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Friday, January 09, 2015

Updates, LEGOLAND, Kristi and Family, Where are they Now?

Maybe some of you were wondering what we have been up to lately. I know I haven't posted many updates on this blog in a while and it has been very few and far between over the past few years. This was my first blog that I started during my tenure as a LEGO Master Model Builder at LEGOLAND California and I love it dearly. Such good times, good friends, fun projects, here... but I have mostly moved on.

Nowadays I'm at home with my 3 year old LEGO Chima fan often working on my other blog among other LEGO and Non-LEGO projects. My husband is a Project Manager for new LEGOLAND parks so we are still very much entwined with LEGO and LEGOLAND and I often post on the new blog about trips to the park and things we are building at home so feel free to drop by and check us out over there. 

Baby number two will be here in a couple months and we are getting ready for her, too. First order business was to re-buy all the LEGO and DUPLO Disney Princess sets I had bought for myself, just in case she wanted to open them! I wanted mine NIB, haha. 

So feel free to follow me and our family on Mommy on the Money where I'm the CFO of Household, Director of Fun, a Horrible Housekeeper, Burning Dinner Since 2011.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Throw Back Thursday Earth Day LEGO Mosaic

I'm thinking about what to do for Earth Day this year... it is coming up in a couple weeks!

I helped design this LEGO mosaic mural for LEGOLAND California years ago and just noticed it in an old google album. I had to laugh because it is supposed to be a cute, happy decoration for the park and to encourage everyone to step up their eco-game, but it kinda looks like the LEGO is consuming the earth! LOL.

My buddy, Eric Hunter, worked on it too and he gets the photo cred for this one. I know this because those are his shoes in the picture. #notimeforcropping.

CUTE Food - Veggie Easter Bunny

I'm just coming up with a veggie platter I want to do for a get together and I remembered the Veggie Easter Bunny I did last year. I had so much fun making it and it was really easy, compared to some of the other veggie platters I've done. 

Check out my Veggie Easter Bunny tutorial.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

DUPLO Jake's Pirate Ship Bucky - 20% Off

20% off, DUPLO LEGO 10514 Jakes Pirate Ship Bucky right now on Amazon!

Only $31.99 (Reg. $39.99)

This is a great set for a Jake or DUPLO fan. We have one and we love it! I almost want one NIB for my collection, but we are LEGO poor right now after going crazy buying Simpson houses and LEGO Movie sets... doh!

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Friday, February 28, 2014

DUPLO Waterfall Jungle Tunnel

This might be the perfect day to play with our LEGO DUPLO jungle tunnel.

You can see all the Cars waiting to drive through the tunnel on the right and note he used LEGO inside his DUPLO structure. 

He was once a LEGO Master Model Builder...

He is very good at building cool things that are made well, too. Check out his awesome inter-locking skills... crunch crunch.

His tunnel has a waterfall on top.

He used some fencing to make it feel more like a racetrack.

There are lots of printed bricks hidden on this tunnel.

My favorite piece is the rubbery vines. We only had one, but Grammy had 2 more. Yes, Grammy has quite a LEGO and DUPLO collection, too. She gave most of her excess DUPLO to us and just kept her favorite pieces.

I like how the roads from my childhood LEGO are back in the mix.

That is my rug cleaning robot in the background. I use a robot so I can clean less and play more! If only it would put itself away... Oh well, at least my rug is clean!

The little guy LOVES this setup!

He hasn't played with the DUPLO too much, but he loves the racetrack.

We love DUPLO!

We are getting ready for the big race!

Knock knock!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Price Drop on LEGO DeLorean

Great Scott! A good deal on the LEGO DeLorean! This set hasn't really been discounted, yet, but it is a great little one to buy. We bought 2!

LEGO 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine Building Set is only $27.98 right now on Amazon!

(List is $34.99)