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Sunday Scribblings #174: Brick Verse: A Playful and Unique Way to Poetry Crafting

Today, I bring you the brick verse (not very inspired but the closest I can get to without using trademark names!). Since January 28th happens to be International Lego Day, what better way to celebrate it than trying to use Legos to craft poetry? Well, I know there are tons of other things too but this is fun as well, so why not try it out? Read on for tips and a how to craft some fun poems while playing with Legos.

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Poetic Sundays: Build Yourself a Brick Verse!

International Lego Day is celebrated on January 28th (the date the original patent was filed). And today, I bring you another way to play with these colorful bricks that have since ruled the world, or at least the floors of so many homes around the world and the cause of many parental ‘ouch’es!

My way to play with them – the Brick Verse

So How to Build a Brick Verse?

Creating poetry with Lego bricks and words can be fun in so many ways. Here is a step by step on how you can do it.

What You Need for your Brick Verse

  1. Lego blocks or other similar bricks/blocks in various colors and shapes along with a baseplate
  2. Word stickers or labels / Markers
  3. Imagination and creativity!


  1. Get your Lego bricks aka your poetic building blocks ready.
    • Collect a variety of Legos in different colors, shapes, and sizes. The more (variety), the better!
    • Write or print out words or short phrases that you’d like to use in your poetry. These could be thematic words, emotions, or any terms that inspire you. Alternatively, you can use pre-made word stickers
    • Attach the word stickers to the Lego blocks. You can also use markers or pens to write directly on the blocks.
  2. Build Your Poem: Start arranging the Lego blocks to form your poem. Experiment with different combinations and structures.
    • Try to include visual elements by using blank Lego pieces to create images or symbols within to complement your poetic theme. This adds a visual dimension to your poetry.
    • Play around with the structure of your poem. Lego blocks can be connected in various ways, allowing you to experiment with the form and shape of your poetry.
    • Make it three-dimensional if you wish! You can place words on the different faces of your Lego bricks and see how creating a poem one way impacts the other side of it!!
    • Feel free to take apart and rebuild your Lego poetry to explore different arrangements and meanings. This process allows for continuous revision and refinement.
  3. Capture Your Creation: Take pictures or document your Lego poetry from different angles. This will allow you to appreciate the three-dimensional aspect of your creation.

Remember, it is poetic play! So have fun, let your imagination run wild, and enjoy the process of creating poetry in this vibrant, visual, and playful way!

Note: this is an AI generated image of a Brick Verse so any words you see will not make sense but it is to give you an idea of the Brick Verse and multi-dimensionality!


On My Blog And the Homefront

Here are the posts this week

Later but got it done… all seven posts for last week here

And oh, before I forget, here are the completed benches on their way to my daughter’s elementary school (the beneficiary – they are going to use it next to a little library for the kids in the waiting area outdoors). They loved the benches and the personal touches my daughter added to them – those paw prints!


Finishing up cleaning and putting our home back to normal or a new normal after the bathroom remodeling and paintwork done.

Reusing this part from last year’s post around this week for my reading list is kind of the same now 🙂

My reading is varied, and a big chunk of it is the Cybils finalists in the nonfiction category. But I can’t say anything else for now, just that all of us round 2 judges are reading, and pretty sure that we are all making tough choices among excellent reads.

This Week’s Celebrations

Literary Celebrations (close-to-it also!)

  • Literary birthdays this week include: Anton Chekhov on the 29th of Jan; Lloyd Alexander on Jan 30th; Laura Lippman and Norman Mailer on Jan 31st; Langston Hughes and Meg Cabot on Feb 1st; Ayn Rand, James Joyce and Khushwant Singh on the 2nd of Feb; Gertrude Stein and Ransom Riggs on Feb 3rd; Ravinder Singh and Russell Hoban on the 4th of Feb

Foodie Celebrations

Other Celebrations

Related Reads and More

Wrapping up my Sunday Scribblings

So dear reader, you have reached the end of this Sunday Scribblings! As always, I welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions about this post. And do let me know if you plan to celebrate any of these mentioned celebrations this coming week/month? If you build a Lego poem, I would love to read/see it, so please do share it with me

Linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Reviewer and the Sunday Salon. And of course to the Ultimate Blog Challenge as well!

13 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #174: Brick Verse: A Playful and Unique Way to Poetry Crafting

  1. WOW, this is really Awesome and such a great idea! I mean really, I would have never thought to use this method to create poetry… cool.

  2. The idea of creating poetry with Lego bricks is so uniquely charming and engaging. It’s fascinating how you’ve managed to turn a childhood toy into a tool for artistic expression.

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