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Build and Grow!
Last Saturday we made another trip to Lowe’s for Build and Grow. This week’s build was Thor. We were attending an art show in another city, so had to attend a different location. They were set up different from my local Lowe’s, they didn’t have work stations set up so we just built on the floor.
This was a fairly easy build. The instructions were clear for adults but smaller kids would need help. There are some steps where you have to place stickers before nailing. The instructions point these out just be sure to read them a couple of times.
Like all the other heroes, Thor has an action feature, he has an audio component. Press the button in his chest to hear thunder. It is not too loud. So should bother someone if a child is playing with it in the same room.
After completing the build. We showed it to the Clinic Captain and got a certificate. The Clinic Captains fill them out while the kids were building the project. That was a nice bit of organization on their part. It has the child’s name , the project name, and the date. The graphics are similar to the ones on the patches and instruction booklets.
The figure comes with a wedge-shaped base with the character’s name on it. Once you get all six the wedges make a circle with the Avengers logo. The Avengers stand back to back in a cool display.
There are two more Build and Grow Avengers events. The next one is Black Widow and Hulk finishes out the collection. The date for the Black Widow set is Aug 13 and the Hulk date has not been posted yet.
The free kit has a wooden project, instructions with a comic on the back, a patch of that project, an apron and goggles. The event I went to we saw kids with aprons and goggles. We didn’t get either when we checked in. When we returned the hammer, we saw the aprons and asked for one, but I didn’t see goggles. You can put your child’s name on the apron and iron on the patches. Then they can wear it the next time.
To attend the event you need to register at Lowe’s Build and Grow. Use the store locator to fins the nearest event. Fill out the form. Then print out the waiver and bring it to with you. Registration for the next event opens Monday after an event.
Captain America June 11 Iron Man June 25 Falcon July 9 Thor July 23
- Black Widow Aug 13
- Hulk Aug ?
NEXT PROJECT: The next Build and Grow project is Black Widow and the event date is August 13.
They also sell some Build and Grow kits. They had a couple of wood car sets and some child sized hammers. The kits are not in the area where the event occurred. At our location they were near the Key cutting section. You can see some of the sets on the Build and Grow site.
Have you ever taken your child to one of these events? Will you take them to one?
The Cheshire cat gives the Hulk a little advice.
This pic debuted at at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival yesterday. We’ll be there the next two weekends visit us at the A Temptation of Faeries Booth near the children’s area.
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Measley Mouse, also sold as a poster to match the Diseased Duck poster.
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Teaser Video for Star Wars Rebels.
A great CUUSSO project shared by The Brick Collectors. CUUSSO Member Jedikermit has created some custom Muppet minifigs and vignettes with suggestions for more Muppet sets. The stage from the opening credits of Muppet show would make a great display for mini-figs.. Sam the Eagle would be easy to make reusing chicken suit guy’s body.
The Muppets would make an excellent series for LEGO sets, and have potential for both young builders and Adult Fans Of LEGO. There are dozens of popular characters, but there are also vehicles, playsets, and scenes that would make great buildable LEGO sets. Like other Disney properties that LEGO has produced, including Toy Story, Cars, and Pirates of the Caribbean, there’s a built-in audience of fans young and old that would be able to enjoy the system.
Some suggested sets at various price points:
KERMIT’S SWAMP $7.99
Kermit the Frog in a small swamp scene, with his banjo, some lily pads, and possibly a friendly alligator or his nephew Robin to add some play value. Could even include his bicycle that he uses to pedal away from it all in The Muppet Movie.
ELECTRIC MAYHEM BUS $39.99
The band from The Muppet Show has always been popular with kids and adults, and this set would include their bus as seen in The Muppet Movie. Characters would include Dr. Teeth, Floyd, Janice, Zoot and Animal, and all of their instruments would come with the set. A small stage could be built with the bus, or they could perform on top of the bus. They’re hippies like that.
MUPPET THEATER $59.99
The largest set would be The Muppet Theater, which would include a stage area, and a balcony to the side. Exclusive minifigures like Statler and Waldorf (the two old guys from the balcony), Sam Eagle, Swedish Chef, Rowlf the Dog, Mahna-Mahna and the Snowths, and unique versions of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy could be included. Ideally, it would be wonderful to have different scenes for sketches that could be put onto the stage: some brick-built arches that represent the beginning of The Muppet Show; a small kitchen for the Swedish Chef, a grand piano for Rowlf..
This is is an awesome CUUSOO project please support Muppet LEGO CUUSOO.
A few days ago, LucasFilm Animation announced the end of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars as a TV show on StarWars.com. Their announcement stated that ” Lucasfilm has decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming,” that “we feel the time has come to wind down the series,” and that “fans can soon find this bonus content.” Bonus content makes it sound that the new content will be released on StarWars.com instead of being a season of the show or direct to DVD/Blu-Ray movies.
We appreciate Disney and LucasFilm and are looking forward to the sequel trilogy; however, we love The Clone Wars! We want more than bonus content! We want the many stories that the creators have set out to tell to be completed. We ask that the powers that be to please reconsider this decision.
Save The Clone Wars
Let’s Save The Clone Wars! There is a long list of animated and live action shows that have been saved by fans sending letters and sometimes other things into the networks. There is a list of successful and unsuccessful campaigns over at tvtropes.com.
Find and follow them here
Twitter Protest scheduled for Saturday see for full details. Star Wars Underworld
Let your voice be heard! If you are passionate about saving The Clone Wars animated series, then we need your help! We live in an age where through social media anyone can have their voice heard and anyone can make a difference. It’s time to put that to use. On Saturday March 23 at 9:30 am PST/12:30 pm EST we are asking fans to get the hashtag #SaveTheCloneWars trending on Twitter to show Disney how vast and passionate the Clone Wars audience is. Fans are also encouraged to tweet @Disney and @starwars, if enough tweets are sent to each of those accounts, the decision makers will take notice.