April 6, 2011
- Lego Education
When we chance upon a single LEGO piece, we somehow instinctively know that it belongs to a set since we’ve never see it work in isolation.
Of course, we all know that through experience that LEGO can only work as a tiny cog in the bigger picture; in the beginning, after all, we were given creativity, and in 1978 we learned how to harness it through LEGO, transforming it from your average run-off-the-mill toy into so much more.
They were built with endurance in mind, these LEGO products were bestowed with indestructibility as well as solid colors that exude timelessness, making it a classic must have for families all around the globe. Add the fact that these were designed to be kid-friendly and environmentally safe, and it’s no wonder that the LEGO creators in Denmark are living it up now – they definitely struck gold with this brilliant invention.
LEGO has helped countless people by being the tools used in shaping and molding their ideals into miniaturized pockets of reality. These fantasies can range from magic, wizards and medieval princesses to sci-fi, space pirates and even Jedi masters! By unlocking not only their bottled imagination but also their pent-up frustrations, LEGO has become not only a conduit for creativity, but a therapeutic release from the hassles of daily life as well.
Some even take it further and up their creative ante tenfold! In 2005, the Little Artists Daren Neave and John Cake used nothing but LEGO blocks in an art exhibition entitled Art Craziest Nation in Liverpool Museum, while today in the Philippines, LEGO has been incorporated in education through a robotics course.
LEGO has been around for generations, constructing fantasy worlds and ideal structures into reality, and it will continue to exist so long as there are people are who continue to build what they dream.