Monday, March 29, 2010

Quest #10 - Spring

Spring is the transition period between winter and summer. It is seen as a time of growth, renewal and new life for both plants and animals.

The axis of the Earth is increasing its tilt towards the sun, which warms the Earth and causes new plant growth.

What does spring mean to you? Create something out of LEGO that reminds you of spring and tell me about it.

Here are the wonderful spring inspired creations kids from around the world made for this challenge.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Break

Hi Lego Quest Kids!

I am taking this week off, so I can come up with some new, exciting challenges for you.

Stay tuned for Challenge #10 on Tuesday, March 30th.

Thank you all so much for your creative amazing designs and stories. You are making this a fun place to be, and I am always so excited to see your creations!

Also, please take this opportunity to send a quick email to and put unsubscribe in the subject line. I fret over people getting unwanted emails and I will happily take your name off this list!


Monday, March 22, 2010

Maximum Height Photos

96 inches by Isaac, age 5, Mom and Dad, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"The Molly Tower. It's 244 cm (8 feet tall). Do you see the Snortlepig from last week? NOTE: this was a saturday-morning collaborative effort of the whole family, Isaac, Mom, Dad & Molly the dog (although Molly didn't help build it, she does help provide scale in the photo)."

Unreal height! What a fun family project. Very smart design to have this strong, wide base that slowly get thinner and thinner as you get higher. Are those tiny little single bricks at the top! How did this not fall over?! I love that Snortlepig is back. Just amazing height!

85.75 inches by Ben age 7 & Hetty age 9, West Midlands, England.
"This duplo tower is 218 cm tall and has a dog on the top. It almost touched the ceiling! BTW the pictures in the background are Liverpool Landmarks!"

What an impressive height! Great idea to construct it with such a stable, wide base and slowly become thiner as you get higher. So close to the ceiling, how on earth did you reach that high? I love that there is a dog on the top. I think it's very interesting that this construction and the one above by Isaac and his family are so similar (even with the addition of an animal on top!). Them in Canada, and you, in England. This is so cool Ben and Hetty!

55.5 inches by Simon age 7 & Sophie age 5, Saskatchewan, Canada.
" This is called the Tower of Power". It took 2 days to build and fell over once. We decided to build it in colour sections to see how much of each colour we had. It is a hollow square shape and very, very sturdy. We could have gone much taller but ran out of Lego. There is a roof and a chimney on top."

I love that this was done in colour segments. Kinda interesting to see how much of each lego you have. this is so reminiscent of a tall, strange house. The roof and chimney are a great addition. Good idea to make it hollow, so your lego bricks could go further. Way to go Simon and Sophie!

42 inches. "The Skyscraper" by Nathan, age 7, Arizona, USA.

Wow, what a great height you got to Nathan! I cannot really tell, but I'm thinking it was made with single duplo bricks stacked on top of each other? Quite risky, did it fall over? Did you build it on the table, or move it there after? What a great Skyscraper!

37.75 inches by Bridger, age 7, Minnesota, USA.
"This building is being guarded by a rock monster who was captured and now is the guardian of the building. The human on top of the trophy is the guardian of the rock monster in case it goes crazy. There's a shark on it, too."

This really reminds me of the movie King Kong where the giant gorilla monster is scaling the Empire State Building. Great creation with lots of interesting creatures on it. Smart use of the green platform piece to give it stability. This is awesome Bridger!

26.25 inches. "The View Tower" by Tal, age 11, Southern California.
"Go here if you want to see a great view!"

What an elaborate design. Almost rocket-like at the base and very treehouse-like at the top. I love the middle red portion of the construction with all the look-through spaces. Brilliant to create jut-out areas to hold the people and the antenna on the top is perfect for absorbing lightning strikes! Such a sophisticated design Tal!

21.25 inches by Finnegan, age 6, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"Finnegan chose to make the worlds tallest monsters... scaled down so they could fit in his room. From left to right we have: A Giant Dog, The Loch Ness Monster, A Bridge Dragon, The Tower of Orthanc (shown for scale), The world's largest Common House Monster, (they normally live in closets but this one ate too many toys and grew bigger than his house and so now he carries it around on his back), A Mountain Monster (often mistaken for an actual mountain by unwary mountaineers - until it's too late...), and a Giant (carrying two trees). The scaled down mountain monster was actually about 54 cm, so I am guessing they are about 1:1200 scale...?"

