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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Fun, Patriotic Memorial Day LEGO Flag!

Celebrate this Memorial Day with Classroom Antics this Memorial Day LEGO build. This patriotic build is a salute to our country and those who have sacrificed for it. From barbeques and parades to lake days and get-togethers, there’s a lot to do this weekend! If you are looking for a fun way to keep your …

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Your child has a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit…Now What?

Imagine this: you go to pick up your child on the last day of a fun-filled week of camp in LEGO Robotics, and the first thing they say is: “I want a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit!” You know you want your child to continue to grow and apply what they learned at Tech Camp, so you happily agree. After a while …

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Super Bowl of robotics makes STEM subjects exciting

(CNN) Forty-thousand fans were chanting, screaming and cheering on their teams. The enthusiastic spectators had painted faces, were donning costumes, and no one was actually sitting in their seats — all were standing to get a better look at the action happening in the pens.No, I’m not describing a boxing match. I’m describing a robotics …

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Kids In Summer School

Kids Voluntarily Going to Summer School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Original Press Release Cleveland, OH – Over 1,700 kids in Ohio age 7-13 are voluntarily signing up for summer school to take 15 hours of class to learn science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) skills. Any parent who has ever struggled to get a child to complete homework may wonder …

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LEGO Americana Roadshow Coming to Cincinnati

The LEGO® Americana Roadshow: Building Across America, an exhibit of very popular American buildings built with LEGO bricks, is coming to Cincinnati. The show will be held at the Kenwood Towne Centre in from July 4-19. This traveling display of large scale LEGO models replicating some of the nation’s most well-known landmarks is traveling across …

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Tinkerbots – A Fun LEGO-compatible Robot for Kids

Kinematics of Germany has released Tinkerbots, an easy-to-use Arduino-based robot toy kit that is compatible with LEGO. What are Tinkerbots? Tinkerbots (formerly called ‘Kinematics Blocks’) is a toy building set with easy-to-add robotics. As a result, it possible for young children (and adults, too) to create an endless number of toy robots. This is done by simply …

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LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Through the Eyes of a Non-LEGO Lover

Written by our fabulous guest blogger, Alicia Wozniak. Follow her @littlewoz. Simply put, LEGOLAND Florida is way cool. It’s no Cedar Point or Disneyland, but there’s a lot to see and do with more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions. The park hours are limited and they are closed some weekdays, but it was under …

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Which LEGO Mindstorms NXT kit to buy

Which LEGO Mindstorms NXT kit to buy?

There are several different versions of the LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits available to buy. Which one should you get? Let’s look at our options and decide what’s best for you and your child. The first big choice to make is whether to buy the Retail version or the Education version. The Retail Version of LEGO …

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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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