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.
Some of the sparkly new offices on the start-up scene have their fun foibles installed, such as mini foosball and ping-pong tables (table tennis if you like). Some have slides and swings, fun is positively promoted, and yet these outfits continue to get the work done. No longer does a Newtons Cradle suffice in the workplace, more inspiration is needed and who better to support this process of play at work than the world’s biggest toy maker: Lego.
The Danish outfit trumped sales of Mattel last week to take number one slot, and its constant innovation of its brick system and finding new markets will likely keep them there for some time. The latest target is the boardroom and bricks for businesses could be a winner.
Under the Serious Play branding, there are several team-building and workplace sets available.
The Starter Set for one worker contains an eclectic mix of standard bricks, a few Duplo bits and elements including wheels, tires, windows, trees, mini figure parts, tubes, globes and small base plates. There are 214 pieces in total – enough to let creativity bloom.
Its aimed at training a boardroom brain to think a tad differently, although we’ll avoid using the phrase “out of the box” for fear of mass retribution.
And once the board is convinced that this Lego stuff is like the best accelerant for unleashing imagination across the workforce then its onto the Connections Kit with 2,455 pieces designed for workers to collaborate together with spiral tubes, ladders, fences, bridges and strings – all manner of connectors to create a single model with everyone’s individual efforts combining. Sorting trays are supplied too.
The Landscape and Identity set is the one the boss will need sign off on next. It features 2,631 pieces of randomness in a box; baseplates, Duplo animals, Technics-type cogs and all manner of studded beauty in the Smorgasbord of Lego sets.
No surprise there are no instructions with these but an Imaginopedia booklet, which is about the only thing not to like here. Imaginopedia? Please! Continue reading →
After the post where the Lego Serious Play Starter Kit (art.no. 2000414) was unpacked, recently another video has been uploaded to YouTube where a Dutch facilitator Rick Lindeman demonstrates the contents of the Starter Kit. The language of the video is also Dutch.
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As Serious Play Starter Kit is again out of stock then people have asked about the suggestions on what are the best options for replacing those kits. Starter Kit comes with 214 items included and there is not a single option for replacement. However, there are two alternatives to contemplate:
Lego BuildToExpress (200 pieces) has fewer elements than LSP Starter Kit, but it includes a number of elements for interesting story-telling (Kings, castles, skeletons, a number of small interesting items – phones etc). For this reason it is slightly more expensive for EUR 35 and you may only purchase it via Lego Education regional websites.
However, Lego Ultimate Building Set (with 405 pieces) is a larger set, but has more generic pieces. Therefore it is less expensive than the starter kit. You may purchase it for USD 25.50 via Amazon. It has a small base plate and a number of generic building blocks – some wheels, some minifigs and some special elements, which might be useful for business metaphor building. UPDATE:based on Abu’s suggestion I might suggest this set for group-work in a pair. The number of bricks in this box makes it an adequate building set for two people simultaneously. The only downside for the team of two is that it has only got one 16×16-stud small green base plate. You might want to add one of the 10-inch base plates as an extra in that event.
While some Lego Serious Play kits are out of stock, let me give you my approach that I used a few months ago. I visited our local LEGO reseller and created the kits with their help. To help you I have added here below a step-by-step guide on how you could do the same with links to Amazon.com website, where today all the items seem to be in stock.
If you have any questions about the set then I would be more than happy to comment. Furthermore I know that many of us have used customised sets. If you have some good experience with some of the sets then you are more than welcome to share your examples, too.
Bear in mind that this Do-It-Yourself approach requires some preparatory work. What is good is that the price of the suggested collection for a group of 10 people would be more or less in par with the LSP Landscape and Identity Kit, i.e. it will vary between 500-600 EUR depending on how many individual items you purchase. However, this collection will have certain limitations. There are some particular items in the LSP kits, which are usually important business metaphors, but are unfortunately so rare in Lego stock that no other sets include them in sufficient quantity. You will have to do without them:
Rubber and string connectors, tubes and rods that are included in the Connections Kit
Stop-signs, speed limits and roadblocks. Unfortunately even not other traffic kits have a good selection of them
Fortresses, glass walls, transparent ‘meteors’, spider-webs and fences
This step-by-step guide will help you to create a set that would be appropriate for a group of 10-15 people. See below for the detailed description.