Build LEGO with Chrome

A pile of Lego blocks, of assorted colours and...

A pile of Lego blocks, of assorted colours and sizes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LEGO and Chrome have put together a very fun virtual building environment at BuildWithChrome.com. All the fun of LEGO without the danger of stepping on a sharp-cornered brick in the dark!

You can make your own designs or follow a series of Master Builder challenges in the Build Academy. Build with a variety of brick shapes — including windows and doors — and colors.

When you’re ready to share your creation, publish it for your Google Plus friends or grab the link to post anywhere. It’s fun to browse other builders’ creations, too.

Here’s a quick build I did to try out Build With Chrome. LEGO “Geek” Give it a go and share your own creations!

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Cannibal Rats Infesting Ghost Ship?

Here’s a weird story for your Freaky Friday. An abandoned ship is drifting in the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s thought to be infested with rats. Since the rats have no other food source, they are believed to be feeding on each other.

That’s right. Cannibalistic rats, on a ship, possibly headed for Scotland.

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This story has made-for-TV movie written all over it. Something in the neighborhood of “Sharknado,” like Ship-Rat-Wreck. RodenTitanic? Rat-pocalypse? Cannibal Pi-Rats of the North Atlantic? And a heroic exterminator in a kilt! What do you think?

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Minecraft Birthday Invitations

minecraft-invitationHello, friends! I’m planning another Minecraft birthday party, and I’ve just put together some postcard-sized invitations.

I’m sharing them with you, because I know there are lots of other kids out there who want Minecraft parties, and there aren’t a lot of ready-made paper goods to buy.

These invitations are free printables! I’ve put in the basic information fields, so you can print them out and fill them in by hand, or you can use your software to type right into the pdf and print the whole thing.

These print 4 to a page, and you can use a sheet of cardstock or Avery perforated postcards. Enjoy!

Free Minecraft printable birthday invitations

Another Minecraft Party, Coming Up…

minecraft-cookiesMy son had a Minecraft themed birthday party back in September, and now my daughter wants one, too! This means I’ll need to come up with some new ideas for Minecraft treats, decorations, and activities. Since I know other parents are looking for similar stuff, I’ll post what I find here. Maybe it will help you with your Minecraft kids, too!

I found this Minecraft cookie cutter set today! I think it will be great for birthday treats, although the decorating will be a bit tricky. The shapes aren’t necessarily recognizable without the colored icing in the right places. Well, except for the Creeper face cookie. I’m pretty sure that will be easy enough.

The cookie cutters are $19.99 at ThinkGeek right now. Let me know if you get them, and how you do the decorating.

Minecraft Cookie Cutters