Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Quest #22 - Display Your Art

Can you design something out of LEGO that will display your own art?

You may want to look around the house and see if you have some of your artwork already done and ready to be displayed, or you might want to make something new. A drawing, painting, even a sculpture.

Your LEGO creation may be a traditional picture frame, or it might be something quite elaborate and unexpected.

Your frame may have hinges on it, to open it up like in a diptych or triptych.

You might want to make a plinth to showcase a sculpture you've made.

Here you can see what other kids from around the world created for this challenge.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Buoyancy Photos

by Tal, age 11, Southern California, USA.

The Simple Boat
"My mom made a boat that was very complex and full of flat pieces. It took a long time to make, and it floated, but had a leak. I looked at her boat and went to work on mine. I put mine together in a few minutes. As you can see, mine's very simple. I used bigger pieces because they hold bubbles of air, which will keep it floating. And I raised the deck higher up so no water would get in. I told my mom, "You worry to much about making things look nice," and popped it into the water."

There seems to be a wise, underlying message here. This is a very smart design. The raised deck is a great example of a thought out plan, knowing that the lower the deck, the easier the water can get onto it. I love that you said air bubbles get trapped inside the larger bricks, helping the structure float! Great observation.

by Hayden, age 7, Cary, North Carolina, USA.

"I call the big craft THE STINGRAY and the small craft ESCAPE CAPSULE . The escape capsule has been on a special mission and is coming back. The antennae on the escape capsule is waterproof."

Impressive team you've made here. I love the design of the larger vessel, it's a great home base for the smaller, explorer to come back to. They both look perfectly afloat.

by Aidan, age 7.5, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

"I pushed this boat down and it floated right back up, so I think this is an unsinkable boat. It has a motor (bottom right), some rafts (top) and a gang plank. The white part near the plank is an arch to walk under."

Very impressive that once the boat was pushed down it came back up! I love the two rafts and how you attached them onto the larger boat. By just removing one small LEGO piece, the rafts are independent.

by Addison, age 4.5, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Piano Boat "This is a person. The head is a person with an extra long neck and an alligator bottom. If you see one of these floating in your bathtub you should take it out and keep it."

If I found one of these in my bathtub I would indeed keep it! And I would wonder how on earth it got there. What an interesting person/creature. I love the long area between the person and the alligator.

by Josh, age 5, Minnesota, USA.

"Josh's first boat for Woody sank, but with some help from his brother, he managed to keep him afloat!"

This is a great raft-like design. Perfectly created for Woody to sit in. He looks very happy in there! I think it was the wide surface area that allowed this vessel to float. Nicely done.

by Tyler, age 7, Minnesota, USA.

"Tyler said he needed to make something small and simple to make the deadline. Here is his fish."

You know, some of the time small and simple is the best way to go. This little fish looks like it's floating perfectly.

by John Paul, age 5, Virginia, USA.

"I made a ship called the "Hot Blade 8000." It's nose dips into the water just a bit to plow through waves at high speed."

Impressive vessel! It looks almost military in its design. I love how the front of it dips down into the water for extra aerodynamics!

by Henry, age 8, Virginia, USA.

"This is the Radar Sub 1000. I built it with a balance tank -- the line of holes around the bottom edge. This causes it to sink just enough to explore under the water."

Very sophisticated construction! The balance tank is an amazing addition, allowing just the right amount of water to be taken on the hull of the vessel for this semi submerged effect.

by Juliet, age 9, Ontario, Canada.

"Loch Ness Monster Raft. For swimming and diving off of."

Wonderfully whimsical design! I could see this type of creation in a large pool or lake full of kids jumping off of it. I love that you combined everyones fascination with the Loch Ness Monster to a water raft, great connection.

by Violet, age 9, Ontario, Canada.

"A "Party Boat" that has lots of lights, places for friends to sit, and an extra wetsuit for swimming in colder water."

I would love to be on this boat! Fantastic construction, playful, cosy, safe (totally afloat), and full of very interesting features. The headless LEGO person as wet suit is brilliant!

by Evrin, age 5, Ontario, Canada.

"Two speed boats that can also go underwater."

