Sunday, March 30, 2008

LEGO Fun at Lyndhurst Estates in April

Once again, FLL Teams have the opportunity to showcase their FLL teams at LEGO Fun at Lyndhurst Estates in Tarrytown New York on Sunday April 20 from noon to 4pm. Lunch will be provided to all FLL teams.

Last year thousands of people attended the LEGO Fun at Lyndhurst a National Trust historic site on the Hudson River.
There will be two FLL tables set up for the FLL teams to demonstrate their robots in this year's Power Puzzle. In addition to showcasing the team's robot at this LEGO event, students will be able to participate in the other activities during the day.
Arthur Gugick, winner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation 2005 BrickFest, will be featured both days. His award winning scale model of the Lyndhurst Mansion will be displayed accompanied by his other replicas of famous buildings including the Taj Mahal which are all made out of LEGO pieces. It took eight weeks working in the evening hours to create the Lyndhurst replica.
A middle school Math teacher by day, Mr. Gugick will present demonstrations on combining math skills with creative thinking using LEGO pieces. He noted that “math skills are essential to figuring out the layout and scale… and you really learn about architecture in the process.”
Other activities include: a LEGO play area where children and adults can try their newly acquired building skills; “Guess the Number of LEGO Pieces” contest; a movie short created with LEGO figures and a ‘Find the LEGO shapes inside the Mansion “ hunt.
For more information about LYNDHURST and their educational mission:
For more information or if you are interested in participating at this event please contact me ASAP.
Gary Israel
Robotics Consultant
Leadership LSO
1230 Zerega Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Cell: 845-893-0327

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