February 2012 – LEGO Food

Register now for our next session of our LEGO Robotics Classes

Don’t miss out on our after school programs, LEGO Engineering NXT, LEGO Engineering WeDo, LEGO Robotics and more! What kid doesn’t want to spend their afternoons playing with LEGOs? What parent wouldn’t like the educational benefits of the program? It is a win-win. Sign up today! Only a few spaces remain!

After School Classes:

Don’t see a location near you?  Email us and we will put in a request to your school or community center.

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Spring Break Workshops

Join us one day each week for 3 hours this summer your child can learn how to build a cool LEGO® Robot or Motorized LEGO® machine! Each workshop is especially themed with new models to choose from and allows your child to use their imagination and creativity while learning about basic science and engineering concepts.

Projects include:

Alligator, Lion, Drumming Monkey, Sail boat, Airplane, Soccer kicker and more for grades K – 2nd
Power Saw, Mini Sumo Bot, Ball Roller Coaster, Ball Kicker, Voice Command Car, Dragster, Catapult, Rattlesnake, Robot Arm and a Guitar for grades 3rd – 5th.

No prior Lego experience is required. Students will be taught everything they need to know during our workshop. Students will work in teams of two/three —friends are welcome to sign up together and can be partners.

Check our Website for locations near you.

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Summer Camps
Want your child to do something unique and absolutely cool this summer? How about having them learn how to build and design Robots using the LEGOs?  Students will learn basic robotic engineering, programming principals, and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts while having FUN!

Your child’s natural curiosity and ingenuity will help them envision possibilities and develop innovative solutions to difficult technology problems. Learning Fun 101 will challenge your student with authentic, hands-on explorations and then provide support as they engage in:

Questioning • Exploring • Imagining • Designing • Constructing • Inventing • Testing • Observing • Learning • Failing (and trying again)

No prior Lego experience is required. Students will be taught everything they need to know during our camps. Students will work in teams of two/three —friends are welcome to sign up together and can be partners.

Check our Website for locations near you.

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Last month we brought you LEGO Science, an amazing project of a dissected frog made of LEGO’s.This month we wanted to focus on something a bit more edible, LEGO Food! The LEGO Donut looks good enough to eat… if you squint hard enough.


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If you have time take a look at all the other LEGO creations by Bruce Lowell, they are amazing!

Did you know……
The first minifigures (or minifigs) were released in 1978 for the Town, Space, and Castle playsets. When they were first created, LEGO decided that their (always happy) faces should have only one color: yellow. Minifigs have no sex or race. Actually, they didn’t have any arms or movable legs either.  In the 1980s, with the arrival of the LEGO Pirates, new facial features (evil/good/happy/grumpy) were released. In 2003, the company released different skin colors for the LEGO Basketball.

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Library Fun Days
Be on the look out this spring for our Library Fun Days!The whole family can join in on a day filled day of LEGObuilding and Discovery!
Bring the kids and help build aLEGO mini Figure Sculpture, enter the LEGO Building challenge and have fun at one of the many LEGO stations that will keep your family building all day. long.

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What others are saying…

Thanks! I asked Oliver if he liked camp and wanted to go back tomorrow, and he yelled, “ya hoo! I love it!” A resounding YES.

Ginny
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LEGO Fun DayIf you missed our LEGO Fun days at Kaleidoscope Toys don’t worry, Learning Fun 101 is working with Local Libraries to bring this fun event to your area.

Last Sunday’s event included the following fun activities:

  • Help build a giant LEGO mini figure in only 4 hours!
  • Be the last man standing in the LEGO Tops Arena!
  • Dig into a swimming pool full of LEGO pieces for “Free Building”. It’s like a treasure hunt and that one special LEGO piece is your treasure. Build anything & everything – just for fun!
  • Play Pirates Plank LEGO gameStudent also entered their LEGO creations for a chance to win in  the Kaleidoscope Toys Lego Building Contest!

Check our Website for Free Events near you.