The LEGO Group launches a new educational “fun-fact” series on its newly created STEM YouTube Kids channel, LEGO Discover.

How far is it to the moon? What are rainbows? Which was the first animal to go into space?

Those are exactly the questions the new “Explained with LEGO Bricks” series is aiming to answer with both educational facts through live-action, but also humorous LEGO stop motion sections and cut-scenes.

The show’s purpose is to use the fun of the LEGO Bricks to draw kids in a topic they would be naturally curious about, and prompt them to know more. All episodes will aim to do this with various topics about science, nature and technology as part of the larger effort to get more kids interested into STEM related topics.

Early October, the LEGO Group launched a dedicated YouTube Kids channel for everything STEM related: LEGO Discover. This channel aim is to teach kids modern skills in a fun way thanks to the LEGO product and bricks and make the overall LEGO STEAM programs and initiatives accessible to a younger audience. The channel community has already grown to over 10,000 subscribers.

youtube.com/LEGOdiscover

Skaerbaek Fan Weekend here we come!

Skaerbaek Fan Weekend is the biggest and most prestigious LEGO FAN’s event. It is held in beautiful Skaerbaek conference center near Billund, heart of LEGO World.  This year we will be there again, and not only we will publish photos and videos from event, but we will also visit LEGO House and share our experiences, so stay tuned for the next weekend when we will share all the fun!

LEGO online store expands to 5 new countries

The Official LEGO Shop has had exciting news this summer, as its expanding into 5 new countries, including Slovakia, Greece, Latvia, Estonia and Slovenia.

This expansion marks 29 countries globally – where shoppers can enjoy the full LEGO Shop experience, including access to the full assortment, exclusive products and promotions each month, extended line items and other unique services like Pick-A-Brick.

To commemorate this milestone, LEGO Shop is running a promotion in before mentioned countries* with an opportunity to “Win a one-of-a-kind buildable flag”. This extremely limited and rare set is not available for purchase anywhere. To enter simply make a purchase in one of  newly opened shops versions and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win. Hurry – this special promotion ends September 23rd. Visit one of the linksbelow now to learn more!

The URLs for the campaigns are:

Slovakia https://shop.lego.com/en-SK/lego-shop-slovakia-competition?icmp=HP-SHM-P-MT-flagsw-955

Greece https://shop.lego.com/en-GR/lego-shop-greece-competition?icmp=HP-SHM-P-MT-flagsw-953

Latvia https://shop.lego.com/en-LV/lego-shop-latvia-competition?icmp=HP-SHM-P-MT-flagsw-954

Estonia https://shop.lego.com/en-EE/lego-shop-estonia-competition?icmp=HP-SHM-P-MT-flagsw-952

Slovenia https://shop.lego.com/en-SI/lego-shop-slovenia-competition?icmp=HP-SHM-P-MT-flagsw-956

*you need to be resident of that country to be eligible.

Netflix’s LEGO House documentary – my 0.5 second of fame

Netflix has produced interesting documentary about LEGO House. It was available in us for quite some time, but it finally can be seen in Poland where i live.  I’m featured in the documentary for a few frames, filmed while preparing models for Masterpiece Gallery, where my models were exhibited for almost a year.

You can view the video following this link: https://www.netflix.com/title/81002885

Turkish Airlines have the best safety guide video!

This safety video for Turkish Airlines is AWESOME! Starring Emmet, Wyldstyle and Batman himself! It’s full of humour and advertises Lego Movie 2 too! Fasten your seat belts and enjoy!

Old Polish comic book tribute

Fiki Miki is tribute to old classic polish comic books – “Awantury i wybryki małej małpki Fiki Miki” by Kornel Makuszyński and Marian Walentynowicz, more famous for their “Adventures of Koziołek Matołek”. This build was supposed to be exhibited during Polish Comics exhibition in Krakow’s National Museum, along with some other builds from my LUG Zbudujmy To! but was canceled lastminute.
That is not the only model i made for this exhibit. Gapiszon is another hero from my childhood reads. Here he is in a Brickheads version:

60 Alternative Models of 40270 Valentine Bee

During Easter Holidays we went to my wife’s family. I knew we wouldn’t have much to do there, so i took 40270 Valentine Bee Brickheadz set to start #60yearsOfTheBrick challenge.

My task was to build 60 alternative models out of one set. I shared it on Facebook and Instagram so people could ask what should i build next. Here are results:

If you want to take a better look, please go to my flickr account. Actually there are 63 alternative builds, as there were some additional requests. Also sorry for the poor quality of the photos, i was taking them at the holiday table.

How do YOU think, which set should i use next time for similar challenge?

crazy creations made of Lego bricks