What a cool motley crew! I just love the Common House Monster and the reason he carries his house on his back. I would definitely be fooled by the incognito Mountain Monster! You always have such interesting creatures, these are so great Finnegan!

11 inches. "Maximum Sphinx" by Spencer, age 5, Arizona, USA.

This is fantastic Spencer. It really does look like a side view of a Sphinx! Great name too, nice tie-in to the theme of the challenge. Smart use of a wide base for stability. Super cool Spencer!

17.5 inches, by Keira, age 3, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"This is a really tall Princess named Princess Tally."

Keira I love your creations. Princess Tally is very tall and beautiful. I enjoy seeing your sense of style in each of your designs. Way to go Keira!

by Michael, age 5, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"This giant catapult throws boulders to maximum heights like over houses and castles; but if the castle is really tall, it would just smash it. The computers locate what it's going to hit, and the torch on the side makes light when it's in dark caves. At the back are chains, used for climbing up onto the catapult."

Wow, it is just this kind of machine that all the other creations this week would fear! I would love to see all of them side by side while this giant catapult hurled boulders at them, just to see which one would be the last standing. Nice theme tie in with your description Michael!

by Ethan, age 8, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"The Tower of Death protects the treasure found inside the box at the top. There are traps, guards and dynamite which can blow up the ladder."

This is one scary looking tower. Traps, guards and dynamite, yikes, what must be inside that box!? Is that a guy scaling the tower trying to get the box? This is like an action adventure movie scene. What a great and deadly design Ethan!

by India age 4 and her mom Anno.
"We forgot to measure it before we took it down."

I would have loved to know how tall this masterpiece was. It looks like it towers over the room. I especially like how each colour section incrementally gets smaller. What a great little platform on the pink sections and I love the lookout holes in the blue section. Interesting how this creation is separated into colour blocks like Simon and Sophies. Fabulous design India!

I'd like to leave you with the World's Largest Lego Tower. The current record is held in Toronto, Canada, at a whopping 29.3 meters (96.12 feet), and made of 465,000 bricks.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Quest #9 - Maximum Height

This weeks challenge is called maximum height.

What I am looking for is a vertical structure, that is standing alone, without anything supporting it.

Once you are happy with the height of your creation, please measure it and let me know how high it is.

Sometimes structures built for height need to be wider than just one lego brick. You might think about how easily it would fall over if it was really thin, and how stable it is when you use a wider base.

If there is more than one LEGO Quest Kid in your home, you might want to all pool the bricks and work together, or you may want to build alone, your choice.

Good luck, be patient and try again, (if you want). There is no winner here for maximum height, everyone has a different amount of LEGO bricks available to them. The idea is to have fun, this is not a contest, just build as high as you can, with the bricks that you have.

Here are some very tall creations that kids from around the world made in response to this challenge.

Your Favorite Book Photos

"Gah!" by Lorelai, 20 months old, Arizona, USA.
"Lorelai's favorite book is I'm Made of Mamas Milk, by Mary Olsen."
Lorelai, your titles always make me giggle. I am so happy to have you playing along with us, it's really nice to have the perspective of someone your age :) Wonderful creation, did you know you made some beautiful patterning with alternating colours. Way to go Lorelai!

"A Terrible Meat-Eating Dinosaur with Razor-Sharp Claws" by Spencer, age 5, Arizona, USA.
"From the book I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt."
What a fantastic looking Dinosaur! I love how it's legs, arms, tail and head are all red making it look like it's wearing a yellow and green striped suit. Great holes on the head for eyes. I especially like the tail. I love how this story shows a mothers unconditional love for her child. Awesome Spencer!

"McQueen" by Gavin, age 3, Arizona, USA.
"From Driving Buddies by Apple Jordan"
This is so cool, I love how this creation looks like a super fast car racing down the highway, just like the book cover. The white flat lego piece underneath looks like the white lines painted on the road. Great antenna! It sure looks like Lightening McQueen to me, nice work Gavin!

