No bones about it. Half the time, my house looks like a volcanic LEGO® explosion has taken place with a rainbow of pieces of all sorts strewn about. I have stepped on my fair share of Bionicle weapons and Minifigure parts. (Generally in the middle of the night, accompanied by somewhat muffled howling). My Hoover vacuum cleaner knows the feel up sucking up tiny LEGO parts on a regular basis.
Does this sound like your home or the home of someone that you know? Then you may be living in the midst of LEGO fan(s), just as I am. I must admit that the bounty of bricks has grown on me over time (PLEASE, don’t tell my LEGO lovers or another truck load of bricks will be waiting at my house tomorrow). LEGOs are the one toy that consistently get little people to sit in one place for long periods of time engrossed in activity. They seem to spark creativity left and right and I love that.
And that is what has inspired me to go in search of 5 Fun, Free Sites for LEGO Fans. These sites are sure to delight, amaze, and entertain.
1. MICHAELHICKOXFilms–Michael has come up with all sorts of clever videos using LEGOS. The videos range from LEGO Hide and Seek to LEGO Shark Attack. They are well put together and have entertaining plots. Parents will want to screen the videos for age-appropriateness before releasing them to the little eyes.
2. The Brothers Brick -This is a great website for checking out some of the amazing creations that people come up with using LEGOS. It is so fun to scroll down through the posts and see the creativity. The section that includes photos and information on LEGO Building Techniques is especially interesting, as well as, the links section to LEGO blogs from around the world.
3. The Brick Fan-Look here for all the latest LEGO news hot off of the official and unofficial presses. Information about new sets, retirement of old sets, LEGO events and much more can be found here. Also, you can click on a variety of product reviews.
4.BrickNerd-Lots of additional LEGO eye-candy in the form of some truly awe-inspiring builds. Also, check out some really neat profiles of LEGO Builders who have built up quite a collection of amazing creations.
5. LEGO Videos-The official LEGO Video site offers everything from bloopers and mini movies to LEGO designer tutorials. Hours of entertainment and education can be found for all ages. New videos are added to the site frequently. Easily search videos by themes, categories, and characters.
These 5 free sites are just a sampling of the best that is out there on the Net for LEGO fans.
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