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The Free Universal Construction Kit (Free Art & Technology)
Free Universal Construction Kit connects LEGO to K’Nex to Tinkertoy and more (Jonathan Fincher, gizmag)


LittleBits Tips ‘Gizmos & Gadgets’ Kit for Budding Engineers, Makers (Stephanie Mlot, PC Mag)
LittleBits (Wikipedia)
Little Bits (Official Site)

Resources

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General

Encyclopedia

Construction set is a set of standardized pieces that allow for the construction of a variety of different models. The pieces avoid the lead time of manufacturing custom pieces, and of requiring special training or design time to construct complex systems. This makes them suitable for temporary structures, or for use as children’s toys. — Wikipedia

Theory

Gears of my Childhood (Seymour Papert, Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas)
From turtles to Tangible Programming Bricks: explorations in physical language design (Timothy S. McNerney)

Innovation

Commerce

Product



Why we love Lego – leading psychologist reveals the ‘builder instinct’ is the key to the popularity of the toy (Eddie Wrenn, Daily Mail)
Lego (Wikipedia)
Lego Portal (Wikipedia)
Lego (Official Site)


Lego Boost robot teaches younger kids to code and bring their own creations to life (Dean Takahashi, Venture Beat)
Lego Bricks Come Alive (Geoffrey A. Fowler, Wall Street Journal)</a


Get ready to program! Lego’s Mindstorms EV3 robots are here (Daniel Terdiman, CNET)
Third Generation of Lego Mindstorms Coming to Classrooms Later This Year (Dave Banks, Wired)
Lego Mindstorms (Wikipedia)
Lego Mindstorms (Official Site)



Lego Worlds (Official Site)
Lego Worlds (Wikipedia)





Lego Digital Designer (Wikipedia)
Lego Digital Designer (Official Site)

Brickfilms (Official Site), Brickfilm (Wikipedia)

Preservation

History

The History of Turtle Robots (Roamer Robot, Tumblr)

Museum

Construction Sets (Canadian Museum of History)
Construction Toys in Motion (Museum of American Heritage)

Library

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library, World Digital Library (UNESCO & Library of Congress), Hathi Trust

Participation

Community

Blog

WordPress

News

NPR Archives
Google News

Article

Google Scholar

Book

ISBNdb, Google Books

Government

Document

USA.gov

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