parents I have heard that some Children prefer the division of bricks to be colour based in clear container, often this allows a feeling of control of their play space.

If playing on the floor, a sheet down first allows ease for picking up. I actually use a board that slides under a bed, it means that bricks are easier clicked together than on carpet.

Your child may insist sets to be made fully, and they play with it for a week or two then alter it to what they want (at times to your frustration). This is the way of play for many children, it’s ok and the way of LEGO play as well.

Instructions often lose pages and are read a lot, I slice my instructions and LEGO Club magazines and place them in plastic sleeves in folders. For my son this allows the easy reading of his pages without losing any pages and the emotional responces to losing or damaged pages.

 

A few people have asked me since you’re a big LEGO enthusiast where do you buy your LEGO? Well like you I shop around, I will at times buy from brinklink.com, but if I’m impatient then I’ll see which of my local Kmart, Target and Big W’s have what I want. I also check online stores as well as they are often very reasonably priced and ship very quickly.

May 28

June’s LEGO Club, Forest Fortress

 

June 17th is Melbournes next Lego Club at Abbotsford Convent. The theme for June is Forest Fortress ie Robin Hood’s hideout, a tree-house, Ewok base or perhaps a “Friend’s Tree House.

Club leaflet  Forest Fortress

The Salon, Convent Building (Ground Floor)
The Abbotsford Convent
St Heliers St, Abbotsford
Melbourne, Victoria 3067

Cost   $15 per 90 minute session

Bookings: info@insidethebrick.com

If you’d like to know more about Brick Clubs and the work ASD Aid has been undertaking contact Rob via email at info@asdaid.org

May 28

Fantastic Fun with Ninja Surprise

What a great day we all had at LEGO club yesterday. Each month we have theme for the club and this month was Ninja Suprise!. Along with the models that members created at home, there were many Ninjago Sets on display, along with a Ninjago spinsitu battle field.  Many battles happened and we learnt that at times we may lose one battle and win the next. There were many wonderful MOC’s (my own creation) , including one cake with Ninja’s inside.

I really enjoyed constructing many Nina fortresses with club members and finding the many elsuive pieces. We hope that we get to see you at the next club on the 17th June at Abbostford Convent. The theme for June is Forest Fortress, ie Robin Hood’s hideout, a tree-house, Ewok base or perhaps a “Friend’s Tree House.



						
						
						
		

May 23

Lego Club This Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Sunday 27th May at Abbotsford Convent, come along LEGO fans! Book here http://www.trybooking.com/21555

Nov 30

LEGO Road Train Build

ASD Aid (asdaid.org) recently ran an event to raise awareness about the benefits of LEGO therapy for disadvantaged kids, esp kids with Autism and Aspergers.

The general public in Melbourne, Australia was invited to come along and help local LEGO fans build a road train.

Over 3100 people attended over the 2 day event held at Scienceworks Museum and a 50 meter long train was build along with hundreds of crazy creations.

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