Pop Up Lego Cafe In London

The boys cross country race and football was cancelled today so whilst I was strolling through my twitter feed I came across a status retweeted by Warner Bros UK about a pop up coffee shop opening just for a couple of days in London. The Coffee Chain, inspired by the cafe that is featured in the Lego Movie, was opened up yesterday by the stars of the film Chris Pratt (Emmet) and Tiffany Haddish (Queen Waterva Wanabi) on the Southbank alongside the Thames.

The pop up cafe was brought to life with around 48000 bricks including a LEGO coffee machine, donuts and the morning paper.

 

We popped onto the train and went along to grab a coffee and hot chocolate. My son is absolutely mad about LEGO and couldn’t wait to get there. He was so excited when he saw that not only was there a LEGO cafe but also there to greet the public was Emmet and Sweet Mayhem.

It certainly made our trip worthwhile.

The public were encouraged to donate a small sum of money towards UNICEF.

As we entered into the cafe there were lots around us to keep us entertained

 

Joseph took along his very Joseph took along his very own LEGO character that he created of himself as a runner and they allowed us to take a photo of it on top of a donut

We are now looking forward to watching the movie when it comes out next week

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Personalised Display Frame for Mini Lego Characters

We have tons of mini Lego figure characters all over the house. There isn’t a day that goes by where I am going round the house picking up the damn little blighter’s from the floor in the bid to save my precious little tootsies from stepping on them during the night.

My middle boy absolutely loves Lego and has been recently collecting the Harry Potter versions. He doesn’t have the full set yet as he is desperately wasting his money trying his best to get just two of them; Tina Goldstein and Percival Graves.

We are rapidly running out of sides to display his Lego sets and characters on. A few years ago I did make a hanging storage  for his Lego mini figures but that is now full. Cabinets and shelves in his room are full to the brim too. So, for Christmas I made him a special little gift, A Lego mini-figure frame.

It was easy to make and didn’t take long at all. I took a look online before making one and saw that companies were charging a small fortune for the frames. I had all of the craft things in my cupboard, all i needed to do was put it all together.

To make the storage frame you will need:

  • A box frame deep enough to fit in the characters. The size depends on how many figures you want to put on show. I used a 7″x 7″
  • Strong glue or a glue gun
  • Ruler and a pencil
  • Plain paper for the background
  • Mini Lego display bases
  • Lettered wooden tiles

Instructions:

Cut a piece of paper down to fit on the back of the frame. You can decorate this any way that you please. I did a simple picture of Hogwarts.

Make marks where you want the bases for the figures to be and measure out equal distances between them.

Once all the marks are on the background, stick it down into the frame

 

Using strong glue or a glue gun, stick down the mini figure base plates. I used two for each one, just to ensure that it was securely stuck to the background

All you have to do now is personalise it with a name using the wooden tiles. The tiles I used had a self adhesive dot on the back so it was easy to stick on the frame.

 

The frame is now ready to place the mini figures in

It really is such a cute way to display your favourite Lego Mini Figures and makes a brilliant gift to a huge Lego fan. I loved how it turned out and am already thinking about doing something similar on a larger scale for him.

 

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Disney Pixars Cars 3 Franchise review

We love a bit of Disney in our household, especially after our recent visit to EuroDisney. The boys have a newfound love for it and are enjoying it even more. They are spending more of an interest in Disney films and the characters; from the old ones to the new.

Disney isn’t just all about tiaras and marrying princes there are also many of the old classics like Lion King, Bambi and Pinocchio – also not forgetting the high-speed, blazing fast racers of Cars.

One of the latest Disney films to be released on 14th July, 2017 is Cars 3. The legendary Lightening Mcqueen strikes again and finds himself out of the game when a next gen- racer Jackson Storm hits the Piston Cup. Hoping to get back in the game, Lightening seeks the help of a young technician Cruz Ramirez.

Disney have announced an exciting new product collection that will bring the high-speed action of the highly anticipated Disney•Pixar film Cars 3 to households nationwide.

The boys already have the previous DVDs of Cars and a few of the franchises to play with. So they were all revved up when they were sent some of the latest products to review.

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Jackson Storm Remote Control Car RRP £17.99 (disney store)

Lightening McQueen Speed Launcher By LEGO Juniors RRP £7.99 (disney store)

Cars 3 Drinks Bottle RRP £6.99 (disney store)

Cars 3 Book of the Film By Parragon RRP £5.99 (asda)

Lightening McQueen LEGO Launcher – The youngest couldn’t wait to get stuck in and as his older brother – who absolutely loves LEGO – was away he took the chance to start with the speed launcher. He doesn’t normally show an interest, as much as his brother, for Lego but he was really excited to build the car. The sets are ideal for children aged 5-7

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It was easy to build – just as the box says with simple to follow instructions. He started with the car first and then on to the launcher.

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The instructions are picture related, so he found them easy to follow and keep up with. Each page showing you what pieces were needed for that particular part.

