Cubelets + Legos = Cube-gos

For today’s Phun Phriday post I wanted to share some of the impromptu creations made by our Robotics Club yesterday.  We took a break from our EV3 robots to explore Cubelets, and the students were incredibly thrilled when I showed them the Lego connectors and put out a bunch of bins with random pieces for … Continue reading Cubelets + Legos = Cube-gos

Legos are Awesome

There. I said it.  I never thought I would.  Growing up, I had ZERO interest in Legos. As an adult, I’ve continued to have ZERO interest in Legos. Until a couple of years ago. It turns out that Legos are a lot more versatile than I thought. I briefly related my newfound respect for Legos in … Continue reading Legos are Awesome

Lego Stop-Motion of Back to the Future Clock Tower Scene

For this week’s Phun Phriday post, I am directing you to a recent article on Laughing Squid.  If you have ever tried to make a Lego stop-motion film, you will definitely appreciate the artistry of this “re-make” of the Clock Tower scene from Back to the Future.  (Warning: there is a short expletive around 1:19 in … Continue reading Lego Stop-Motion of Back to the Future Clock Tower Scene

Makerspace Essentials – Legos

I am frequently asked for advice on what materials to purchase for school maker spaces.  I am definitely not an expert on this topic, but I have gotten a couple of grants for B.O.S.S. HQ (Building of Super Stuff Headquarters) that have allowed me to try out different products.  I thought I would devote this week to … Continue reading Makerspace Essentials – Legos

You Can Have Your Legos – and Eat Them, Too!

What can’t be done with Legos? I wish I had recognized the potential of this versatile toy when I was a kid!  Legos appear quite a bit on this blog because I am regularly astonished by how creative people can be with them, and certainly not because they pay me any money – which they absolutely … Continue reading You Can Have Your Legos – and Eat Them, Too!

Lego Female Scientist Set

UPDATE 11/6/14: This set has been sold out since this summer.  You can find pieces of it for sale, and even the whole set for an exorbitant price.  Lego states on its site that they are looking into producing more. I am really pumped about the new Lego set to be released this August, 2014! It … Continue reading Lego Female Scientist Set