The prep for this year’s front window display began a full month prior, where we put out mysterious colorful squares containing two black lines. We instructed our youngest patrons to write their name on the top line, and then a book or book series’ name on the second line. We then kept the squares. That’s all that the public knew except that we were going to use them in the front windows in May.
What they didn’t know was that we’d add “can’t LEGO of” in between the lines, and then glue on circles to the other side to give it a false 3D look. THEN we built a picture using those 2D bricks.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
The only thing we thought we’d do differently in the future is pay attention to on which side the peg’s shadow would fall. If you look closely, then you’ll spot some shadows in directions that don’t make sense. It was a subtle thing, but as Melissa said in a recent Mel’s Desk post, “Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.”
We also took the books/series that our young patrons wrote on the flat bricks as a pull list for our reading bench display:
Both very random and very cool.
Our Children’s Librarian Jennifer held a special Family LEGO Fun Night, and after this successful event, she put several of the creations in our new plexi display cubes:
We reused our LEGO mini-figs as our scavenger hunt.
And, of course, we had another Mini LEGO Checkout Club. I made a video once it was complete.
This remains the most popular annual passive program. I can’t think of any program that we have where kids ask about it throughout the year.
And there you have it: the re-re-re-return of one of our most popular themes!