Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The team had a great time at RoboChallenge. We saw some great robot designs and were inspired to compete next year. We'll be back with a few of our own robots next time.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Here's the plan for this Saturday if you didn't get the message on your answering machines...

We're meeting at my house at 8AM and leaving very shortly after. One parent per child can attend as well. I put all team members on the list as well as siblings so everyone is welcome. My van seats 7 and so far it's just me and Austin in it (Connor has a birthday party to attend)

If we get there by 9 we will get in for free (normally it's $10 for admission to the Strawberry Festival). We enter at gate 7.

wear your Bricks For Brains shirts, we want to look like a team.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hey team,

I finally finished my LEGO Falcon. Thought I'd upload a pic.

On another topic we need to finalize plans for the strawberry festival this weekend. I'll figure out what we're doing and give everyone a call.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Hey team,

This video is amazing. I just had to share it with all of you.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

As usual we had a great time at LEGOLAND. The new Land of Adventure is awesome, we all got to ride Lost Kingdom Adventure twice and loved it. Both boys had a blast (pardon the pun) in the Pharaoh's Revenge as well. Connor also really enjoyed the Cargo Ace plane ride. We also had a great time competing at the Junior Master Model Builder event. This month's theme was "Creator Beach House". Me, Dianna and Austin all entered (Connor was too busy at Build 'N Race). I built a sand pail with a shovel in it, Dianna made a cool little scene with a beach chair and Austin propped a surfboard in his miniature beach house back yard, complete with a BBQ. We still have no idea who won the contest, but it was certainly a good time building.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Hey team members! I kn0w it's been rather quiet here but let's change that. Last night I was contacted by Mrs. Baldwin at VMS and she invited me to be a part of the new Mindstorms robotic club there. I know that some of the Bricks For Brains members are already involved and I'm excited to be included.

She also informed me of a coming event at the Strawberry Festival in Santa Maria, the Robochallenge. It looks like it could be a lot of fun. I don't know if we want to compete (may not have enough time to plan or build) but it would be fun to go and meet some more robot and LEGO enthusiasts. The sumo challenge and the tug-o-war look like a lot of fun though. you can check it out here

Me and the family are off the LEGOLAND again tonight! We're going to check out the new Land of Adventure and compete at the Junior Master Model Builder contest.