LEGO Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History by Gregory Farshtey came out in September of this year. Mashable.com has assembled about 15 of the facts from this book on their website:
Here are two examples of their fun facts with questions to follow:
- Lego designer chose the colour yellow to best represent all races and ethnicities. Do you think this was a wise choice why or why not?
- The Lego designers create all Lego figure’s heads with a hole in the top to prevent the small pieces of plastic from being a choking hazard. Using your inferential skills, what do you think might be the top ten foods that might be a choking risk to children.
Teacher resource: According to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, the top ten foods kids choke on are:
9-cookies, crackers and biscuits
8-chips, pretzels and popcorn
7-seeds, nuts, and shells
5-fruit and vegetables
3-meat (not including hotdogs)
2-candy and gum