Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Years!

50 Winter Boredom Busters For Kids


  1. Drink some Hot Coco
  2. Read a book
  3. Write a song
  4. Go Sledding
  5. Make a Snowman
  6. Write a comic book
  7. Make paper airplanes
  8. Have a paper airplane contest (Who can through the longest, etc.)
  9. Make a fort
  10. Play a board game
  11. Write a book of jokes
  12. Play the game "CycleBlob" at http://cycleblob.com
  13. Make Paper Snowflakes
  14. Have a snowball fight
  15. Make a gingerbread house
  16. Make some origami
  17. Make a snow base
  18. Send a letter to a friend or relative
  19. Watch live penguins, sting rays, and turtles at the Seaworld Website
  20. Try a new food
  21. Use an instrument (If you have one)
  22. Make your own instrument
  23. Draw a picture
  24. Read some comic books
  25. Write your own book
  26. Go to the library
  27. Start a scrapbook
  28. Research an animal
  29. Listen to some music
  30. Make a cardboard glider
  31. Watch a movie
  32. Play checkers
  33. Invent a game
  34. Make a target for your toy guns (like nerf guns)
  35. Bake a desert
  36. Make a survey for your friends or family
  37. Make a family newspaper
  38. Draw characters from your favorite book or movie
  39. Help cook a meal (or if you are old enough, make a full meal)
  40. Make a small catapult
  41. Take some cool pictures
  42. Make a movie
  43. Put on a play
  44. Make a straw duck call -  How to video Here
  45. Play indoor soccer with rolled-up socks
  46. Draw a snowman
  47. Read a joke book
  48. Build something with LEGOs
  49. Eat a cookie
  50. Have Fun!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

LEGO The Hobbit Escape From Mirkwood Spiders Review

I have recently got a new lego set called "Escape From Mirkwood Spiders". It is in the Lego Hobbit series and is very cool.Here are a couple of pictures to show you the set.

The Complete Set


One Of The Trees

Another Tree


In The First, Bigger Tree There Is A Mechanism That Can Shoot A Spider Out

Fili And Kili Are Stuck In Spiders' Webs!

If You Pull This Rod...

The Tree Will Fall, Releasing Fili And Kili
There Are Two Spiders With Movable Legs

The Spiders' Eyes And A Couple Of Other Parts Glow In The Dark

Here Are The Minifigures (From Left To Right - Tauriel, Legolas Greenleaf, Fili, and Kili)

My Set Came With These Extra Parts (Lego Usually Includes A Few Extra Of The Little Pieces Scene They Get Lost Easily) I Do Not Promise That You Will Get The Extras Though

This set is great! I give it 10 out of 10 stars. I give it a building difficulty level of 7 out of 10. Any lego fan or Hobbit fan would love this set. It has a lot of great features and is overall a great set.

-Alex

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Portland Aerial Tram


During My holiday travels this week I went on The Portland Aerial Tram (Link to their website here).
It is a very cool ride that takes you above Portland, Oregon. Here are some pictures:

The tram with Mt. Hood in the back round
Wow! I can't believe all the 15 or so people on the tram were held up by that rope!
A picture I took of the Amazing view on the tram!

Another picture of the great view

My trip on the Tram was AMAZING! If you are in Oregon I highly recommend going on the tram.

-Alex

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas (It's Official)

Merry Christmas everybody! I have been able to get some wifi during my holiday travels. I can't wait to get home and post more! :-)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Today I went with my dad to bring some gifts to a refugee family (My dad works for the refugee resettlement agency World Relief). The mother of the family was blind. She had two kids, a twelve year old boy and a seven year old girl. The boy had an eye defect and could not see out of one eye. To see them so content with what they had made me realize that Christmas is not just about getting presents, but is about helping others and giving. I hope you try to keep that in your heart this Christmas.

-Alex  

Sunday, December 22, 2013

How to Download a Minecraft Pocket Edition Map (Android Only)

How to download a Minecraft Pocket Edition Map
Minecraft PE How-To #2


Here are a few of my favorite maps to get you started:

I hope this was helpful!

-Alex

Saturday, December 21, 2013

How to Duplicate MCPE Worlds (Android Only)

Here is a video I made on how to duplicate minecraft pocket edition worlds
Minecraft PE How-To #1

Hope you enjoyed!

-Alex

Jack Frost Miner - Minecraft You Tuber

Jack Frost Miner
Jack Frost Miner is an awesome Minecraft PE and PC youtuber. I absolutely love his videos. Jack is opening his first Minecraft PC server today. The server will be open at 5:00 PM eastern time today. The server IP is: play.blockrealms.net. Jack will also be livestreaming Minecraft game play on Twitch (Click here to go to his page on the website) at 3-5:00 PM Eastern time today. That means that we can watch him play live. Here are a couple of links to his websites:

-Alex

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Minecraft PE 0.8.0 is Out!

As you all know I am a huge fan of the game minecraft. I am very excited for the new minecraft PE update 0.8.0.
The update has added:

Beets, carrots, and potatoes

Breeding

Minecarts, rails, and powered rails

A new inventory

Cobblestone walls

Iron bars

Plus Much, Much more
If you haven't updated your minecraft game yet you definitely should.

-Alex

Saturday, November 23, 2013

How to join external servers in Minecraft PE


Hey Guys! Today I will be telling you how to join external servers in Minecraft Pocket Edition.

