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LEGO Friends New Winter Kits!


Hi friends! Have you seen the new fun LEGO Friends Snow Resort kits that LEGO Friends just came out with? They’re super cute and I love the winter theme they have going on!   We got the LEGO Friends Snow Resort Ski Lift. This kit was $59.99 and was super fun to put together. I love all of the details…

LEGO Education: Weight Bearing Crane


Good morning everyone! For our LEGO Education experiment this week, we applied our knowledge of pulleys, gears, and forces to create some cool cranes. The objective for this project was to create a crane capable of lifting a specified weight, as well as performing a valuable task.   The boys created a crane that could retrieve dropped keys for their…

LEGO Education Letter Balance


Good morning everyone! Today I’m sharing one of our LEGO Education Co-op activities. The kiddos made a really cool balancing mechanism using levers, gears, and a combination of materials and components to make a machine to measure weight and balance load. They built the scale, but then were challenged to build something that could handle heavier objects as well. They…

2015 LEGO Americana


Good morning everyone! We had the pleasure of visiting our local shopping mall during the LEGO Americana Tour this year and wow, was it cool! I was absolutely amazed at these displays. And the designers and builders of these are to be commended because they were absolutely fabulous! If you weren’t able to attend on of the shows, I thought…

LEGO Education Simple Machines – Crane


Good morning readers! We had another great LEGO Education group again this month! This time we worked on building and using cranes!     This month we created LEGO Ants which were probably one of the more enjoyable creations! Well, the most entertaining anyway! We had battles…and races…and fun!   I’ve had several questions about the LEGO Education Simple &…

LEGO Education Go Carts & Sleds


We’ve been using the LEGO Education Simple & Motorized Mechanisms for our Co-op group for awhile now. Since we only meet once a month this kit is lasting us about 2 academic years which is nice. So far we’ve had a great time, and today we learned all about go carts and sleds. The lesson included changing out tires to…

LEGO Education Land Yacht


Hi everyone, it’s been a bit since I’ve shared what our boys LEGO Education co-op is doing, so I thought I’d give you all an update. This week’s assignment was to create a “land yacht” using the gear skills they’ve learned mixed with some of the wind mill creations they’ve made recently to create a wind powered vehicle that can…

LEGO Education Simple Machines: Pulleys


Hi everyone! We had another great boys LEGO Education group again this month! This time we worked on building and using pulleys!   First the boys learned about various types of pulley systems, then built them with the LEGO Education Simple & Motorized Mechanisms base set.   Once they built their pulleys, they were able to test them out to…

Christmas Extravaganza Day 3: LEGO Education!


Welcome to day 3 of my Christmas Extravaganza! Today I have a giveaway from one of my absolute FAVORITE companies! This year Turbo is participating in a boys LEGO Education co-op where we are using the LEGO Education Simple & Motorized Mechanisms kit with the Introducing Simple & Motorized Mechamisms Activity Pack (a.k.a Teacher’s Manual with lesson plans). This kit…

LEGO Ideas Book Giveaway!


Good morning! (Or afternoon, or evening, or whenever you’re reading this!) It’s a great day anytime we receive anything with the word “LEGO” on it!   We recently received the LEGO Ideas Book and the LEGO Play Book from DK Publishing.   The combination of the LEGO Ideas Book and LEGO Play Book is a great way to encourage kiddos…