"Mr. Krabs & the Giant Crown" by Nathan, age 7, Arizona USA.
"This is from any SpongeBob SquarePants book - he doesn't wear a crown in any book, I just got creative."
We are big fans of SpongeBob SquarePants in this house! I really like how you built Mr. Krabs with a crown, I'm sure that's how he sees himself. The little round pieces you've used for eyes and claws are really cool. Great interpretation of Mr. Krabs into Lego Nathan!

by Lyn, age 8, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"This is Sir Ector's castle from The Sword in the Stone by T.H.White. It is where Merlyn tutored Kay and his foster-brother Wart. It was Wart who pulled the sword out of the anvil on the stone and became King Arthur, the King of England."
What an awesome castle! I love how you alternated blue and red, what a nice effect it has. Fantastic bridge with double arches spanning what looks like a rapid river. The two girls on top keeping guard with swords look very cool. What a great creation Lyn!

by Angus, age 6, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"This is the Forest Sauvage from The Sword in the Stone by T.H White. It is where Robin Hood lived. Robin Hood and Little John are up in the watch tower, and Marian is standing on the ground."
I love this little scene! All the flowers, dotted green foliage, table and chairs. That looks like a river running along side them. Most impressive watch tower, secretly hidden behind that tall tree and shrubs. Great that Robin Hood and Little John are both looking in different directions, very smart. This is cool Angus!

"The Morbuzak" by Nico, age 8, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"The Morbuzak, from the book Trial by Fire, by Greg Farshtey. This serpent-like creature lives in the furnaces of Ta-Metru. The Morbuzak, 11ft long, is here wrapped around my little brother Liam (almost 3 years old)."
Wow, 11 feet long! This is impressive! I would not want to be Liam right now! I hope he got out okay. Even with it at half length it's scary! Very interesting creature and a nice interpretation from the book! Superb Nico!

"Hot Dog" by Simon, age 7, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"This is the hot dog from the book Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog, by Mo Willems. The book is about a pigeon who finds a hot dog and doesn't want to share it with duckling."
The simplicity of this design is smart and funny. Just like Mo Willems books. Hilarious doodles with a sarcastic edge. No wonder you laugh so hard at them. I tried to make a hot dog, and let's just say, it did not turn out like this one. I particularly like the rounded ends of the hot dog, very realistic. Awesome Simon!

by Sophie, age 5, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"This scene is inspired by Priscilla and the Pink Planet by Nathaniel Hobbie. It's about a girl who lives on a pink planet and is sick of the colour pink, and wants to find the other colours. Turns out The Queen of Pink hid all colours except pink!"
Wonderful little place you built here, all in pink. Great to see the light and dark shades, just like in the book. I love this story too, it's Dr. Suessian rhyming is a fun read. Great idea and beautiful scene Sophie, kinda reminds me of your room!

"Uno's Forest of Adventure", by Isaac, age 5, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"Inspired by Uno's Garden, by Graeme Base. This scene is called "Uno's Forest of Adventure." You can see Uno sitting by the door of his little house in the forest, the lake/river on the left where Uno can swim, mushrooms and colourful trees all around, and of course, a completely ordinary Snortlepig always just out of view in the forest. There is a tree in the foreground (the all-red one) that is Uno's clubhouse for kids only, and he has a lovely forest property. I hope you love my picture of Uno's property in the rainforest."
What a great scene with so many little places I'd like to take a closer look at. The Snortlepig is super cute, and I love the little mushrooms popping up here and there. His house is really cool and I love all the wonderful trees. This book has a great message, I can't wait to read it, thanks for the introduction Isaac!

"The Machine of Death" by Tal, age 11, Southern California, USA.
"This creation was inspired by the Machine from The Princess Bride by William Goldman. This is called The Machine of Death. This machine is a great security system for the house and home. It's meant to brutally DESTROY trespassers."
Tal, this is one of my all time favorite movies, I bet it is an even better book! What a truly terrifying looking device. Brutal indeed. What is happening to his head!? By the look on his face, I don't want to know. Brilliant!

