Custom Lego Terminator minifigure

My son loves Lego toys. He watched a video about a custom-made Lego. The guy took a regular mini figure and cut it in half and got a Lego skeleton and cut it in half and then glued them together and painted it to look like a “terminator”. My son begged me to help him do that. He wanted to make one. I said “OK, but we have to go get some glue and paint.” He decided he could not cut up a Lego skeleton that he had, he had to buy a new one. I found some glue at Home Depot that was supposed to glue plastic good. It had a pen thing that primes the plastic and then a tube of glue. The package said to be very careful not to glue your fingers together, but if you did, do not pull them apart, just put oil on it and rock and roll them apart. That did not sound encouraging. Thoughts of the days when I used to glue on those fake fingernails on my fingers, fill my head. I would put a drop of that super glue on the fake nail and push it to my fingernail. It didn’t glue on half the time, but I got the glue all over my fingers and sometimes would get it stuck on things. The commercial would show some guy glueing his hard hat on a steel bar and dangling from it because the glue stuck so good. I never had such luck.
So….anyway, I got the glue which cost $5. I then found this paint in the crafts dept, that is paint in a type of pen shaped container, you shake it and it paints with a felt tip. It works great. I got a silver one and my son wanted a gold one, because he could not decided what color he wanted. Those were $3.60 each. Then they had different colors in a 5 pack for $10, but we had to get 2 packages because he wanted all the colors.  Then he had to buy a Prince of Persia Lego for $10 because it had a skeleton in it. 

Luckily we had a saw to cut the Lego in half.  Hubby did that.  I painted the skeleton silver with the paint pen.  Then came the glue.  I primed it and then put the glue on one side and we held it together for a little while.  I thought it was amazing that I didn’t get glue all over my hands.  My son did get a little on his finger.  But he didn’t glue his finger to anything.  It glued really good, the leg moves and didn’t fall apart.  So all in all, the almost $50 Lego project turned out OK…..I guess.  I told him I was not going to make anymore.

I might take back a package of those paint pens for $10.  But, I like the colors and I just bought a plastic shelf thing for my bathroom towels that looks really plain, and those paint pens would be nice to paint some flowers on the shelves.

Hoovertown building project

My son came home today and said he had homework.  He went upstairs and worked on something for a while.  He came down with something in his hands.  He built a little building out of Lego blocks.  He had Lego people inside of it and he had put a little red light inside that lit up the people and a little tree.  It was pretty neat.  He then wanted to put it into a box.  His assignment was to make a house like what you would find in Hoovervilles, back in the depression.  We looked up pictures and it looked like they made houses out of old pieces of wood and tin and card board.  I got a box that held soup and my husband cut it to fit his Lego house.  We turned the box inside out and taped it together.  I slapped on some whiteout to make it look like some splashes of paint.  I think it turned out really good.

We drove to this place today that sells truck toppers.  We might buy one for our pickup truck.  They do cost a lot of money though, so we are just pricing them.  On our way home we stopped at a Waffle House that was just built.  We went inside and walking up the sidewalk I smelled the new mulch that they put around the outside of the building.  It was so strong-smelling that it just about took your breath away.  I can’t describe the smell, kind of like a strong-smelling manure.  I just wanted to hurry inside so I didn’t have to smell that.  They have a big sign in the window that you can get 15 meals with a drink for $5.  It was mostly eggs.  I did find a burger with hash browns, so I ordered that.  When the waitress brought my hamburger, I put ketchup and mustard on it and then lifted up the top of the bun to put over the burger.  The bun was hard as a rock.  That thing must have been really old.  I could thump it with my fingers and it would make a thunk sound.  I have never had a hamburger bun that hard.  I lost my appetite for lunch.  My husband said to tell the waitress.  I didn’t really want to, because she would probably bring out another equally hard bun, plus I didn’t want them spitting on my food for sending it back.  (I have seen Youtube videos on that stuff.)  I took a bite, it was not that good. 

We wanted to try the restaurant, but I know I won’t be back.  My husband ordered a waffle which was $3.99, just for a waffle and an order of bacon, which was $3.65, so his waffle meal was almost $8.  For that much money (both meals), I could have eaten at the Ranch House Restaurant. 

We also went to the grocery store to get some bread.  We walked around the store to see if we wanted to buy anything else.  My husband noticed a new item, a caramel cake mix and caramel frosting.  I love caramel stuff, so he bought that.  I will make it tomorrow.  I already have visions of caramel cake in my head.  Yummmm.

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