Nice clean engineering on these two fine boats. They look very fast, light and super buoyant! I love how they are both slightly submerged at the front tips.

by Jonathan age 6, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

"It took a lot of experimenting to make a boat that floated without any water getting in it. (those are fish in the water)."

Nice to hear you did some exploring with your design. I wonder what you found out you had to change in order to make it more buoyant? This looks unsinkable and holds two people perfectly. I like the inclusion of fish in the water!

by Nathan age 10, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

"I made my boat a glass bottom boat. There are two scientists in the boat too. I had to create three earlier designs before coming up with this one."

Wonderful to hear that you too did some fiddling around before you came up with something that worked the way you wanted it to. I love the glass bottom, what a cool concept to help the scientists on their expedition.

by Aaron, age 5, and Joelle, age 3, Tucson, Arizona USA.

"My ship is attacking my sister's ship. My ship floats even when part of the deck is full of water."

Interesting observation that your vessel can take on water but still stay afloat. Your design shows the heavier end sinking and the lighter end floating. I can see your weapon aimed right at the red ship!

"I made my ship look like a walkie-talkie."

A floating walkie-talkie made out of DUPLO, how cool! It seems to be floating very well, I bet it's the large open design of each brick that makes it stay on the water instead of under it.

by Wes, age 6, South Carolina, USA.

"It's a floating crabby patty!"

This is so funny! It looks so much like the krabby patties SpongeBob SquarePants makes! This would be the perfect theme park boat at SpongeBob Land! I love the lettuce, mustard and ketchup peeking out of the edges, great use of these interesting pieces and super buoyant boat.

by Jacob, age 7, Houston, Texas, USA.

"Jacob created this 'house boat' that could float. We had so much fun learning about buoyancy!"

So glad to hear you were messing around with the concept of buoyancy! Wonderful vessel you've created here. DUPLO seems to be very good at staying afloat. This is one houseboat I would like to be on.

by Grace, age 11, Southeast, USA

"Grace made a canoe that did float for a few minutes in the bath tub then started taking on water but never really sank."

How interesting that this construction was buoyant for a bit, them began to sink. I wonder what could have been changed to keep it floating? I love the canoe shape with all the little details inside.

Everyone playing along with LEGO Quest these past 21 weeks have been so amazingly creative and talented. Please feel free to leave your comments in the comment section of this blog. You can tell everyone more about your design, or leave a review for one of your favourite designs. All your input makes this an even more rich, fun, supportive place to be!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Quest #21 - Buoyancy

Can you create a marine vessel out of LEGO that floats?

You may need to experiment with several designs until you create one that works the way you want it to.

I would like your photo submission to show your creation in water, either floating, or perhaps in its sunken state, whichever you choose.

If you would like to take this a step further, you can place heavier objects like marbles or coins in your boat to see how many it can hold before it sinks. I'd love to hear all the details and so would everyone else!

Here is some great information about buoyancy to get you started.

Here you can see how other kids from around the world responded to this challenge.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Repair or Replace Photos

by Finn, age 6, Austin, Texas, USA.

"For Father's Day I built my dad another arm so he can read the paper, drink coffee, and eat a bagel all at the same time. My dad is great and I love him very much. We tied the new arm to him with a bandana. I don't know if you can see it, but there is also a booster rocket on there in case he needs it."

This is a brilliant creation! I think if asked, most everyone would want another arm. Nice sleek design and use of masculine colors, (perfect for father's day). I love the wider 'palm' area for a holding platform. This construction is reminiscent of the window scrapers we use here for our cold Canadian winters.

by Nathan, age 9, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

"A branch knocked off some of our fence so I decided to replace it with LEGO."

Amazing! What a great idea to fix your fence. I love how you copied the original fence design. The angled edges at the top and the width and height are perfectly executed. The all white bricks are subtle and encourage a closer inspection by the viewer!

by Lyn, age 8, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"Piano Modification. Each pair of Lego keys is two octaves apart. Lyn says she just wanted them evenly spaced apart but for no particular reason."

This is very clever! Does making this modification count as piano practice? I love how you used bold primary colors instead of the local white of the piano keys. I'd love to see all of the keys covered in LEGO. You'd have a color coded piano!

by Angus, age 6, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"Woodstove modification."

