January came in and now it’s on its way out.
And for this month, we went to something you could do indoors. I worry this is one of those themes that might have a smaller turnout, but we’ll see how it comes out.
Legos are an interesting item for photography. I had some ideas that didn’t pan out, so I went in a different direction. For those who follow my blog, you know a long time ago I set out on a mission — a Lego mission — to accumulate the right amount of Legos to build a baseball stadium. I have the instructions, as well as the supply list and I’ve slowly been accumulating what I need. For the record, I’m also working on a hot dog store. The idea of this is to give me something to do at times when stress levels are high. It’s been good for that.
However, with a project that requires about 6,000 pieces, it takes a lot of time! I haven’t started building anything because I am still just gathering all the pieces I need. That’s just for the baseball stadium! The hot dog building requires something like 1,200 pieces!
Anyway, this is an interesting theme, so it will be fun to see what people came up with.
So let’s get on with this! Here are my five and I look forward to other posts!
1. The plans
It’s crazy to think about how in-depth a Lego project can be. The plans for these big projects come in a PDF and, as you can see, it breaks it down for you when it comes to what you need. Just the list of things I need is like 35-40 pages (for both projects). I figure, once I start building, I will just put the instructions on my iPad and use that instead of printing out like 250 pages!
2. Play ball!
I picked this guy up at a Lego store a few years back. Who knew he would be so good for this project. I’m going to have to track down a bunch more, however, so that I can field a team in the baseball stadium!
3. Piles of Legos
When the Legos I order come in, a lot of times they are just in a bag, all together. So then I have to go through them, organize, and make sure I received everything. But, it’s kind of fun to do this. Here’s some after organizing.
4. Bullpen car
OK, so this isn’t a Lego, but rather a knock off. Still, I couldn’t resist as I think it will add to the project. There were batting cages, too, and I probably should have grabbed them. Maybe I will this year if I can find them again.
Turns out these aren’t the easiest to obtain, so when I got them, I ordered a few extra just to have them. I needed to order them from a Lego store in Europe (I want to say Czech Republic). The Lego stores out there are definitely all over the world!
There are my five. I look forward to seeing what everybody else came up with!
If you took part in this month’s challenge, make sure to link up below. And for those of you who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment (here, too!). Let’s continue to grow this challenge and have a strong community. Come back and check out the others who link later on, too!
Also, don’t forget to get back here Thursday, February 1 for the February theme!
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