November 5, 2009

These are from our mini-field trip to Boston, MA to participate in a Lego Masterbuilder's Challenge! Foster, Emerson, Liam & Jack had a super time making a lot of bricks! Jack enjoyed checking out some sample figures on display. We helped build a giant Star Wars R2-D2 model by making large bricks from little bricks to be used by the builder. We all enjoyed shopping for new Lego toys at the Lego Store! Hope you can come along next time!

Let's Meet Joanna!

Hi! This is Joanna kick starting one of our meetings! I have not always had an appreciation for Lego's but since I've had 3 sons, I certainly do now! I started this club as a way to help my boys make some homeschooling friends with similar interests and I certainly achieved that goal! I'm so happy that the kids are having fun and I look forward to see what this club evolves into!

Let's Meet Jack!

This is one of our many Jacks at HS Lego Club! He really enjoyed making his Mars Mission rover!

Will's Show & Tell

This is Will and his mom Liz (she's the one doing the ski club!). Will made this AWESOME ship and brought it to show everyone! GREAT JOB, Will!

Let's Meet Michael!

Hi, my name is Michael and I like Legos because you can be creative and build what you think is cool. I also like to sing, dance and play. My favorite song from the Sound of Music is My Favorite Things. I can't wait to join the Lego Club.

October 9, 2009

Let's Meet Dominick!

Hi, I'm Dominick. I am four. I hope I have fun at the LEGO club again. I hope I like it. I like outer space. I like LEGOs. I make cars with LEGO's with my Dad.

September 29, 2009

Let's Meet Gabriel!

My name is Gabriel. I am 7 years old. I live in Bristol. Zachary is my brother. My favorite Legos are Star Wars The Clone Wars. I play with my Legos every day. This is a picture of me at the Nathan Sawaya exhibit.

Gabriel - I can't wait to hear all about the exhibit! We haven't been able to go yet!

Let's Meet Zachary!

My name is Zachary. I am 10 years old. I live in Bristol with my mom, dad, younger brother Gabriel, and baby sister Kathryn. I build with Legos almost every day. I have many Lego sets that I enjoy building, but I also like to create my own designs. Here I am holding the Nautilus, Captain Nemo's ship in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Some of my other interests are baseball, tennis, and drawing.

September 15, 2009

Exciting New Field Trip!

I've been waiting for this one to be announced and it's finally here!

LEGO® KidsFest Is Coming To Hartford Nov. 20-22!

LEGO® KidsFest is a wildly energetic 3-day show filled with interactive, creative and educational activities for every family. Attractions include: life-sized and miniature LEGO models: build, race and play booths; live stage demonstrations; and so much more. Sponsorship advertising and exhibitor opportunities abound. It's your chance to participate with a company that has 98% brand awareness, was named "Toy of the Century" by Fortune magazine, and is played with by 300 million+ children worldwide.

I sent an email to the event coordinator to see if I can get us a discounted group rate so keep your eyes open for future announcements!

Here's the site for more details:

September 7, 2009

1st Meeting A Success!

Thanks so much for coming to the Homeschooler's LEGO Club! It was wonderful to meet everyone and I can't wait to watch all those little fingers create some cool creations! I have pictures from the meeting that I'd like to post but if you'd rather your child's photo not be online, let me know!!

For the club kiddos:
I'd like you to write out (or have Mom help) a short description of yourself to share with the group. We'll post it on our site with your picture! Foster & Emerson have already done this so check their's out for some inspiration. It would be best if you could email it to me but you could also bring me a written copy to the next meeting.

I am always willing to let you show off your LEGO creations! We'll have a show & tell time at the beginning of our meetings if you'd like to bring in a picture of your latest LEGO creation. If you can't bring a picture but really want to bring the creation - you do this at your own risk! I will let you show it off and then it will have to wait in the kitchen area until it's time to go home. We don't want any lost pieces!! Here's some themes to try to stick to:

October: something inspired by the Nathan Sawaya exhibit. If you didn't get to go see it in person, that's OK! Check out his site:

November: re-create your Halloween costume in LEGO! If your family doesn't celebrate Halloween - that's OK! Create a LEGO Scarecrow!


August 26, 2009

Field Trip Update!

Don't forget that we have a club field trip at the end of September! Click on the 'Field Trip' label at the bottom of this post to read all the relative posts.

