LEGO Serious Play invites participants to build small models in response to a challenge or brief and use them as the basis for conversation. The method uses kinesthetic, visual and listening skills to unlock creativity and find new ways of thinking. It also includes storytelling and metaphor to enhance communication and make ideas sticky long after the session has ended.
Making creativity simple
The beauty of LEGO is it makes creativity accessible to everyone. No worrying about whether you can draw, or if you’re going to be asked to role-play! Participants all have the same tools to communicate their thoughts. It’s also hugely democratic – everyone builds and shares in the same way, meaning that gems are often unearthed from the quieter members of your group.
A tool with a lot of possibility
Working with LEGO, and using LEGO Serious Play builds the energy and the anticipation of participants. It’s regularly cited as the most enjoyable and useful part of workshops that I run. Be it as a 90 minute energiser for a conference of 350, to a two day visioning tool for a start-up, some of the topics it’s great for are:
- Values and behaviours
- Idea development
- Team building
To date, I’ve facilitated over a thousand people using LEGO Serious Play. If you’re curious to know more about this method get in touch and we can explore if this might be the right tool for your challenge.