As a follow up to yesterday’s post about the detailed contents of Lego Serious Play Starter Kit I will also post here the full inventory of Lego Window Exploration Bag (art.2000409). The package comes with separately sealed 100 window exploration bags. Therefore the following table shows the contents of a single Window Exploration Bag. Images again taken from Lego Service Replacement Parts database that you can use in case you find that some bricks are either missing or broken.
Manuel Grassler posted a question about Lego Serious Play bricks: “Hey, Today I got two sets of LSP Starter Kit for internal use in small discussions. Is there a complete bricklist around regarding the set so I can separate the two sets accordingly after use?”
Lego has got great Service Portal for replacement parts: https://service.lego.com/en-us/replacementparts/. I have experienced that in case any of the items might be missing, broken or should you happen to break one of the pieces during your building exercises they will replace the missing items for you within a very short period.
Their database is a great resource also because when you enter the item code (e.g. Lego Serious Play Starter Kit) then you just enter the product code “2000414” on page 3 and on page 4 you can see the full list of all items included in this set. For your convenience I have copied all the contents of Lego Serious Play Starter Kit 2000414 for you below.
Lego Serious Play Twitter fans have used already quite some time hashtag #LEGOSERIOUSPLAY to point to different interesting Lego Serious Play related events, posts, discussions, photos or videos. I suggest to continue doing so.
It would also be great to point out some avid Lego Serious Play friends and fans to follow on Twitter who primarily tweet in English. Sorry – if I have forgotten somebody then please do add them (including by shameless self-promoting) in the comment fields below.
- Patrizia Bertini – https://twitter.com/legoviews
- Michael Cloosterman - https://twitter.com/MichelCloosterm
- David Gauntlett – https://twitter.com/davidgauntlett
- Karin Elster – https://twitter.com/cuxdu
- Julian Kea – https://twitter.com/kiLearning
- Per Kristiansen – https://twitter.com/Per_LSP
- Jody Lentz – https://twitter.com/jody_lentz
- Kristin Leyding Bryant – https://twitter.com/ClarityatWork
- Jacqueline Lloyd Smith – https://twitter.com/jacquiello
- Denise Meyerson – https://twitter.com/denisemeyerson
- Marko Rillo – https://twitter.com/markorillo
and last but not least our newly opened community Twitter site: https://twitter.com/SeriousPlayPro
As a follow up to some of the earlier posts about what kinds of “Lego-related gifts to present” and on “How to Lego your Keys?” we have identified some more fun stuff that could be consider as Lego-related gifts to your friends or to your very Lego-addicted self. Amazon proves to be a rich resource for those types of merchandize. A couple of funny examples:
- Lego Desk Business Card Holder 850425, which you can use to write your own name and present it to your colleagues.
- LEGO Brick Calendar 853195, that you can stick on the Lego-geeky wall to remind yourself about the upcoming days.
- LEGO Pencil Holder & Minifigure & 2 Pencils 850426, which can house your pens and scissors to accompany two original pencils with Lego insignia.
Have you seen anything similar funny and geeky? Add your comments below.
While we have covered in a number of ways research work that has been carried out in the field of serious play during the last decade, we haven’t followed the early work on this community website. Let me kick off this discussion by referring to a paper written by Professor Emeritus of Columbia University, Prof. Dale Mann, PhD. Prof Mann is active with Interactive simulations for learning and according to Business Week profile, he has been involved in practical work with e-Learning Desktop Inc. as its executive vice president.
Prof. Mann has written in Teachers College Record a long list of research papers and essays. One of the interesting pieces of work for our community members is his work from 1996, titled Serious Play. The abstract of this paper is below.
Reformers are stuck on interventions centered on the schooling institution and the act of formal instruction. The meager results should prompt us to look elsewhere. Play is an active learning method far more powerful than its passive cousin, entertainment. Children play for the expedience of control, for curiosity, for the intrinsic motivation of fun, and to learn. The types of play—sensory motor, dramatic symbolic, games with rules—are nicely intertwined with developmental stages. The activity grows the brain, lubricates action, and previews later life. Among the more important gains is a facilitation of symbolic manipulation. Play is underutilized as a learning strategy and nearly completely ignored by reformers despite the hundreds of empirical citations documenting its power in cognitive development, language development, the growth of imagination and creativity, and the development of social competence. With the benefits of play so firmly established, we should find ways to overcome the economic and political obstacles to harnessing play to reform.
Serious Play Pro community member and Lego Serious Play long time friend David Gauntlett is Professor in the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design, and Co-Director of the Communications and Media Research Institute, at the University of Westminster, UK. He has collected to his personal website and to his YouTube channel lots of interesting resources about the applications of serious play. Two interesting videos below tell quite a bit about the work surrounding identities would be good to reflect upon. These videos are related to his book about Creative Explorations