At the Toys R Us store, we 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: LEGOfireman2.pdf
More notes on the model from LEGO, LEGOCustomer-Service.pdf
For members we have an editable Word docx, solutions with teaching suggestions, and the original sign that showed the data.
CCSS: 6.G.2, 7.G.6, 8.G.9 ,HSG.MG.A.1, MP1, MP2, MP3
Here's another movie on how these giant models are actually created.
Interested in more LEGO math? Check out: World's Tallest LEGO Structure