Friday, June 6, 2014

LEGO Fans Met Robotics Designer at Doodle4Google

One of the many highlights of the kids participation during the Doodle4Google event in California was meeting one of the judges who happen to be a Filipino. Mr. Lee Magpili was very humble and so nice. He is Robotics Designer, LEGO Education who was born and raised from Baguio City Philippines.
There was a huge pile of LEGO pieces at the Crash Pad where kids can build anything that they like.  This is what drawn  Mr. Burrito's  attention immediately.
The lady whose with Mr. Magpili was very nice too.
Here's what his biography say about him:

"Since 2010, Lee has been designing models for LEGO Education and has since been responsible for the overall play experience and models for the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Education Core Set released in August 2013. Lee has designed over 30 models for LEGO Education up to date and continues to innovate the future of learning with small plastic bricks and robotics. Previously, Lee has been a Robotics Instructor and FIRST LEGO League Coach for teams and programs throughout New York City and its surrounding suburbs."
"Driven with a passion for his medium, Lee builds amazing LEGO Creations inside and outside of work, as well as continues ties with Adult Fans of LEGO worldwide. He especially works with the Robotics Experts of the MINDSTORMS Community and helps spread the word of LEGO Robotics to the uninitiated. And, if you don’t find him with LEGO in his hand, you can find Lee traveling the world with a camera on his face and dancing shoes on his feet."
We got to talked to him during the "Meet and Greet" at the Crash Pad during the first day.  My son was so fascinated of the robot that Mr. Magpili built  out of LEGO pieces built.
Mr. Magpili let Mr. Burrito  play with one of the  small robots.
I am so glad that the little Mister was able to participate on this fun event.  

17 comments:

  1. Another Filipino pride! No doubt your son will be soon like him. :) He will also be successful on whatever career that he would choose in the future.

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  2. Wow! So nice to see talented Filipino who excels on their field. That is a very unique invention robotic lego. I think Mr. Burrito will be building something like this in the future. That would be awesome..

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  3. How awesome. My son have tons of legos and he would sure flip to see a humongous lego robot!

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  4. Oh that's so much fun! What a wonderful experience for the kiddos!

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  5. Those are such cool Legos! Mr. magpili is absolutely someone to look up to.

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  6. My kids will be thrilled if they see this robotic lego. They love lego toys and build different stuffs they can think. Maybe Mr. Burrito will build the next Robotic Lego

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  7. I have never met a kid that didn't like to play with Legos.

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  8. Wow! This must've been so much fun for the kids! I know mine will be over the moon if he gets the chance to have this experience. :)

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  9. Good to hear that a Filipino is making us proud. I've gifted my son a 1000 pcs Lego. ang mahal.

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  10. Uy...proud to be Pinoy! He looks so young pa noh?

    My 2nd daughter loves playing Lego, hours of playtime.

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  11. Proud to see a Filipino share his genius and talent with an international company. We are indeed a blessed race. BTW, your little Mr. Burrito sure had fun!

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  12. wow, pinoy pride..:) so nice that you guys were able to mingle with him!

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  13. My son loves Lego, and I'm sure if he sees this blog post that he'll ask me to bring him there. Lol!

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  14. Mr. Burrito is so handsome Sis Rose and those eyes are beyond beautiful :-) Legos are one of my kids toy to play :-) They are very expensive too but help them with their hands and mind ;)

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  15. My nephew who is now an Engineer is a Lego fan since he was 3 years old so he's got many Lego sets. Ang Lego naman kasi is mentally stimulating.

    Proud to know one more talented Pinoy making waves in Silicon Valley.

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  16. makes us one proud pinoy no?
    from the looks of it the burritos had fun..
    and i am sure all of you had fun too.

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  17. Mahilig din po pala sa leggo mga kids mo mommy... :)

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