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!