Lego City Birthday Party Supplies
The Lego City themed party supplies have launched. This article celebrates the launch by taking a closer look at the Lego City theme.
What is Lego City?
An exploration of one of LEGO Group's most popular themes
Lego City is one of LEGO Group's Lego themes that centers around popular city life sets like police stations, fire stations, and construction sites. Included in the sets are minifigures featuring policemen, firefighters, doctors, along with many others that fit each set's theme.
Interestingly, the city set themes have gone under many different names before Lego City. In 1978, the first minifigures were released under the name Lego Town. Legoland, Lego Town Junior, and Lego World City would all later be used to market the city themed sets. The sets wouldn't be released under the Lego City theme until 2005.
Lego City sets range in price from as low as $5 to as much as $100 and above.
A favorite place for Lego fans to visit is Brickset.com. Or, for fun, games, movies, and product information head on over to the official Lego City website. Make sure you check out the Comic Builder while you're there.
Lego Set Building Is Art
A look at amazing Lego creations by Lego artists
LEGO Detroit Fisher Building
by Jim Garrett
The coolest thing about Lego bricks is that you don't necessarily have to create the themes that the bricks came with. The Lego bricks are meant to be compatible with other themes so that the you can mix & match to create your own sets. For some, this has spawned an art form.
An excellent place to check out some of the best Lego art is TheBrickBlogger.com. Often, TheBrickBlogger.com will feature articles that showcase some of the most amazing Lego creations. For example, pictured left is the Detroit Fisher Building recreated by Jim Garrett all in Lego bricks.
Model Train Show LEGO Layout
by Dave & Stacey Sterling
Another amazing creation is the Model Train Show LEGO Layout by Dave & Stacey Sterling. The overall detail is simply insane. It's a sure bet that both the planning and construction of the set took a considerable amount of time.
If these two works of Lego art get you excited to try out your own artwork then you should check out TheBrickBlogger's excellent Lego building techniques page. The page has a few articles that feature techniques like LEGO water, round LEGO shapes, and inverting studs.
To find other great Lego art or Lego building techniques simply do a search on the web for them. There are plenty out there!
Lego Birthday Party Supplies
The Lego City theme would make an excellent birthday theme
Of course, if your kids or a family member are celebrating an upcoming birthday then having a Lego themed birthday is a must; especially if they are Lego fans.
The Lego City party supplies include great imagery of some of the most popular sets on dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, lunch napkins, beverage napkins, and tablecovers. These Lego birthday party supplies are inexpensive and are made in the US. They're a definite must if you plan to have a Lego themed birthday party.
Additionally, other great Lego City party supplies include the Lego City Stickers, Lego City Party Hats, and Lego City Rubber Wristbands. Each of these party favors make for great, inexpensive gifts for guests.
For decorations, the Lego City hanging Swirls with Cutouts (12 per pack) hanging from the ceiling would look cool. Or, try this Lego decoration idea for your table. The table decorating kit includes several eye catching pieces like the 12.5-inch tall centerpiece, two 3-D centerpieces standing 6.5 inches, and several other pieces.
Perhaps the coolest decoration item is the Lego City Banner. This banner measures 10.5 feet and features "Happy Birthday" with each letter containing part of a cool Lego City set scene.