Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cool Things This Week

  • D made a few new short videos this week, two of them stop-action "battles" with lego minifigures. We are incorporating more props in these little shorts (like tying a string to a lego missile to make it "fly" across the screen).
  • About a year ago I bought a couple Hero Factory chapter books for D. He didn't show much interest in them then... but this week he suddenly was into them, and he and I read through one of them in just 2 days. They're a step up from the Scooby Doo books, and thankfully much better written (which some advanced vocab words, as a bonus). 
  • We discovered that the highest number of stud points that you can accrue in the Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga xbox game is 4,000,000,000. 
  • While walking to Starbucks one morning we passed at ATM and D asked about it, which sparked a whole conversation about money, savings accounts, and loans, and how banks operate. I love those moments, and that we have the time to have those conversations as they come up spontaneously. 
  • I finally downloaded the Lego Digital Designer software and D and I found instructions for making a transforming Optimus Prime. He's about halfway through putting it together (it's fairly complex... I'm pretty excited about the whole new world of lego building that LDD + online instructions opens up for us). 

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