I’ve been dreaming up the idea of a LEGO wall for a long time. I don’t know exactly when I first got the idea, but I do know that it came from seeing a LEGO wall on Pinterest sometime last spring. The image stuck with me in my head, and I kept thinking about it. Towards the end of last school year, my lunchtime coding club worked through the Code.org curriculum, earning us a sizeable DonorsChoose gift card. We used that to purchase phase 1 of our LEGO wall plus some LEGOs and LEGO books. After getting back this year, I took a look at the planned space with some of my students and we realized that we wanted to go all out and make this a huge 80″ by 80″ LEGO wall. We created another DonorsChoose project for the remaining baseplates, and it was funded in a few weeks.
I kept tweeting out our LEGO walls plans as they were coming to reality, and it was getting some good attention. Other teachers and librarians were getting inspired and creating their own LEGO walls.
Just finished building a Lego wall in my library! Think the kids are going to love it! @LEGO_Group #tlchat #library pic.twitter.com/LxTTPmegj3
— Mary Catherine Colem (@MaryCatherineC1) August 13, 2014
It was so exciting to see so many others embracing this idea and going forward with it.
Lego Board finished and waiting for creative minds. #makered #5thchat #21stedchat #txedchat pic.twitter.com/PLjLCWdeDM
— Elizabeth Willoughby (@LizWillobee) August 22, 2014
And another one…
Now that our LEGO wall is finally up, my kids can’t wait to start using it. Tomorrow, I’ll be posting a detailed post on how we put it together, and what it looks like once the kids start building.
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