Our original plan was to go Sunday at 2pm to take the tour with the artist - and we can still do that! But I have been emailing back and forth with the museum curator and she suggested we come during the week so there wouldn't be a large crowd. Our group has 43 kids plus 42 parents (if EVERONE goes with 2 parents).

Please click on COMMENTS below to tell me if you are planning on attending the field trip and if you'd like to keep the date the same or change to a mid-week visit!

Road Trip Anyone?

Here's a fun event coming up that some of you may want to check out! If you go, be sure to take a picture for us to post on our site!

LEGO® R2-D2™ Master Builder Event!
September 11 - 13, 2009
The LEGO® Store
South Shore Plaza
250 Granite Street Braintree, MA 02184
phone: 781-356-6501
Join in an incredible LEGO event and help a LEGO Master Builder construct an 8-foot tall model!
The event is free and fun for the whole family!
Everyone who helps build will get a free Certificate of Achievement, while supplies last.
Don’t miss this special event,
and don’t forget your camera!

August 25, 2009

We're FULL!

Thank you for your interest in our Lego Club but our roster is FULL! Please email me if you are interested in being on a waiting list.

July 29, 2009

We Need More Kid Bios!

Please email me a picture of your chld and let them type or dictate to you their bio! We met one of our club members, Liam, at the park and Foster was so excited to be recognized from the blog!

I will not post the club members pictures until my member list is confirmed and this blog will be made private so only our group can view it. This way your child's personal information will not be available on any search engines, etc.

Hope to 'see' you soon!

June 29, 2009

Fw: Nathan Sawaya

Hooray! Let's plan on going Sunday, Sept 27th at 2pm so we can meet Nathan and listen to him tell us about his AMAZING creations!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: Nathan Sawaya

Hi Joanna,
So happy that you are interested in viewing the Sawaya show. There are no fees or admissions.  All are welcome. The show's opening reception will be Thursday, Sept 17 6-8pm. We usually have 200 people at our receptions. The hours of the gallery are on our website Nathan will be having a Walk/Talk on Sunday Sept 27 at 2pm that your kids will certainly love!
Hope to meet you there.
Vivian Chen
Co-Curator for the Flinn Gallery

Click HERE to see all posts relating to the field trip!

Let's Meet Emerson

Hi, I'm Emerson! I hope the Lego Club is good. I'm 4 and my brother is Foz. I hope the Lego Club is full of Lego's. I'm happy that we're all gonna be together. I hope it's gonna be awesome. I hope I get to hang out with my brother. I like to play with Lego's. I hope we have fun together. I'm glad we're gonna be in a club together. BYE!

Let's Meet Foster

Hi, I'm Foster! I will be 9 in September. Please call me Foz. I think the Lego Club will be a BLAST! I usually think of Lego's as a hobby. Sometimes when I'm frustrated I like to sit down in my room and try to create something out of Lego's. I like to spend time everyday building with Lego's. I'm excited to meet you all at the Lego Club! BYE!

Club Field Trip!

My husband just happened upon an upcoming Lego show. Click HERE to check it out!

I'll get in touch with the museum and figure out if there are any fees to go and we'll schedule a time to go. I'm sure we'll meet up and carpool to save on gas.

It looks amazing!

June 26, 2009

Let's Get To Know Each Other

Hey Kiddos! While we wait for this club to get going, let's introduce everyone. Click HERE and email me a picture of yourself - preferably building something with Lego's! Write me a little note about yourself and maybe include some of your favorite things about Lego's and what kinds of things you would like to make with them. I will then post it on the blog for everyone to see!

June 25, 2009


I picked up 4 bags (the large reusable size from Aldi's) full of Legos, Bionicles, Mega Bloks & Kinex last night! The boys thought it was Christmas this morning :) I quickly explained that anything Lego is going for the club and the other stuff is up for discussion.

Let me know if you find more!

June 24, 2009

While You Wait...

Make sure you go to and sign up your kiddos! You can get them on the mailing list for a cool Lego magazine and if you want to go all out - pay a small fee and get special magazines and kits! There are A LOT of fun online games to play and my kids have been enjoying them for years. They have games for all ages!

New Blog!

I created this blog today as a way for you to keep up with what's going on with the club without having to inundate you with emails.

Good news today! I posted on Freecycle to try to get some free Legos and it worked! I am going to pick up a large box full tonight! We still need more so keep your eyes & ears open!

I also ordered several Lego books with various building plans and activity ideas. If you are at your local library this summer, please take a quick look to see if they offer anything similar. Bring it to the 1st meeting and share!