Thursday, March 16, 2017

LEGO Ideas

By Josh
This is an official LEGO website. What you basically do, is you build something, take a few pictures, and submit it. If it reaches 10,000 supporters, then it goes into LEGO review, where it will be reviewed by the people at LEGO to see if it will work as an official LEGO set. If it becomes a LEGO set, you will get 10 complimentary copies of the set and 1% of the net sales from the set (which is a lot, given how many people buy LEGO sets). You need to be 13 or older to join LEGO Ideas, but there is no fee to join. I think that this is a very cool website. Here is a picture of one I've submitted:
You can add almost anything! What I mean is if say, you want to do one for a new movie, they will need to make sure that they are licensed to use it. The link is here.

Friday, March 3, 2017

How to Collect Stamps

By Josh

Before you get to collecting, you will need a few things.
You will need:
  • A place to keep the stamps
  • Tweezers 
  • A large bowl
  • Hot water
  • A small towel
There are three ways to collect stamps:
  • The Water Bowl
  • The Collecting Store
  • The Post Office
Let's go through the three ways

1. The Water Bowl

This is if you get a letter in the mail and you want the stamp from it.
  1. Fill the large bowl with hot water
  2. Put the letter with the stamp in the water
  3. Wait a minute
  4. Grab the letter and put it on the towel
  5. VERY CAREFULLY use the tweezers to remove the stamp without tearing it
  6. Throw the letter in the garbage and let the stamp dry
  7. Once the stamp is dry add it to your collection
2. The Collecting Store

This is if you want to buy an/some old stamp/s
  1. Search for a collecting store in your area (we have found some at hooby lobby as well)
  2. If you can find one go to it
  3. In there you can most likely find stamps
  4. Buy the stamps you want to buy
If you can't find one or you don't feel like leaving home then you can always buy the stamps online.

3. The Post Office

This one needs no explanation. You literally go to the post office, find some stamps you want and buy them.

I hope this blog post helps and happy stamp collecting!