LEGOLAND Japan World Record for Largest LEGO Cherry Blossom Tree

In March of 2018, LEGOLAND Japan’s Nagoya location broke the world record for the largest LEGO brick cherry blossom tree. The LEGO build measures 14 ft. 4 in. tall and 17 ft. 9 in. long and 16 ft. 2 in. wide. Over 800,000 LEGO bricks made this creation. The LEGO construction took over 6,500 hours to …

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World Robot Olympiad 2011

USA Missing at World Robot Olympiad

On November 18-20, 2011, Abu Dhabi will play host to the 8th annual World Robot Olympiad (WRO). World Robot Olympiad is an event where teams of three students, create, design, and build robot models using LEGO Mindstorm NXT. Teams compete in one of three competition categories guided by their teachers and coaches. This year over …

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LEGO Robotics

New LEGO Robotics Sensor: Inertial Motion Unit

Classroom Antics is very excited to hear that Dexter Industries announced the release of a new sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS. Dexter Industries is a leader in advanced sensors and peripherals. The sensor is a proper 6 Degree of Freedom (DOF) Inertial Motion Unit (IMU) sensor. Thus, it measures the rotation and acceleration of robots built …

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Scratch is like LEGO building

Scratch Programming is like LEGO Building

What is Scratch Programming? Scratch is a programming language for kids that makes it easy to create. It uses a visual-based interface that is like a LEGO building. With this software kids make their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. In addition, they can even share their creations on the web and collaborate with …

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Homemade Roomba

Homemade Roomba

Every parent knows the importance of investing in their child’s education because it will pay off in the long run. Now, I’m all for giving their child the best possible opportunities for success. But, what about today. Now thanks to Classroom Antics and LEGO Mindstorm NXT you don’t have to wait for the payoff. In …

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Robotics Merit Badge

Robotics Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America have announced a new merit badge, Robotics. Coincidentally, this announcement comes during National Robotics Week. Requirements for Robotics Merit Badge To earn the badge, scouts must accomplish a number of robot-related requirements (PDF). They mush design, build, program, and test a robot. Then, they demonstrate the robot and share their …

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LEGO Robotics Challenges

National Robotics Week is April 9-17, 2011

This week April 9-17, 2011 is National Robotics Week. Events across the country promote robotics and what this field can offer young children. Starting today in Marion, Ohio (between Cleveland and Columbus) is the National Robotics Challenge. One event in Marion will be Robo Hockey, which will have two robots working as a team to …

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LEGO Store Beachwood

LEGO Store Opening in Beachwood Place

There’s already an awesome LEGO store at Easton Town Center in Columbus. Now Cleveland gets to geek out with our own LEGO store at Beachwood Place! LEGO will have a Grand Opening for it’s new Beachwood store over the weekend of April 8-10, 2011. Here are the store hours for opening weekend: Friday, April 8, …

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