Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Groundhog Day -- More Time To Play Inside

The Ice Queen from Narnia, Yetis, and lumberjacks are all pleased this morning as Punxsutawney Phil -- the Pennsylvania groundhog who is our only weatheranimal -- has seen his shadow and thus it is foretold, sans bluescreen, that we shall have six more weeks of winter.

It's Groundhog Day, but if you think this special occasion trumps the celebration of LEGO bricks here at BrickBender -- you haven't been reading long enough. Speaking of which, hello to you new reader in Greenland. I'm excited to know what the Internet is like there.

Should you look to recreate this historic moment in LEGO bricks -- the shadow-seeing, not the Greenland-viewing -- you've got a few options. The LEGO retail stores are sponsoring a free monthly mini-build for kids today (here's another photo from a store window of the LEGO groundhog and snowman from January). You could also build your own vignette like Brickshelf user Nermal, depicting the moment of truth.

Image via VignetteBricks.


Unknown said...

Jonathan: I've been posting the build card/parts lists for the US LEGO Stores Monthly Mini Model Builds since the beginning. Here is yesterday's Groundhog http://www.flickr.com/photos/toomuchdew/4326725164/
The complete set + monthly US Store Calendars are at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/toomuchdew/sets/72157616535868056/

Jonathan Bender said...

Thanks for letting us play at home, that's excellent Bill.