Fantastic addition to your wood stove! The color and design repetition on the lip of the stove adds a whimsical feel to an otherwise ordinary household object. Wonderful how you curved the edges to create a soft, flowing feel.

by Simon age 7 and Sophie age 5, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"We decided to replace our couch leg. We want to keep it there always now!"

I'd like to keep it there too! I think it creates a mischievous, comical element in a house mostly decorated for the grown ups. What you can't see in this photo is a tiny cupboard LEGO piece that Sophie added. It has a little door on it and can hold her tiny treasures. This makes me want to replace more ordinary things with LEGO and see if anyone notices.

by Lucy, age 4, Wisconsin, USA.

"This quest came for us at the perfect time! We just started our bathroom remodel so there is plenty to fix around here! When I asked Lucy she decided that fixing one of the walls was a good idea so that's what she did. We are also hosting "Flat Anthony" right now from a flat homeschooler project we are doing so he helped too!"

Wonderful to have the bathroom renovation to work from. Those open walls are just asking for a LEGO filler. This is perfect! I am delighted that the creation filled the wall space edge to edge perfectly. I especially love the LEGO worker men and the one pink LEGO brick.

by Spencer, age 6, Arizona, USA.

"A new door for this toy schoolbus!"

Perfect! I love how you've managed to fill in the whole door space, right up to the tricky, curved top. I'm so glad you were able to fix this school bus, it will be much safer now!

by Aaron, age 5, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

"My ambulance lights were broken. I fixed them by using clear little legos. Can you see the red and blue dots? They match the things the lights went on. You can see the lights flash through the clear pieces."

Very smart of you to make your repair with translucent LEGO pieces so the lights can shine through. Fixing a broken toy, which will no doubt be played with more now. The additions seem so natural to this design, seamless in their inclusion.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Quest #20 - Repair or Replace

What can you repair or replace with LEGO? Look around your environment for things that are broken, or missing a part and see if you can 'fix' or 'substitute' with LEGO.

Can you improve or modify something to personalize it, or make it look or work more the way you want it to.

It might be a handle, tool, fence, bike part, toy, kitchen gadget, baseboard, chair leg, you name it. With LEGO I bet you can alter almost anything!

Here you can see how other kids from around the world repaired or replace for this challenge.

Check out this example of a LEGO repair job!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer Break

Hi Lego Quest Kids!

I am taking this week off, but will be back with challenge #20 on Tuesday, June 15th.

Thank you all so much for your creative amazing designs and stories. You are making this a fun place to be, and I am always so excited to see your creations!

Also, please take this opportunity to send a quick email to lego.quest.kids@gmail.com and put unsubscribe in the subject line if you are getting unwanted emails from me.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Wrapped Object Photos

by Aidan, age 7.5, Cincinnati, Ohio, Canada.

"I made frog spawn. There are tadpoles inside. The tadpoles are made out of small black legos wrapped in foil and held together by string which represents spaghetti like stuff. I got this idea from seeing our tadpoles."

This is so great! I love that you used small black Lego bricks to represent the tadpoles! Knowing they are inside those tin foil balls is so interesting. Wonderful contrast of textures the yarn gives.

by Bear, age 7, Utica, New York, USA.

"It's a castle wrapped in books about medieval times."

Brilliant! I love how the objects compliment each other. The books have also made their own fortress around the castle, for extra security.

by Austyn, age 6.5, Ontario, Canada.

"Mini Mummy."

Nicely built Sarcophagus. The band aids look like the perfect medium for wrapping up a mummy. Makes me curious to see underneath.

by Esther, age 10, Pennsylvania, USA.

"This is a man with a cord wrapped around his waste and attached to the boat so he doesn't lose his boat while swimming."

Smart design! It would be very scary to have your boat drift away while you were swimming in the middle of the ocean. Great interpretation of the 'wrapped' challenge.

by Rachel age 12 and Issac age 8, Pennsylvania, USA.

"They worked together to create the camping scene, complete with tissue wrapped tent and working campfire (the one man is cutting down the pine tree while the other stands fishing.) It was important to them that it be taken in the dark so you could see the campfire."

"As a side note and a warning: prior to this project Rachel attempted a lantern with a top and a working candle. The top of the lantern was about 3 inches from the top of the flame. The Legos immediately began to smell and the plastic warped. So lesson learned-- don't get Legos near the top of a flame they WILL melt."

