A few weeks ago, we started to think through what Little Man would like to get for Christmas. We know he is very interested in the Mindstorm system, but we know that is too advanced for him. But moving parts are a ton of fun, and both the Professor and I enjoy the moving parts of LEGO® more than the static parts. And all of us enjoy watching Great Ball Contraptions (GBC), and … [Read more...] about Moving Parts
We have a tendency to shop for LEGO® in spurts. It might take 6 months to part out this much LEGO®, but shopping is generally a disliked activity. Its not the spending of money, its the actual shopping. Doing it online makes the experience nicer, for sure. Got your drink, sitting, and no dragging of young children around. Now, it might be that next week I'll get to share the … [Read more...] about LEGO® Shipments
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.
We've done several "week in review", but this is the first month in review! That would be because this month got crazy, and regular readers will recognize the hiatus in posting. A Summary of September The Professor is teaching a full load at the local university, so he is gone every weekday afternoon. Now, Younger and Son LLC isn't quite a full time job, yet, but between … [Read more...] about September: Month in Review
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