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(The Atlantic)   Only $517 a month to send a kid to the Lego school? That sounds like a bargain   (theatlantic.com) divider line 34
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2013-05-26 05:03:40 PM  
I was all ready to tear this apart but after reading that article I wish I went to Lego school.

Of course the supplies cost more than college textbooks...
 
2013-05-26 05:35:01 PM  
This is great for children and their imagination and would enhance their creative learning skills.  If I had a child, I would do it if he wanted to do so.
 
2013-05-26 05:37:12 PM  
Sounds good- would pay the tuition but Billund is too far away for my kid....
 
2013-05-26 05:39:06 PM  

Bung_Howdy: Sounds good- would pay the tuition but Billund is too far away for my kid....


That's the point.
 
2013-05-26 05:39:43 PM  
Goddamn, my boy would love that, hell I would have loved that! I swear that boy can make just about anything if you give him enough Lego bricks.

/he once made a working Lego gun, that actually shot Lego bricks.
//Also made a TARDIS, with a little console inside and everything
///Yeah, I'm bragging up my crotchfruit, what of it?
 
2013-05-26 05:41:43 PM  
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2013-05-26 05:47:03 PM  
I hope the school encourages more creativity than is on display in the amorphous stack of legos pictured below.

Good job kid....the world needs ditch diggers too.

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2013-05-26 05:52:35 PM  
First lesson: don't show up to school barefoot.
 
2013-05-26 05:53:58 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Goddamn, my boy would love that, hell I would have loved that! I swear that boy can make just about anything if you give him enough Lego bricks.

/he once made a working Lego gun, that actually shot Lego bricks.
//Also made a TARDIS, with a little console inside and everything
///Yeah, I'm bragging up my crotchfruit, what of it?


This is why schools like this would be awesome if they were available to children everywhere.  How old is your child now and when did he start?  I was a Psych Major with an emphasis on children.
 
2013-05-26 05:55:50 PM  
So, Legos are part of the KKK empire?
 
2013-05-26 06:00:20 PM  
I pay more than that for daycare... meh.
 
2013-05-26 06:00:47 PM  
I would move to Denmark for this.
 
2013-05-26 06:01:32 PM  
That's significantly cheaper than most Lego sets.
 
2013-05-26 06:04:15 PM  

JohnnyRebel88: Dingleberry Dickwad: Goddamn, my boy would love that, hell I would have loved that! I swear that boy can make just about anything if you give him enough Lego bricks.

/he once made a working Lego gun, that actually shot Lego bricks.
//Also made a TARDIS, with a little console inside and everything
///Yeah, I'm bragging up my crotchfruit, what of it?

This is why schools like this would be awesome if they were available to children everywhere.  How old is your child now and when did he start?  I was a Psych Major with an emphasis on children.


He started getting interested in them around 5-6ish, he's 10 now. He usually gets a couple small to medium sets for birthdays and medium to large sets (usually Lego Star Wars stuff) for Christmas, and he's occasionally used his allowance to buy smaller sets. He'll build the set as it's supposed to be built then about 4-7 days later he'll cannibalize them to make whatever stuff he somehow comes up with in his head, usually about the same size as the medium size sets. Lately he's been interested in making stuff with moving parts, I may have to save up and pony up the cash for some of the robotic Lego sets out there, it'd be awesome to see what he makes with those.

/he's also pretty heavily into Minecraft this last year, one of the best $27 I've ever spent, and some of the stuff he builds there is pretty damned awesome for a kid
 
2013-05-26 06:15:16 PM  
It's cheaper than purchasing the blocks.
 
2013-05-26 06:43:32 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: JohnnyRebel88: Dingleberry Dickwad: Goddamn, my boy would love that, hell I would have loved that! I swear that boy can make just about anything if you give him enough Lego bricks.

/he once made a working Lego gun, that actually shot Lego bricks.
//Also made a TARDIS, with a little console inside and everything
///Yeah, I'm bragging up my crotchfruit, what of it?

