Did You Know That You Can Rent LEGO Sets?

I just discovered a new website called Pleygo, a Netflix-like rental service for LEGO. It looks really simple. You choose a membership level, add sets to your wishlist, and when a set is available it will be shipped out to you. We have not tried it, and probably will not …

Coolest LEGO Flashlight Ever

THE coolest flashlight ever. Right? Look at those teeny tiny LEGO minifigures, cut out with precision with the Silhouette CAMEO. This is just a plain black cardstock circle, measured to fit inside your favorite flashlight. Using the CAMEO, I cut out 9 little LEGO men within the circle. We have …

20 Free LEGO® Apps and Games

Whether you have an iPad, iPhone, Kindle or Android phone, by now I am sure you realize that there is a vast abundance of educational apps on the market. Apps are not just for fun anymore. Math, geography, spelling, you name and there is probably an app for it. Keep …

Teaching With Stop Motion Animation

credit: Shatterpoint Entertainment, behind the scenes of Jericho Stop motion animation (using any medium such as LEGO® bricks, clay, or action figure)  is a skill that many children (and grown-ups alike) would love to learn. It takes determination, a great attention to detail, creativity and a whole lot of patience! …

Teaching With LEGO® Mindstorms

LEGO® Mindstorms NXT is a kit that enables you to build programmable robots, machines, animals, vehicles, and more. Everything that you need is contained in one box with very easy to understand step-by-step instructions and software.  The kit contains instructions (along with the pieces, sensors, and motors) for 5 basic builds: …