Lego Badgelego


(Discover Knowledge)
By Kerry Cordy

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(You may use any higher level requirement as an optional requirement if you wish)

Preschool: Do 3 requirements including the 2 starred

_____ 1.* Look through your Lego bricks and see how many different kinds of pieces you have.  Think of different ways in which each piece could be used.  For example: an 8-brick can be used to build a wall, become the body of a dog/cat, be the seat for a bench/chair or be the base/chassis for a small vehicle.

_____ 2.* Learn how to build a wall by overlapping the bricks – the way a brick-layer would build a brick wall.  This makes a stronger wall than building the bricks up in unconnected columns.  Try building walls both ways and see which is easier to knock down.

 

Level 1: Do 4 requirements including the 2 starred

_____ 1.*  Do Preschool requirements 1 & 2.   Find out who invented Lego, where and when.

_____ 2.* Create one of each of the following using at least 6 different types of Lego pieces:

  • A structure
  • A vehicle
  • An animal

 

Level 2: Do 5 requirements including the 2 starred

_____ 1.* Do Level 1 requirements 1 & 2, at least one of your creations should have moving parts.

_____ 2.* Make a timeline of Lego history that includes at least 10 events.

 

Level 3: Do 6 requirements including the 2 starred

_____ 1.* Do Level 2 requirements 1 &2, include 20 events in your timeline.

_____ 2.* Learn about a Lego Artist such as Nathan Sawaya or Sean Kennedy. Look at examples of their work either online or in person. Create your own Lego art in the style of the artist you have chosen.

 

Level 4: Do 7 requirements including the 2 starred

_____ 1.* Do Level 3 requirements 1 & 2 , include 25 events in your timeline.

_____ 2.* Choose 6 of the following topics and describe how Lego might be used to learn about them.

  • Chemistry
  •  Art
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • History
  • Architecture
  • Math
  • Engineering

 

Level 5:  Do 9 requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1. *  Do Level 4 requirements 1 & 2

_____ 2. *  Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone.   You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.   If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

 

Optional requirements:

_____ 3.Visit LEGOLAND or a Lego exhibit.

_____ 4. Learn about a Lego Artist such as Nathan Sawaya or Sean Kennedy. Look at examples of their work either online or  in person. Create your own Lego art in the style of the artist you have chosen.

_____ 5. Create something that uses Lego gears and axles. Understand how the gears fit together to make things move. What is the purpose of the axle?

_____ 6. Create something that uses a Lego pulley.

_____ 7. Use Legos to help you learn about a subject in school:

For example Preschoolers and Level 1 might make a Lego car and learn about speed based on the angle of a ramp, or you may use  them to learn how to add, subtract, or count by 10’s. Level 2 might make a Lego car and learn about speed based on the angle of a ramp, and use them to learn how to multiply, divide, or deal with fractions.  Levels 3-5 might make a Lego model of DNA or a model of a famous building.

_____ 8. Subscribe to the Lego magazine (or borrow one) and read through it.

_____ 9. Participate in a Lego Contest or Competition such as a Lego Education Competition, or a First Lego League Competition.

_____ 10. Participate in a Lego club.

_____ 11. Find out where at least 10 Lego stores are located (Level 2 find 15; Level 3 find 20 and Levels 4 & 5 find 25) and find them on a map. Where is the store closest to you?  How many countries have Lego stores?  How much money did Lego make last year?

_____ 12. Find out what a Lego Ambassador is. What activities do they do? How do you become one?

_____ 13. Create something using Lego motors or robotics.

_____ 14. Create a Lego minifigure movie.

_____ 15. Find out what jobs are available with Lego.

_____ 16. Hold a Lego drive to collect Legos to donate to your local school, or come up with another Lego oriented service project.

_____ 17.  Find out what careers there are with Lego.  What type of education might you need for one of these jobs?  What type of salary could you expect?  Where might you have to live?