Think playing with LEGO bricks is just for kids? Think again! AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) like ExeSandbox who built the cool creation above have turned their brick building into a serious hobby. Most of them were big LEGO fans as a child and are now super skilled! Some AFOLs love to create their own LEGO models, without using any building instructions. LEGO models. On the LEGO Ideas website, any LEGO fan from 13 years of age can upload their own builds as ideas for new LEGO sets. If they reach the support of 10.000 people on the platform, a team of LEGO employees looks into bringing the new model to life. Other AFOLs are very passionate toy photographers. They create amazing shoot amazing photos of LEGO models and minifigures and super funny stop motion videos. You can find lots of those here in the app! Would you like to be an AFOL one day? Tell us in the comments below!
Meet Ada Lovelace!
Ada Lovelace was born in London in 1815. She was a math genius from a very young age. When she was 28, Ada invented a method to allow the world’s first mechanical computer, the Analytical Engine, to repeat a series of instructions. Today, that process is called “looping.” Her pioneering work has earned Ada Lovelace the reputation of being the world’s first computer programmer. Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day 2020 by creating something to honor a woman in your life!
Catch the Latest LEGO Life Meeting!
The next meeting takes place on July 21 and July 28 at your local LEGO Store! Discover how to build the BBQ Grill monthly model build. Then complete the model’s story and join the monthly building challenge for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the LEGO Store. This exclusive event has limited space, so sign up early! Visit your local LEGO® Store in order to reserve your place. Registration is $10 per child. This event is open to kids ages 6-14 only.