…speaking of legos,
My 4rth grader is in Robotics
I asked him to explain to me what they do… Cooper said, “we make robots out of legos and then we have to program them. We also have a lego brick which we plug into the computer and go onto an NXT (don’t ask me!) file on the computer and program the robot to do a task (this is optional) we have engines on the robot which the ports on the NXT(again…who knows?) brick make it able to move.”
|they programmed it on the computer to launch burgers!|
|The Burger Launcher launches tiny burgers…made out of legos…watch out!|
|…ready to launch!|
|Yeah Burger Launcher!|
There were so many COOL ones…
|….this one ( a personal face)
distributed m&m’s when you fed it color coded coins!
The Robotics demonstration was awesome!!
|….this one spun around and around!|
there were robots that threw balls instead of burgers!
Call me crazy, but, I LOVE Legos!!!! NO, Not stepping on them and NOT cleaning them up, but when I hear that scrape, scrape, scrape sound of them digging deep in the bins, looking for the perfect piece, I KNOW they re happy. My boys usually hum or sing to themselves when they are building, and that’s when I know they are truly blissfully happy. And to me, THAT is what it is ALL about.
|they live in every room….|
As much as they LOVE the sets, they adore, building things from their own imaginations from all of the broken apart sets. the little pieces. Early on in my Mom years, I tried to keep the pieces together. I had bins for each set, labeled them, organized them, and saved the instructions…sometimes even the boxes!!! But over time, it became a “pick your battles” thing. I could not, happily, and this is important, keep up and so I let them lead the way. They would build a set, admire it for about 3-6 weeks and then it would fall, break or they will “borrow” a piece, a wheel,” and then they would become part of the bigger picture.
|I think Legos work with ANY decor!|
..have a wonderful Memorial day Weekend!!!
….follow up to my Broken lamp story…