Saturday, September 13, 2014

Save Rhino Rally

During a recent visit to Busch Gardens I was disappointed to hear that I would be riding Rhino Rally for the last time. One of the drivers informed me that they would be closing Rhino Rally on September 1, 2014.  I was sad to hear the news.

Rhino Rally was my favorite ride in Busch Gardens.  I loved being the navigator. The drivers were always so much fun! Special thanks to those that actually let me honk the horn, you know who you are. I have not seen any write ups in the paper but, I confirmed that the ride was taken off Busch Gardens app.

In memory of a wonderful ride, I am sharing my Rhino Rally Rover LEGO® style.



God Bless,
CJ

Brick Dreams



While reading my daily subscription to News-o-matic, I learned about a charity called Brick Dreams.


  
Brick Dreams was started by a high school student named Bailey Snow. Like all of us, Bailey loved playing with LEGO® bricks.  What makes this story most interesting is his desire to provide LEGO® bricks to kids that don't have any bricks to play with.  He collects these bricks, sorts them, cleans them, and repackages them in empty tennis ball containers.  Each container is filled with LEGO® bricks and includes one minifigure.  I especially like the fact that LEGO® weapons are omitted from his containers.  These tubes are then distributed to shelters or police stations.

I love hearing stories about kids making a difference.  If you have LEGO® bricks that need a new home please consider supporting this charity.  Brick Dreams is located in Granite Bay, California. Click here to visit Brick Dreams website or here to visit him on Facebook. This is a great mission and I look forward to hearing more about how Brick Dream's is making kids dreams come true.  

Nice job, Bailey!

God Bless,
CJ


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Meep Meep!

My family and I enjoy watching the Road Runner cartoon by Warner Bros.

Will that coyote every catch him?  I hope not, just because it is so fun to watch.  I just had to make a Little Road Runner out of LEGO® bricks.  

Okay, if your a Road Runner fan what was your favorite episode?  Comment or give my post the thumbs up on Facebook if your a Road Runner fan.



Meep Meep!
CJ

Saturday, September 6, 2014

New! My Creations Tab

Hello,

I am super excited about my new tab called "My Creations".  This will serve as an index for my blog. It can be really difficult to find things on blogs because they are like a journal put in date order.  I wanted my readers to be able to find all my creations.  Check it out today and leave me a comment on how you like it.

Blessings,
CJ

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back to School

We started back to school on Monday.  The summer went by so fast, but we had a lot of fun.  Did you start back yet?

I created an apple out of LEGO® bricks for Back to School.




If you like my apple post here are a few more Back to School posts you might enjoy.



 You Can Build It Pencil Tutorial

God Bless,
CJ

Thursday, August 14, 2014

LEGO® GOOGLE CHROME

Hi, I am announcing that Google Chrome has a app Build with Chrome.  It is fun, free and it can be installed on your PC, tablet, or phone. Check out this cool video clip.  Click here to download Chrome. If you already have Chrome you can find the app in the Chrome Web Store by clicking here.

We use Google Chrome on all our devices.  Why?  It's faster, has better security, you can use the address bar to search or type in your website, and it has an app store with thousands of apps.  


No post is complete without a LEGO Creation so, here is one just for Google Chrome!

Google-Chrome-LEGO-Creation

Check it out.  I'm sure you will love it!

God Bless,
CJ

Monday, August 11, 2014

LEGO Man Balloon - Don't Miss This One!

Yesterday, we had some fun twisting balloons and making all kinds of creations.  I found this video on You Tube of a balloon artist making a LEGO Man.  I just had to share it with you.  There is not a tutorial but, he does an awesome job. It is fun to watch.  Don't forget to give him the thumbs up it you like it!



God Bless!
CJ

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mr. Chalkboard

I have been having a great time creating programs in Scratch this summer.  Scratch is a free programming site for kids.

Today I am sharing my Mr. Chalkboard program.  Just click, hold, and draw just like writing on a chalkboard.



Have you tried Scratch yet?  All my projects can be found on the Scratch website under the user name buildinglegos.  Of course all my projects can also be found under the tab Building Video Games with Christ right here on my blog.

Hope you enjoy this one.

God Bless,
CJ

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Scratch Game: Drums

Today I am happy to present my scratch game, Drums. If you have a touch screen just touch the screen to play.  If not click the drums or cymbals to make your own music.


God Bless,
CJ

Monday, July 28, 2014

How Do You Homeschool with LEGO® Bricks?

LEGO® bricks are a big part of homeschooling for our family.  We love the challenge of making things out of LEGO® bricks.  Some people see LEGO® bricks as just a set.  They build the creation, break it down, and put it away to build some other time.  I am excited about each set I get.  I build the set and play with it for a little while.  It usually sets on my shelf until it gets broken from playing with it or I need some pieces to build a new creation.  Then I break it down and the pieces join my collection.  The manual is placed in a box with my other manuals in case I decide to build it again.Then I have a nice collection of bricks to create anything I want with no instructions.  I have been asked if I just build from other peoples instructions, the answer is, no.  My creations are 100% mine and created as I go.

Today I would like to share with you some of my little brothers creations from our Geography Fair this past year. He studied England, and now every time he sees a Union Jack he says it's his country.  He did a awesome job on these with very little help.  I am surprised at some of his creations and am proud that he is creative.  He will be really excited to see his creations on my blog today.  So, if you like them leave us a comment or hit the thumbs up on Facebook.   I know that some mentioned that they had difficulty commenting. I made some changes to the comment section, and I hope it will be easier for everyone that wishes to comment.

Homeschooling with LEGO Bricks - England Creations
Flags of  England made from LEGO® bricks and a mini figure Royal Guard

Homeschooling with LEGO Bricks - England Creations
Home of the big bell "Big Ben".  I like my brother's English Frog. 
Cheers!
CJ