Check out LEGO Woman of NASA


LEGO Ideas | Maia Weinstock Ladies rock outer space! Women have played critical roles throughout the history of the U.S. space program, a.k.a. NASA or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Yet in many cases, their contributions are unknown or under-appreciated —...

August 10, 2016 MindMake

Check Out Sony’s Answer To LEGO Mindstorms


Engadget – Steve Dent The robotic and coding kits are the first element in Sony’s Global Education program.   Governments and educators around the world want to teach kids coding at an early age, so many corporations are eager to...

March 11, 2016 MindMake

Check Out LittleBits’ #InventForGood Challenge!


By Littlebits You know you’ve had it. The moment when an object breaks or doesn’t do what you want it to and you think to yourself, “I could make this better for myself….or the world! (cue ominous laughter).” But...

March 9, 2016 MindMake

The Day I Deleted Minecraft — A Letter To My Son


MamaLode – Jennifer Reinharz Dear Bubbe, I never intended to do it; really. One second it was a quivering icon, the next it was gone. Just. Like. Magic. Honestly, it brought on a smile. I’m not trying to be mean. Chalk...

February 5, 2016 MindMake

Design Thinking and Gamification


eLearning Industry – Leticia Lafuente López Design Thinking And The Application Of Lego Serious Play Why is Design Thinking so important to solve real life projects? What does gamification have to do with it? In this article we will see the studies...

February 2, 2016 MindMake

Lego’s New Classroom Robot Brings STEM Lessons to Life


EdTech K–12 Magazine – D. Frank Smith Lego’s WeDo 2.0 has a knack for making students smile as they take their first steps into the world of programming. Lego Education’s latest entry in the classroom leverages its popular brand of...

January 27, 2016 MindMake

Internet-Connected Toys Spark a New Era of Play


Intel iQ – Jon Irwin A new generation of kids are playing with toys that plug into the Internet of Things, teaching new skills and inspiring creativity. From building blocks to Cabbage Patch Kids, children’s toys have often relied on...

January 23, 2016 MindMake

Lego-Compatible Prosthetic Arm Lets Kids Build Their Own Hand, Turning Disability Into Play


Pulptastic – Carlos Arturo Torres There’s no dearth of cool things that can be done with Legos, but to use it to build prosthetics for children may just be the coolest one of all. Design Awards Working with Dario, an...

January 22, 2016 MindMake

Interlocking Facts About LEGO


MentalFloss – Jake Rossen It looks like Barbie’s dream house is coming down, one brick at a time. Denmark-based block maker LEGO unseated Mattel in 2014 to become the world’s top toy company. Their plastic building materials are omnipresent, ideal...

January 18, 2016 MindMake

Lego Combines Coding and Robotics with New Educational Program for Kids


Make: – Brittney Gallagher At CES 2016, Lego Education announced Wedo 2.0, which combines Legos, software, and real world projects to teach 2nd to 4th grade students about science and technology. Among other new features, updates include compatibility with more...

January 13, 2016 MindMake
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