Our Brick Room Archives

Live Interactive Online Lego® Brick Building Virtual Classes and More!


Brick Built Cards for Special Occasions!

My Virtual Lego Brick Background that I started on last weeks show. What do you create? Feel free to post it on Our Brick Room's Facebookpage.
My Virtual Lego Brick Background that I started on last weeks show. What do you create? Feel free to post it on Our Brick Room's Facebookpage.

Our building project last week was to build a Virtual Brick Background.  You can see mine here on the right. I am working on a few more because I thought this one worked out so well.

If you haven't tried to build your own virtual background yet have a look at last weeks post for more ideas and details on how big to build it.

Lego® has just posted a bunch of Virtual Backgrounds you can download for Free on there website. Check them out! https://www.lego.com/en-ca/themes/letsbuildtogether/backgrounds

 

This past Sunday was Mother's Day so we made a Lego Brick Mother's Day card. (Pic below)

Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to share it with you so you could make your mother a card but Father's Day is next month so I thought we could get a jump on that!

 

Lego actual was giving away a free Mother's Day Brick Card with purchase on their website. So I just borrowed the idea and made my own with some fun modifications!


 

When looking for ideas for your card for Father's day just think about what your dad likes. Is he a gardener, fisherman, accountant, computer tech? Maybe build a card of something you love to do with your father.

Build a card to suit that idea. feel free to add in a minifigure or two. 

 

Here are some different views of the Mother's Day card so you can build from there. I'll post some photos of the Father's Day cards as soon as we get them done!

 

I'd love to see what you create, so post your builds on Our Brick Room Facebook Group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/OurBrickRoom

 

 


Below is some cool instructions I found from Lego that was from their Fathers Day Celebrations a few years ago.  I thought it was a need little build that may help to inspire some cool ideas for creating a Lego gift for your dad. And of course if you forgot to get flowers or you just weren't able to find a open garden shop... make her some flowers that will last. Dad might like the flowers too! ;)

 

Thanks for joining us... do invite your friend for next weeks show!


Download
40187 LEGO® Flower Display Merchandise 1
Adobe Acrobat Document 348.4 KB
Download
40187 LEGO® Flower Display Merchandise 2
Adobe Acrobat Document 663.8 KB
Download
30404 Friendship Flower Recruitment Bags
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.4 MB
Download
Lego Fathers Day Gift.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 253.6 KB


Also if you didn't grab the Activity Sheets from last weeks show you can download it right here! Because I forgot to give it to everyone last week... too busy playing with Lego!

Download
Find the Brick Word 1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 31.1 KB

 

If you have ideas for awesome puzzles, games or activities that you would like to see, please contact us with your suggestions.


0 Comments

Building Virtual Lego Backgrounds

Some of Lukas' favourite Lego Mixels, The Munchos... perhaps he just likes purple!
Some of Lukas' favourite Lego Mixels, The Munchos... perhaps he just likes purple!

 

Lego sets are always a great source of inspiration.

 

I'm always inspired from other sets. Quite often I'll find a set I think is cool, download the instructions from the Lego Website and start building. I won't have all the parts of course but that's where you have to get creative and build it how you want it to be.

 

Go HERE to explore Lego's Building Instructions page.

 

What's are your favourite sets?

 

Lukas has been keen on Mixels for years and is always scrounging parts from everywhere to build new Mixels that we've never seen before. Some from sets and lots and lots from his own imagination!


Our building project for this session is to build a Virtual Brick Background!  With all of us spending more time in the virtual world these days it just makes sense to create your very own virtual background from Lego Bricks!

I've got some samples below created by Claire Nordlow Boyd who has some super Virtual Brick Backgrounds to inspire you.

You can check out more of her brick work on Instagram @ClairenBricks

 

If you are using a baseplate to build on it should be at least 16 studs wide by at least 12 studs high to take a good photograph of. If you are building vertical like the examples below then it should be about 30  studs wide by about 15 bricks high.

Try to keep the designs simple and clean for best results.

I'd love to see what you create, so post your builds in the comments below or on Our Brick Room Facebook Group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/OurBrickRoom

 

If you want some detailed instructions about how to add your picture to your next Zoom call go to the Link below:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/210707503-Virtual-Background

 


Below is a couple sets of instructions from Lego of a couple of Lukas' favourite Mixels in case you want to try building your own Mixel!

 

Thanks for joining us... do invite your friend for next weeks show!


Download
41522 SCORPI Mixels.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 15.8 MB
Download
41561 Tapsy Mixels.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.1 MB


Also if you didn't grab the Activity Sheets from the Show today you can download them right here!

Download
Find the Brick Word 1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 31.1 KB


0 Comments

Bricks Inspired by Books!

This is the Set we were building on the show. Aragon's Lair. Made for a great set to add to our Hobbit builds Lukas was putting together.
This is the Set we were building on the show. Aragon's Lair. Made for a great set to add to our Hobbit builds Lukas was putting together.

 

Creating Lego builds based on ideas from books is a great place for inspiration.

 

What's your favourite book?

 

What would you like to see in real life from one of your books? An amazing palace? Dark dungeon? Space station?

 

It's all there just waiting to be built!

 

Lukas was focused on the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien this week.

 

Below is a couple sets of instructions from Lego that you could use as a starting place to build from.

 

Thanks for joining us... do invite your friend for next weeks show!


Download
ESCAPE FROM MIRKWOOD™ SPIDERS - 79001.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 6.1 MB
Download
AN UNEXPECTED GATHERING - 79003 Book 1.p
Adobe Acrobat Document 12.7 MB
Download
AN UNEXPECTED GATHERING - 79003 Book 2.p
Adobe Acrobat Document 9.6 MB


Also if you didn't grab the Activity Sheets from the Show today you can download them right here!

Download
Brick Muddle Scramble #1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 42.7 KB
Download
Our Brick Room Crossword #1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 355.2 KB


0 Comments