The Exorbitant Price of Airport LEGO®

After spending two wonderful weeks in Costa Rica, sadly the time came to head home. My wife and I spent our holiday in Puetro Veijo, next to a black sand beach on the southern Caribbean Sea. Puerto Veijo was a small town, with no major retailers (other than one chain grocery store). There was no…

A Banana at the Beach (Day 1)

It’s a rainy morning in Puerto Veijo, Costa Rica. Honestly, that doesn’t bother me. My wife and I knew it would be the rainy season when we booked this trip. The rain gives me time to sit and blog. It’s supposed to clear up this afternoon, so I’ll get out later. We have a really…

Minifigure Monday – Restore the Calm

Restore the Calm (An original vacation inspired poem from True North Bricks, featuring LEGO® Batman) When stress has been the day to day, The time has come to get away. When worry overcomes your mind, The beach will help you to unwind. When pressure’s like a ticking bomb, The crashing waves restore the calm.

Out & About in Toronto

For the last week, I have been in Toronto. The purpose of the trip was actually work related. I was sent to a conference for some professional development. My wife and I decided that we would extend the trip a little to visit family and friends in the area. Of course, I had to squeeze…

Out & About with Minifigures – Mont Tremblant

This summer, my wife and I don’t have any major trips planned. Most of the summer will go to my wife finishing off her Ph.D. studies. Since we have to stay local, we have planned a few activities within driving distance to keep things fun. This past weekend we went to Mont Tremblant, a couple of hours…

M is for Meteorite

Today’s post is about LEGO, and it isn’t. Space exploration is a big theme in the LEGO world, and one of my favorite sets is actually the City Spaceport (60080). I love the astronaut Minifigures, as well as the rocket scientists that came with it. That idea of exploring space is what inspired my Minifigure…

Minifigures on Vacation – New York (the finale)

Day four began with another trip to Gossip Coffee in Astoria. The coffee was so good, we decided to go back. It is definitely worth a stop if you are ever in the neighborhood. We then hopped onto the train, and rode it all the way down to Battery Park. We thought we would take…

Minifigures on Vacation – New York (Day 3)

Day three began with coffee and donut at Gossip Coffee in Astoria. The donut was very good, the coffee was great, probably the best coffee I have had so far on this trip! Afterwards, it was onto the train again and off to another part of the city. We wandered around Soho and Noho (yes,…