This is why schools like this would be awesome if they were available to children everywhere.  How old is your child now and when did he start?  I was a Psych Major with an emphasis on children.

He started getting interested in them around 5-6ish, he's 10 now. He usually gets a couple small to medium sets for birthdays and medium to large sets (usually Lego Star Wars stuff) for Christmas, and he's occasionally used his allowance to buy smaller sets. He'll build the set as it's supposed to be built then about 4-7 days later he'll cannibalize them to make whatever stuff he somehow comes up with in his head, usually about the same size as the medium size sets. Lately he's been interested in making stuff with moving parts, I may have to save up and pony up the cash for some of the robotic Lego sets out there, it'd be awesome to see what he makes with those.

/he's also pretty heavily into Minecraft this last year, one of the best $27 I've ever spent, and some of the stuff he builds there is pretty damned awesome for a kid


That is pretty awesome that he found his craft at such and early age.  Maybe a future architect or engineer.
 
2013-05-26 06:44:14 PM  
Somebody build a whole school out of Legos and they didn't include a picture?
 
2013-05-26 06:59:48 PM  

Tunney: That's significantly cheaper than most Lego sets.


Came here to say this.
 
2013-05-26 07:01:13 PM  
Does anyone know the date when Legos went from building blocks for imaginative minds to what amounts to toys from Ikea?
 
2013-05-26 07:12:54 PM  

puffy999: Does anyone know the date when Legos went from building blocks for imaginative minds to what amounts to toys from Ikea?


About the same time some folks wrongly thought that the set on the box was the only thing they could make with them?
 
2013-05-26 07:14:15 PM  
As an idea, that dogs got legs.
Gotta hand it to those people, they are great Danes.

/no appaws. Please.
 
2013-05-26 07:57:35 PM  
Us poor kids got shipped off to Megablocks Academy.
 
2013-05-26 08:21:32 PM  
The slow kids go on the Duplo Bus?
 
2013-05-26 08:24:52 PM  

Infobahn: The slow kids go on the Duplo Bus?


Big chunky blocks for big chunky brains!
 
2013-05-26 08:26:48 PM  
I spend just a tad more than that monthly to "own" my below-average house in property taxes alone, nevermind other expenses. Thanks Obama!
 
2013-05-26 08:56:34 PM  
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May the kid could build a X-wing.
 
2013-05-26 09:02:02 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Goddamn, my boy would love that, hell I would have loved that! I swear that boy can make just about anything if you give him enough Lego bricks.

/he once made a working Lego gun, that actually shot Lego bricks.
//Also made a TARDIS, with a little console inside and everything
///Yeah, I'm bragging up my crotchfruit, what of it?


Any little guy that builds a Tardis is worth bragging on!  Pictures of these creations?
 
2013-05-26 09:03:52 PM  
I call that a bargain
The best I ever haaaaaddd

/obscure
 
2013-05-26 11:06:26 PM  

puffy999: Does anyone know the date when Legos went from building blocks for imaginative minds to what amounts to toys from Ikea?


Awww, sucks to have to only build what you're told. Buy a box of basic brick, and STFU.
 
2013-05-26 11:23:51 PM  
Here in Pittsburgh they are having a Lego camp for kids.  Unfortunately, both of mine are too young this year.
 
2013-05-27 01:11:02 AM  
Do they have LEGO camps for adults?
 
2013-05-27 04:38:38 AM  
HEY! TEACHER! LEAVE THOSE KIDS ALONE!
 
2013-05-27 12:37:43 PM  

Summercat: Do they have LEGO camps for adults?


I'd imagine it is like a fark party with legos instead of beer.
 
2013-05-27 01:19:26 PM  

flynn80: Summercat: Do they have LEGO camps for adults?

I'd imagine it is like a fark party with legos instead of beer.


...why not both?
 
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