Friday, October 31, 2014

Brickworld Take 2

I'm back with more awesome creations to share today.  If you have not been to a Brickworld event I highly recommend it.

These two LEGO® creations of famous art were huge.  I love the way that these LEGO creators remade Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam and Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of LaGrande Jatte out of LEGO® bricks.  These creations were just amazing!  This is the kind of stuff you will find at Brickworld it is very inspiring.


Enjoy and God Bless!
CJ

Happy Harvest


Let your light shine today for Jesus today!


"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:2

Check out my previous light up pumpkin post.





Thursday, October 30, 2014

Brickworld 2014

This year I had the opportunity to attend a Brickworld event.  It was awesome!  I got so many new ideas and learned some things too.  I took lots of pictures.  I had the opportunity to meet and talk with lots of people that love LEGO® bricks just like me.

Since I have so many pictures to share, I will be showing groups of pictures each day over the next week.  So, be sure to stop back by each day.  You will not want to miss these awesome creations.

There are so many talented builders out there and it is fun to share their creations with you.

Today, I will be sharing some awesome creations of well known businesses.  My favorite is Best Buy.  What can I say, I love electronics!


Brickworld 2014, Lego Best Buy, Lego Target, Lego McDonalds, Lego Lowes


Enjoy and God Bless,
CJ

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jesus LEGO® Minifigure

I recently attended a Brickworld event.  I'll be posting more on that soon.  While I was there, I came across a vendor EclipseGRAFX.

EclipseGRAFX offers a variety of LEGO® customizing services.  They custom print LEGO® minifigures and accessories.  I just happen to find out that they customize a Jesus minifigure.

They had one left in stock without his staff.  My Nana bought it for me as a special gift.  Thanks Nana for making my day!  I saw that they were sold out online too.  I was told that they would be getting more in soon.  What a wonderful thing to see, that so many were interested in having Jesus as a minifigure.  The Jesus minifigure sells for $12.00 online and is rated with 5 stars.  I love it.  At first, I was taken back by the price.  After collecting my thoughts I realized that this company has to buy the minifigures from LEGO, then do the printing.


In talking with them, I learned that the owner's mom was encouraging him to make Biblical minifigures.  I was excited about finding someone willing and interested in customizing these minifigures.  While visiting his site, I came across several other Biblical minifigures. I am asking my readers to reach out to,Victor, the owner and let him know that you are interested in Biblical minifigures.

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." 
1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV







EclipseGRAFX also had some really fun printed accessories.  Here are some of my favorites.


I have included the links for you to contact EclipseGRAFX. Please send Victor a note of encouragement, letting him know how great it is to see him making minifigures to represent our favorite Bible stories.


God Bless,
CJ

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wizzy Gizmo - Product Review & Giveaway

Christian Education, Family Devotions, Devotions for Kids,


Wizzy Gizmo!  What a fun name, I love it!  I recently was given the opportunity to review a product from Wizzy Gizmo through Home & School Mosaics.  This product was provided to me free of charge for my honest opinion.  Let me start by saying that I love reviewing Christian products, and I am sure you will love this one.

Okay, let's get started!
Training Resources for Kids, Shepherding Resources for Kids,

I received the Fast Track  Bible Pack New Testament Series to review.  This is a set of twenty seven five by nine cards.  One for each book in the New Testament.  The cards have a fun illustration carried out through each of the cards.  They are good quality, and fun colors represent each section. The front of the card has a summary of the book, number of chapters in the book, author of the book, and the date of the writing.  The back of the card has an outline, key chapters, key passages, key doctrines, and key people.  They are a wonderful way to get familiar with each book in the New Testament and a great resource for finding what you are looking for in the Bible.  The best part is they are easy for kids to read and understand themselves.

Bible for Kids, Bible StudyBible Verses for Kids,Kids Bible Lessons

I really enjoyed reading through the cards and learning things that I did not know.  I would recommend these cards to anyone who wants to know more about the New Testament,  They are a great resource for homeschoolers and Christians that want to understand the Bible better.  The cards are currently priced at $14.99 on their website.  Wizzy Gizmo will be giving away a complete Fast Track Bible Pack New Testament Series to one of my lucky readers.  See the bottom of this post to enter.

Here are the recommendations from the Wizzy Gizmo site of how to use these cards.

Bible Study for Kids

You know what else? The founders of Wizzy Gizmo are dads with kids our ages. They are pastors, worship leaders, Sunday School teachers, and homeschoolers with a mission to equip us kids for life, by planting us in God's Word.  

If you are interested in learning more about Wizzy Gizmo here are some links to find them:


Wizzy Gizmo also offers these products.

Bedtime Stories for Kids, Audio Books for Kids

Who is Wizzy Gizmo?

http://homeschoolmosaics.com/wizzy-gizmo/




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Friday, October 24, 2014

The Apple Store Rocks!

I love how Apple is so eager and generous to educate us kids. Yesterday, I went to the Apple Store for a field trip. My homeschool friends and I had a great time.  We learned how to make ibooks.  We created illustrations in the Paper 53 app and then imported them into ibook editor.  Now I have my very own ibook written and illustrated by me.  How cool is that!

Okay, this would not be a wonderful post without me sharing my ibook with all of you.


Here is the link for my ibook.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByHqR62Z8fZANXNJay1hWkpPVWM/view?usp=sharing

I hope you enjoy my story.  Special thanks to Ryan at Apple and all his staff.  You guys are awesome!

Guess what else is so cool?  When you attend a field trip at the Apple store, they give you a really cool Apple Field Trip t-shirt and a USB wristband that has your project saved on it.  Thanks Apple for going the extra mile for us kids.

God Bless,

CJ



Friday, October 10, 2014

Toys R Us LEGO Free Events

Even though I am not a Star Wars or Batman fan, I still enjoy Toy's R Us free LEGO® events.  The best thing about LEGO® bricks is that they can be broken down and recreated.  Don't miss these free events over the next two weeks.  They are a great opportunity to grow your LEGO® collection.

Toys R Us Free LEGO Events

Have fun & God Bless,

CJ

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy First Day of Fall

I'm so glad that fall is here and I cannot wait for the cooler weather.  I created some things that remind me of fall out of LEGO® bricks to share today.

LEGO Fall Pumpkin & Leaf


Happy first day of fall.

God Bless,
CJ

Sunday, September 21, 2014

OYO Minifigure Review

OYO Minifigure Product Review

I wanted to tell you about a minifigure that I picked up at Walmart made by OYO.  The minifigure I purchased was from the Dugout Character Bunch.

I found the product to be an awesome addition to my LEGO® collection.  The minifigure is well made.  It came with a bat, ball, glove, and a home plate.  I like that the minfigure is adjustable with rotating arms and knees that bend.  This allows you to pose your minfigure in lots of different ways. The minifigure is compatible with LEGO®, Mega Blocks, and Knex.

This product is also available in other MLB teams, just in case you are not a Rays fan.  OYO also makes limited edition player minifigures, mascot minifigures, and brick sets.  I have not tried the sets but, I would recommend the minifigures to anyone that loves baseball.  The minifigures are also available in football and hockey.

This review is strictly my own opinion.  I was not compensated in any way to review this product.

If you would like to check out all the products OYO has you can find there website here.

God Bless,
CJ

Friday, September 19, 2014

Mr. Peabody Lego Style

Did you see the movie Mr. Peabody and Sherman?  I saw it over the summer during the summer movie promotions.  It was a funny movie.  I liked how it took you through events in history.  I sharing my Mr. Peabody LEGO® creation.

 
LEGO Mr. Peabody

God Bless,
CJ