Wee Bits: Lego Fun, Fourth of July Plans, the Best Maternity Swimsuits, and Everything You Need for Summer

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Visit Philly gives us a katrillion things to do to celebrate the Fourth of July. 

Speaking of: Lego-freaks will be excited to hear that on Thursday, July 5, the Independence Visitor Center is hosting a day-long LEGO mosaic brick building event with Legoland, starting at 10 a.m. Families can help construct four different mosaic designs, including iconic Philadelphia landmarks. (And at 2 p.m., Legoland will unveil its Lego model of the new Comcast tower — made of 49,728 bricks!)

Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to the Garden Railway Morris Arboretum in a couple weekends! (Always a big hit!!)

38 maternity suits you’ll want to wear, promises The Cut.

Meantime, the Strategist offers up the very best (I mean, allegedly) of everything you need for summer. 

I’m sorry to be a drag, y’all, but huh. You don’t say. Imagine that — there’s no easy way to fix the obscene havoc and destruction that has been wrought.  (Again, here are some things that normal folks can do to help the people trapped in this nightmare.) (Meantime, Philly’s own Mighty Writers sent Spanish-language kids’ books to immigrants detained in Berks County, according to Philly.com.)

Speaking of: In the midst of a particularly rough news cycle (speaking of, our hearts are with the latest victims — this time, fellow journalists — of more gun violence yesterday), this Cut story made me glad. Quoth the protesters: “Where are the children?”

Mamas of newborns — the wonderful Little Moon + Arrow boutique in Queen Village is hosting pediatric sleep specialist Maria Lopez of Not A Peep (whom we’ve featured!) for a course on ways to calm a crying baby and promote healthy sleep habits. July 18. Details and tickets here!

Heads up: You can still register for (the quite reasonably priced!) Zoom Dance day camp at Equilibrium on South Broad Street, you guys — and camp sounds awesome. Aimed at 3- to 7-year-olds, the camp includes dance, yoga, music, capoeira, science experiments, messy art projects, constructing sets and costumes, tactile/sensory stations, free play, playground time, library trips, and quiet time. Sounds fun, no? Sessions run July 9 through August 31.

A big ol’ list of free stuff to do with the family from Philly Mag!!