As of May 1st 2010 LEGO has decided to allow everyone – including facilitators outside of their previous partner network – to use LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. LEGO will no longer be sustaining a network of licensed partners offering LEGO SERIOUS PLAY and as a result LEGO SERIOUS PLAY can be obtained through a wide community of facilitators using the method as part of their toolbox.
As a client looking for an experienced LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitator to run a workshop or as a professional facilitator or consultant looking for training in order to apply LEGO SERIOUS PLAY to your toolbox, LEGO encourages to search the internet for LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitators within your country.
SeriousPlayPro.com website has published Open Source document outlining the basic guiding principles of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and its philosophy. The Open Source follows Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 principles.
The core methodology of LSP has been transcribed and made public for people and facilitators looking to benefit from utilising this method. The Open Source document aims to empower and inspire people to become familliar with the LSP method as well as open up the experience to people who previously couldn’t be a part of it.
By sharing the method of LSP, LEGO hopes to will illustrate the “power of thinking through your fingers” enabling individuals to unleash insight, inspiration and imagination, in a practical and direct way. The common language – the bricks – makes everyone equal and allows all opinions and aspects to be heard. The bricks allow people to communicate thoughts and ideas in place of traditional communication methods that can be too restrictive.
You may download after registering as a member of the SeriousPlayPro.com. It is a large file (37 MB) and download may take some time depending on your bandwidth. If you want to download the Open Source Document you must first register or log in.
What is included in the document?
Over the past decade, the LEGO® GROUP has supported the rigorous and careful development of three types of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® resources:
- The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® basic principles and philosophy, upon which everything else is built;
- The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® materials – sets of specially selected LEGO bricks and pieces;
- The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® ‘applications’ – detailed roadmaps of different workshops that make use of the principles, the philosophy and the materials;
In the past all three of these were only available to trained and certified consultants. From June 2010 however, the first two of these have been made ‘open source’. This document outlines the basic principles and philosophy, and the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® boxes (large sets of LEGO bricks and pieces) can be found here on the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® website under the products section.
The document does not include detailed applications, because LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is entering a new phase. New applications will be developed by the international community of users, and may be shared online. In this new phase welcome creative uses of the tools, and innovation in the community.