Inspired by one of the judges during the Doodle4Google, EJ started to love LEGO. One of the judges in 2014 is Lee Magpili, he was born in the Philippines and is now livuing a dream abroad doing what he loves to do ever since he was a kid. Below is his profile from the Doodle4Google page:
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.
Mr. Magpili is a joy to talk to, very down to earth and he really ignited a spark in my son's interest about LEGOs.
EJ still savors the fun he had when Lee told him about his creations and let him play with the small LEGO robots.
I am so glad that they have this LEGO set up at the "Crash Pad" lounge because that's where my son spent most of his time while we were there.
Sheraton hotel was a perfect place to put all the participants in. It has a great ambiance and great amenities.
Doodle4Google this year will be in the Fall, so watch out for it. You might never know when your luck strikes, your kids might be one of those lucky ones to participate in this prestigious event. It was a great opportunity for my whole family to explore outside our box. It was my children and I's first time in California.