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MagicSarah
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Hello,

I am married to a Lego enthusiast - so I have very easy access to a LOT of Lego bricks.

Does anyone have any creative ideas how I could use them?

Thanks Smile
MagicSarah
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I'm thinking of some kind of prediction effect - rather than vanishes, but open to any suggestions. Smile
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Hmmmmmm..... maybe some type of prediction effect with the reveal being one of those Lego Architecture replicas of a famous site? Like Big Ben, the Lourve or the Eiffel Tower? The completed building could be under a black box or under a drape.
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Ohhh...liking that a lot! Smile Smile
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Since you "build" things with legos, I like the idea of TRANSFORMING individual legos into a constructed object. Something where you or the spectator dump a bunch of legos into a box and they become "formed" into an object. Could be a predicted object.
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Some effect ideas that popped into my head after reading your post:

A spectator stacks different Legos together in a stack and it matches the order of a set you did previously as a prediction.

A spectator stacks 5 or 6 different color bricks in a stack and a written prediction or a picture of a stack match the spectators stack.

You stack 6 red bricks together and cover the stack. Vanish a yellow brick and it travels to the center of the red stack.

A small “wall” of red Legos contains one yellow brick, which shifts positions in the spectators hands.

You complain that because of your husband's hobby, you are constantly stepping on Legos (an issue any parent can relate too). As an example, you take off your shoe and pour out a chunk of Legos that barely fits in your shoe (using Louie Simenoff’s “Earth Shoe” procedure).

Color sensitivity: you can reach into a bag full of mixed Lego bricks and pull out a specific color at will. Or have 20 or 30 red Legos in the bag. You then drop in a yellow brick. Have a spectator shake it and reach in to retrieve just the yellow one (Danny Archer has a method that would work for this from a trick where he finds a marked dime in a bag of dimes).

A vanished item appears inside a sealed Lego structure.

Lose bricks are put on a bag, shaken and magically assemble into a house.
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I'm VERY late in posting to this thread, but is it still relevant? I've worked on a few Lego magic prototypes and might have a few ideas.
FelixKraus
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Maybe Lego cups and balls , with a big lego block as the final load.
Cant wait to see what you end up coming up with.
SamuelJonesMagic
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Writer, I'd still like to know Smile
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In Blackpool I saw a wonder box made out of lego that produces a lego figurine

you can easily build a lego head-twister illusion as well
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Here's a somewhat half-baked idea, but maybe you could refine it. Instead of starting a free will routine by showing the spectator three objects, you could give them a carefully selected set of lego bricks and let them build the objects themselves. You would have to choose the lego bricks pretty carefully so that the spectator would really only have the materials for three resulting objects, but it would add another level of seeming free will. For example, if you gave them a bunch of bricks as well as one set of wheels, one set of eyes, and one streetlamp, your prediction might be "I have the vehicle. You have the street scene. The creature is on the table." You would probably need to instruct them to make a real-world object, lest they make a car with eyes or a rolling streetlamp!

Or perhaps you could use some Equivoque in guiding the construction, which would let you make your prediction more specific.

Alternately, you could let the spectator have a genuine free choice and build a bunch of objects from a varied collection of lego bricks, and then use those objects in an Equivoque routine. You would of course make your prediction after the construction process, but in the spectator's memory, the fact that they built the objects might make it seem like they had complete control over everything.
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I've worked on a russian roulette piece where I have some lego on a paper plate and put it on the floor and put paper bags over it that also have little paper plates underneath. Volunteer mixes them up, I then take off my shoe and stamp down hard on all the bags except the one with the lego. Bit different and fun. You're welcome to it.
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