Making changes to a business, even one as small as mine, feels a bit like retrofitting a jet airplane at 35000 feet. Concentration is everything. Parts are flying everywhere. And you have no idea if the outcome will be any better than what you started with. Realistically you are just hoping the finished project doesn’t simply crash and burn. And amid all the furrowed brows and pondering looks, it is possible to get that tingle in the back of the brain saying you might be neglecting something.
Oh yes, that’s what it is, I haven’t really published a meaningful showcase of all the amazing creativity bursting out of my guests all month! Oooops! (hmm that’s my second published ooops this week)
So today, on a busy PD day where I had oodles of amazing guests, I feel compelled to get up to date with all the cool creations being shaped with our Massive Pile of Lego. As always click on the image if you want to see a larger version.
First and foremost a brief memorial. You may all remember the USS Mighty Mann:
Not only did this wonderful spaceship grace our shelves for several weeks inspiring gasps of awe that someone created it from random pieces in the Massive Pile, but it survived numerous guests playing with it once it finally reentered the pile. Weeks passed and I saw pieces slowly slipping away in a slow motion disintegration. Until at one moment last week, in just an instant, the spacecraft had a hull breach and:
It was one tough spaceship. But despite its demise, like a phoenix, other spacecraft were constructed from the valuable remains:
Another common theme, especially among today’s creators, is wheels and vehicles:
Some guests enjoyed creating whole suites of creations:
And then there is the random and the odd:
The following image is accompanied by a full description that the creator wanted to convey:
And I don’t think anything made me smile more than simply getting the request to display good ol’Dumbledore on a motorcycle!
Our winter village is taking shape. I hope you all have been enjoying the facebook posts at each step of the way. Most asked question, “Where is the train…” Patience it is coming out soon. Just 8 more Brick Barn business days until December. Just 8 more days to complete the display. The train will be out at some point before it is finished.
I just wanted to congratulate one of our young Monthly Members for his efforts winning the Monster Fighters Contest. He managed to build 5 of the sets before it ended on November 14th. His prize:
Which takes me to my last point… We will be having a brand new contest for December. It will begin on December 1st and end on December 24th. And it has something to do with this Lego bag:
You can bet if you ask for your creation to be put on display, I will do my best to showcase it on the website as well. All part of the service, and frankly, I love sharing all these inventive builds. Now that most of the changes are complete on my Brick Barn revamp, I promise to be more diligent in showcasing the awesome FUN being enjoyed at my shop! I look forward to seeing your own creativity soon!