Some time ago Carlos Hernandez of Dos Abrazos – dosabrazos.com and I did a Demo with a client here in Madrid, Spain and the flow of the whole meeting illustrates perfectly the power of the Lego Serious Play Methodology.
We met the HR contact and he brought us straight to a small meeting room
While we were still doing the niceties and the small talk, I took out the small exploration bags of Lego, opened them and put them on the table
Without having previously talked about the the methodology and while still doing the small talk, our contact started playing with the bricks and launched straight into the building of a model so we stopped talking and watched
When finished building he intuitively started to explain what he had built. It was a specific metaphor for a work situation
We instinctively asked questions about the model, he provided feedback and along the way he made some changes to the model.
The full inventory of Lego Window Exploration Bag (art.2000409) is below. 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.
Window Exploration Bag consists of 100 plastic bags that each come with similar contents – a small leaflet that explains LEGO SERIOUS PLAY and 48 bricks: including a minifigure, a flag post, a ladder, two flowers, a wheel, a propeller, a horizontal and a vertical brick with rotor snap, a couple of transparent bricks, a couple of 1×1 bricks with eye, several small bricks (1×2, 1×4, 2×2, 2×4), several plate bricks (2×3, 2×4, 2×6, 1×10), a 2×6 base plate, 2 roof tile bricks, an 3×4 arching brick and 1×4 bridge brick. Continue reading →
Countries supported: USA, Canada, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and United Kingdom. If you are from one of the other countries then you have the chance to order by combining the other kits or finding replacements through Amazon.com website.
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.
The following message arrived from Tracy Suff from LEGO:
Dear community members
Thank you for welcoming me onto this platform. I’m here to invite you to join me in estimating the quantity of Serious Play products you think you will need in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
As you know, the fiddle bags (window exploration bag art.2000409) ran out unexpectedly earlier this year and we are producing more of these now, so fresh stock will be available from 25th April. This happened because there has been a significant increase in order activity for LEGO Serious Play products since the start of the year and the stock we had forecasted would last us a great deal longer, than it did. In order to try to prevent this from happening again, and to forecast how demand is likely to develop in the coming years we have put a simple survey together which I hope as many of you will take in the coming days as possible.
This survey asks you to estimate the number of products you think you will need this year, in 2012, and in 2013. (I know 2013 is nigh on impossible to do, but I include the question anyway so give me your best guess). I know some of you have also asked about shipping to countries not represented by Shop@Home so also I wanted to canvas your sense of how this might be developing in the future.
I will need your responses by Thursday the 24th of March the very latest as I need to plug in the results into a forecast for production to be delivered on Friday the 25th. Short notice I know, but I hope you are able to help and please alert as many of your colleagues to this as possible. Based on the forecasting findings we will take a decision on approaches to production and relevant fulfilment options that would make the most sense to ensure continued support of the open source model.
Thanks in advance,
Tracy Suff on behalf of Cecilia Weckstrom,
The LEGO Group
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