Saturday, August 31, 2013

London England, Temple- Guest Build

A few weeks ago we received this email a few weeks ago.  What a lovely Librarian! Heber, you are so lucky.  Thanks, Alice for sharing your story and beautiful temple creation with us.  This is exactly what we hoped would happen by sharing our journey publicly.  I never thought of painting LEGOs!  The boys both have, but Mr Brick is pretty much a LEGO pureist:)

I am a Librarian in Wasatch County Utah. We just had a Lego Contest that I hosted at our library.  I love Legos and have built houses since I was 14 . I wanted to be an architect when I grew up.  For our Contest and Exhibit I wanted to build something amazing. I saw an article about your family in the paper and knew what I wanted to build.

I went to England the end of June 2013 (my 3rd time) and so I decided to do the London Temple. My best friend is from England and her family was sealed in the London Temple. She was married in the Preston England Temple (which I have visited too ) but I wanted to try the London Temple.  It is to pretty  much to scale and the best I could do. I am missing a few windows but, it is pretty true to the original building.  I took the picture from the Internet and my late night drive by in the rain while in the UK to get the details. I am an adult so It should be fairly good!

It is maid out of  90% LEGO 10% K'Nex. I painted  some of them white with a water based paint (which will come off when I soak it over night in water)  The K'nex were either blue, red, green, or yellow. I also sprayed it was sparkle hair spray so It will wash off. I just wanted to add a little sparkle. I am going to do the Finland Temple is kind of the joke  that is the temple I want to be married in because I live an hours drive from lots of temples and I think the Finland Temple is pretty cool.   So I probably won't remove the paint for now.

 Thanks for inspiring me!

Alice DeFriez

Wasatch County Library
Children's Librarian


 London Lego Temple
by Alice DeFriez
Photograph of the London England Mormon Temple
London England Temple photo from

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic- Legoscenta Cousins

While Aunt Artist and wACo were teaching a class and Ninjongo was at work, Legonardo DiVinci took his brothers, ARCHitecht, and Piece out Dude to Grandmafigure and Grandpafigures' house to build a temple all by themselves.

Here is their handy work:

 Legonardo DiVinci, Piece out Dude, and ARCHitecht

 Santo Domingo LEGO Temple
Santo Domingo Temple Photo from

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hong Kong China

The Brick Family and the Legoscenta Cousins unite!

We were together for a few days as the Legoscenta cousins came to town for vacation.
What did we do?
Well, there was mostly trampoline jumping and Nerf dart wars, camping with Uncle Wrestle and Aunt Blockie, earring shopping and chasing through the trees at Aunt Canyon's house.
But we managed to squeeze in a little LEGO temple building.
Back row: Studette, wACo, Ninjongo, Mrs. Minifigure, Aunt Artist
Front Row: Legonardo DiVinci, Piece out Dude, ARCHitecht, Legolas
 Legonardo Divinci finishing one roof

 ARCHitecht almost done with the steeple and final roof.

 Ninjongo and Piece out Dude figuring out the windows.

Final results!

Hong Kong LEGO temple
Photograph of the Hong Kong China Mormon Temple
LDS Hong Kong Temple photo from

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Perfect LEGO set

Thanks to BIHP's Facebook follower, Samuel Bradshaw for sending us a link to this LEGO set of 1210 pieces of WHITE LEGOs.
We are very excited about this set. One of Mr Brick's favorite aspects of it is the 272 page book included with all different architectural ideas. 
Thanks Sam.