by Finnegan, age 6, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"These are characters from Mouse Guard by David Petersen . The group in the front left are Kenzie, Lieam, and Saxon. The group on the front right include one of the crabs that attacked Callogero (the big one), Conrad (with only one foot) and Sadie. The group in the back include one of the mice from "The Axe", The Grain Merchant/Traitor, "the Mouse in the Shadows", and the snake that ate the grain merchant..."
Wonderfully detailed group of characters you have here Finnegan. You've made me want to read this comic book! So much imagination has gone into creating this, very cool Finnegan!

by Keira, age 3, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"These are characters from Cinderella. From left to right we have: The Step Mother, two Step Sisters, Cinderella, and her Fairy Godmother."
These are wonderful Keira! I really like how the Step Mother and the Step Sisters have the same purple top and Cinderella has a different colour, showing that she doesn't quite fit in with them. What a cute little stout Fairy Godmother. A true classic, nice creations Keira!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Quest #8 - Your Favorite Book

This weeks challenge is to create something from your favorite book.

You can design anything you like from this book, like a character, an object, a scene, a design or even a feeling.

It can be directly inspired by the colourful pages of a picture book. Or it can come from deep in your imagination influenced by your favorite novel.

What I would love to know, is the name of the book you are getting your inspiration from and the author who wrote it. And of course, what you are calling this creation and perhaps something about it that tells a little of the story in which it came.

Your creation might make others want to read the same book! Go for it, have fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here are the cool book inspired creations that came in from around the world from kids like you!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Collaboration Photos

by Rachel age 12, and her Mom and Dad, Pennsylvania, USA.

"Wireless computer, keyboard, mouse and monitor."

I am baffled at the awesomeness of this creation! Look at the flat screen monitor, complete with words! You approached the computer screen the same way you did your two-dimensional submission, by stacking the bricks on top of each other to show the edge of the design, brilliant. I love the mouse, it even has a right and left click! The computer has a cool little red light to show that it's on. The low profile keyboard is so cool, complete with backspace arrow. Is the button on the lowest left to gauge how fast you're typing? ;) Really so incredibly neat!

"The Painting" by Tal age 11 and his friend Austen. Southern California, USA.

"Me and my friend Austen worked together to build this in Lego Digital Designer. It's an abstract."

Wonderful piece of abstract artwork! The form is reminiscent of a kite, and that fact is reiterated by the blue sky-like surroundings. The colours are bold yet simple. My eye is drawn straight into the center of this work. I feel like I am looking through the telescopic sight device on a rifle. Simple, smart, spacious feel. Great collaboration Tal and Austen!

"Strong Dragon and Tow" by Finnegan age 6 and Keira age 3, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"It is a robotic dragon and it is towing something with a chain..."

What a complex creation, I love the shape of the dragon. Low and stalky with wings, such a strong looking creature. I don't know what it is the dragon is towing either, but it looks very heavy and awkward, which makes the dragon look like it is straining with pulling. Nice job working together Finnegan and Keira!

"Supertown" by Angus age 6, Lyn age 8 and their mom and dad, Sandi and Bob, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"A family collaboration".

All I know, is that I want to go there. What a super fun looking place. Look at the giant elephant, the teeter-totter on a wheel and the amazing wall of windows! There is so much wonderful patterning happening with alternating colours and solid bands, I can only think Angus, this was your fantastic input. And Lyn, I have a feeling that the animals and people additions were yours, especially the elephant? I wish that I could see this creation from all different angles to fully appreciate all that is going on. What a great family collaboration!

"Monster Airplane" by Nathan age 7 and Spencer age 5, Arizona, USA.

The upper part of the airplane reminds me of a castle! This is a giant airplane with an impressive wingspan. This aircraft looks incredibly agile and fast. Nice simple streamline design, with some very interesting details. Great collaboration Nathan and Spencer!

"Clone Wars Ship That Flies" by Spencer age 5 and his friend Zeb. Arizona, USA.

The two propellers are very cool, and no doubt make this airship extra speedy. I especially like how you guys used so many flat pieces layered on top of each other to create an entire vehicle. This really does look like a Clone Wars Ship! Way to go Spencer and Zeb!

by Bryce, age 6 and his father. California, USA.

"A castle and functioning drawbridge".

