Posts Tagged ‘America’

New LEGO Target Gift Card

November 3, 2011

Last year Target made one of the coolest gift cards out there — a LEGO gift card. Not only was it a little LEGO set of Bullseye the Target mascot, but the clear acrylic box it came in was an actual gift card. I admit, I had to get several. 🙂

Well they are at it again. And this time its even better. Not only can you again make the Target Dog with the 49 pieces, you also build a polar bear or a snowman with the same parts!

Image via Brickset

This picture is of the display that you will see at stores
Image via Chris Christian

The gift cards were a little tricky to find, especially if you wanted a quantity. But the cool thing is that you can put as little as $5 on each card. And then use that $5 on any Target purchase. So basically if you shop at Target, you can get a free, exclusive LEGO set.

Unfortunately, as far as I can tell this is a US only promotion as Target is only in America. But even so, its pretty cool!

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Remembering 9 / 11

September 13, 2011

Its a couple days late, but that’s what happens when there’s a massive power outage in a good portion of the Southwest.

For the tenth anniversary of 9/11 I didn’t want to remember the tragedy. I wanted to remember the Patriotism and the spirit of unity that grew from that terrible day. So I could think of no better subject for a mosaic than the Raising the Flag at Ground Zero.

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It was one of my most complicated mosaics ever, mainly because it was a real picture. I was also watching a lot of the programs about 9/11 as I was building it so it was a very emotional model for me to create.

To think of all those people that lost their lives and all those who spent months on the rubble that was Ground Zero, it changed everyone including me.

You can see more images on my Flickr set.

A Patriotic Ford Mustang GT – 2011 Independence Day

July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July to all my fellow Americans. 🙂

Peter Blackert, who is known for his skill at building vehicles, has created a very patriotic Ford Mustang GT especially decorated with stars and stripes for America’s Independence Day. The funny thing is that he is Australian. 😀

Happy 4th July to all in the USA.

Greetings and God Bless on the anniversary of the Independence of your Nation.

My gift this year is a 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Coupe decorated with the Stars and Stripes.

Even if you are not American, you can appreciate Peter’s design and LEGO model building skills. 😉