Marvelous scene you've both created! I love the camp fire so much, it illuminates the whole area so well. The tissue paper covering the tent reminds me of a rain fly on real tents. It has 'wrapped' the Lego underneath perfectly. That was a good experiment you happened on with fire getting too close to the Lego bricks, I'm so glad you shared the story with us! I just wish I could see the melted Lego!

by Lucy, age 4, Wisconsin, USA.

"Whats inside. A carrot, tomato, broccoli, cauliflower, radish, blueberries 2 bananas, and a pineapple. She chose to make a lunch 'Because I like to pretend and it looked yummy!' "

This is the yummiest looking lunch I have ever seen! The other great photo you sent in showed all the Lego food inside the bag with the bag closed. Totally hidden, I would have never guessed what was inside. I especially love how you made the carrot, tapered at the end.

by Milo, age 3, Ontario, Canada.

"He used plastic wrap, then yellow tissue paper underneath (not pictured) with green tissue paper over the top, black pipe cleaners, and finally various sizes of band aids.
When asked what his favourite wrapping medium was, he said, "everything." But the tissue paper and band aids were easiest to use, he reported."

Wow, I wish I could have shown everybody all the photos you sent in of the entire wrapping process! I love the complex approach, like a fine painting with many layers. This would be a very exciting package to open.

by Brendon, age 9, Lockport, Illinois, USA.

"Brendon covered his Lego elephant with a rubber glove. He has no idea why!"

This looks like a new creature slithering across the table. I never would have thought to use a rubber glove as a covering. You've created something strangely wonderful here.

by Ryan, age 11, Lockport, Illinois, USA

"Ryan covered his Grim Reaper going to a dinner party with a napkin (because he's going to a dinner party)."

How perfect and funny to cover him with a napkin! After all he will be needing it, I can't imagine Mr. Reaper being a very neat eater. I never would have guessed what was underneath that napkin!

by Hunter, age 6, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA.

"This is a float from a parade. He covered it in plastic wrap and you can see the Lego creation very clearly through the wrap. He chose plastic wrap because he thought it would be a little bit cool."

This is more than a 'little bit cool', its a lot cool! Great float, I can just see it driving down the street in a long parade. I love that you used plastic wrap, it looks like it is in a bubble.

by Isaac, age 5, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"Its wrapped in plastic wrap, it is a statue of me. The name of the statue is Isaac. Can you see the green finger, he cut off the whole nail when he was using a jigsaw. he has trouble using that finger."

Ouch! Do I need to have a look at your real finger next time I see you!? The plastic wrap makes it seem like he's a very allergic statue that needs to be in his own bubble, especially walking through that itchy, scratchy grass.

by Bryce, age 6, California, USA.

This is such a mystery. The tin foil does a great job of completely wrapping the object you designed. It could be a landed UFO, or leftovers, nobody will know.

by Joey age 8, Nate age 6 and Eli age 4, Redmond, Oregon, USA

"Tin Foil and a little T.P. to complete our lego designs."

I love this photo! You've morphed 6 different photos into one, perfect for showing the before and after in each creation. To get a better look, click on this photo to enlarge it.

Joey your NASA Space Shuttle is perfectly hidden in tin foil. Nate, your large creation is wonderfully wrapped in the ever versatile toilet paper! Eli, it looks like you used a combination of tin foil and masking tape for a compact, interesting sculpture!

by Tal, age 11, Southern California, USA.

"Dragon Heart. A rare specimen, only found in world #6."

I am loving the bright jewel colours of the red and purple against the green foliage. I feel so curious about what's inside the red tissue paper. Is it a bunch of random Lego bricks, or is it a heart shaped design? What happens once you are in possession of this Dragon Heart?

by Reece, age 8, Nova Scotia, Canada.

"This is a lego space ship. It has a nice shiny coating to help it to get to the planet Jupiter."

Awesome UFO! It has such an unusual shape and the tin foil creates great texture. The dark background makes me feel like it is zooming through space.

by Wesley, age 6, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.

"It's a mystery what's wrapped up in there. I call it Scorpion on a Stand. I wrapped it in paper and it's all sealed up with duct tape. I thought of paper because it's very good to wrap stuff up in and the duct tape of course is what makes it all stick together."

