The LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methodology (LSP) is a methodology for exploring and dealing with real issues and challenges in real time.
It is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem solving technique for use with organizations, teams and individuals. It draws on extensive research from the fields of business, organizational development, psychology and learning, and is based on the concept of “hand knowledge.”
This is the workshop design and the insights obtained when applying Lego Serious Play in an unconventional group, with the aim to learn further the power of the methodology and its benefits.
As facilitator, I applied one of method’s core principles in a workshop with very young participants (12–14 year old), aiming to strengthen the group cohesion and to make them more open towards themselves. Having a limited time (2,5 hours) and quite a large group (12 children), I organised the group on two tables and worked simultaneously with them.
After the Skills Building introductory part, I asked them to build an individual model of themselves having in mind to showcase one funny thing, something nobody knows about them and something that is very characteristic about them.
The point of the exercise is to be as open as possible and visualize new things about yourself, while somehow disconnecting from the inner voice, since you are building a model and talking about it and not directly about yourself.
For more details and conclusions about the workshop, please read the rest of the article on my medium page.