What a cool creation. I love that the drawbridge actually works! I am guessing the green lever is pushed down to lift the bridge. Great that you separated the two green bases to create a moat around the castle for added protection. I also spy a cannon pointed at the enemy and a little peep hole in the castle wall to see intruders coming. Lots of deadly weapons in use here too. This looks like a very well guarded castle, there must be someone important inside! Super cool collaboration Bryce!

"Star Wars Megabase" by Ethan age 8 and Nico age 8, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"This Star Wars megabase is equipped with gunner and laser protection system."

What a wonderfully elaborate structure. I love the large satellite dish on the top, to receive communications. Is that a large laser on the right hand side? This is very detailed and I cannot help but notice the person with a steering wheel valve for a head! I wonder what he does? It looks as though there are a lot of people/creatures protecting this megabase. What a fantastic collaboration Ethan and Nico!

by Isaac, age 5 and his friend Jonathan, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"It's a two-story house (note the stairs up to the upper loft)."

One of the first things I noticed was the interesting blocks of solid colours. I love how the white seems to be overlapping the yellow, what a wonderful effect this has. Is that a little vent on the outside red wall? Fantastic staircase going to the second floor creating a lovely little space. It looks like a lot of bricks were used to create this great, solid house. Very nice collaboration Isaac!

"Skeleton Base" by Lennon age 10, and Faenin age 5, Ontario, Canada.

Created in Lego Digital Designer. Is the skeleton being held captive and guarded? Or are they archeologists, in a dessert dig, discovering ancient bones. All the scattered pieces make this scene feel like things are being uncovered. Great collaboration Lennon and Faenin!

"The Pool and Diving Board" by Sophie age 5, and Simon age 7, Saskatchewan, Canada.

This reminds me of the diving towers during the summer Olympics. So high and solid. Yet here, the scene seems to be a cross between the Olympics and the circus! Look at how little and shallow the pool is! Yikes. I wonder why they need hart hats up there? Probably because it's so dangerous. And who is that guy working on the back end of the board? The more I look at this, the more it seems like some crazy circus act waiting to happen. I love the simplicity of this design, and how well you worked together to create it. Wonderful collaboration Simon and Sophie!

"Our House" by Kate, age 3 and her mom Paige. Saskatchewan, Canada.

"I/we tried to play catch up with the quest and include all/most of the challenges:
#1 car - we tried to re-create our van
#2 monochromatic garage door
#3 vessel...well, I forgot about this one, does the van count?
#4 2-D, yep it is, right?
#5 tool - the lego man is scott moving stuff with his tool, not original so I am stretching this one! :)
#6 creature - again a stretch but Kate and I in the windows, we are acting like creatures (me with wine and Kate is holding an ice cream cone)
#7 - collaboration - the new house!"

Wow, amazing that you pulled together all the past quests in one creation! It does look like your house too. I love the design of the house and garage together, the lovely lights hanging on each side of the garage. You two looking out the window at daddy working is so cute. This is so great, way to go Kate and Paige!

by Ben age 7, Hetty age 9 and their Mum Lyn. West Midlands, England.

"This is our chicken farm/zoo. It has two chicken coops at the back and a barn on the right. In the left hand field is a pyramid of chickens with a black cockerel on the top. The cat is friendly and chases any rats away from the chicks. The green trunk in the right hand field is a very, very, very tall tree. The blue plate at the front left is a pond. The giraffe's name is Professor McGonagal who is friends with Ellie the Elephant and Whitespot the whale! The sweetcorn by the pond is the chickens' favourite food. The blue flower in the left hand field is a chicken roundabout. The chicken with the silly red nose (a sticker) peeping out from behind the really tall tree is the leader. Her name is Beaky."

This is an amazing scene! So incredibly detailed, and the story about all the little components makes it so enticing to take a closer look. A pyramid of chickens is so funny, especially with the cockerel on top! The tree really is so tall, you can't even see the top of it. There is so much going on here I wish I could visit it in real life! Great creation guys!

"Lego Garden" by Elijah age 6, Ali age 4 and Mackenzie age 7, Alberta, Canada.

This looks like a wonderful oasis in the dessert with at all the green growth sprouting up around the little figure. Or is it an orchard that grows Lego bricks. Wouldn't that be cool! Great collaboration guys!

"Chain Reaction Machine" by India age 4 and Mackenzie age 7, Alberta, Canada.

