29 April 2011

"Save" Lego creations in digital photos as wall art

Turn Lego creations into digital wall art

In the spirit of decluttering without destroying your kids' artistic masterpieces, here's a brilliant two-fer Lego hack, from Michelle:

Hack #1: If you have a child that likes to build Lego creations, but wants to keep them together forever, here is a solution! Take a photo of the creation and then you'll have a record of the creation and can break the bricks down and reuse them for the next creation.

Hack #2: I placed my son's Lego creations in front of a white sheet for a backdrop, took a photo with our digital camera and then printed 8x10 photos and hung them in simple black frames.  They look great in his room and he is proud of his creations!

Knowing how passionate some kids are about Legos, this hack strikes me as a major problem-solver.

What do you do you with your child's beloved but bulky construction projects?

Related: Pry Legos apart with a manicure tool

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We encourage our son to take pictures of his lego creations too! I love the idea of framing them as artwork.

This is such a great idea, my son is heavily into building with Lego and K'nex and this will be a great way for him to keep his creations together and keep his room a little cleaner.

I like it.

I'll be doing this from now on.

What a cool idea. It preserves their creations and encourages their creativity. My daughter's not yet old enough to play with legos but when she is, I'll be trying this out.

Brilliant. Simple & brilliant.

Similar but different: we actually have realized we can't display all of the artwork our kids kick out, so we've gotten binders with the plastic sleeve pages to insert photos of things like this, drawings, paintings, etc.

They love looking at it.... maybe even more than the 1% that makes it onto the wall.

I like it! It's sort of like "Tier 2," but it still preserves the art in a way that's totally accessible. So smart!

On Twitter, @CrazyZeus1 suggests doing the same, only turning the photos into a photobook.

Every Christmas my son gets a "small" Lego in his stocking...he makes it, we glue it together and VOILA it is an ornament for the next year!

Great post!

Brilliant! :D

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