If you're in the New York area be sure to stop by the Storefront for Art and Architecture. They are currently hosting an exhibit entitled CPH Experiments by BIG, a Copenhagen based group of over 80 architects, designers, builders and thinkers. The main thrill for all of you LEGO fans: the LEGO replica of New York City, complete with everything from minifigures at the gym to sipping coffee at Dean and Deluca to... well I think I'll let you explore for yourself. The exhibtit runs through November 24 so be sure to check it out!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
TODAY, Gizmodo's, Jesus Diaz, posted an alternative way to create the ultimate LEGO birthday cake! The secret to the interlocking block look…Marshmallows! Check out Jesus Diaz’s post here. Be sure to click through to the Betty Crocker recipe! I may try and attempt this nostalgic baking project tonight!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The CBS affiliate station in Montana recently covered how a professor turned down “big city” job offers after she received her Ph.D. in Physics from Norte Dame to pursue her passion for teaching children using LEGO bricks. Dr. Stephanie Morrison teaches at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program at the Friendship House in Billings, Montana, an area with three times the poverty rate as the rest of the city. You can read the transcript here.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Everyone's buzzing about the new 5000 piece Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon that was just released, but GeekDad is now taking it one step farther. He's done the math and and is now issuing the challenge - can anyone out there build a 1:30 scale model of an Imperial Star Destroyer?
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
No, I don't have a Google fetish, they just keep talking about LEGO!
Here's a sneak peek behing the scenes at the East Coast satellite Googleplex in Manhattan, which now is home away from home to 700 employees.
It appears culture and fun are top priorities, from global cafe menus to the game room. And you'll never guess what else is a big time activity...umm...you got it: LEGO building. They have a whole LEGO room.
OK, so just because I'm the Office Manager, it doesn't mean I always have to be reporting from the cubes...today I'm on the rocks...well, thin ice that is, hockey style.
The Philadelphia Flyers apparently had a LEGO building day at their training camp in Canada with the goal of building a stronger team by representing the kind of players they want to be through building. Check out yet another innovative use of LEGO bricks to score a winning team at work.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Makers: All Kinds of People Making Amazing Things in Garages, Basements and Backyards was recently released and according to GeekDad, the LEGO Rubik’s Cube Solver made it into the book! I wonder if my LEGO robot could make the cut for the next book!?!
Math, Reading, Social Studies, Science, PE, History. Sound familiar? For most of us, school consisted of a set number of classes in specific subjects, with an occasional music or drama class from time to time. Not like there’s anything wrong with this. Remember, I’m a “teach” myself. If lead by skillful teachers, standard classes give children a solid foundation to approach new challenges and become thoughtful problem-solvers.
So often, however, skills that are vital for success, i.e. communication, concentration and perseverance, are proficiencies we assume will develop involuntarily. So often are these “soft” skills pushed to the wayside in school curricula. I was excited to hear that LEGO Education opened their first US LEGO Education Center in Southlake, Texas last week. All LEGO Education Center courses, taught after school hours, encourage students to develop seven essential skills (a few of those I mentioned previously), and all center activities are designed within an environment of guided exploration. You can get the whole scoop here
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Now, I remember the toilet scrubbing robot someone invented back when LEGO MINDSTORMS was first introduced in 1998 – but this takes it to a whole new level. Click here to see the photos and learn more about programming your very own automatic flusher. And, don’t worry you can watch the following video no problem at the office!