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DINOSAUR LIVES—The sauropods can move and recognize colors by sensors that judge food. Created by Andrew Clark

DINOSAUR LIVES—The sauropods can move and recognize colors by sensors that judge food. Created by Andrew Clark

The Acorn put out the call for inventive creators to strut their stuff during the pandemic by showing what they can do with Lego pieces. Our readers didn’t disappoint!

Lots more Acorn families share their inventive Lego creations— and tell some great stories, too.

The participants prove they’re not only creative, they also have a great sense of humor!

More Acorn kids and adults alike demonstrate what they can do with a batch of Legos and lots of creativity.

We love all the work and play that went into all the amazing creations. Thanks,Acorn readers,for participating and showing us your talent!

HARRY POTTER FAN—Presto, she builds a Hogwarts castle. Created by Anna Croutch

HARRY POTTER FAN—Presto, she builds a Hogwarts castle. Created by Anna Croutch

FIRE ALERT—Stud Park Fire Department responds to a second alarm fire in a deserted building in the eastern parts of Stud Park. Firefighters put the fire out quickly. Created by Andrew Cooper

FIRE ALERT—Stud Park Fire Department responds to a second alarm fire in a deserted building in the eastern parts of Stud Park. Firefighters put the fire out quickly. Created by Andrew Cooper

POOCH PYRAMID POWER—This humongous dog is visiting the pyramids in Egypt. Created by Brayden Aaronson

POOCH PYRAMID POWER—This humongous dog is visiting the pyramids in Egypt. Created by Brayden Aaronson

MINI LINK ABODE—A microscale model of Link’s House from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Created by Andrew Wagner

MINI LINK ABODE—A microscale model of Link’s House from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Created by Andrew Wagner

BEST CAFE EVER—It has really good food, a big oven to cook in and a petting zoo! Created by Ava Buschmann

BEST CAFE EVER—It has really good food, a big oven to cook in and a petting zoo! Created by Ava Buschmann

STAR WARS BATTLEGROUND—Brett admires his mockbattle of Star Wars from the planet Hoth. Created by Brett Dato

STAR WARS BATTLEGROUND—Brett admires his mockbattle of Star Wars from the planet Hoth. Created by Brett Dato

FAMILY EFFORT—Family worked on this gizmo for a couple of days to get the mechanics working, and then went nuts decorating it. Created by Charlie Wilke and sons Jameson, 14, and Holden, 12

FAMILY EFFORT—Family worked on this gizmo for a couple of days to get the mechanics working, and then went nuts decorating it. Created by Charlie Wilke and sons Jameson, 14, and Holden, 12

SKELETON TRUCK—The ninjas are trying to destroy Skeleton Truck and fight King Skeleton. Created by Christian Jensen

SKELETON TRUCK—The ninjas are trying to destroy Skeleton Truck and fight King Skeleton. Created by Christian Jensen

NAME THIS PIECE—Even the creator says this one “is hard to describe.” But it’s cool. Created by Chloe U

NAME THIS PIECE—Even the creator says this one “is hard to describe.” But it’s cool. Created by Chloe U

TO ALL RESPONDERS—Chaolin’s creation says “Thank you for helping us during this COVID-19 time.” Created by Chaolin Chan

TO ALL RESPONDERS—Chaolin’s creation says “Thank you for helping us during this COVID-19 time.” Created by Chaolin Chan

FAB FOUR RETURNS—This is Coby’s recreation of The Beatles’ last live concert in 1969 atop the Apple Corp headquarters in London. Created by Coby Barnett

FAB FOUR RETURNS—This is Coby’s recreation of The Beatles’ last live concert in 1969 atop the Apple Corp headquarters in London. Created by Coby Barnett

KICK BACK, RELAX, ENJOY—Catalina, Capri and Cora Linn re-create a favorite family houseboat trip where, they say, “We take raft rides, eat popsicles and play with our family and cousins. Mom is relaxing on the back while dad grills up dinner. Inside are the bedrooms and living rooms.” Created by The Linn Girls

KICK BACK, RELAX, ENJOY—Catalina, Capri and Cora Linn re-create a favorite family houseboat trip where, they say, “We take raft rides, eat popsicles and play with our family and cousins. Mom is relaxing on the back while dad grills up dinner. Inside are the bedrooms and living rooms.” Created by The Linn Girls

DIVING RESEARCH STATION—This a short-term home for divers who do science investigation. Created by Zachary Cosand

DIVING RESEARCH STATION—This a short-term home for divers who do science investigation. Created by Zachary Cosand

HOME AWAY FROM HOME—This is a hotel room to relax in after the pandemic. Created by Summer Nielson

HOME AWAY FROM HOME—This is a hotel room to relax in after the pandemic. Created by Summer Nielson

WHO NEEDS A MASK?—Not this robot built by Victoria that she calls Hosenose. Created by Victoria Vostad

WHO NEEDS A MASK?—Not this robot built by Victoria that she calls Hosenose. Created by Victoria Vostad

LOVES DINOS—This one is a T-rex built with all sorts of colors. The tail and mouth can move. Created by Theodor Geertsen

