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  • Lesson Activity

Enterprise Skills

  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity & Innovation


  • Upper Primary (Year 4-6)
  • Lower Secondary (Year 7-9)


  • 20-30 minutes


  • Projector (with sound)
  • Post-It notes + pens

The Lego Vacuum

Use this classroom activity to explore a cool invention that solves a (very real) problem!

  1. Play the ‘I built a LEGO vacuum that sorts your bricks!’ video for your students here (6 mins, 29 secs)
  2. Pose following questions to discuss with the class:
    – What frustration does this product solve for people?
    – What software and technology did the inventor use to create this invention?
    – What makes this inventor engaging to listen to?
  3. Have students write down one ‘frustration’ that they currently experience on a Post-It note (other than picking up and sorting through Lego) and wish that they could eliminate. Then, collect these Post-It notes and use them as ideation provocations in future lessons.

What's an everyday frustration that you wish you could eliminate?

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