This reminds me of the game Mouse Trap! You can follow all the elements in this design to see what happens, which makes this so interesting. Great brain storming, way to go!

"Color Sorter" by Aidan age 7 and his dad, Wisconsin, USA.

"This is a LEGO Mindstorms color sorter. Aidan did the build by himself, using online plans. From there, he worked with his dad to program the item. He did most of the work, his dad helped with the tweaks and testing! This color sorter has a color scanner in the top tray. A ball shakes down into the 'funnel' area, is scanned, and the robot reads the color - it then spins the lower tray, and releases the colored ball into the correct color tray. This is all automatic - once balls are into top tray and the program is run, it sorts all the balls until there are no more in the top tray!"

This is amazing! What an incredibly complex design. I can't imagine the thinking and precision that went into building this automatic robot that actually works! I love the bright colour of the balls offset against the greys, blacks and whites. I wish I could see this in action! Maybe you could share a little movie of it with us? Totally cool Aidan!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Quest #7 - Collaboration

This weeks quest is called Collaboration.

What I am hoping for, is that you will work together with someone or maybe even your whole family on a joint project. For example, if you are the only kid in your home, you can work together with a friend or parent on your creation. If you live in a house where there are two or more kids, work together with all the kids who want to join in and, if you can get your parents involved, or anyone else that wants to join you, please do.

One creation per household this week.

What you decide to build, is totally up to you and the person/people you are working with. Anything goes as long as it's built with LEGO and it is an original design.

Sometimes working together can be difficult, because everyone can have different ideas of what the final design is going to look like. Often times, working with other people on a creation can bring your design to new, greater places, places you wouldn't have found if you were doing it alone.

Here are all the cool collaboration designs that kids from around the world made!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Creature Photos

by Hetty, age 9, West Midlands, England
"This is a Loch Ness Monster with its trainer. The reason no one has ever found it is that it comes out of the water on wheels so does not leave animal tracks."
What a great creature! It really does look like Nessie with it's long neck and tail and back hump. How very interesting that it has a trainer, perhaps to help keep it hidden? Wonderful idea to use wheels to help fool the humans. They will never find it with these great tricks! Awesome creature, Hetty!

by Ben, age 7, West Midlands, England
"This is Willow, a 4-legged creature from Mars that paddles about in shallow water eating water weed. She sucks air through her ears and flies to other planets. She lays beige eggs with turquoise spots and lives in a large family group.
This little creature is so cute. I love the long black tail and perky ears! I think it is very interesting that she breaths with her ears. It sounds like her eggs would be very beautiful to see in person. Nice to know this creature enjoys living in large family groups! Great creature, Ben!

by Zachary, age 12, Colorado, USA
"My creature is a spider. My spider is a wolf spider. It eats bugs and other spiders. It has 8 legs and a furry body. My spider likes the heat not the cold. Spiders are shy."
This is a great wolf spider construction. I love the long legs, it looks like it would scurry about at alarming speed. Nice use of flat, large pieces making this very low profile and easier to get into those tight places to hide (since it's shy). Fantastic creation, Zachary!

by Cameron, age 9, Colorado, USA
"My creature is a duck. It lives by rivers and fields. I can tell my duck is 4 years old by the curls on the hind end. It eats grain. It is a drake mallard duck. The drake is a male."
I knew this was a duck, by it's wonderful yellow bill. How fantastic that you made the outspread wings just like the real Mallard with its beautiful white and blue wing feathers and little orange/red feet poking out from behind. What a fabulous creation, Cameron!

"Super Penguin" by Angus, age 6, Saskatchewan, Canada
I would use the word super as well, with legs like this! How wonderfully long they are. I wonder if it gives this particular Penguin some sort of advantage, since most have very stubby legs. I like how you used different solid colours for the different body areas. This is an interesting creature Angus, way to go!

"Elephantasauras" by Lyn, age 8, Saskatchewan, Canada
This looks so much like Apatosaurus, except for the elephant head. I wonder if it evolved into this to hold a larger, smarter brain, since the Apatosaurus brain was so small? I love how the tail all the way to the head is like a staircase. Very nice balance you have created. The head must be slightly heavy, therefore needing and extra long tail so it doesn't tip over. This is really great, Lyn!

