One way to keep your kids occupied on a rainy summer day is to work with them on a Lego project. Imagination is usually enough to get a kid started, but, adults often need a jumpstart. Borrow the library's copy of Build Amazing Animals [J 688.725 BUI] or Cool Cars and Trucks by Sean Kenney [J 730.92 KEN], and you'll have enough to inspire you for many rainy days.
If you want to aspire to a higher Lego building experience visit this page on the DIYLife website and you'll find links to projects for everything from a desk to a trebuchet! How awesome is that?
For even more inspiration, listen to this report from NPR about the Cleveland Indians' assistant clubhouse manager, Wayne Peltz, and what he does with Legos.