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This week Team 3 made a visit to the ArcelorMittal Design Studio at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, sponsored by LEGO. Students and Mentors got a chance to rekindle their inner child and play with one the world’s most famous building blocks, Legos!

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The first activity of the night asked the group to build something out of Lego pieces that portrayed one of the following design concepts: Elevate, Span, Enclosure, or Texture. Before starting construction students and mentors were encouraged to think of their creations as a composition, rather than a building.

The next activity paired a student with a mentor, and together they had 45 minutes to create a structure, combining their design concepts from the first activity. The end result was wonderful, with a wide variation in forms, from skyscraper shaped towers to temples, and even a barn for a LEGO cow.

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