LOVES DINOS—This one is a T-rex built with all sorts of colors. The tail and mouth can move. Created by Theodor Geertsen

EYES ON YOU—This team builds Spectacular Spectator Spectacles. Created by Jack and Tony Lewis

EYES ON YOU—This team builds Spectacular Spectator Spectacles. Created by Jack and Tony Lewis

DOUBLE TROUBLE—One 911 RSR racecar on top of another 911. Sam’s a true Porsche fan. Created by Sam Wagner

DOUBLE TROUBLE—One 911 RSR racecar on top of another 911. Sam’s a true Porsche fan. Created by Sam Wagner

SEA CREATURE—This creation started out as a boat but then it turns out more like a killer whale so a fin is added. Created by Shane Jagtiani

SEA CREATURE—This creation started out as a boat but then it turns out more like a killer whale so a fin is added. Created by Shane Jagtiani

ZOO TIME—Here’s a clever zoo for Lego characters: It’s for when they are free from being played with and offers a place for them to relax and look and pet the animals. Created by Ryli Allen

ZOO TIME—Here’s a clever zoo for Lego characters: It’s for when they are free from being played with and offers a place for them to relax and look and pet the animals. Created by Ryli Allen

B-B-BIRD—Vostad’s son asked Dad to help build a penguin for his ocean scene creation. Created by Scott Vostad

B-B-BIRD—Vostad’s son asked Dad to help build a penguin for his ocean scene creation. Created by Scott Vostad

HAPPY PLACE—Building Legos makes this guy really happy. Ryan’s guitar was built with the Tech Machines set using a Lego screwdriver to afix the building blocks and interlocking structures. Created by Ryan Chen, age 6

HAPPY PLACE—Building Legos makes this guy really happy. Ryan’s guitar was built with the Tech Machines set using a Lego screwdriver to afix the building blocks and interlocking structures. Created by Ryan Chen, age 6

ROCKET RANGER—Robert built a ranger in a rocket going to outer space. Created by Robert Rosenberg

ROCKET RANGER—Robert built a ranger in a rocket going to outer space. Created by Robert Rosenberg

LOVE-LOVE—Every year this family goes to the tennis tournament at Indian Wells, but this year the event was canceled, so the 6-year-old builder made a Lego version of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Created by Jae Solorzano

LOVE-LOVE—Every year this family goes to the tennis tournament at Indian Wells, but this year the event was canceled, so the 6-year-old builder made a Lego version of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Created by Jae Solorzano

UNIQUE—This creation took a long time to make but it has a blaster and other cool stuff; it has three guys and a dinosaur with lava boots and sharp bone shields; and a mighty skunk and a really strong dinosaur. The guy in the front has a helmet that can connect to the another guy. Created by Jax Sanson

UNIQUE—This creation took a long time to make but it has a blaster and other cool stuff; it has three guys and a dinosaur with lava boots and sharp bone shields; and a mighty skunk and a really strong dinosaur. The guy in the front has a helmet that can connect to the another guy. Created by Jax Sanson

WISHFUL THINKING—Here’s a western diner where people can go and eat after the coronavirus is gone. Created by James Johnson

WISHFUL THINKING—Here’s a western diner where people can go and eat after the coronavirus is gone. Created by James Johnson

RIGGED UP—Here’s a special oil rig with fire fighting plane on the top. Created by Jayden Hsieh

RIGGED UP—Here’s a special oil rig with fire fighting plane on the top. Created by Jayden Hsieh

TOGETHERNESS—With grandma on the Ipad, Joshua and her enjoy building while social distancing. They each build the 40th Anniversary Train together via FaceTime. They look forward to the real thing in person. Created by Joshua, 5, and grandmother, 65

TOGETHERNESS—With grandma on the Ipad, Joshua and her enjoy building while social distancing. They each build the 40th Anniversary Train together via FaceTime. They look forward to the real thing in person. Created by Joshua, 5, and grandmother, 65

BACK TO THE FUTURE—Here is the DeLorean back-to-the future car. It can fly, too. Created by Jeronimo Ortega

BACK TO THE FUTURE—Here is the DeLorean back-to-the future car. It can fly, too. Created by Jeronimo Ortega

COOL CAR—Jonathan loves cars so he built two types. One is a race car and the other one is a camping car. Created by Jonathan Geertsen

COOL CAR—Jonathan loves cars so he built two types. One is a race car and the other one is a camping car. Created by Jonathan Geertsen

VACATION TIME—This two-story hotel is complete with pool and lounge chairs on the top. Created by John Thorne

VACATION TIME—This two-story hotel is complete with pool and lounge chairs on the top. Created by John Thorne

TO THE RESCUE!—First responders all get together to help deal with the COVID chaos. Created by Jonny Matz

TO THE RESCUE!—First responders all get together to help deal with the COVID chaos. Created by Jonny Matz

READY FOR ACTION—Little Mason builds a police car with a jail on it. Created by Mason Robichaud, age 5

READY FOR ACTION—Little Mason builds a police car with a jail on it. Created by Mason Robichaud, age 5

U.S.A. ROCKS—This creation supports America with a special shout-out to Agoura Hills. “We are all together!” Created by Rhys Mulder

