Recent Lego Builds

Imperial TIE Fighter™, Hogwarts™ Moment: Potions Class, Death Star Cannon, Ice Skating Rink, Architecture London, Lego Chocolate Box and Flower, Lego Ninjago Legacy Cole Vs Ghost Epic Battle Set, Lego Ninjago Legacy Zane Vs Nindroid Epic Battle Set

Passing the time between Walt Disney World Vacations is hard enough never mind adding in this world-wide pandemic that we have been battling for almost a year. Lego has been a great way to pass the time, be creative and stimulate the mind while staying indoors. It has been super cold and snowy in the Northeast not leaving us with many options for activities for kids. The past 2 weekends we have spent building Legos with Mikey. Two weeks ago we went to the Lego Store at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack, NY. There Mikey bought the London Architecture set for $39.99.

When ordering through a lot of times they have promotions where you get a small free Lego with a purchase that is normally over $40 and up… When I ordered Mikey’s big birthday gift, I received the skating rink as a free gift. The Lego Architecture London and Imperial Tie Fighter each came with a complimentary Chocolate Box and Flower build. We seem to remember getting this complimentary Chocolate Box and Flower build last year at this time as well.

Being a member of Lego VIP (FREE to sign up) you get points for all purchases made in-store or online at and for Mikey’s big birthday gift I earned a $40 off coupon along with a FREE minifig keychain.

When we ordered Mikey some “Pick-a-Bricks”, (have not been delivered yet) he ordered the Death Star Cannon along which ended up coming first.

Lego Star Wars Death Cannon

One exciting new LEGO Collection Mikey has started working on is the LEGO Harry Potter Howarts Moment Brick Book Playsets. They are classroom playsets in a brick book that all connect to each other and run at $29.99 each. (If I am not mistaken.) So far, Mikey has built the Potion’s Class and the Herbology Class – which he has attached to each other. Mikey just needs the Charms Class and Transfiguration Class and the collection will be complete.

Lego Harry Potter Brick Book Playsets: Potions Class and Herbology Class

Mikey also purchased 2 Ninjago Legacy Epic Battle Sets: Cole Vs Ghost and then Zane Vs Nindroid. These sets are for more play and are not a big build. They are inexpensive, small, simple builds and good for entertaining kids after they build.

Mikey did another pixel art creation by googling “Toad pixel art” and putting to together just by eyeing it up.

Mikey is now anxiously awaiting for his birthday coming up in early March…. clearing room for what Lego he may get!

The Lego Star Wars Imperial Tie Fighter was $40.00 at the Lego Store.

Check out my post on my Seasonal Disney World Wardrobe – I have different types of clothing for Disney depending on the time of year you go.

When is your next Disney Trip?

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley

LEGO Provides Creative Outlet: Therapy & Inspired Creativity During Pandemic

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley brings my older son Mikey’s LEGO Collection to 743 sets, with 1,676 Minifigures. This delicately detailed set comes with 5,544 pieces, with 21 bags and 4 books of building fun. Mikey spent between 7-10 hours building this set during Christmas week when he received it as a Christmas gift. Mikey found the windows in this particular set to be most interesting. Needless to say it was his favorite gift! Lego Harry Potter Diagon Alley has become one of this LEGO Expert, Builder, and Creator’s all time favorite setsfor NOW. Mikey likes to keep track of all his LEGO Sets and Minifigures in a website called .

Mikey’s Completed Lego Harry Potter Diagon Alley

LEGO has always been a source of therapy for Mikey and a creative outlet. LEGO is so very inspirational…. I have always loved Mikey’s interest and love for LEGO. LEGO building teaches children how to follow directions as well as it is inspiring. It is fantastic for fine motor skills. When we aren’t out hiking and I want my kids off of screens, video games & electronics LEGO is what I turn to. Get off the screens and get creative!

I purchased this set along with many others through Rakuten. Sometimes I purchase Legos through the Rakuten site either from the LEGO Store (which offers a lot of neat promotions), Walmart, Target or Kohls depending on pricing. I enjoy online shopping through a site called Rakuten where I get cash back quarterly just by shopping through them. The LEGO Store – usually provides some good cash back deals through Rakuten.

Simply copy and paste this link into your browser:

Next: create an account. Once you have created an account you click on what store you would like to shop from and that is all you need to do.

My January 2021 Cash Back Balance!

I should be expecting my next Rakuten check to come in February. After all the online Christmas shopping, I have earned $101.00 cash back! I am so excited. Some of the stores I enjoy shopping through Rakuten are: Macy’s, Chewy, Walmart, Target, LEGO, Sephora, Ulta, BAM Books A Million, Kohls, Old Navy, BJ’s and more!

When we visit Disney World one of our must-do stops while there is the LEGO Store in Disney Springs! You never know what Lego statues and decorations you find surrounding you. The LEGO Store in Disney Springs accepts Disney Gift Cards – so you can save money if you are a member of BJ’s or Costco which sells Disney Gift Cards at discounted pricing and use them for your LEGO Store purchases in Disney Springs. Am I the only one who still calls it “Downtown Disney”?!

We are excitedly awaiting the opening of Legoland NY! The new theme park that was supposed to open last year but was delayed to the world pandemic of COVID-19 is located closely in Goshen, NY. Just 40 minutes from our North Jersey home. After a year of being inside, we are really looking forward to hitting this park daily.

We are really hoping to check out the Harry Potter section of Universal Studios in Florida this year!

Coming up for Mikey’s 13th Birthday this March, Mikey is asking for LEGO Ninajago City Gardens which is a 5,685 piece set. We are super excited to see how this set comes out and just how long it takes Mikey to build!

Mikey has also spent some time designing and building his own LEGO house.

What are you doing to safely pass the time during COVID-19?