Whats great about this set is that it is a usable toy after it is built. The wheels turn and the launcher actually works. It doesn’t launch the car very far but it is still fun to build and play with. It also gives the children a sense of achievement and pride, having built something by themselves. He would normally take sets apart once he had built them but this one has stayed by his bedside and is being used every day. He was very proud of himself for putting it together.

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Jackson Storm Remote Control Car – Get the feel of what it’s like to race in the Piston Cup with this remote control car. It may be small but it is very powerful. The car is a designed in detail with some impressive artwork and comes with a steering-wheel controller. The controller is easy to use; it drives forward and backwards, steers left and right. It is the perfect size for little hands and simple to use

20170622_070613The actual size of the Car  is L15 x H5 x W7cm approx.

Any child that loves Cars would fall in love with this little beauty. It is rear wheel driven and very responsive. It is turned on by using the middle button on the centre of the wheel control. We found that If it is not used for a while it tends to turn it self off and all you have to do is press the button again to get it working.

The design is sleek and very eye-catching, It is a solid and sturdy car. We took it to the garden to see how well it would drive over the patio (excuse the weeds)

The boys have had so much fun with this car. I do believe that there are more to collect, so you could hold your own Piston Cup and see who could be the winner.

Cars 3 Drinks Bottle – These drinks bottles are ideal for little racers to keep hydrated, with detailed artwork of Lightening McQueen and Jackson Storm, they are bright to look at and perfect for pack lunches. They have a rubber tyre detail around the bottom of the bottle giving little hands that extra grip when drinking from the bottle, but also keeps them sturdy when placed on to the table.

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The lid also has the tyre detail with a button to open it. Once the lid flips open it has a flexible straw hidden within.

The bottle holds 12oz and is only designed for cold drinks only. They are easy to come apart to wash and store well in the cupboard. The size of the bottle also makes them perfect to fit into lunch bags.

I found that with the fun designs the boys were asking for their bottles to be filled up more than normal, they make drinking cool!

Cars 3 Book of the Film – This 144 page paper-back book with an 8 page full colour insert is excellent for any budding reader. Once you have watched the film you can relive it again and again in this book.

‘When the legendary Lightening Mcqueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves by a new generation of blazing racers, he needs to get back in the game, and FAST! Can #95 prove that he isn’t out of the game yet? The next Piston Cup will test the heart of a champion on racing’s biggest stage!’

With seven Piston Cups wins under his belt and an undying passion for motor sport, can Mcqueen ride carry on riding high with the new generation of blazing racers?

There are many new characters in this new book, including Jackson Storm and Cruz Ramirez.

I have been trying to encourage my youngest away from books that have more picture than text and this book certainly meets that criteria. Apart from the 8 page full colour insert there are no more illustrations throughout the book. This means that he can concentrate on the story without being distracted by the pictures. Although the illustrations that are in the book are very colourful and good, which does help with the imagination.

He is really enjoying reading the book and it is keeping him engaged.

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The book is ideal for young readers who are developing their reading skills.

These Cars 3 products have helped the children carry on with their newfound love of Disney. We are carrying on the magic at home.

We was sent these products for the purpose of this review

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The horrors of Lego 16/365 

Black, blue, yellow and red,

Watch out where you tred.

Under the table, under the chair,

Lego pieces are everywhere.

Stand on one and you’ll let out a yell,

Be careful! Once I fell.

In the dark and in daylight,

The little bricks will put up a fight

Bruises, scratches and bumps will be there,

Lego pieces are everywhere.

Sharp bricks scattered across the floor,

From the front to the back door.

Watch out! Over there

Lego pieces are everywhere.

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Transporting to Legoland

Lego encourages creativity and imagination. It’s about building what you see in your mind and not following the instructions.

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Legoland Windsor is an awe-inspiring place to visit. A place where everything is made from lego, a place that is in your dreams and where memories are made.

We made a lego transporter that can take you where ever you want to go at any time. The mini lego person is Joseph and he chose the lego transporter to take him to Legoland.

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We have been to Legoland twice, once as a family day out and once as a present for our Lego mad son, Joseph. It was magical to see the excited smile on our children’s face when they entered Legoland. Everything in their dreams had come true. Their favourite part of the day was learning to drive at the Lego City Driving School, they couldn’t believe that they had got their driving licence and even offered to drive us all home. We all enjoyed looking at the amazing lego scenery in Miniland, where models were made from lego bricks. My eldest favourite was seeing the football stadium in a miniature version

Legoland is a great family day out, a day of adventure and fun.

 

“When I’m sad I play with Lego and it transports me into a new world of happiness and creation. I  can be someone else, I can go to new places and I can create whatever I please. I can make new friends and I can create a whole new world with my imagination. Lego helps me be who I want to be. A day out in Legoland can only be describes as Awesome!”

By Joseph, 8 years old

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