30 May 2011

Lego G I V E A W A Y winners & new Lego releases

Greetings all,
I couldn't get a connection last night so, without further delay . . . the mega Lego City Space collection giveaway winners are . . .
my personal pick: Rachel from Little Angel Little Devil blog who wrote this beautiful entry "My son builds the most amazing lego, he spends hours planning and building his creations either from the instructions but mostley straight out of his brain. His Lego creations have wowed the year 6 kids at school..but most importantly his teachers! My son is not doing so well in school, he is way behind in his reading, writing and has the concentration of a gold fish. His teachers have held very real concerns. Over the period they have come to know my son's lego (I'm going to say it.. talent) and have actually re evaluated how they think he learns. They now say he clearly has the ability to focus, the maths he uses to build some of the things he builds is brilliant and the fact that everything down to the colours used are perfect in balance and proportion indicate that he is actually very bright. I can not tell you what a relief this is to me!! Lego has helped his confidence to soar which was so very low for so long. I am very proud of my son and proud of the amazing creations that he builds from his beloved Lego. Thank you Posie for running a great comp! xx"
& Random Number Generator pick #1: Mimi from At Home with Sam & i blog.  Thrilled for both ladies as i know their children will deeply appreciate this huge haul of Lego coming their way.  I love the idea of Mimi's little girl playing Lego with her big brothers - that is how i remember much of my childhood!!  Mimi has a lovely decor loving blog & excellent interior designer taste, great tips for those of us with teenagers in the midst.
 These lucky families will have $280 worth of Lego EACH coming their way this week, please email me your courier delivery addresses, thanks to the 100+ entries & One Green Bean + Lego for sponsoring!!
 Cool new Lego releases include this Jet Spy Plane from the Cars 2 movie . . .
 & the Flo's V8 Cafe at Radiator Springs USA, available May 2011.
 I loved Duplo for my children when they were younger, i wish this Duplo Hospital was around then.  I was always the patient when playing doctors & nurses with my siblings, you never know, my bossy brother doctor did grow up to be a surgeon!!  The other one turned out to be a rocket scientist, he was a bit more into pretending i was a robot.  My sister wasn't interested at all, she's a ballerina but my path was pharmacology!!  We had the Fisher Price hospital, our mum has kept it too.
 Did you know there is a Lego Duplo Facebook you can join??
Also freshly launched . . . Lego iTunes (if you're like me you'll get your children to down load these).  Now for the official word:
"LEGO DUPLO Jams - a free music experience that can be downloaded through the official DULPO Jams iTunes channel.  Designed with the whole family in mind, DUPLO Jams will inspire and facilitate new ways to play, through upbeat and inspirational tunes for toddlers and preschoolers. Find LEGO DUPLO Jams HERE" 
Exciting times for Lego lovers, have a creative Lego building week everyone, love Posie

13 comments:

Make mine Mid-Century said...

What worthy winners! Especially Rachel. I'm glad she won after reading her comment. I'm all for the child who thinks a bit differently, and doesn't seem to fit into usual teaching methods, because they end-up being the geniuses!

Congratulations!

Make mine Mid-Century said...

What worthy winners! Especially Rachel. I'm glad she won after reading her comment. I'm all for the child who thinks a bit differently, and doesn't seem to fit into usual teaching methods, because they end-up being the geniuses!

Congratulations!

The Moerks said...

Awe, I just read Rachaels comment too. Well done Posie great pick. And congrats to both ladies and their respective kiddo's.

melissa said...

Congratulations to both the winners - loved Rachels comment and am so glad she won.

Sarah B said...

Congrats to the lucky lucky winners!

Simone - honeyandfizz said...

Oh wow, that is a lot of lego! So great for kids to play with :) Thanks to your post , I've now found some new blogs to follow xx

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh you guys are so gracious & kind, yes, Rachel's comment was so moving & beautiful, i know her well & this surprised me, how deeply Lego is helping her son, so i am thrilled you all agree too. Love Posie

Mimi said...

Hi Posie,

After reading Rachael's comment it has brought tears to my eyes. I know what it is like to have a child who learns differently to others. Steve and I realised our first son had difficulties from the age of 2, he is know 16 and is in Year 11 and for the first time he just passed Maths. I can't tell you how exciting it is for Alexander and ourselves. I am very proud of him and I know whatever he chooses to do in life, he will succeed. I just sent you an email giving you my address for the Lego (thank you) but I would like you to give it to children who could really use it like Rachael's son. I would get so much pleasure knowing another child could use Lego like Rachael's son. Hugs and Kisses to you Posie, Mimi xxx

Inger said...

Awesome, well done to Rachel.
I too have a son who is behind in reading, maths, etc.
He developed speech later than most kids and hasn't really caught up.
But...he is very good at "spatial" or visual thinking and it all comes out when he starts playing with Lego.
For kids with similar learning skills, make sure you check out Lego Digital Designer which is a free CAD program using Lego bricks.
My son loves this and it is certainly cheaper than buying lots of Lego :0)
There are a few more ideas for lego parents here:
http://www.thebricklife.com/parents-lego-manual/
Well done to all involved and thanks to Lego for making such a cool "toy"
Cheers
Inger

Little Angel Little Devil said...

Hello all,
Firstly thank you Posie!!! this is going to blow my sons mind and quite possibly mine (thinking of all the extra lego bits I'm going to be stepping on!!) just kidding..I can't wait to see his reaction.

Thank you also to all of your lovely fellow bloggers who have sent in such lovely comments. I truly have tears in my eyes. Mimi you are so delightful and generous to offer to pass lego onto other children, and your kind words mean a lot.
Thanks again!! lots of love xxx

Little Angel Little Devil said...

Hello all,
Firstly thank you Posie!!! this is going to blow my sons mind and quite possibly mine (thinking of all the extra lego bits I'm going to be stepping on!!) just kidding..I can't wait to see his reaction.

Thank you also to all of your lovely fellow bloggers who have sent in such lovely comments. I truly have tears in my eyes. Mimi you are so delightful and generous to offer to pass lego onto other children, and your kind words mean a lot.
Thanks again!! love love

Tas said...

Congrats to the winners. Going to a well deserved home :)

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