Lego Resources

About Sets

For Teachers

  • Lego Education Academy- Now free. Video tutorials from expert Lego instructors covering from unboxing, to computer setup, to first models.

Online Courses and Curriculum

Lego Mindstorms Programming

Lego CAD

Design your Lego creations on a computer and have it generate the instructions!

Challenge Mats

eg as used in FLL, Skills Canada, and other programmes.

Available online from several vendors; usually made from vinyl.

Vinyl mats are expensive- $300-$500+(!)

But it turns out printing on vinyl is expensive, especially as it seems 44" is a standard material width… the mats are wider, and thus specialty items to print.

Here are some rough cost estimates (from Sure Copy Courtenay) for a 45x93" print:

  • $480 for full color vinyl
  • As two 24"x93" full color prints on 8mil PolyPro plastic: $300
  • on 42" wide full color paper: $160
  • as mostly line art with light shading on an engineering black and white paper printer, 2x 24" strips: ~$16-32 (it’s $0.50/sq ft for line art/lightly shaded; $1/sq ft if it uses a lot of toner.
  • lamination is extra; they have a 27" laminator right now, soon to have a >44" one soon

If you’re a school or community organization, Sure Copy may be willing to give a discount.