This has great sculptural elements to it. The form is very intersting, the textures and colours of the paper and duck tape compliment each other.

by Joelle, age 3, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

"This is a gate. I didn't want people to see it so I put it in wrapping paper."

I would never have been able to figure out what was inside the wrapping paper, it is mysteriously hidden in a beautiful, brightly coloured wall of flowers.

by Aaron, age 5, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

"This is an airship. It has 2 guys on it. I wrapped it in plastic wrap so it could be easily seen."

Great choice of material used since you wanted everyone to be able to see the creation inside. I love how the plastic wrap makes it look as if the airship has flown through some strange substance and is now engulfed by it.

by Jonathan, age 6, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

"I wrapped duplos in Aluminum foil. I thought it looked better with the scene."

This is a wonderful scene you've created. I love the cut out paper field with stream running through it. The little apple tree is a great addition and the foil wrapped Duplos made a fantastic bridge!

by Nathan, age 9, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

"UFO. Nathan wanted to shine a UV light on it. I think it looks great. The UFO is wrapped in aluminum foil."

Wonderful shape made from Lego! I love that you photographed it on a outer space blanket for greater effect. It looks as if it's shooting through the solar system. Aluminum foil was the perfect choice for this object!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Quest #19 - Wrapped Object

Create anything you like out of LEGO and wrap it with some other material so no portion of the LEGO is showing.

Is there a sense of mystery about what the wrapping conceals, or is the object easily recognizable?

Tell me what you created, what type of material you wrapped your creation in and why.

Some ideas of materials that you could use to wrap with, but looking forward to see what you use that may not be on this list;
  • string
  • lace
  • yarn
  • tape
  • cloth
  • plastic wrap
  • aluminum foil
  • play-doh
  • band aids
Here you can see how other kids from around the world wrapped their LEGO creations for this challenge.

Flags Photos

by Morgan, age 9, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"He says he chose to do this one because he wanted to do something with
his first initial for his own lego flag. There is a large M (for
Morgan) in blue and red around the outside, and two small blue M's
inside the large M (Master Morgan) and of course the word Lego

This is a most impressive flag! I love the repetition of the letter M. It has Medieval design elements and the colour choices highlight the overall motif. Nice addition of the word Lego!

by Isaac, age 5, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"So can you see the big hole in the front? That is where the person sits in the Isaac Land flag. The tall white thing is a solar panel to power the capital city. Can you see the wheels? They are wind generators, did you know that wind generators make energy. In Isaac Land everything is made out of lego including houses, floors, swimming pools, etc."

Very interesting flag design! So many intricate features and I love the green power it uses. I think everyone should have a personal flag!

by Matthew, age 12, Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA

"My creation is an American flag. I wanted a challenge so I chose the American flag."

Beautiful stars and stripes! Great design proportions and I especially like the pieces you used for the stars!

by Logan, age 7, Nova Scotia, Canada.

"He chose to build this because his favorite flag is the Canadian flag. He wanted to give the maple leaf some color."

Fantastic artistic liberties you've taken here. I love the maple leaf, with all the colour variations. Reminds me of autumn in Canada. Wonderful addition of the paper cut-out background.

by Lyn, age 8, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"This is the flag of Finland which was one of my favorite flags from the winter Olympics this year."

Very nice, sleek design, perfect proportions. Great that you designed a flag that you remembered from the Olympics.

by Angus, age 6, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"This is the Super Flag of Super country, which is my own country that I invented."

I would love to visit the country of Super one day! Did you know pink is an extremely rare colour to find on a flag. Nice to see you use it here. Lovely patterning, as always.

by Cole, age 4, Nova Scotia, Canada.

"This is a pirate flag sculpture. It has lots of pieces on it to hold it up. A pirate would put this flag sculpture on his fort."

What a great sculpture holding the Jolly Roger flag. Instantly recognizable as something you want to stay away from!

by Reece, age 8, Nova Scotia, Canada.

"This is a Lego monument in Canada. It is under construction right now, but it is mostly done. You can see some pieces that are going to be put into position, but there a few gaps still. The man in the red hat is putting a block in place, the man in the bulldozer is bringing more blocks, and the man in the red cap is the news man who is taking pictures for the news."

