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Lego Mania 1: Going Loopy

May 29, 2012

As part of our Mid-year/ End of year madness here are some crazy things to do with Lego.

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 at Discovery News and more cool curves and loops @ Sanders Brick Bending Blog

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2. Going Bloomin’ Crazy

Lego constructions can move. Here is The Blossoming Lotus built by the Brickengineer. If you click on this link you can see the Lotus blossom. Cool! Can you make a Lego flower bloom, mathspigs?

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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Or get inspired by Nathan Sawaya’s other sculptures

Wow! That’s just how Mathspig feels when I’m waking up in the morning.


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