Friday, May 14, 2010

So much to tell you!

I've been fairly busy lately with life. It's exhausting. However, it's good things.

First, my big yeti that I finished yesterday. it was requested by a friend, and I'm almost done with another one so I can put it on my Etsy shop. He stands about 9 inches tall.

When I was in Florida, I stayed a lot of time with my vegan sister. She had the coolest thing in the world: sprouts, that you grow in just days in a mason jar. So, I got a couple mason jars, a few different things of seeds, and now, I've almost got sprouts. I started these on Monday, and this is how far they've gotten. It's pretty exciting to me. :)

And now, the thing that still has me smiling. I decided to finally email Lego about my giant Lego man. So, here's the conversation. This is my original email to them:

This email is for a few reasons, so I'll start out with the main one. :)
First and foremost, my husband has forever loved Lego, as most of the world has. He grew up playing everything Lego related. When we first started dating, we would stay up very late nights to play Lego Star Wars on the Xbox, and we've owned every Lego Xbox game since. We're currently counting down to the Harry Potter game. :)
I crochet. I'm unemployed and have found plenty of time to perfect my skill. I now proudly own a shop on and work on a lot of commission pieces.
Now, I'm sure you're wondering why you're reading about my hobbies. lol. About a year ago, my husband made a request. He wanted me to crochet him a GIANT Lego man. So, I got started. I put it away in the closet for quite sometime, but recently, I finished him. He stands 35 inches tall. You can find pictures of him here:
Now, the point of this email. :) Of course, I really just truly wanted to brag, and wanted to show the Lego company how much you affect children of all ages, including my 24-year-old husband. :)
Secondly, I have received many requests from people for the pattern of my Lego man. I did write down the pattern as I made him, however, I know that all companies rightfully have copyright laws. If I can't sell it or anything, I'm perfectly fine with it, but I thought I should email and ask first, and I thought the best way to go about it was to just email you and find out directly from the source.
Thank you so much for reading through my email, and for the amazing inspiration you give people everyday!

Then, a little later last night, I got this email back from Lego. I'm sure you'll be able to see why I've been smiling since I read it last night. :)

Dear Amy

Thank you for your interest in LEGO® brand toys. We are always delighted to hear from a loyal LEGO enthusiast.

First of all, that is SO AWESOME!! Within minutes of receiving this email, the majority of the office was crowded around my computer amazed, Consumer Service reps like myself, Managers, everyone! This is such a fantastic project!

I have forwarded your email around the office to people that I know will love it, and passed it on to our legal department to let you know exactly what you can, and cannot do with the Minifigure name/likeness.

Thank you VERY much for sending that email, it is fantastic!!

LEGO Direct Consumer Services

So, that's all for now. Hope everyone has a great weekend!!


Nessa the Procrastinator

WOW!!! Oh my gosh, how awesome! Maybe you'll get commissioned by other lego workers to make them! :) I truly hope they can give you a license to sell the pattern or make the lego dude. It really is amazing.

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