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LEGO Education Simple Machines Giveaway

Hi readers! I’m so excited about today’s giveaway!

As many of you know we’ve been absolutely loving the LEGO Education products lately. And my kiddos are super excited that we’ve added them into our curriculum this year.

We’re going to be doing a co-op with the  LEGO Education Simple & Motorized Mechanisms Base Set this year, but I’ll have more to share on that later.

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing the LEGO Education WeDo Construction Set and Software for you. This stuff is so cool, I had no idea!

Literally.

I had no idea until my friends 12 year old showed me how to use it.

And yes, I felt old.

But then I realized how cool this product is!

 

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As I mentioned, we received the LEGO Education WeDo Construction Set, Activity Pack, and Software set. We downloaded the Farris Wheel instructions from their online resources, then built the project using the WeDo 9580 + 9585 sets combined.

Once our project was complete, we installed the LEGO Education WeDo software pack to my computer. That’s when Trevor came to help bail me out.

I tried to figure out the software on my own.

Because I have an aversion to reading instructions.

Then I gave up and Trevor came to the rescue.

Here’s a short video we made on using the software to power your LEGO Education creation…apparently it’s really not all that complicated. So I’m thinking I was just having an “off” day. Yeah.

Click here to watch the video or press the play button below.

 

And just to show you how cool LEGO Education is, I am giving away one of the Homeschool Simple Machines Pack with Printed Teacher’s guide to get you started! (That’s over a $100 kit people, free for one of you!)

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Disclosure: I received a free kit from the company mentioned for review and giveaway on my blog. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

508 Comments

  • Christine M September 30, 2013 at 12:30 am

    I love the Simple and Motorized mechanisms base set!

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  • Kim September 30, 2013 at 1:04 am

    The Wild Animals seems pretty cool!

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  • Jean September 30, 2013 at 1:10 am

    The simple & motorized base set looks like a great way to get started!!! This looks like soooooo much fun!!

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    • Kedorow September 30, 2013 at 1:59 am

      Me too! I also love the tube set.

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  • April Reyes September 30, 2013 at 1:43 am

    I’m interested in the simple & mototized base set! Looks great!

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  • April Reyes September 30, 2013 at 1:46 am

    They all look great though!

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  • Priscilla Staley September 30, 2013 at 1:58 am

    I like the simple and motorized mechanisms set!

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  • Shelah McLeod September 30, 2013 at 2:03 am

    OK – I can’t help but drool over the Homeschool LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Pack with Robotics Engineering & Curriculum…. you asked…. 🙂

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  • jill September 30, 2013 at 2:41 am

    We love the Wild Animal sets!

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  • Renata September 30, 2013 at 2:44 am

    My boys would love them all, however if I had to choose it would be simple and motorised mechanisms. I think this would be a great way to teach basic physics.

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  • Jennifer P. September 30, 2013 at 2:55 am

    So far, I like the simple and motorized mechanisms base set. My children have been to a LEGO party and enjoyed creating with similar sets and software.

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