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Digital Play Innovations - LEGO Super Mario, Mindstorms and more

2020 marks the 25th year anniversary of LEGO Games. As The LEGO Group believes that the best is only good enough, we've seen endless innovations in the past year alone.

Let's dive in to take a look at these Digital Play Innovations as we look forward to what more can be in store for us, LEGO fans in the coming year.

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LEGO Mad about Movies Holiday Camp

LEGO Mad about Movies Holiday Camp

No longer is LEGO play limited to just building static sets.  With the creation of stop motion and movie maker apps you can create your own stories and bring them to life. So, grab some bricks and make a movie! Steps to shoot a LEGO Stop Motion Movie (or 2) At it's most basic all you need are some basic LEGO bricks, a minifigure or 2 and a smartphone or IPad.   If lighting is an issue, place your workspace near a window or use a desk/table lamp. You'll need to work on a flat surface like a desk, table or...

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LEGO Camp Activities - Art

LEGO Camp Activities - Art

Do you have a budding artist in the house?  Looking for some different mediums to work in or genres to work with?  Or something new to inspire them. At the most basic level, for the toddlers, large LEGO bricks are great for printing projects.  All you need is some poster paint or ink stamps, paper and different shaped bricks.  If your children are very young (under 6) just let them print as they want and chat with them about shapes and colours.  With slightly older kids you can give them art challenges to re-create different images via LEGO printing/stamping.  ...

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LEGO Camp - Next level coding

LEGO Camp - Next level coding

Learn a new skill this month - Exclusive offer  Coding and Robotics with LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime set & On-line Course Create cool robots and learn engineering, design and scratch programming15 hours of on-line learning with 10 awesome projects to completeIdeal for children aged 9+ The LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime Set is the go-to STEAM learning tool. Combining colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch, SPIKE Prime continuously engages children through playful learning activities, teaching critical thinking and problem solving. From easy-entry projects to limitless creative design possibilities, SPIKE Prime teaches the essential STEAM and 21st...

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Count those bricks - LEGO Math

Count those bricks - LEGO Math

Looking for creative, hands-on ways to practice math concepts?  These LEGO math activities are perfect for teaching the early learners and helping older learners build on their math foundations. Starting with the basic building blocks of early math, sorting and patterns, it's as simple as getting a handful of bricks and asking your child to sort them into piles by size, shape and/or colour and asking them about what makes each group of bricks the same/different.   Credit: Mathgeekmama It's then an easy step from there to practising patterns.  Whether you build part of the pattern and ask your child to...

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