1. Start the Minecraft PE app on your android, IOS, etc.
2. Click "Play". 
3. Then click the box at the right-hand corner of the screen that says "Edit".
4. Click on the box that says "External".
5. Add the server name. The name doesn't matter, it just needs to be something you can remember it by.
6. Add the server I.P. address and port.
7. Click "Add Server".

Now you will see the server on your world list. Just click on it to connect.
To find some good servers check out these websites:
minecraft pocket edition servers

Here is a list of my favorite servers:

Pocket Craft: A fun pc-like server with minigames, economy, a store, different worlds, plus much more.
IP: pocketcraft-mcpe.no-ip.biz
Port: 19132

Life-Boat Survival Games: A very cool sever made by the server company "Life Boat" that has 24/7 hunger games tournaments.
IP: sg.lbsg.net
Port: 19132

Life-Boat Capture  The Flag: Another cool "Life Boat" server in which there are 24/7 capture the flag tournaments.
IP: ctf.lbsg.net
Port: 19132

I hope this was helpful! Please tell me in the comments if you have any trouble joining the servers.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

New Nintendo 2DS and Wii Mini

Nintendo has recently launched two new products: Nintendo 2DS and Wii  Mini.

Nintendo 2DS:
The Nintendo 2DS costs $129.99 at the Nintendo Website. You can get it here. The 2DS can play all the 3DS games, just without the 3D. Just like all the other DSes, the 2DS has two screens, a touch screen (bottom of device) and a regular screen (top of device). One big difference between the 2DS and its family is the 2DS' shape. Here is a picture that demonstrates that difference.
The Nintendo 2DS is pretty much a cheaper way to play 3DS games (just without the 3D).
Now to the Wii Mini...

Wii Mini:
The Wii Mini costs $99.99 at the Nintendo Store. You can get it here.
The Wii Mini is a smaller version of the original Wii that sits on it's back. It can play all the Wii games, but sadly can not play game-cube games, and can not access the internet. Of course that is what you get for only paying $99.99. The Wii Mini also comes with the Mario Cart Wii game. Overall the Wii Mini is good bang for your buck because it can play Wii games and is very cheap.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Soda Can Robot

My Robot
I have recently put together the Soda can rubug kit. It is a robot that you put together with a recycled soda can and parts from the kit. Once you have put it together you can turn it on and it will vibrate across the floor. Here is a video of the robot in motion:
You can get the kit here.
-Alex

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Minecraft Webstite: MCPE Universe

MCPE Universe (Link Here) is a very cool Minecraft Pocket Edition Website. It has Mincraft Pocket Edition maps, seeds, textures, mods, servers, tutorials, and forums. If you get an account you can add content to website and chat in the forums. This website is a great place to find inspiration for your own minecraft worlds, see what other people are building, and to see the best maps and mods to download.
You should check this website out. I hope you like it.
-Alex

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sylvia's Super Awesome Maker Show

Recently I have come across a very cool you tube channel called Sylvia's Super Awesome Maker Show. Sylvia makes videos about cool projects you can make. Here is one episode that I really like:
I hope you liked it!
-Alex

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Grit Fluxx Pro Scooter Review


Hey guys!
I recently got a Grit Fluxx Pro Scooter. I got it because the handlebars of my old scooter (a Razor Ultra Pro Lo scooter) snapped in half. I think the Grit scooter is a great improvement. It rides smoothly and is great for doing tricks. It is a little bit heavy, but after you get used to it you'l be landing tricks all day. We read a review online which said that the grips that came with the scooter hurt your hand after using the scooter for a while, so we ordered O-D-I Longneck grips with the scooter.
(You can get the grips here.)
The Grit Fluxx Pro Scooter has:
  • Y style handlebars
  • An alloy triple clamp
  • 100mm alloy slotted wheels
  • ABEC 9 bearings
  • Grit flex fender brake with no rattle
I like the last one the best because my old scooter's brake made an irritating rattling sound.
Here is the link to the scooter on Amazon.

I hope this was helpful! - Alex
P.S. I would love it if people would comment on my posts :-)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

LOL 5

Hey Guys!
I found this picture on pintrist.
I hope you like it! :-)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hexage Games

Hexage Games is a cool company that makes EPIC games. They make games for Android, I phone, pad, and pod, Windows phones, Mac OSX, plus more. Radiant and Robotech. Radiant is a classic style space shooter like Galaga. You are a space pilot who is being attacked by (friendly looking) aliens. You have to take down the aliens with you lasers.
Robotech is a fun strategy game. The plot is that you are the last human on a world taken over by robots. You and your crew of robots have to defeat the robots, one level at a time. One cool feature of the game is that you can battle others with free online multiplayer.
I love both of the games.
Thank you Hexage!

Friday, October 18, 2013

LOL 4

Hey Guys! I have not had the chance during the last couple of weeks, to post any LOLs. To make up for that I am going all out on this post with 6 pictures.
I hope you enjoy! =-)
 





 
Thanks for reading!
 
-Alex
 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

How to make an origami butterfly video

Hey Guys!
Check out this video about how to make an Origami Butterfly.
Thanks for watching!

LEGO Percy Jackson Poll Winner

Hey Guys!
I have the Poll results for the "Favorite Lego Percy Jackson Figure", and the winner is......
 
Percy Jackson And Poseidon!

 
Thanks for Voting!
 
P.S. Sorry I have not posted in so long. I have been busy with school. =-P