At the Toys R Us store, I saw an amazing LEGO creation. He was a life-sized LEGO fireman with a walkie-talkie, an oxygen tank and even an oxygen tank gauge. He must have taken a long time to build.

Let your students watch the short movie of the Fireman, consider what they might like to understand about him and what else they might need to know. Then, using our block measurements, encourage them to underestimate and over estimate his construction time and LEGO block quantity, and then average their class estimates. How close will they be to the actual time for construction and quantity of LEGO blocks?

Additional LEGO Fireman Pics:

Clicking on an image opens the fireman's picture larger, expandable and in a new window.

The activity: LEGOfireman.pdf

More notes on the model from LEGO, LEGOCustomer-Service.pdf

For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions with teaching suggestions.

LEGOfireman.doc LEGOfireman-solutions.pdf

CCSS: 6.G.2, 7.G.6, 8.G.9 ,HSG.MG.A.1, MP1, MP2, MP3

Fireman sign with numbers = answer

Interested in more LEGO math? Check out: World's Tallest LEGO Structure

Hey, sounds great. Let us know what the kids find out from LEGO. Glad to hear that the kids are engaged. Look around on our Bird’s Eye View page for more activities that the tough to engage might like. 🙂

I started my classes by showing the video, then taking questions they had. After doing the problem, there are still a couple of questions unanswered, so my students have decided to write a letter to Lego to ask their final questions. Thanks for the great and engaging problem. These are students who try to sit staring into space all period usually. The discussions and stories that came out of this were great, as well as the questions they had!!