"Sea Guardian & Climb Attacker (the sidekick)" by Justan, age 6, Illinois, USA
"Sea Guardian has 3 arms and his sidekick is an underwater climber. They live everywhere, but they like to spend time in the ocean with their friends for 2 hours. Sea Guardian pretty much sleeps in space a lot. His powers are sting, machine gun, and punch. Sometimes he has to go around the world fighting, that's why he can't spend so much time in the ocean. He doesn't eat. He gets his energy by going into the sea and sucking the water through the hole in his chest."
This is a great warrior. I bet his third arm really helps him in battle. I love the see-through blade, it looks like it would spin. Very interesting that this creature does not eat, but is sustained through water alone. The sidekicks arm looks mighty powerful. Fantastic creatures, Justan!

"Yellow & Red Poisonous Mushroom" by Michaela, age 11, Saskatchewan, Canada
"This mushroom fungus lives in a mushroom forest with lots of trees, strange plants and green glowing moonlight. This mushroom also glows in the dark under the glowing green moonlight."
This creation instantly reminds me of the Amanita poisonous mushroom. I love your bold colours and the slight lean of the stem. Glow in the dark fungi actually exist, and illuminate forests across the globe to lure nocturnal animals to it. This is a super cool creation, Michaela!

"Vacuum Alien" by Noah, age 10, Saskatchewan, Canada
"It lives in a garden, and as you can see, it is sitting amidst lots of plants. It eats insects by vacuuming them up through his black vacuum mouth, which it eats and smells with."
The black vacuum mouth is great! I can just picture it sucking up all those pesky insects in my garden. I love all the plants and flowers you've created for your creatures garden. This is so cool, Noah!

"Slingerer" by Nico, age 8, Saskatchewan, Canada
"It is a cave amphibian who lurks in caves and can glide on short distances."
Love the claws, they look like they could crush things. The spike coming out of his mouth looks very dangerous! I'm noticing all the flat feet which would make it glide with ease. What a formidable creature, Nico!

"Spider" by Isaac, age 5, Saskatchewan, Canada
"A person (with a hat) drives it inside. It is found on Planet Cuba and it has 8 legs (like all good spiders should), but it has a very unique diet, it eats monsters, refrigerators, cucumbers, pineapples, mountains, trees, ham and humans (but not the driver, just the passengers, and don't worry, they don't get chewed, because Spider doesn't have any teeth). The wheels are there for protection: when other creatures want to eat Spider, the wheels push all their teeth out and then where their teeth where, they bleed for 9 billion years. I bet you're wondering about Planet Cuba. This is a really weird planet: the persons have square feet, square legs, square belly, square hands, square fingers and square ears, and square hair. It's really, really, really hot there - Planet Cuba is in the very middle of the sun (the corners are actually burnt right off). One more thing: that we used flat big pieces to make kind of a roof, which helps to protect Spider from the sun's heat. And that's it."
Wow Isaac, this looks like it would have taken you ages to create. Your story about this creature is wonderful. This is perhaps the most unique diet I have ever heard of. This looks almost like a car, inside a house, on crawling legs. Just amazing, Isaac!

"Botanist" by Tal, age 11, California, USA
"This is the location of the rare, many-colored flower (Manycoloriphisis), which can be seen in the center of this photograph, with the scientist leaning over it. If you look carefully, you can also see a coyote, some bamboo, a spider, and the ruins of an old chimney."
You have created such a beautiful imaginary place. I love looking around at this scene. The tree foliage is so cool. I think having the scientist in this scene is wonderful. Did he by any chance breed this Manycoloriphisis from all the other, single colored flowers around the area. This is awesome, Tal!
Lego Digital Designer was used to create this.

"The Fuelna" by Simon, age 7, Saskatchewan, Canada
"It flies in outer space and lives on planet Zorg9-13. It eats bits of stars."
What an interesting creature this is. Just floating around in space, gobbling up chunks of stars that are cluttering up the solar system. Zorg9-13 sounds like a planet Spaceman Spiff would have landed on.
The body looks almost like a meteorite with all the lumps on it. Awesome creation, Simon!

