Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Functional Photos

Last week I challenged you to create a functional household object out of LEGO. Here is what kids from all over the world came up with.

by McKeayn, age 7 and McConaughey, age 5, Redondo Beach, California, USA.

"This is a Decorative Lamp on top of our piano. It was really fun to make."

by Franklin, age 8, Walla Walla, Washington, USA.

"A pooper scooper!"

by Ryan, age 10, Oregon, USA.

"This is my eye glass rest for my glasses at night."

by Tyler, age 7, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

"These are Night Vision Goggles. The green panels are heat wave detectors. I could use them to see in the attic...if we had one!"

by Willem, age 6, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

"I tried to build a cup but it leaked. The cup is now a toothbrush holder."

by Bill, age 7, Sydney, Australia.

"Lego Toothbrush Holder."

Kira, age 3, Tucson, Arizona.

"A shovel to help my mom plant our garden, like these yummy broccoli."

by Remington, age 11, Arkansas, USA.

"Working flashlight."

Shiloh, age 4, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"My creation is a plate and I like to eat fruit and crackers out of it."

Micah, age 7, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"My creation is a plate and I like to eat fruit out of it."

Moriah, age 6, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"My creation is a candle holder. It doesn't break if candles are on it."

by Grace, age 8, Arkansas, USA.

"Napkin holder."

by Levi, age 12, Queensland, Australia.

"I have built a photo frame because when people walk in to houses they love to see photos around the place. This idea came out of a Lego book that I got for my 12th birthday in January, but I added some other special features! My frame is designed with an explorer theme and that's why there is some green tree branches and brown stuff everywhere. In my photo, I have put a lego explorer, I call him Davo and he is exploring an ancient temple. My mum is looking forward to putting a photo of me in this frame on our photo shelf, once I have had this photo in my room for a while. The hinge on the back of the frame allows it to stand alone without having to lean against the wall."

by April, age 10, Oregon, USA.

"A hairbrush."

by Zachary, age 7, Michigan, USA.

“I created a cup to drink water from. It worked!”

by Sylvia, age 5, Michigan, USA.

“I made a comb to comb my hair.”

by Alexandra, age 10, Michigan, USA.

“My invention is a fork. I am eating cheese with it here.”

by Joe, age 9, Newbury, England.

"This is my toothbrush. I am brushing my teeth with it right now. It actually works! Just kidding!!!"

by Ollie, age 6, England.

"Here is a picture of me eating an apple with my lego fork and plate."

by Elijah, age 10, Indiana, USA.

"It’s a comb!"

by Riley, age 7, Tasmania, Australia.

"Knife. I tried to cut a banana with it but it mashed the banana instead!"

by Bella, age 6, Tasmania, Australia.


by Tansy, age 6, Pelerin, New Brunswick, Canada.

"Nintendo DS."

by Nathan, age 11, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

"Copying machine with two sliding bars and a hinged side (for putting in paper), I can sign my name twice as quickly! (It's also great for drawing those 'what's different' pictures.)"

by Katherine, age 8, Frederick, Maryland, USA.

"I made a spatula and here I'm using it to cook my dad's hamburger."

by Xanti, age 11, California, USA.

"This is a pen. It is a very basic design, exactly the same size as a normal pen. Its function is to write."

by Nick, age 8, USA.

"This is a fruit bowl."

by Cooper, age 5 1/2, Livermore, California, USA.


by July, age 6, Australia.

“Here I am eating with my Lego spoon, knife, fork and bowl. My Lego serviette isn’t very useful though."

by Emily, age 11, England.

"I decided to make a jewellery box out of Lego. The lid is pyramid shaped and comes off completely."

by Hoster, age 8, Tennessee, USA.

"The Telephone."

by Keegan, age 6, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

"A picture frame with clips to hold the picture in."

by Braden, age 8, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"A remote control for the tv."

by Zephyr, age 9, Kansas, USA.

"Here is a ladle that I made to fill the dog's water bowl with."

by Braden age 9, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

"I made two creations: Pencil Holder - put in some pencils and put it near you.
Mini Figure Display - you put in some mini figures and stand it up."

Ryan, age 10, California, USA.

"This is a vaccum cleaner about to be used on a messy floor."

by Alli, age 7, Tennessee, USA.

"Well, it's a Lego snake nest. It has lots of interesting things, and there is also a rat on a rope in case the snake gets hungry. (Shown with stuffed snake)."

by Shane, age 8, La Quinta, California, USA.

"This is Rex. He is watching T.V. with his remote."

by Olivia, age 11, La Quinta, California, USA.

"This is my Lego oven/stove, be careful, it’s hot!"

by Jamie, age 6, Japan.

"This is a vacuum with two different kinds of tubes."

by River, age 4, Dodgeville, Wisconsin, USA.

