Putting together a Lego station in a school library may be one of the easiest ways to get your first makerspace up and running. The good news is that it can be done cheaply.
I read a blog post by Heidi Neltner in which she describes how she created a Lego table/station and obtained a large quantity of Legos with very little financial output. As we all know, many kids eventually outgrow their interest in Legos and it probably will come as no surprise that parents are willing to donate unused Legos to a school.
What is useful in this article is that Neltner very clearly describes how she made a Lego table out of an old coffee table. She lists the supplies needed and goes through the process in clear steps. The blog includes a film and various photos of the Lego table and kids working on it.
I also like the fact that Neltner explains why she decided to have a Lego table in the first place, which was to demonstrate engineering principles and she also supplied teachers with supportive texts.
If you are interested in getting a Lego station going in a school library, this is a good read! Here’s the link: