The Legos Idea

In honor of my boyfriend’s birthday tomorrow, a wedding themed after one of his favorite things: Legos.

The Legos Wedding

set of momma owl and baby owls made of legos

Perhaps you’d want to surprise guests with creatures made of Legos.

The Scene:  Imagine the entire venue decorated with Lego sculptures.  Everything from the altar to the seats and tables to the flowers!  Guests arrive and are seated in their giant Lego chairs (with cushions for those sensitive tooshes).  Along the aisle, flower decorations made of Legos adorn the chairs and ground.  Even the podium is made of (wooden) Legos!  When the groom and his groomsmen arrive, everyone gets a chuckle at their Lego bowties; then the bride arrives with a Lego crown and Lego jewelry (which doesn’t have to be the original plastic pieces, but can be smelted from various metals).  She can even bling out her wedding dress with little metal Lego pieces instead of jewels.  You may not see it, but her shoes are covered in little Lego pieces as well.  If both the bride and groom are Lego-obsessed, then the rings themselves could have little Legos on them.

After the ceremony, guests enjoy a cocktail hour with drinks and hors d’oeuvres served in Lego glasses (either Lego pieces melted/glued together or normal glass with Lego -piece adornments) and Lego trays (similar construction to the glasses).  Truly dedicated newlyweds can also provide Lego standing tables or Lego chairs and tables.  Come dinner, guests may find themselves still using Lego furniture and tableware.  Each table is dedicated to a particular Lego shape, which is the same type of piece that guests’ names are carved into.  At the tables, Lego keychains and jewelry can be the wedding gifts, or the Lego glasses themselves can be a keepsake.  Centerpieces can be a variety of interesting Lego sculptures like the ones at Legoland (but scaled down to fit).  You can even have some floating Lego sculptures with candles inside if you want to try a challenge!

entrance area of legoland californiaThe Location: Just about anywhere, as long as the staff is ready, willing, and able to help construct a variety of Lego creations.  Of course, doing it at Legoland would be cool, but certainly not necessary.  This could potentially work for an indoor or outdoor wedding, but if you opt for the great outdoors, double- and triple-check that your location doesn’t get high winds and that the week of your wedding day is expected to be clear, clear, clear with no sign of precipitation.  After all, trying to move all those giant Lego pieces can be tricky if you don’t glue everything down (and even if you do, the glue might not withstand brisk moving).

The Challenges: One of the major things is actually getting enough Lego pieces to outfit everything.  Of course, wooden and metal ones will need to be custom-made since they aren’t commonly available.  You can cut down by adorning the out layer of everything with Legos rather than constructing the entire structures, but if you’re a true fan you might not want to “cheat” like that.  Assuming you secure all the materials, you need to carefully design each item that is made so the structures don’t fall apart and come crashing down.  This might require the services of a Lego expert borrowed (aka hired) from the Lego company itself.

So what do you think? Would you ever consider a wedding like this? What aspects would you keep and which would you change?  Do you know someone who had a Lego wedding?!  Tell us more!

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