Saturday, May 10, 2008

Me, Miguel and Lego

I got my first set of Lego when I was about 4 years old. That set is still alive and has been mixed up with Miguel's set. Being the youngest in the clan I spent countless summers playing with my Lego. I thought I'd become an architect because of the houses I used to build using Lego. But... but... my drawing skills have not grown beyond doodling apples, coconut trees and the Mayon Volcano. LOL.

I exposed Miguel to building things eversince he was a baby. When he was about 4 years old I got him 2 sets of Tamiya. I was forced to build it for him since the parts were very small. I must have done something wrong because it wouldn't budge. I tried dismantling the engine (you had to build it yourself) but it still wouldn't work. Miguel got impatient with me and fixed it by himself. He built the second Tamiya set and has since always asked for toys that he could build.

Miguel's a voracious reader, so he explores a lot of stuff online and has since wished for a number of Lego sets. He's so lucky since Lego nowadays is more than just "building blocks". Here's a video he took of his Lego Monster Dino -

Because of Lego, Miguel's been interested to do robotics. I'm not sure yet what course he'd want to take in college, but it's one of the many interests he has for now. I'm glad I finally found the place to pique his interest more. Saw the poster of the Lego Mindstorm Robotics Center at the SM Science and Discovery Center at the Mall of Asia. Below is Professor Rox Cosico who agreed to talk a little about the workshop for You Got Tech. He mentioned during our chat that the Lego Mindstorms Robotics Center is the second one in Asia and they underwent training in Singapore.

I'm really excited about Miguel's participation in the workshop since it's been hard to get him interested in the normal summer things. Well, nagmana lang sa nanay eh hehe.

May your tribe grow Rox! =)

Want to enroll?
Lego Mindstorms Robotics Center
SM Discovery Center, Mall of Asia
For inquiries, please call +632-556-0331 or 0661
Workshop fee is only PhP200

I also requested for some flyers, let me know if you want one.

Other reads:

Miguel's Journal
You Got Tech


  1. Waaaaa, di nasubmit yung comment ko kanina.

    You should enroll Miguel. Personally, may experience ako with Lego Mindstorm and it is indeed fun to learn. Madedevelop rin analytical and problem-solving skills niya sa pagprogram (the lego blocks na kinakabit, flowchart type).

    Ingat ka lang baka magpabili siya ng kit. Wahehehehe. Two years ago, tag17k pesos ata yung Lego Mindstorms na nonNXT version.

  2. @mikko - you probably noticed I mistakenly posted my YGT post here hahahaha. Ayan napalitan ko na.

    Miguel took his first workshop today and he was so happy about it. It's been really hard to find stuff for him to do na interesting, at least meron pala nito!!! So excited din ako... kasi siyempre I get to go window shopping while waiting for him hahaha.

    Naku... ang mahal eh noh? Huhuhu... mag-iipon ako kasi he's really interested to do it. Hinahayaan ko rin yan mag-chat chat with my developer friends. Sila lang kasi nagkakaintindihan hahaha =)

  3. Hello Aileen,
    This is a good post.
    I made a post about you and your blog in my blog.
    I already added your blog in my fav.list. Hope you will visit my blogs and
    add comments.
    Lego, ito ang gusto kong laruin noong nasa primary grades ako, pero nakipaglaro lang sa mga kaibigan na may merong lego hehehe sana makabili na ako ngayon....hindi pa huli ang lahat!

  4. The workshop is for kids only? Aww :-(

    I want some Lego Mindstorms too. It's such a fun geek toy.

  5. Hi Aileen,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and adding your comment.
    Oooops, sorry, the URL is corrected. Me new to blogging you know!

  6. my angelo was a Lego boy when he was very young, and he was amazing. sabagay, amazing pa rin sya hanggang ngayon. lol

    Sexy Mom

  7. I had to buy LEGO sets for my two girls in the USA since it was so expensive here. Today, my 2 girls appreciate the fact that I exposed them to LEGO. It's one of their fondest toy memories so much so I have kept it through the years.

    No wonder Miguel is so into it. You're such a loving mom to encourage his passions. Happy Mother's day!