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Brick Barn Hours Update

  I know the Brick Barn has been fairly silent lately as I get use to my new job (come say hi at Walmart).  Hopefully, I will be able to add more hours as the weeks roll on this summer.  For starters, I have two Sunday’s off in the next two weeks and I will…
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July 9, 2017 0

New Hours Page

  If you are planning a future visit to the Brick Barn please be advised it is now very important that you check our new Hours Page beforehand.  For my preparation to re-entering the job market, the Brick Barn hours are becoming much less flexible, and depending on work shifts, subject to change from week to…
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May 24, 2017 0

Aren’t You A Little Short For A Stormtrooper?

Today a Stormtrooper oversaw the creation of a number of Star Wars themed worlds.     First we had the bridge of a Star Destroyer including an elevated walkway between two pits of computer terminals.  Rebel soldiers have infiltrated the bridge and are trying to save the prisoner.  With Darth Vader there I doubt they…
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May 13, 2017 0

Change… Bring Change

  The first major change at the Brick Barn comes sooner than I anticipated.  To coincide with changes in my POS contract, I have decided I will no longer be accepting debit cards.  To maintain the POS terminal at the shop was over $400 annually so with the upcoming shortening of our hours and streamlining of…
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April 13, 2017 0

Dioramas R Us

  Some guests love to create.  Others love to build sets.  Some like to grab something cool and play with it.  Another category is Lego dioramas.  For example, our guest saw the Rogue One Tie Striker model another guest had build recently and said, “I’m going to recreate the battle of Scarif!”  So we worked…
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April 9, 2017 0

Ahoy! Creative Building Ahead

We’ve had some wonderful creativity so far in March.  I was going to announce a Minecraft March Madness earlier, but the sets only just arrived this week.  So I think it will be Multiple Minecraft Months instead.  For March and April all our Minecraft sets are free to build during Drop In.  I am also…
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March 23, 2017 0

Great Lego Sets and a Story

Olivia was sitting at her work bench pondering her schematics for robot assembly when there was a knock at the door. Finally, her box of robot parts had arrived. She ripped open the box excitedly.     In the box there was everything she needed to create three awesome little robots.  The kit even came…
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March 22, 2017 0

Big Technic Lego Brains

So I don’t build a lot of Technic Sets.  Not because of the intricate building, but just that I’m not that interested in mechanical stuff… however – as I do own a Lego Shop it seemed like a prudent idea to acquire Lego’s largest Technic Set Ever!  So I purchased 42055 Bucket Wheel Excavator.  3927…
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March 19, 2017 0