The birth of the little, yellow-skinned lads and lasses that will eventually become the Lego Minifgure begins as small, clear ABS plastic pellets. These are delivered straight to the molding factory via truck. They begin coloring it by adding dyes and colors to the plastic. Soon, the pellets are heated into another shape of plastic that almost looks similar to toothpaste at 230° celsius.
Next, the plastic is inserted through a tube into a molding machine. Each and every single Lego element has a mold. These molds shape the plastic into the Lego piece it was created to make.
Then the hot and nearly ready Lego parts are released from the mold, into a sorting machine. These machines are rather self explanatory; they sort the elements into groups.
Where they go from there depends. If they need printed decals, like the ever-popular minifigure face, machines will print them on the Lego piece itself, much like how you print documents onto paper. If the element does not require the printing treatment, it will simply avoid this step entirely.
Finally, the Legos are bagged for a Lego kit, and any big or important parts are inserted in with the bags. Instructions are boxed, and the boxes are inserted into bigger boxes for store shelves.
Developing Life Skills is exceedingly important for young adults on the autism spectrum. Whether it’s preparing our own food, practicing good hygiene or advocating for ourselves – all these practices contribute greatly to our quality of life and sense of independence. At SEEDs for Autism we empower our participants to step outside of their comfort zones and become more self-reliant. Many of our participants have started using public transportation to get to and from SEEDs and inspirational stories like Daniel’s encourage others to take this important step toward independence.
Hello my name is Daniel N. and I’m going to be writing about my experience taking Dial-A-Ride. Dial-A-Ride has provided me with a sense of independence. The first time I took Dial-A-Ride I had moderate anxiety because I did not know what to expect from them. They have a half hour window until they have to arrive. When they arrive I present my DAR card to the driver and he / she drops me off at Seeds. They are required to sign me in for safety reasons because when I sign in my boss knows I arrived at my destination safely. The bus is usually a van but sometimes they get overloaded with requests. If they are overloaded they will send a taxi as a backup for the main bus, that way I can still get to my destination on time. I would recommend Dial- A-Ride to anybody who needs it.
The ability to stay focused and remain on task is an important life skill that enables us to reach goals, increase productivity, make decisions, solve problems and feel better about ourselves. At SEEDs for Autism, our participants learn by DOING! Our program provides many opportunities for students to put their skills into ACTION… and creating content for this blog is one of them.
Charlie has been one of the most prolific and enthusiastic contributors to the SEEDs for Autism blog. He has a great passion for video games and exhibited a tremendous amount of focus as he worked diligently to complete his posts before end of class.
This is Charlie’s final video game review because he is moving on to new experiences and opportunities. It has made him very happy to see that people have been enjoying his posts.
Thanks for reading! (Ed.)
Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming game Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom for the PlayStation 4. The story/plot of this game takes place hundreds of years after the events of Ni ni Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the PlayStation 3.
Some of the cast of characters consist of Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum(main protagonist) who not only hails from the Cat Tribe but is also the King of a city called Ding Dong Dell, Roland(protagonist) who happens to be a visitor from another dimension and Tani(protagonist) who happens to be the daughter of the King of all Sky Pirates.
In conclusion, I believe that this game will not only be a definite improvement than it’s PS3 prequel but that it will also offer even more challenges and experiences to enjoy. This game is scheduled to be released on March 23, 2018.
Hello, my name is Charles & I’m here to review Dark Cloud 2 for the PlayStation 2.
In this game, you must rebuild the past in order to restore the future, thereby foiling the temporal machinations of the evil Emperor Griffin. As such , This game centers around the concepts of architectural construction as well as time travel.
The main protagonists in this game are comprised of Max (main hero)(weapons: Wrench/Gun) & Monica (main heroine)(weapons: Sword/Magic). The main antagonists in this game are comprised of Gaspard (dark assassin)(weapon:Sword) & Emperor Griffin (Main Villain)(weapon: Twin Swords).
In conclusion, I found that this game takes your architectural constructive skills to new heights in a challenging way.