## Lego Mania 1: Going Loopy

May 29, 2012

### The idea with these projects is to challenge you, my pretties, by giving you  the Lego, the time and the inspiration so you can go, go, go for it and, maybe even, surprise yourself.

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# 1. Going  Loopy

### Can you make something round from oblong Lego blocks?

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### You will find more awesome Lego Loops atDiscovery News and more cool curves and loops @ Sanders Brick Bending Blog

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# 2. Going Bloomin’ Crazy

### But if you really want to see some Lego flowers bloomin’ get yourself down to the Reiman Gardens @ Iowa State University. They have the Lego flowers, the Lego birds, the Lego butterflies, a Lego Zoo. Perhaps, mathspigs, your class could put your heads together and make a Lego garden or a Lego Zoo.

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# 3. Going Square

### Lego artist Nathan Sawaya’s Lego sculptures are mind boggling. You can find the following sculptures @ sayhi-todesign blog spotto or @ Nathan’s own blog, The Art of the Brick. Maybe, mathspigs, you could build a geometric sculpture out of Lego blocks.

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## Lego Olympics Closing Ceremony

February 23, 2012

# Probability of Winning a Gold Medal:

### Lottery balls fall randomly into the tube. But the Olympic athletes represent a BIASED SAMPLE. Athletes are selected for the games. They must qualify for an event. They train. The chance of one athlete winning is quite different from that of another.

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### We will finish with this end song by Lego Rock Band and some Lego fireworks.

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Lego Olympics Triathlon total Times: 1. Mummy’s Boy: 3 hrs 33 mins, 2. PJ Boy 5 hrs 24 mins, 3. Olag 2 hrs 51 mins, 4. Dead-Eye Doc 2hrs 57 mins, 5. Hula Lula 3 hrs, 6. Mr Boopy 3 hrs 20 min, 7. Gorilla Suit Guy 2hrs 52 mins,8. BioHaz  2 hrs 36 mins.