Skills Build Part 1 : Lego Serious Play PlayAlong WorkshopOn August 9, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Hi, I’m Dr Laura Mitchell of Seriously Learned. In this video I’d like to invite you to play along. We’ll be focusing, in this video, on the first part of the LEGO® Serious Play® Skills Build technique This part will focus on developing your competence in basic LEGO building. You might already be an expert! But for those who are not, or haven’t tried for some time this gives you an opportunity to practice. To participate, you will need… A clear space with a flat surface on which to build your answer to the challenge, A LEGO windows kit, which you can find online for around £5, or approximately 200 grams of mixed LEGO bricks The LEGO Juniors or LEGO Friends small kits also provide a suitable selection. Other brands of building blocks are also fine! If you have difficulty with your manual dexterity, you can also use LEGO DUPLO sets such as Fun Creations. You will also need a camera or smartphone to photograph your model Finally, it helps to have some paper and pens to hand to record your thoughts, label your model or to keep a journal of reflective writing This is the LEGO Windows kit. As you can see, it’s a fairly small amount of LEGO. More is not necessary! There are a range of flat and shaped bricks in the selection including a small variety of colours and a minifigure. Now that you have your LEGO to hand, we will progress to stage one of the LEGO® Serious Play® process. In this process, the facilitator sets a challenge to which you build your answer. If you are not sure where to start, let your hands do the thinking for you and just pick up some bricks. You then share your model and reflect upon how it communicates your specific creative response to the question set. Don’t worry too much about the later stages just yet. We’ll go over them in more detail in the second and third videos. Here’s your first challenge! Build a model of a tower Use a flat baseplate if your kit has one, and any other bricks you like. If you are an experienced LEGO builder, try to connect the bricks in a new or interesting way. When you are finished, put a minifigure, flower or flag on top. You have two minutes to complete your build. I’ll make mine at the same time! The clock in the corner is keeping track. … …I think that’ll do… …put this sturdy, large brick on first… …I’m gonna stick to red and green. So, I won’t need these other bricks… … …I’m thinking… …a bit like an office block here… …quite narrow… ….now I want to try and keep it symmetrical… …you might not! I mean, there’s no wrong answer here. Just, whatever feels like a tower to you. I’m just gonna finish up. Last brick! and..a flagpole. I hope you’re finishing up your towers as well? Just a few seconds left. …and there we go! Will you do the same or put something else on top? Time to finish up your build now. [alarm] This is my tower. Take a photograph of yours at this point, and feel free to tweet it @srslylearned tag with #LSP #tower or #PlayAlong I guarantee you will find lots of different tower builds out there like these Have you built your LEGO tower differently? Because using only 6 LEGO bricks you could construct a tower in over 915 million different ways Now, that’s a lot of creative decisions! Note down a few thoughts and we will return to these in later videos If you enjoyed this content, please don’t forget to like, share and subscribe!