Bookmarked LEGO Challenge: 30 Days of Play Calendar – That Brick Life,LEGO Challenge: 30 Days of Play Calendar (That Brick Life)

We put together a 30 Days of LEGO Play calendar. Itโ€™s a great way to really challenge kids (or yourself) to create something new with their LEGO bricks!

Along with drawing, another great activity for learning at home is Lego. This calendar provides a useful balance between constraints and creativity for makers to work within.
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That is different to the ‘Lego Friends’ style that I am used to? Is it a custom creation?
Watched The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) – IMDb from IMDb

Directed by Mike Mitchell. With Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Saw this in VJunior with an interlude. Ironically, they stopped the film about 30 seconds before the ‘interlude’ included within the film. Interested in the move to incorporate more music into the second instalment.
Checked into LEGOLANDยฎ Discovery Centre Melbourne – the ultimate indoor LEGOยฎ Playground
I am not sure what I thought the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre would be. I grew up with travelling exhibitions, often focused on a theme and thought maybe it would be something like that. However, it was much more hands-on and has clearly been thought out.

After walking through a recreation of Melbourne, the space opens up to a range of ‘stations’ developed around different themes. There are also a couple of rides, a ‘4D’ cinema playing four different Lego shorts on repeat and an adventure playground. In some respects the space captures the ethos of play-based learning.

Bookmarked Playable Lego Piano (

Making the LEGO piano playable was my main focus when I designed this model, and at the same time, the most challenging part of the build. Finishing the model and seeing it work smoothly brought me great satisfaction. I spent a long time just siting there playing with the LEGO piano keys, imaging the sounds of a real piano. This is a great example of the creativity and diversity of LEGO bricks.

I recently stumbled upon the Lego Ideas series. The intent is for creators to share their custom creations, with some going through the process of being put into production. There are some fantastic creations, but the one that stood out to me was the working piano. What stood out for me was the way in which pieces were appropriated for different purposes.

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I saw a Sleeping Beauty set today with my girls and nearly bought it, but thought it was maybe a bit indulgent =, Interesting how Lego has started marketing to adults
Bookmarked The Brick Wall (YouTube)

When I taught robotics I would show my students a video involving the use of a simple Lego kit in a science laboratory to create agile experiments. The Brick Wall takes the possibilities to a whole new level. It is a useful collection for thinking about what is possible in regards to programming and robotics.

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Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re just playing with toys when you are involved in FLL. You are developing skills to become the future engineers and future scientists of our nation.

I think that Lego can be powerful in so many ways. I remember my Year Fours furiously constructing worlds and vessels with the basic of blocks. It was fascinating and gave me an insight into a whole other world. I have also seen some students really dive into the NXT world.

My only question about the power and potential of First League is how many students it impacts? Too often such activities are restricted to a lunchtime club. I think that this applies to a number of STEM projects. I have a real issue with Fullen, when he says in A Rich Seam that the answer for ‘personalisation’ is often out of class:

We collected over 2000 cards from local businesses which was good but we only had one disc cutter so it too a long time to cut out the bracelets. Actually making the bracelets took a long time with split rings so we changed to regular rings. We got a lot of orders and spent nearly every lunch time making the orders. We were still making and delivering them on the last day of school! We met with a jewellery store buyer in Birmingham and she is giving us a table at a street event in the summer which is awesome.

Apologies if I have misread (or poorly read) your reflections Graham – and I think what you are doing is awesome – I am just wondering about the rest of the students.