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The Legodrome

PRESENTED ON JUL 01, 2015
IN NANTES @ VOL 10

How I travelled through space with ships made of lego bricks : A short history of a sci-fi oriented AFOL (adult-fan-of-lego). By Damien Labrousse

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The Olympic Games and Derbyshire

BY RORY SLATER
@ VOL 6 ON JUL 25, 2012

Rory Slater's presentation reveals what role the county of Derbyshire played in this year's Olympic Games. (in English)

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AFOL

BY ROB VAN HOESEL
@ VOL 10 ON APR 22, 2014

One might know Rob van Hoesel for his graphic design and publishing work. Many will not know he has a secret hobby. In this presentation Rob outs himself as an AFOL; Adult Fan of Lego. He shares his passion for the colored bricks and shows some of his amazing LEGO structures.

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Inspiring Creativity through LEGO

BY EDWIN KNIGHT
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Edwin Knight introduces KLUG - Kansai Lego User Group - which aims to inspire creativity one block at a time, organising charitable event along the way.

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Sculpture in the Landscape

BY GARY HAYGOOD
IN JACKSON, MS

With a landscape architect's eye, Gary Haygood takes us through a selection of outdoor sculptures .

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How Lego Taught Me to PLAY

BY JAMES "JP" POULTER
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 16, 2016

In How Lego taught me to PLAY JP (or James Poulter if you like it formal), Head of Social for LEGO's digital kids communities, addresses how the modern world has sucked the play and fun out of everyday life - especially for adults! Has social media has turned us all in spectators rather than participants?

In 6.40 minutes JP shares some ideas for how we can bring the fun back into life, even if it is through the use of modern technology (JP's personal favourite is Snapchat!).

Listen in for the end when JP recites to us a brand new poem, featuring Snapchat!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 12th, 2017.  

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How to Sell Video Games to Schools

BY BRANDON PITTSER
@ VOL 22 ON APR 13, 2017

Filament Games has been exclusively focused on developing learning games for over 10 years, and They've recently cracked the code of selling learning games to schools. The want to share their secrets with you! From district administrators to rockstar teachers, they uncover how they use their allies in the field to evangelize for this important pedagogical movement. Brandon Pittser gives a high-level overview of what it takes to make it in the challenging, exciting world of K-12 educational games sales.

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Tech Art - Creative endeavours in a games industry:  where art and code meet

BY ROBERT VAN DUURSEN
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

Robert van Duursen speaks about his adventure in the games industry and his creative endeavours.

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Life Lessons with Atreus & Chloe: Mature Video Games as Opportunity Spaces for Family Conversation

BY ANGELA VANDEN ELZEN
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 07, 2019

Angela Vanden Elzen discusses Mature Video Games as Opportunity Spaces for Family Conversation.

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Seeing the World in LEGO: Mixing Creativity, Art and STEM

BY LUKE LYONS
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 04, 2019

What if the world was made of LEGO? In this talk, Luke Lyons shares how he sees the world as tiny plastic interlocking bricks.  Lyons, like many children, grew up playing with LEGO, but today he uses LEGO as an outlet for his creativity and artistic side.  He has created LEGO scale buildings of old high schools, university buildings, train stations and designed his own museum specifically for the purpose of displaying a LEGO Tyrannosaurus rex. He discusses how LEGO promotes creativity in STEM education, while still accessing the arts.