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#1 LegoMyMamma

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

While on holiday from the Arts & Science Academy, Emma travels to Cambodia with her Science Club.  She has heard from one of her Cambodian Friends there is a plant whose properties are hypoallergenic; she wants to reproduce the enzyme to use in a fiber.  Her plan is to weave the fibers into cloth.  The fabric will be made into clothing for kids -- especially for kids who have allergies to synthetic fibers.  This will give them another option in life.

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Emma arrives at the sacred Temple wall her Friend told her about.  She was told to look for the plant above the "surprised face" carving.


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She is careful not to impact or damage the sacred wall.


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Emma has successfully gathered the plant.  It will re-grow in that same spot in about 2 weeks.


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Offering a special farewell to the Temple Wall, Emma heads back to the Science Club's camp.


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Once back at camp: while the plant's enzymes are being analyzed, Emma takes a coffee break after washing her hair ~ after being in the jungle all day.  She brought her favorite red towel to dry her hair.  Emma is excited to tell her Friends about her expedition!

If the analyses are positive, EmFiber hopes to replicate the fibers using an algae farm process.  This will be a green energy procedure, be non-harmful to the environment, and create some green jobs!



For additional images, here is the Expedition EmFiber set on Flickr.

Thanks for enjoying this adventure with Emma!



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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:01 AM

Emma is a liar, I think she's been burying the body of her husband.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

Wait, isn't Olivia the scientist, not Emma?  :wacko:
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:10 PM

View PostCorydoras, on 11 February 2012 - 01:15 PM, said:

Wait, isn't Olivia the scientist, not Emma?  :wacko:

While Olivia's main interest is science, Emma also uses science in her pursuit of clothing design.  Fabrics have been created for centuries, yet in modern times, science is a part in fabric strength, endurance, stretch ability, and other aspects.  Some clothing today are engineered to have sunscreen properties, as well as insect-repellent.  Also, synthetic fibers can be irritating to some people's skin; just as some people are allergic to natural fabrics, like wool.

So, this is a journey Emma took during her break from the Science & Arts Academy.  Many young girls today have projects they work on: some are products, some are social awareness, some are musical, some are literary, and some are about changing the world for the better.  This is just an adventure story told with LEGO Friends characters  :classic:



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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:50 PM

Oh, I get it. Thanks for the explanation.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:13 PM

Now if they released some girls sets like this I would start thinking of buying them, love the coffee break pic, cheers for this  :thumbup:
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#7 LegoMyMamma

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:40 PM

View PostSirSven7, on 16 February 2012 - 07:13 PM, said:

Now if they released some girls sets like this I would start thinking of buying them, love the coffee break pic, cheers for this  :thumbup:

Thanks!  The Summer release wave of Friends looks to have some more "adventuring" suggested activity on the box-art for those loose bricks in those boxes  :wink:


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

Ha! Great job turning what would appear to be a stereotypical "girls" theme into something much more nuanced! I love it! :laugh:  

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:47 PM

View PostDannylonglegs, on 24 April 2012 - 10:10 PM, said:

Ha! Great job turning what would appear to be a stereotypical "girls" theme into something much more nuanced! I love it! :laugh:  

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Yes, "appearances" can be deceiving -- sorta like boxart  :wink:

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