Lego Mindstorm: Spiker vs Bug

When G1 first received the Lego Mindstorm EV3, I had secret hopes that he would discover some deep-seated interest in robotics and he would end up something like Hiro Hamada from Big Hero 6 – designing and creating his own robots. Sad to say, once he’d made Reptar, he wasn’t really interested to go further. Bummer. After repeated suggestionsContinue reading “Lego Mindstorm: Spiker vs Bug”

Apps: RPG Lego Harry Potter for Fans of Lego and Harry Potter

Lego Harry Potter… Could anything be sweeter to a boy that happens to like both Harry Potter and Lego? After reading the books and watching the movies, G1 was eager to feed his Harry Potter addiction with more, so I consented to getting the Lego Harry Potter app. It’s an RPG (role-playing game) – the kind I usedContinue reading “Apps: RPG Lego Harry Potter for Fans of Lego and Harry Potter”

Introducing Robotics with Lego Mindstorms EV3

G1 received a new Lego project from his grandfather recently. It’s called Lego Mindstorms. It’s kinda like Lego Technic with power functions but cooler because you can make all kinds of robots that the mind can conjure up. Even if you’re not ready for that, you can just follow the instructions and use the ready made programs to create oneContinue reading “Introducing Robotics with Lego Mindstorms EV3”

LEGO Benefits Children in Many Ways

LEGO is a toy that spans generations. As children, we’ve played with LEGO, and now we hand the baton over to our children. Well, some of us anyway. Others remain big kids in the LEGO world. There have been complaints that LEGO is no longer the toy that we grew up with because the sets areContinue reading “LEGO Benefits Children in Many Ways”

Creative Play with Lego

Aristotle loves Lego. He started with Thomas Duplo which he would work on with Daddy. After that, Daddy decided to give him a bigger challenge and bought him a small Lego City kit. Aside from the manual dexterity problems (Lego is much harder to put together compared to Duplo), Daddy found that he could follow the instructions onContinue reading “Creative Play with Lego”

Activities: Lego and Construction Models Over Raya

After the woeful neglect that Gavin endured while Gareth was sick, Daddy made it up to him by working with him on two mini projects over the Raya holiday break. It was a pleasant break for us since we weren’t game to fight the traffic in the mass exodus out of the city. Probably aContinue reading “Activities: Lego and Construction Models Over Raya”

Extra-Curricular Activities: Children’s Technology Workshop (The X-Factory)

Update! The Children’s Technology Workshop has been re-branded. It is now called The X Factory. They have two outlets: Bangsar Village II (as per the details below) Great Eastern Mall On Saturday, I took Gavin for a trial class at the Children’s Technology Workshop in Bangsar Village II. He attended the Apprentice Engineer workshop. IContinue reading “Extra-Curricular Activities: Children’s Technology Workshop (The X-Factory)”

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