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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Baby Moses

Today I am sharing a LEGO® creation I made for the Bible story of Baby Moses.  The story can be found starting in Exodus 2.

LEGO Bible Story Creation:  Baby Moses

LEGO Bible Story Creation:  Baby Moses


My creation is showing Pharoah's daughter drawing Baby Moses from the water of the Nile. If you are unfamiliar with the story, Pharoah ordered every Hebrew baby boy to be thrown into the Nile River. Moses mother hid him for three months. When she could no longer hide him, she placed him in a basket, and placed the basket in the Nile River. When Pharoah's daughter went down to the Nile River to bathe she found the basket and felt sorry for Baby Moses. The sister of Moses was watching in the distance and asked Pharoah's daughter if she would like her to get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby. Pharoah's daughter agreed and Moses's mother was able to continue to take care of her baby until he was old enough to go live with Pharoah's daughter.

Here is a YouTube Video of the story.  I love these YouTube videos by Teaching Kids About Jesus.



If you have not read the story of Moses I hope that you are wondering what became of Moses. I'll let you read the rest of the story in Exodus.

Do you use LEGO® bricks to build creations from the Bible? If so, I would love to see what you are building.  I love when my readers share their creations or comments.

I am two likes away from 100 likes on Facebook.  If you haven't liked my page would you consider giving me the thumbs up?

God Bless,
CJ

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Scratch: Piano Game

Hi, this is my new Piano game that I programmed in Scratch.  I am very excited about sharing it with you.  To control the piano you click the piano keys to make music. The game is touch screen compatible, if you don't have a touch screen you can use a mouse. It is really cool in touch screen.



Let me know what you think.  Did I mention I love comments?  They make my day!

God Bless,
CJ
 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Treats LEGO® Style

It has been one hot summer!  I created these LEGO® Popsicles for some thing fun.  Just a warning, I'm having fun with this one so you will be seeing more of these.

LEGO Popsicles

Stay cool and enjoy a Popsicle today!
CJ

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Fun!

I hope you are having a fun summer.  We are having a blast with all the fun summer activities.

Today I am sharing a LEGO® Micro Creation of a Sandcastle.  Hope you enjoy it!

LEGO Sandcastle



Happy Summer!
CJ