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Can You Build Something Useful?

Photo of my Lego Medicine Cabinet Shelf
Photo of my Lego Medicine Cabinet Shelf

 

What can you build out of Lego® Bricks that you can actually use. A pencil holder is useful, maybe a plant pot! How about an umbrella... hmmm maybe not!

 

So I've had some time to work on this over the last few months. I realized that I would love a little shelf in our medicine cabinet because I can never see what's in there. It was impossible to reach all the small bottles and things. So I built a nifty shelf. It's not exciting but it was fun to do and it is super useful. 

 

The next project that popped up was a bird feeder for our 4 new little Silkie chicks.

 

Lego Brick Bird Feeder with fuzzy Silkie chick.
Lego Brick Bird Feeder with fuzzy Silkie chick.

Chicken feeders are kind of expensive and  generally pretty big. We needed something small and easy to use that the birds wouldn't get in and kick their food all around. Lukas and I each tried building one, just to try out different designs. Again it was a lot of fun and took some engineering to get the food to flow down properly without spilling out all over the place. We also had to keep in mind that it needed to be safe for the chicks so they wouldn't get their heads stuck or foot trapped inside. Came out pretty good as you can see in the picture.

 

When you are thinking about what could you build that would be useful, think of the things that have been annoying you.  Perhaps your phone or tablet is always falling over when you are using it to watch videos or participating in online video calls. Maybe you could build a stand for your phone or tablet. Perhaps you have pencils and pens scattered everywhere and a pencil holder is just what you need. Maybe you need to build a dice roller for playing board games. Maybe a stand for your headphones and wires to hang up so they aren't dangling everywhere. And who couldn't use a lego shelving unit to hold all those mini-figures?

 

Whatever it is... maybe you can build it out of your Lego® bricks... maybe not, but it is fun to try!

 

If you Google; Lego Useful Things, you will find an endless supply of cool ideas to make your very own useful things!

 


Below are some instructions from Lego for building some cool useful things.


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Having custom desk organizer is always a great thing. Plus you can keep building on to it as you discover other things that you might need.
41907 Desk Organizer DOTS.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.9 MB
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Instructions for a very nice jewelry box. Use this a a place to start from. Maybe you can build it into a treasure box. Maybe a box for holding Pokémon cards, coins and the counters.
41915 Jewelry Box DOTS.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.1 MB


 

This weeks Activity Sheets download it right here! 

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June 9th Brickish Crossword Puzzle
June 9 Crossword.pdf
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 If you have ideas for awesome puzzles, games or activities that you would like to see, please contact us with your suggestions.

 

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

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

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


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Are you a Robo Champ?!

Photo from the Lego Robo Champs Game Rules
Photo from the Lego Robo Champs Game Rules

 

If you are anything like me, then you must like robots!  I particularly like funny robots made out of strange parts.  Lego bricks of course work very well for making robots of all shapes and sizes.

 

Lukas and I showed of some of our bigger robots on a previous show but this we we focused on building much smaller and simpler robots specifically to play a game made by Lego called Robo Champs!

 

It's a fun little game and even more fun to just build cool little robots. It's so much fun you might just want to keep building robots all day.


Photo from the Lego Robo Champs Game Rules
Photo from the Lego Robo Champs Game Rules

If you don't have the special Lego Dice that they mention in the Rules for Robo Champ you can just use a 6 sided die and just write down on a piece of paper what each number does.

 

For example if you roll a:

  1. Free Choice - Take any coloured part from the Scrapheap.
  2. Take a Red coloured part from the Scrapheap.
  3. Take a Blue coloured piece from the Scrapheap.
  4. Take a Green coloured piece from the Scrapheap.
  5. Trade one part with another player or the Scrapheap.
  6. Exchange Parts - Everyone pass one of your coloured parts to the player on your left.

These are some of my modified rule!

 

Below are the instructions from Lego for building and playing the Robo Champ game.


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This is the building instructions for the Robo Champ game. You don't have to build them exactly like in the instructions. You just need to make sure each robot can easily swap parts with all the other
3835 Robo Champ Lego Game Instructions.p
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.7 MB
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These are the Rules to play the Robo Champ game from Lego. It's an easy game to play and lots of fun to mess around to make your own rules!
3835 Robo Champ Lego Game Rules.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.2 MB


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

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

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

 

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


If you haven't joined us previously in Our Brick Room and you what to participate in the our Interactive Online Show, Click the Button below to Register!

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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!


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40187 LEGO® Flower Display Merchandise 1
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40187 LEGO® Flower Display Merchandise 2
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30404 Friendship Flower Recruitment Bags
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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!

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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.


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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!


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41522 SCORPI Mixels.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 15.8 MB
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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!

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Find the Brick Word 1.pdf
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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!


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

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Brick Muddle Scramble #1.pdf
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Our Brick Room Crossword #1.pdf
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