Paula’s Lego journey began when she started helping her aunt, Trish, with Lego brick summer programs. Due to their expensive prices, Paula never grew up playing with Legos, but garnered an interest in adulthood after seeing that Lego can be molded to fit the learning wants and needs of all children.
Holding a degree in physical chemistry and a likeness for working with kids, Paula said she enjoys how versatile Lego can be for everyone’s learning styles. She explained that Lego can enable you to take an idea in your mind and turn it into something physical, whereas other mediums don’t always equate to a physical object.
“Some kids don’t have the capacity to draw, or some kids don’t have the capacity to like, or don’t feel like they’re good at drawing or feel like they’re not good at these other ways of making something that’s in your mind,” she said.
All it takes to start making your idea come to life is the simple act of snapping two bricks together. Soon enough, anyone can have the human nervous system mapped out in front of them, or a city’s infrastructure towering over their desk.
“You can sort of see the thing that you’ve built in your mind and other people can see it,” Paula said. “It can become a conversation starter or you know, a place to start conversations about things.”