Build a LEGO Minifigure Family for the Holidays (it’s fun!)

14 Dec

Having only one child in the house, a girl, we rarely had to step around the giant pile of LEGO’s that I often see at other homes.  Our daughter enjoyed playing with them but we only had a manageable amount.  I can remember when I was a young kid, our school was filled with buckets full of LEGO’s and we would play for hours.  I was delighted to build a LEGO Minifigure Family for this year’s Christmas card as it brought back great memories.

LEGO holiday card on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

LEGO has created an online experience called Minifigure Family, which enables you to create your own custom LEGO Minifigure holiday card.  Yes, I said custom…but not as in expensive…holiday card.  You can make your Minifigure Family too!  Head here to create your family card. We had a blast deciding which skin tone, facial features, outfits and accessories to wear.  We each made our own person in our likeness (somewhat).  Just Plane Dad couldn’t find just the right goatee.     

You could get caught up for awhile creating a minifigure that looks just like you.  Once you get your family settled than LEGO continues the fun and you can insert your holiday greeting (we choose the traditional MERRY CHRISTMAS) and also the background.  Since we live in Florida and never get snow, our family chose the igloo landscape.  It’s our only chance to see cold weather!    See how cute our card turned out below. 

LEGO holiday card on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Once you’ve got your minifigure family completed, you can share your card with friends and family via email or through social media.  It makes me giggle to think of all of the LEGO clad families flying throughout cyberspace right now.  During this season of busy, busy, run, run, run, it was so fun to sit down with Just Plane Dad and Beloved and spend a few minutes creating a card that’s sure to make everyone happy. And I love that LEGO building offers my daughter an educational experience…and she doesn’t even realize it!  Ssssh. 

Treat your family to the same “mini” retreat tonight by building your LEGO Minifigure FamilyDon’t forget the hot cocoa!

Hovering high and low, Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

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