Last week my daughter brought home the book, Lego Man in Space from her school library. At first, I thought it was a book about a make believe Lego that went into space. During dinner when I was reading it, I was amazed to find out that the Lego Man actually went into space. After reading the book, I watched the video and was absolutely amazed with what these two boys accomplished with their Lego Man in Space. Lego Man in Space is about two older boys who fulfill their dream of launching their Lego into space. How did they do it? In a rocket ship? No! A giant slingshot! Nope! How about a catapult? Nope!
Lego Man in Space provides the reader with details on the exact materials they used to send their Lego Man in Space including a cell phone with GPS to help find the spaceship once it lands. Mat and Asad (the boys who created this voyage) built a “spaceship” that resembled a large box and sewed a parachute to bring the Lego Man back to earth. They filled the ship’s giant balloon with helium and liftoff! The Lego Man made is all the way up into space and saw the stars and the moon. It traveled 15 miles into near space (31 miles into the stratosphere).
Both my children and I found this book fascinating. The book is written in a way that a younger child could understand but gives facts and specific vocabulary that can teach an older child. In the back of the book, the author gives instructions on how to build a balloon powered rocket ship and a parachute for your Lego Man in Space. Photos and fun activities are also included.
For a child who loves Legos and is fascinated by space, check out this book! Also, show the video to your child after you read the book. Your child will want to read this one over and over again.
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Don’t believe it? Check out the video here……