You’re never too old to learn….. LEGOS.

 

Next up in my continuing series on  the absolutely crazy things people will pay money for  Maine Adult Education is…. LEGOS.

Yes, LEGOS.

Those annoying little plastic toy pieces we’ve all stepped on and paid the price.

 

 

And while there have been some other ridiculous classes…

 

You’re never too old to learn…. Spoons.

You’re never to old to learn…. Potatoes.

You’re never too old to learn…. Ukulele

You’re never too old to learn…. Chakra Toning.

You’re never too old to learn…. Mindfulness.

You’re never to old to learn…. Tin Cans.

You’re never too old to learn…. Knotweed Flutes.

You’re never too old to learn… Succulent Picture Frame.

 

This one, and it’s  how the hell can we make this nonsense sound like a legitimate college course  description really made me laugh.

 

lego

 

Oh, it’s a facilitated process?  Well, that explains everything.

And they use specially selected LEGO elements! Wow.

Does that mean the red ones… or the green?

The group discussion would be interesting to hear. Problem solving and decision making? Give me a break… exactly what wisdom will you gain?

 

ras lego

 

Okay, there’s that.

But hey, you’ll be utilizing kinesthetic skills and will be required to learn and listen.

This is Serious Play!

Taught by a Serious Play facilitator!

 

 

Of course when I was young, the people who took LEGOS seriously usually ended up like this….

 

75b

 

But maybe times have changed.

 

 

40 thoughts on “You’re never too old to learn….. LEGOS.”

  1. Leggos were invented long after I was … but I’ll wager that I could figure them out without a continuing education class … eating Tide Pods, however, would likely take quite a bit more education ….

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  2. Okay,
    So I’m not trying to throw a wrench in your Lego fun here, (I’ve stepped on far too many of the damned things to count), but this class sounds like it’s geared towards persons who fall on the autism spectrum or who have a difficult time socializing in general. The word facilitator suggests that this is a therapeutic class. My son has autism and socializing can be brutal for him in ways that none of us can imagine. Trust me when I say “brutal.” There is no other description that fits. Some bloggers, however, understand anxiety and depression and other kinds of chronic illness and readers and other bloggers have great empathy or at least sympathy toward them. Autism is a chronic, lifelong condition. It impacts and is debilitating in so many areas of life known as “quality of life” that you wouldn’t believe it. If you don’t know someone who has autism or who has a family member on the spectrum, count your blessings, I suppose. Wait a minute, you kind of know me. So there’s that. Anyway, the impact of autism usually includes difficulty in communication and social skills as well as the ability to make and keep friends or hold down a meaningful job. You don’t grow out of it. Life is always difficult and frustrating. (I don’t use the word “always” lightly here, either!) So anyone who can provide a way to help my son or others with autism or those who have poor social skills communicate a little easier, to help them relate to someone else or to help them feel like they are understood or that they can understand others, or that this is some place where they can fit in with others–even if it’s just through Legos, God Bless them! That would be my guess why this is a class. I agree that some of the classes you mentioned are headscratchers, but this one, I truly get. Now I’ll just step down off my soapbox and enjoy reading the rest of your posts. Glad you wrote this, btw! Mona

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    1. To be honest, I don’t think it is…. but maybe. You make a good point, and I do understand the need. But this curriculum booklet had some other therapeutic classes listed in a separate section, and as off kilter as I am… even I wouldn’t make fun of those.
      Ive never thought of LEGOs having a beneficial side, but I’m happy to know they could be something other than foot land mines, so thanks for that.
      😊

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  3. A bit to “pink” to be sporting an afro.

    But then again, who am I to question society, I started to wear a du-rag at work – it’s either that or I’d be forced to cut my hair to (gasp) shoulder length.

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  4. As for the lego class:

    A lot can be (and has been) learned by using different forms of “working models.” I suppose one can even use lincoln logs or tinker toys, as well. It’s all about energizing the “creative centers” of the brain, and using the immortal words of the one called SpongeBob: **imagination**.

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  5. “Adult” Legos? Are they anatomically correct? Maybe the set comes with a little “adult” bedroom? Having now had my fun with the subject, I can see where working with Legos could have a soothing effect for seniors and maybe bring back some of the joy they experienced in their youth. It would have to be the larger blocks, though, because of those arthritic fingers. Heck, I wouldn’t mind building a Lego castle, or a Lego farm, or … (well, darn, the Toys R Us by me has closed – no Legos for me).

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  6. I hear that LEGO guy now . . . and he’s singing “Raspberry Beret”

    BTW: If you’re looking for a good bakery in Portland, google Standard Baking Co. We saw it on a show of outstanding bakeries from around the country. It looked pretty “sweet.”

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  7. I mastered Lego around age 9. I was one of those with cases and cases by color, who entered the giant Lego competitions. My favorite though, was a little yellow Lego house with white fencing and red flowers in the window boxes. My mother helped me with that and I did it for pleasure, just at home 🙂 I don’t exactly poo-poo learning with Lego, because you know, dexterity and yes, problem solving, but I dunno that one needs facilitation… for play.

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