Recently, a good friend gave me a box full of old LEGO® elements. It included lots of BIONICLE® sets and some parts that I looked at and thought, "That's flego!" ("Flego" = Fake LEGO® elements.) But on inspection, I saw the logo and a part number. So I looked it up and learned something about a "new" line of LEGO® products I was unfamiliar with, called ZNAP®. ZNAP® … [Read more...] about Oh ZNAP! Old LEGO® elements.
The LEGO® Group makes a lot of efforts to connect with their audience. While Hollywood keeps churning out superhero movies, LEGO® building sets keep following. But any true nerd knows that the superhero movies owe their very existence to comic books, right? ;) LEGO® Comic Books As a result, part of remaining true to the genre of superhero movies means including comic … [Read more...] about LEGO® Comic Books?
Rearranging and New Storage! Younger and Son grew significantly over this last year. As the inventory of parts grew, so did the need for storage. This week's project was to get some new shelves in place. We used to use some old bookshelves to hold a number of small plastic storage bins. But by switching those bookshelves out, we can put a lot more storage bins in the … [Read more...] about Rearranging
After taking an extended vacation, it can take a while trying to get back to normal. That's what we did this last week - just before the start of school upsets "normal" all over again. Lots of Parting Out Target stores have been doing summer clearance recently, and I've taken advantage to get some cheap sets. The downside comes from parting out lower quantities of sets, but … [Read more...] about Weekly Review
Like many businesses, we use labor to create value in our product. But this also creates waste - namely the packaging all those LEGO® sets come in. What to do with it all? Recycling isn't always easy. Curbside recycling has become "normal" in many places. However, we live outside city limits and the trash services available to hire don't offer recycling services. As a … [Read more...] about Gettin’ Trashy