To commemorate National Coast Guard Day The LEGO Group has announced a new lineup of Coast Guard inspired sets. August 4th marks the 227th Birthday of this military branch started by Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
Here is a playlist for working with these five new playsets.
- Alexander Hamilton
The opening song for Hamilton the Musical is a great way to remember Coast Guard Day. Hamilton requested the creation of the Coast Guard on August 4, 1790. Originally the Coast Guard was created to collect custom duties in the nation’s seaports.
- My Shot!
Hamilton’s connection to three other ambitious men plus the site of former President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama enjoying a live performance is the song you need to help rescue a stranded sailor.
- What’d I Miss?
Again, a song I love and added to the list. I like to sing this song during civics class when we discuss the Declaration of Independence.
- Say Yes to This
Jill Scott does her thang on this track. Although this song is for the grown and sexy, I added it because Maria Reynolds and husband were sharks to Hamilton (although his hubris was his own undoing).
- Immigrants We Get the Job Done
The Coast Guard enforces immigration laws at sea. Admittedly, I had a challenge finding anything that did not feel anti immigrant while doing a cursory search about the Coast Guard. I did find this gem: the Coast Guard maintains its humanitarian responsibility to prevent the loss of life at sea, since the majority of migrant vessels are dangerously overloaded, unseaworthy or otherwise unsafe.
Have some fun with these new Lego sets today!