LEGO and STAR TREK FANS: Cool Products by Robin Gorman Newman

I’m always on the lookout for cool gifts for my son and others, and these caught my eye, so I thought to share.  He’s now 13, and I find it gets harder and harder to catch his attention beyond an electronic device, but these did it.

In BIRDS FROM BRICKS, horticulturist and LEGO enthusiast Thomas Poulsom guides you through re-creating nature’s feathered friends in vivid, colorful detail.

With step-by-step instructions and full color photos of completed models, Birds from Bricks features 15 breeds of bird from all over the world, including Northern Cardinal, Common Grackle, Painted Bunting, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Scarlet Macaw, Northern Rockhopper Penguin, Red-Capped Robin-Chat, Blue Tit, Canary, Northern Lapwing, Common Kingfisher, Albatross, Pink Robin, Kakapo and Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo.

Each set of instructions includes entertaining and educational information about the bird’s characteristics and habitat. Poulsom’s designs are fun and a sure crowd pleasure for LEGO lovers.

My son is a huge LEGO lover, and we are a bird family — we have a pet Cockatiel — so this was right up his/our alley.  We were excited for the publication of this book, and I look forward to my son enjoying his creations.


tribbles sethSTAR TREK TRIBBLE – Jungle Tribble, Snake Camouflage Variety

We stumbled on this irresistible plush toy at a fair, and my son couldn’t get one fast enough. It’s soft and makes an adorable noise and responds to touch and sound. They come in different colors, patterns and sizes. My son loved the camouflage look. A plush Tribble is a must have for any Star Trek lover…and even if you’re not, they are endearing.  Heroes in Action sells them, and here’s the details…

  • The Softest Electronic Tribbles Ever Made
  • High Quality Plush features the Original Sound FX from the Classic Star Trek episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles”
  • Large Size Tribbles are 7″ x 5.5″ x 4.5″
  • Sound and Vibrating FX activated by BOTH Touch and Sound – Clap and The Tribble will come to Life!
  • Hidden Velcro pouch safely hides electronics
  • Uses Replaceable AA Batteries

What is a TRIBBLE?

TRIBBLES (Polygeminus grex) are small, non-intelligent lifeforms originating from Iota Geminorum IV. 

In addition to forests and savannahs, the TRIBBLE homeworld has wide tropical belts of ferocious jungles and rainforests. Several different species of TRIBBLE have evolved with variegated coloring as camouflage and even predator-specific imitation. The “Snakeskin” TRIBBLE has evolved to mimic one of the most voracious of all reptilian predators, locally called “gzorkles.” The gzorkle is essentially a loner, so unfriendly even to its own species that it rarely mates. So the patterns on the snakeskin TRIBBLE often deflect the attentions not only of gzorkles, but of other predators who fear gzorkles. JUNGLE TRIBBLES eat plants, roots, berries, and occasionally small insects. Known for their prodigious reproductive rate, these round, furry creatures emit cooing sounds while touched, which have a tranquilizing effect on the human nervous system.

Large Tribble Toys Tribbles are sound- and touch-activated; Medium Tribbles are touch-activated; Small Tribbles and Keychain Tribbles have no sound or motion.

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