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Lego and the Barber

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This post took a few days to write, mostly because I have been very busy!

Last weekend Ian and Sid went to their first ever LEGO Convention.

Baby Sid's first LEGO convention

Baby Sid’s first LEGO convention

It wasn’t a Brickcon but Bricks Cascade convention, which was put on by the Portland LEGO User Group and Bricklandia, Inc.

of course Ian found a friend as soon as we got there

of course Ian found a friend as soon as we got there

It is a smaller convention, but was still fun!  They had the displays of LEGOs that people had built.  Some were just from kits, but most were original.

There was a Hogwarts display by Alice Finch.  It was EPIC.  She has brought this piece of art to multiple conventions.  A LEGO fan blog, The Brothers Brick, did an interview with her.  You can see more pictures and in greater detail.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

There was also displays from Lord of the Rings and The Wizard of OZ.


There was a whole group of tables that were just LEGO cities and had train track running around them.  The trains were made from LEGOs and worked.  What train track would be complete with out a LEGO Union Station here in Portland.


I loved the LEGO city displays because they involved all the minifigs set up in scenes.

LEGOIan’s favorite was, of course, the Spiderman.  Mine was this City Pool.  You can’t really tell from my picture but there was a shallow and a deep end.  The minifigs in the pool are submerged and there is a hot tub with moving water, well it looks like moving water.  On the side of the building is a pump and filtration system.

The details people put into building these things is truly astonishing.

There was also a sectioned off area with LEGO Duplo sets for the kids to play with.  After looking at one display table Ian and I spent the majority of our time there.


On Sunday we finally cut Ian’s hair!

He basically had no hair when he was born.  By his second birthday he had a natural mullet.  Yep, party in the back, business up front.  But it had these wonderful curls.

Ian's Hair

I know, those lovely golden tresses, gone.  But it was past due.  They no longer had the ringlet curls in the back, it would just tangle up to be a mess.  It was just out of control.

Ian's Hair before

He has been asking for a Mohawk for a while now and we have talked about getting his hair cut.  I wasn’t sure how he would handle it.

Ian's Haircut

But he did great.  We went to a barber shop and he was the only customer at the time.  The barber was great and Ian liked him, so I think that helped him be comfortable.

Ian's Haircut Ian's Haircut

He looks like a completely different kid now!

Sorry about the lack of clarity, it was a phone-pic

I can’t get over how adorable he looks.

Happy building


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