Ok, I can't take credit for this idea because I borrowed it from this guy who posted a picture a day for an entire year of Legos doing cool things. I've always loved Legos and I finally decided to treat myself to some. Everyone seems to think this is pretty silly, but I just think it's awesome! I've been itching to take the little dudes out for some photo shoots so I was thrilled when I got the chance to take them to one of my favorite places to visit.
This is really an amazing place so if you want to read more about it, visit the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine website.
The Lego construction guys were in heaven!
They really wanted to get a closer look at how the mine worked.
C'mon Bob, we want a look also!
Things got a little rowdy!
They even tried to make off with some of the equipment.
We tried to help out also.
They even signed the guest book.
and I came home and turned it all into a scrapbook layout!
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When I took the kids on a field trip to the Bingham Copper Mine back in 2005 I couldn’t believe that I had lived in Utah for most of my life and had never been there. It is such an amazing place! I’ve been telling my parents since then that I needed to take them to the mine for their own field trip. They lived in Utah for a good portion of their married lives and had never been there either. Jeff, who has grown up in Utah, had also never been to the mine. When my parents came to visit in September we finally found the time for a visit. The day was a bit hazy but it was still an incredible site to behold. The film they show in the visitor’s center is very educational and Riley and I actually had a lesson on the Copper Mine just 2 days later in her science class. (Didn’t even plan that!)
We decided to have some fun with this visit and we brought my little Lego figures along for the photo opportunities. (Yes, they are MY Legos. It’s silly, I know, but I love them!) We even had the Lego team sign the guest book. We got a lot of strange looks and some smiles. Jeff just told everyone that it was for a “school project” and that seemed to satisfy them. We got a lot of giggles out of the whole thing and it made our field trip quite memorable!
The Bingham Copper Mine is really an interesting place. It is the largest open pit mine in the world. Bingham Canyon Mine has produced more copper than any mine in history— about 18.1 million tons. The mine is 2¾ miles across at the top and ¾ of a mile deep. You could stack two Sears Towers (now known as the Willis building), on top of each other and still not reach the top of the mine. The mine is so big it can be seen by space shuttle astronauts as they pass over the United States.