"Buster Bob Squirrel" by Faenin, age 5, Ontario, Canada
"Bob lives in the rain forests of South America in a house burrow. It usually eats Brazil nuts but also mangoes, papayas, apricots, plums, peaches, and nectarines. Bob spends his time foraging for food and burying nuts to plant more trees. He also loves to swim and try and fly."
What a great little squirrel this is! I love his big white teeth and super fluffy, multi-coloured tail. What a wonderful diet this guy has, and he helps out the forest so much, by planting more trees. This is a really well designed creature, Faenin!

"No Guy" by Islove, age 3, Ontaria, Canada
"This creature lives in the Pacific Ocean near Vancouver, and eats purple seaweed. He has an extra pair of feet and likes to wear a hat. No Guy spends his time playing with his other Giant friends."
This creature reminds me of duck with his cute little body, long neck and outstretched wings. He looks wonderfully pigeon-toed and I can almost see him waddling down by the water. I think the hat is a fabulous addition. Such a great creature creation, Islove!

by Ethan, age 8, Saskatchewan, Canada
"It's an alien in trees." I love the three blue eyes and the yellow teeth. This alien has an impressive arm-span and the four legs look quite fast. The construction of the trees are very cool. I'm intrigued by the holes in the trees. Woodpeckers perhaps? Super cool creature, Ethan!

"Cutie" by Chad, age 8, Ontario, Canada
"This is a prehistoric fawn (baby deer) who escaped from Jurassic Park. Sometimes he goes off into the wild by himself and sometimes he visits with his human friend. Cutie LOVES to run and his friend tries to ride him but always falls off because there isn't much grip." Chad chose to create a deer because it is one of his favorite animals. Cutie is a perfect name for this fawn! I love how tiny he is, making him the perfect size to hide, since he is an escapee. What wonderful effects you've added to your photograph. It makes it look like a poster. Very cool, Chad!

"Three-Armed Belly Troll" by Keira, age 3, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"It lives in outer space." I did not know we had trolls in outer space! But now I do, thanks to you, and three armed ones at that. I love how there is an eye, just above the green foot, great for seeing things down low. This is a wonderful creature, Keira!

"Sea Creatures" by Finnegan, age 6, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Clockwise from the top, we have "a Common Dolphin, a Sperm Whale, a Swordfish, a Yellow-Finned Tuna, a Sharp Tailed Fish, a Sting Ray, six Rainbow Eels, a Blue Shark, a Tiger Shark, and a Thresher Shark. The single blocks in the middle are Red Plankton."
What an absolutely amazing collection of sea creatures! Each one has traits very similar to the real thing. I love the sword on the Swordfish, the wideness of the Sting Ray, the wonderful colours of the Rainbow Eels and the fantastic Red Plankton! Great idea to set them up on blue cloth to make it look like they are in the sea. I also love how all the creatures are swarming around the plankton for their daily meals. So, super fantastic, Finnegan!

"Compoundy" by Sophie, age 5, Saskatchewan, Canada
"It's a newly discovered creature that lives at the bottom of the swamp. It eats plankton. It's a giant eye, but it's compound!"
What an interesting creature! I love that it looks like one big giant compound eye! Great use of all those tiny circle pieces. I can imagine it slowly floating, slightly spinning at the bottom of the swamp. Awesome discovered creature, Sophie!

"Giraffe Carrier" by Elsa, age 5, Saskatchewan, Canada
"It carries people, it lives in the forest and eats flowers, it helps people get leaves."
What you cannot see in this picture is its magnificent height. The long, long neck extends down to the ground. What a wonderful creature, one designed as human helper. Great job, Elsa!

"B-89-B" by Hannah, age 11, Saskatchewan, Canada
"This is a spider with all bones, it lives on a planet called X-RAY 36707 and every thing there is in x-ray. It eats soft rocks and lives in it's invisible shell."
An x-ray planet, how cool is that! I love that the picture seems to be in x-ray vision. What an interesting creature, and even more interesting are these soft rocks that it eats. What a great creation, Hannah!

by Elijah, age 6, Alberta, Canada
"It's a squid which lives in the deepest sea."
Great use of all those slotted green pieces on the top, they look like gills. I love all the attention you put towards details. This is a very balanced, well designed creature. So awesome, Elijah!