"This is a bed with a girl sleeping. The pink square is her stuffed animal and she has a fire by her head so she can warm up. The brown thing is binoculars so she can see far away."

by Nox, age 6, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

"It's a fan. We used pieces from a Lego book, but this isn't one of the contraptions from it. A crank turns a wheel that's attached to an elastic band, and it also turns a gear that's attached to other gears and that turns the fan at the opposite end of where the crank. It makes a breeze."

by Rory, age 8, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

"I used instructions and other pieces that I liked. I made a mini figure of myself to go with the

by Jamie, age 7, Ashburn, Virginia, USA.

"This is a Wish Machine and this guy is wishing for a helmet and a jet pack to match his outfit. You can also wish for it to do your chores around the house. And it will grow arms and do the chores. You can also wish it to grow a magic hat that you can put on your head and it will put everything in your brain so you'll know all you ever wanted to learn. And so you can do whatever you want at home or go wherever you want to go. It's a very fun machine."

by Lochlan, age 6, Canada.

"This is a coffee maker. I know you think I drink coffee but I actually don't. One cup still needs coffee but the other one has coffee in it already. The brown dot at the top of the coffee maker is the coffee coming out for the cup that needs coffee. The brown dot in the other coffee cup is coffee in it."

by James, ages 9.

"I made a mixer for making smoothies and a waffle maker for making waffles."

by Alex, age 7.

"I made a bed."

by Aidan, age 5.

"I made a phone."

by Xander, age 7 (left) and Venice, age 9 (right), Oregon, USA.

"I decided to make a vacuum cleaner and my brother decided to do one too."

by Logan, age 6, Seattle, Washington, USA.

"This is a spatula flipping a pancake."

by Sam, age 11, Florida, USA.

"Lego Oven."

by Truman, age 9 and Henry, age 5, Poulsbo, Washington, USA.

"We made a game called Indian Jones. The brown person is Indiana, the white is a skeleton, the black piece is Indiana's first mate, and the antennae is a giant skeleton. When you meet, you play Rock, Paper, Scissors, and you win by taking both of the other players pieces. Mom is surprised that they played the invented game for almost an hour, and developed very elaborate rules!"

by Aaron, age 5, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"I made a Stove. In the picture you can see a lego man cooking a giant Pea on it."

by David, age 10, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"This is my toy shed. The two white things by the side are doors that come out to close."

by Isaac, age 7, England.

"Lego microwave with a custard pie in it!"

by Douglas, age 9, Japan.

"This is a ceiling fan. It is a little hard to see because I've put it in a room that includes a bed."

by Callum, age 12, Japan.

"These are stairs. They are very useful."

by Luke, age 8, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"A very powerful vacuum cleaner."

by Will, age 5, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"A dish washing sink."

by Anna, age 4 and Sam, age 7, London, UK.

"We built a salt and pepper carriage to help us pass the salt and pepper at the table."

by Jack, age 8, California, USA.

"This is a two player game of hockey."

by Caleb, age 6, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

"This is my couch."

by Frank, age 6, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.

"table and chairs."

by Emily, age 10, Sarasota, Florida, USA.

"It's a tiny checkered sink filled up with water. The handles actually turn!"

by Mason, age 11, Madison, age 9 and Preston, age 7, Missouri, USA.

"Cleaning the living room. Broom by Mason, Couch by Madison and Table by Preston."

by Jacob, age 6, Newnan, Georgia, USA.

"well, I created a rake! I just actually use it for sweeping up paper on the floor. It works really well! This was a really fun challenge!"

by Ari, age 11, Hermitage, Tennessee, USA.

"A TV is a useful household item. This is a person at home watching a weather report about a tornado that has just hit a city."

by Lauren, age 5, Hermitage, Tennesse, USA.

"A shower is a household item. This is a horse coming into a house to take a shower."

by Zach, age 9, Windsor, Canada.

"It is a broom stick created in Lego Digital Design, updated to version 4.2."

by AJ, age 8, Rochester, New York, USA.

"This is a royal dinner table with attached chairs. The couple is enjoying a dinner of hot dogs with ketchup and mustard and they are drinking water."

by Leilani, age 4, Washington, USA.

"This is a kitchen table with two chairs and two plates of food with drinks."

by Alec, age 11, Washington, USA.

"The oven has a white cake baking inside and two burners on the stove."

by Lorelai, age 3, Arizona, USA.


by Gavin, age 5, Arizona, USA.

"This is a couch. You sit on it."

by Spencer, age 7, Arizona, USA.

"This is a washing machine."

by Bryce, age 8, San Francisco, California, USA.

"This is a transmission that you'd find in a car. It is next to an excavator."

by Aaron, age 7, Arizona, USA.


by Fin, age 7, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

"'Dish Cleaning Station' washes the dishes which no one likes to do. The big flat part is the shelves, they are all different colours because they are drawers. The propeller at the very back is for spinning while the blue thing over it is water pouring on it. The thing with red bits on it beside it is scrubbing the dishes."

by G, age 8, New Jersey, USA.


by Bennett, age 7, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

"A table setting, with the bank teller, the cops and the robber who stole the gold money."