We started the week by watching The Lego Story, an animated history of the Lego company, and exploring the large number of ways Lego bricks can be put together.
A maths professor has shown that there are 915,103,765 different ways of putting together six standard 2 X 4 Lego bricks, and we set to work exploring the 24 different ways 2 bricks can be put together (which is actually surprisingly tricky!).
|24 ways of putting together 2 standard Lego bricks|
In many ways it was more enjoyable than Legoland Windsor (which we visited last year). Whilst Windsor was good, there was much more walking, queuing, it felt less interactive, and you needed more than a day to get to see everything.
Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester
|Solomon's 'Master Model Builder' dog (£4 extra)|
It's worth booking tickets to the discovery centre online for discount prices, and you can also take your own packed-lunch. If we lived nearby we'd definitely have been tempted by the annual pass.
Finally, when we got home, Solomon and his sister designed their own mini-figures. We'll update the post when the figures arrive!
Next week's project: Time and Calendars!
The Lego Doodlefigs have arrived! The figures only took 3 days to arrive after the scanned images were sent off, it just took us a while to get around to scanning the images. The figures look good but come out quite pale, so it might be better to use felt-tips rather than crayons.