Very nice monument inspired by the colours of the Canadian flag. You've created a great scene here full of action. I love the barricades to keep out the crowds.

by Milo, age 3, Ontario, Canada.

"It's not a flag for a place. It's just how I put the colours together to look nice."

This is lovely and should be a flag! The alternating red and yellow stripes are reminiscent of the flag of Northumbria which used to be a medieval kingdom in what is now north east England. I like that you even added a bit of a pole!

by Aidan, age 7.5, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

"The top flag is for the country of Thorniea. Below it is Love Town's Flag, called the Love Wins Flag. The heart stands for love. Love Town is the country of Thorniea. The Cub Scouts (which I am one) are saluting the flag."

I love the heart flag of Love Town! I would definitely want to visit that place. I bet everyone is very happy there. It's great that you made town and country flags that belong together. Nice addition of the Cub Scout!

by Addison, age 4.5, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

"I found these poles and decided to put these flags into the poles."

This is a great little flag holder you've made. It reminds me of racing flags. The green flag is used at the beginning of the race, and the yellow flag means there is a hazard on the race track.

by Nathan, age 9, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

"The flag of Korea. Nathan joined our family through adoption from South Korea."

Marvelous that you've created the flag of your birth country. Fantastic representation of the ying yang symbol. You've managed to create the illusion of soft, rounded edges using geometric shapes. I am baffled at how you've designed the four black trigrams. Very sophisticated!

by Ella, age 8, Lexington, Virginia, USA.

"I made the New Mexico flag because I like the way it looks."

This is an excellent reproduction! I love the red sun on the yellow background. Great detail by having each center sun beam the longest, just like the real flag.

by Joshua, age 6, Lexington, Virginia, USA

"I wanted to make the American flag because we live in America."

How patriotic to create the flag of your country! This is a very detailed design, meticulously put together. The large size makes it iconographic!

by Faenin, age 5, Ontario, Canada.

"This is a flag of Chicago."

Wonderful flag creation! I love the subtle green tones and the long, strong flag pole.

by Austyn, age 6, Ontario, Canada.

"This flag is for the country called 'Buy Land' in Lego World. There is a statue of the President (President Ching) standing in front and behind the flag pole."

A flag and a statue all in one! Nice vertical and horizontal stripes on the flag, a common element in so many designs.

by Celeste, age 6, South Western Ontario, Canada.

"Celeste made the France flag because that is where her mommy was born and grew up."

Wonderful creation! I especially like the 4 little blue tabs you added for grip, or are they a structural support? Nicely balanced three sections!

by Adrienne, age 12, South Western Ontario, Canada.

"Adrienne choose to make the Canadian flag..since we live in Canada."

I am really digging the negative space around the maple leaf and how it is open all the way through. Great thinking by connecting the maple leaf with the outer flag design in such a sleek way, it seems to almost float!

by Buddy, age 5, and Sweetie, age 7, Oregon, USA

Austria by Buddy.
Sweden by Sweetie.
Honduras (combined effort)

Perfectly executed Austria flag! Great choice of bricks you used. This created equal sections of the flag.

Flawlessly made flag of Sweden! You even have the blue sections perfectly measured. I'm always reminded of Ikea when I see this flag.

I love that you guys collaborated on the Hondura flag. Wonderful choice of Lego pieces to make the blue stars in the center.

by Eric, age 7, Oakland Florida, USA.

"We are proud to be a multicultural family with my husband being French and myself being half Japanese. So Eric decided to combine the two countries' flags into one."

Very creative Eric! I love how you integrated design elements from both flags to create a new flag. The flag of your family! Brilliant.

by Jackson, age 7, Georgia, USA.

"Norwegian Flag. He chose the Norwegian flag because his uncle is from Norway."

Wonderful execution. This is a difficult flag to create with the white bordering the blue all the way around on both sides! I love how you built vertically to create your final 2-dimensional design. A nice touch to make a flag of a country that you have family living in.

Our Roxaboxen Adventure has posted Alex's flag creations.

Alex, age 6, Richmond, Virginia, USA.

"These two flags are Madagascar & Mali. They are countries in Africa. I did these two first because they were easy."