Brick Chronicles – Lego Island

The Brick Chronicles feature unique creations made with Lego® bricks. Hopefully you, and the children in your life, will find them as inspiring as I do!

Picture of a lego island - made out of legos

Made by R, age 10 and C, age 7.

This Lego island is brought to you by an inspiration in model trains. Yes, you read that right – model trains! This Lego creation came about because my sons picked up some cheap (and old) model railroading magazines from the Friends of the Library sale last month. They have been enthralled with the tiny model towns and intricate set designs.

I’ve suggested that they should try and create such scenery with the materials the already have, so there has been a lot of brainstorming and prototyping. In fact, there is a current experiment involving dirt, a popsicle stick and some paint. All in an attempt to recreate the texture of buildings.  Thankfully for my sake, there haven’t been too many of such experiments. But, there has been a lot of lego building. And, that’s something I can support!

Lego Island

a picture of a 5 x 5 lego island, made from legos

One of these first projects where they actually shared the duties equally (usually it’s the oldest who does most of the work).