If your child watches LEGO® videos as much as mine, I bet you know the exact sound of that “Hey!”. It seems to feature in all the videos and even on the boxes of LEGO bricks.
Wondering why I’m typing LEGO all in caps? I’m not shouting it at you, honest. Even though it feels like it’s the most widely used word in my household at the moment and frequently shouted (well second only to NO! Youngest is 2, need I say more?).
Well! I wrote to the LEGO group to see if it would be okay to share my LEGO patterns on my blog. They said yes! With a few stipulations. One being that whenever I write the word LEGO it’s all caps. Seriously though, I feel like I’m shouting LEGO LEGO LEGO! But hey if it means I can share my patterns as has been requested, I don't mind! Oh and the word LEGO is also apparently an adjective, not a noun. Who knew?!
I used the LEGO minifigures and bricks for my inspiration for a playmat for my kidlet’s birthday. It’s not finished yet, but here’s the top:
It probably doesn’t look that big. But it’s 60” square. That’s big enough for a play mat I think! The mini figure and face in the middle are 12” blocks. I cheated and appliqued the face on the centre one, but the other mini figures got embroidered faces.
Despite these blocks all looking different sizes, and with weird heads, I assure you they are actually all the same. I'm just terrible at photography! Anyways, I asked my son to pick out his favourite LEGO mini figures based on their faces, and then I tried to copy them in embroidery.
Perhaps not so successfully but Mr 4 is so encouraging with my quilting and sewing, so I’m sure he’ll love them anyways.
So patterns! You can find the patterns for the LEGO mini figures, blocks, and also the big LEGO mini figure head HERE. The proviso with these patterns,unlike my other patterns, is that these are for personal use only. So you can’t make something from these patterns to later sell. But have a blast making something for the LEGO fan in your life
Meanwhile, I really need to get a move on and finish up the play mat so it’s ready for the big birthday! 17 sleeps to go I’ve been informed.
Linking up with WiP Wednesday, even though I wrote this post on a Tuesday. It's my big WiP :)