Tuesday, June 1, 2010

LEGO sewing machine

The reality is, we spend most of our hours at the LEGO table..at least two hours a day:


Lately, I have been making gardens—carrot trucks, flower vendors—anything natural—because LEGOs are so completely unnatural. I like the contrast. Big boy has been making vehicles. He tends to be more into movable creations than static ones—everything is on wheels...or pontoons...or is a spaceship...or floats...or is made of ice. These days it is all about the little LEGO people. Today, he asked me if I would be the husband. I agreed. I am sad that he now says "wife," because for the longest time he said it "life." "I'll be the husband, you be the life."

So, while I was there today safeguarding baby girl from ingesting the ten thousand eatable things, I made this sewing machine. Notice the throat plate and feed dogs? And then I used the inside of the smallest wheel for the flywheel- it really turns. There is a spool of red thread on top (I like that it is sitting loosely on a tiny black car antenna...as if the tensioner would adjust the tension just like on a real machine). And one tiny grey light makes the bobbin winder. But the best part is the needle/presser foot—it actually looks real—it is a tiny upside down hammer. The LEGO people have tiny tools. I think it is a Bernina activa 220- what with all the buttons and the computer screen...



Maybe it's one of these:


24 comments:

  1. That is the coolest lego creation EVER!

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  2. Love it!!!! Cannot wait to show my legomaniacs!

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  3. Love Legos, love sewing, love Bernina... so naturally, I love this :D

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  4. There is some serious fabulousness going on there!!!

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  5. That is super cool. This just made my day! *goes off to find son's tub of Lego*

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  6. Carrie, this is so awesome! I just built a Lego Bernina of my own and linked back to your blog and post right here: http://sewsitall.blogspot.com/2011/07/lego-bernina.html

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  7. That, my dear, is just too cute for words!!!! Love it!!!

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  8. My son made this for my Mom and she LOVED it. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Would you be willing to show all the parts for this so I can buy my parts and make me a Lego sewing machine? I can tell some of the peices, but not all. Please? THank you for at least considering. Bethanie

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  10. Wow carmens quilts that put a spot of joy in my spirit that was sooooo cute. I was reading on my phone as I'm trying to sleep that was awesome

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  11. My grandson & I are Lego nuts. I wanat one of those. Email me with the parts to make one.
    He will love it. I want to make a Lego quilt for
    him. Do you have a pattern for one.
    <3 <3
    selahwoman@gmail.com

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  12. So super duper cute. Love it. We have a ton of lego and lots of star wars ships and men with little weapons and weird shaped pieces. I may have to try this!!!

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  13. Hi, I tried to reply to your comment by email but it came up as no-reply ... anyway, for sure, post my little lego machine on your page ... you were the inspiration. I wouldn't have made mine if I hadn't seen yours. Cheers, Riel (The Q and the U)

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  14. Hey! That is sew cool! I no longer have little ones playing with Legos but I would love to have this Lego Sewing Machine! Have you considered selling these?

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  15. Love it! Is it alright to pin this on Pinterest?

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  16. I would love a Lego sewing machine for myself as well as a few friends but have no legos. Can you give me the pieces you used so I can buy them. This is fantastic.

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  17. love this! i asked my 4 year old to make me one!

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  18. Please show us how you made this!!
    thanks
    Alesha

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  19. I swear to god I had no idea about this post when I made this:
    http://molacoser.blogspot.com.es/2012/04/cualquier-parecido-con-la-realidad.html

    I just found out about your lego sewing machine through a tumblr post on FofysFactory.

    I love coincidences!
    (And by the way... YOUR machine? Way cooler than mine :-D)

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  20. Here's another example
    http://jlottosen.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/lego-sewing-machine/

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  21. Love it, now to raid my old Lego and see if I can find all the parts!!

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