LEGO Booster Bricks Mega Mystery Minifigure Pack

A few years ago, we subscribed to LEGO Booster Bricks but we weren’t able to keep subscribing because of the cost. I would consider subscribing again, once I think we can financially. My kids really enjoyed the subscription because of the interesting pieces and minifigures that would come in the boxes. A few of the LEGO pieces were rare, hard to find, or in order to get that piece or minifigure you would have to buy a set.

When Booster Bricks-affiliated The Minifig Club put out their end of the year Mega Mystery Minifigure pack sale in December 2019, I bought one for the kids since we could not subscribe this year. Yesterday, the pack finally arrived in the mail. I had been wondering when they would ship out and was glad to get the shipping notification. My kids had been asking about it!

I’ll be honest. When the pack came in a small padded envelope, I was kind of thinking, “That’s it?” I wasn’t the only one. My kids were thinking the same thing! But I sometimes forget how small LEGO pieces are and that a lot of them don’t take up a lot of space.

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Star Wars Miniland to Leave Legoland California and Florida in January

Those of you who love Legoland as much as we do might already know this, but I thought I should blog about it. Star Wars Miniland is a place we have enjoyed every time we visited Legoland California and we will really miss it! We already missed the Star Wars Days that used to happen every year, but that also will no longer be a Legoland event.

Read more about the closure of Star Wars Miniland at the San Diego Union-Tribune website.

Read about one of our past visits to Legoland during Star Wars Days.

I wish we could visit Legoland before Star Wars Miniland closes but I know that won’t happen. Don’t be like us! Make sure to visit either Legoland in the U.S. before Star Wars Miniland closes January 6, 2020. That date is coming up quickly!

Lego Challenge: Build a Snowman

It’s the Christmas season! That means Christmas-themed LEGO Challenges for the month of December. We will be doing a Christmas LEGO Challenge once a week this month. If you decide to do these along with us, we’d love to see your pictures, whether it’s here or on Facebook! Let’s play!

Ian’s snowman build is very much Ian. He built a microscale city (with green buildings because they painted them that way) with a giant snowman attacking it. Is anyone else getting flashbacks to the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters? This snowman is not quite so jolly-looking though!

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Lego Mindstorms: MindCub3r Robot Build 2019

The kids actually built this robot back in 2016, but Matthias asked a few days ago if he could build it again. It was an easier build for him this time around!

Some of the differences this time:

  • It took Matthias half a day to build the Lego Mindstorms: Mindcub3r robot then he programmed it yesterday. Last time, it took us two days to build, and Corran was the one who programmed it.
  • He didn’t have to jimmy anything to get it working! Last time, we had to use a piece of cardboard to keep the cube from bouncing around too much. The robot worked properly right from the start.
  • There are still scanning errors here and there, but for the most part, it solves the Rubik’s cube correctly.
  • The type of Rubik’s cube matters! If you can get a decent one, that would work best in the robot. The smoother movement it has the better.

The instructions and programming are located at the same site as 3 years ago: MindCub3r for EV3

The instructions are listed very clearly there so I won’t repeat them here.

You can also learn to solve the Rubik’s cube yourself. You Can Do the Rubik’s Cube is a good place to start!

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