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Lego fuses real and virtual worlds

25 June 2014

Colourful lego blocks

Construction toy firm Lego has blended the real and the virtual with bricks that can be built and then transferred to online games. It is part of a trend among toy manufacturers to straddle the two realms and appeal to children immersed in the digital world.

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Discussion starters

  • Characteristics of technological outcomes: Use this and other examples to explain why time and context are important criteria for judging the fitness for purpose of technological outcomes. (level 5)
  • Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to describe how particular technological outcomes have changed over time and identify if this resulted in changing how people do things (level 2). Discuss examples to illustrate how socio-cultural factors influence technology and in turn technology influences socio-cultural factors in complex and ongoing ways. (level 7)

 

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Keywords: virtual, lego, digital, characteristics of technology, characteristics of technological outcomes

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