LEGO Ideas First 2019 review results have just arrived. During the first-ever review results live stream on the LEGO Ideas Facebook page hosted by Samuel Johnson (LEGO Ideas Design Manager) and Hasan Jensen (LEGO Ideas Engagement Manager). Not one, not two, but three LEGO fan-projects — The Pirate Bay project by Bricky_Brick, 123 Sesame Street project by bulldoozer21, and Playable LEGO Piano project by SleepyCow have been announced to become the next official LEGO Ideas sets.
The LEGO Foundation recently announced a $100 million grant to Sesame Workshop to support children affected by the Rohingya and Syrian refugee crises. The LEGO Foundation is the charitable organization affiliated with LEGO Group owners, and is itself a 25% owner of the LEGO Group. The grant is being disbursed over the following 5 years, with funds being released as milestones are met. The partnership with BRAC, the IRC (International Rescue Committee) and New York University’s Global TIES for Children will reach children affected by the crises with play-based learning opportunities.
We’re going to hold off posting new LEGO models this weekend as we celebrate the life of Mike Crowley, who passed away on Tuesday in Boston. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy selections from Mike’s prolific and brilliant LEGO output.
Mike’s Sesame Street diorama doesn’t just feature really wonderful, brick-built renditions of the iconic Jim Henson characters. The backdrop is also full of interesting techniques, like the bricks on the green building.
According to my original blog post about this, Mike built this back in February 2006.