The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method is a facilitated problem-solving process.
It was developed by the Lego Company for use within organisations. Each participant builds his or her own 3D LEGO® model in response to a facilitator question. These 3D models serve as a basis for group discussion, knowledge sharing, problem solving and decision making.
The purpose of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is to maximize the full potential, insight, confidence and commitment of all the people around the table.
Typical LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® experience has 3 steps
1. The facilitator presents a challenge question
2. Individuals build their own models
3. Individuals share their model/story
Sometimes there is Shared model building and Shared model sharing.
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Process is based on Constructionism.
The theory of Constructionism states: we gain knowledge when we construct something external to ourselves. When LSP participants build models they are thinking with their hands.