Bookmarked New Zealand LEGO Map by Alexander Waleczek (

It turns out I am definitely not the first one to approach a project like this. As I mentioned before, Dirk built a world map, as well as a globeDan Harris built a map of Scotland and just a few days back, somebody in NZ finished a map of Westeros.

It looks like I found a much simpler way to create a map like this than Dirk, while at the same time probably spending as much time as he did anyway. There is an R package (of course there is) which converts an image into a mosaic of LEGO bricks. With a bit of scripting the whole process could – in theory – be automated. However even if it was automated, there is still the problem of brick prices and availability, which means you might save time if you do several different maps but pay a premium for bricks.

Alex Waleczek walks through the process of recreating the map of New Zealand with Lego.
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It’s been a while since I made any LEGO office equipment. I had to fix that.
I found my desk getting cluttered with a few bits I always had hanging round: Pens and pencils Headphones Short USB cables (for charging my phone etc) Couple of small backup drives USB memory sticks USB adapters Capo (I p…

I love this. It has made me rethink how I currently organise my workspace and what creation I could make to neaten things a bit.
Watched A message for Canadian children about these tough times from LEGO Justin Trudeau from YouTube

In March 2020 during one of his daily press conferences, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a message for Canadian children about how they can do the…

In March 2020 during one of his daily press conferences, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a message for Canadian children about how they can do their part in the fight against COVID-19. It’s a powerful statement, one that deserves a version all kids will want to watch.

Tyler Walsh discusses the process further in an interview with CBC.

Bookmarked LEGO Challenge: 30 Days of Play Calendar – That Brick Life,LEGO Challenge: 30 Days of Play Calendar (That Brick Life)

We put together a 30 Days of LEGO Play calendar. It’s a great way to really challenge kids (or yourself) to create something new with their LEGO bricks!

Along with drawing, another great activity for learning at home is Lego. This calendar provides a useful balance between constraints and creativity for makers to work within.
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That is different to the ‘Lego Friends’ style that I am used to? Is it a custom creation?
Watched The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) – IMDb from IMDb

Directed by Mike Mitchell. With Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Saw this in VJunior with an interlude. Ironically, they stopped the film about 30 seconds before the ‘interlude’ included within the film. Interested in the move to incorporate more music into the second instalment.
Checked into LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne – the ultimate indoor LEGO® Playground
I am not sure what I thought the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre would be. I grew up with travelling exhibitions, often focused on a theme and thought maybe it would be something like that. However, it was much more hands-on and has clearly been thought out.

After walking through a recreation of Melbourne, the space opens up to a range of ‘stations’ developed around different themes. There are also a couple of rides, a ‘4D’ cinema playing four different Lego shorts on repeat and an adventure playground. In some respects the space captures the ethos of play-based learning.

Bookmarked Playable Lego Piano (

Making the LEGO piano playable was my main focus when I designed this model, and at the same time, the most challenging part of the build. Finishing the model and seeing it work smoothly brought me great satisfaction. I spent a long time just siting there playing with the LEGO piano keys, imaging the sounds of a real piano. This is a great example of the creativity and diversity of LEGO bricks.

I recently stumbled upon the Lego Ideas series. The intent is for creators to share their custom creations, with some going through the process of being put into production. There are some fantastic creations, but the one that stood out to me was the working piano. What stood out for me was the way in which pieces were appropriated for different purposes.