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Someday, Episode #13: Lee Magpili, LEGO Designer

Welcome to Someday, where we interview interesting people from around the world to learn about how they make a living.  We call it Someday because one day our curious kids may elect to pursue a career in one of these fields.  In the upcoming months, we’ll learn: How to become a Helicopter Pilot, the best thing about being a Professional Soccer Player and the most challenging thing about being a Clown.  Who knows…we might even talk a little ice cream as well.  We hope you enjoy!

In episode #13, we sat down with Lee Magpili.  Lee is a LEGO Engineer and works at their headquarters in Billund, Denmark.

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.

Some of the resources Lee mentions during our interview are as follows:

Lee’s favorite LEGO design: Mindstorms EV3 (designed by Lee)

LEGO 8880 Super Car

LEGO Careers website

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