Enter the Time of Covid and Shelter-in-Place teaching and no summer camp (best part of the teaching year!) I have a Friday Lego “Club”, with mostly 8-10 year old boys. Since this club occurs in after-school after these kids have been in school/after-school for 50 hours a weeks, the Lego projects have to be pretty straight forward and many of the projects I can find on the web have HUGE potential, but nothing most of the kids could work thru. As I am always busy, there is never any time to just play with these Lego projects…but this summer was different. I found these Trotbots on DIYWalkers.com that look amazingly like a galloping horse! Add in the Rainbow Contest, and of course, it had to be a rainbow unicorn!
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