U.S.A. ROCKS—This creation supports America with a special shout-out to Agoura Hills. “We are all together!” Created by Rhys Mulder

GO BADGERS—This father-daughter team builds a Wisconsin Football helmet and Bucky Badger to support the University of Wisconsin. Created by Mike Grenley and daughter

GO BADGERS—This father-daughter team builds a Wisconsin Football helmet and Bucky Badger to support the University of Wisconsin. Created by Mike Grenley and daughter

CREATIVITY TO THE MAX—This is a tow truck with an under-lift and over-lift to tow a private jet with a pool. Created by Cobalt Hytowitz

CREATIVITY TO THE MAX—This is a tow truck with an under-lift and over-lift to tow a private jet with a pool. Created by Cobalt Hytowitz

TONGUE-LASHING—As a frog is walking through a damp grassy area, he spots a fly and quickly lashes his tongue out toward it. Created by Dylan Cittadino

TONGUE-LASHING—As a frog is walking through a damp grassy area, he spots a fly and quickly lashes his tongue out toward it. Created by Dylan Cittadino

HIDDEN SIDE LEGO—This Lego comes with an app that let’s you see it come alive when you’re finished. The Ghost Train has wings that can be hidden or pop out. Created by Connor Makine

HIDDEN SIDE LEGO—This Lego comes with an app that let’s you see it come alive when you’re finished. The Ghost Train has wings that can be hidden or pop out. Created by Connor Makine

MEAN AND MIGHTY—This is an orca mech; it goes very fast as you can imagine. Created by Connor Vostad

MEAN AND MIGHTY—This is an orca mech; it goes very fast as you can imagine. Created by Connor Vostad

LAND OR SEA—This tank, built from 116 Lego pieces, has hidden guns under the front plate, spikes on top, and a bunch of other cool things that allow it run in water or on land. Created by Dean Cacciotti

LAND OR SEA—This tank, built from 116 Lego pieces, has hidden guns under the front plate, spikes on top, and a bunch of other cool things that allow it run in water or on land. Created by Dean Cacciotti

HOME OF THE BRAVE—The army truck has brave men and women inside protecting everyone. Created by Erik Buschmann

HOME OF THE BRAVE—The army truck has brave men and women inside protecting everyone. Created by Erik Buschmann

COSTCO DURING COVID—Built by Joshua, 5, it’s got everyone, including Batman and Robin who bought a 6-pack of toilet paper and the Joker wants it. Created by Derek Jacobi

COSTCO DURING COVID—Built by Joshua, 5, it’s got everyone, including Batman and Robin who bought a 6-pack of toilet paper and the Joker wants it. Created by Derek Jacobi

HULK-BUSTER—This has a hulkbuster torso, gatling gun, spinning base,fully weaponized/ customized escape plane and guns on its wrists. Created by Dylan Um

HULK-BUSTER—This has a hulkbuster torso, gatling gun, spinning base,fully weaponized/ customized escape plane and guns on its wrists. Created by Dylan Um

HELP IS NEAR—Dylan’s emergency team gets some help. It requires personnel, ambulance helicopter and hospital. Created by Dylan Stein

HELP IS NEAR—Dylan’s emergency team gets some help. It requires personnel, ambulance helicopter and hospital. Created by Dylan Stein

TOP GRADE—Greyson’s road grader is remote controlled and all his design and construction. Created by Greyson Tapie

TOP GRADE—Greyson’s road grader is remote controlled and all his design and construction. Created by Greyson Tapie

HOSPITAL/FIRE STATION—This comes with a waiting room, doctors offices and a garage for the fire truck. Created by Grant Slatoff

HOSPITAL/FIRE STATION—This comes with a waiting room, doctors offices and a garage for the fire truck. Created by Grant Slatoff

SWAMP THING—The creation is a swamp with a beach on the side. It also has a crystal in a sand mound that is being mined out. Created by Greyson Varner

SWAMP THING—The creation is a swamp with a beach on the side. It also has a crystal in a sand mound that is being mined out. Created by Greyson Varner

HAPPY BUILDER—Noah says his grandma and grandpa gave him a City Lego set and that he did this creation in just 2 hours. “I love building and playing with Legos so much!” he said. Created by Noah Iwanoff, age 7

HAPPY BUILDER—Noah says his grandma and grandpa gave him a City Lego set and that he did this creation in just 2 hours. “I love building and playing with Legos so much!” he said. Created by Noah Iwanoff, age 7

MORE, MORE, MORE—Evan wanted to try to create a building similar to the Washington Monument. He ended up constructing a whole city, including a race track, animals and communities. He is so proud of his accomplishment. Created by Evan Gorowitz

MORE, MORE, MORE—Evan wanted to try to create a building similar to the Washington Monument. He ended up constructing a whole city, including a race track, animals and communities. He is so proud of his accomplishment. Created by Evan Gorowitz

DIFFERENT BUT CUTE—It may be kind of strange but it packs a punch! Created by Patrick Um

DIFFERENT BUT CUTE—It may be kind of strange but it packs a punch! Created by Patrick Um