Made Us Look: This LEGO Food Looks Good Enough to Eat
We’re all grown adults here, so let’s just put the truth out on the table. We still love LEGOs. But since we’re grown-ups living in small apartments, we don’t have the space to actually own LEGOs. Thankfully, Pley exists to rent us our dream sets. And their community of contributors at Pleyworld are stretching the limits of what LEGOs can create. In particular, we’re digging what the Pleyworld foodies are creating. (As you scroll through these photos, just keep reminding yourself that LEGO bricks will crack your teeth. [But edible LEGOs do, in fact, exist.])
We never considered the idea before, but now we can’t stop imaging how great life would be if hand-sized M&M’s existed. Can we get Hershey on this?
Pleyworld asks its community of LEGO enthusiasts to share their best designs. The community votes, and the designs that get 5,000 votes will be made into a LEGO set, which can then can be rented. Start voting now, so we can make some LEGO watermelon slices this summer.
Whether you call it a hoagie or a sub, you can’t deny the appeal of a footlong sandwich. Ugh, are we the only ones getting super hungry over here?
Now that we think of it, we could really go for some sushi. That little LEGO dollop of wasabi is perfect, and we’re pretty sure we would only ever use LEGO chopsticks if we had a pair.
Every night could be taco night when you’ve made them our of LEGOs. The only thing missing is the sour cream.
Okay, so a Kitchen Aid mixer isn’t food. However, our Kitchen Aids are our favorite thing in our kitchens, so we had to include it. Don’t act like it isn’t the first thing that’s going on your wedding registry.
We wouldn’t hate spending an afternoon building some oranges out of LEGO bricks. We’d probably invite over nieces and nephews to play too.
Oh summertime, we’re dreaming of you and the ice cream trucks that come with you. But we gotta say, that ice cream man doesn’t look too friendly. Maybe it’s a Hey Arnold reference…
Instead of buying a box of donuts, spend your morning building a LEGO donut. And then eat a banana. What a way to make your morning more healthy and fun.
If you want more LEGOs in your life, check out these LEGO products, and add a little more play to your world.
If you could make anything out of LEGOs, what would it be? Tell us in the comments! Or submit your design to Pleyworld!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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