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Here’s how LEGO sets can make your workday more productive

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18.09.2021

My summer job as a teenager was taking care of plants at a nursery.

A hot summer day spent pruning roses isn’t pleasant—there’s a lot of sweat and blood involved. But there’s a very real sense of accomplishment when you’re done. You turn around and see the hundreds of plants you just cleaned up, and you know without a doubt that you’ve done something. It’s a tangible sense of progress.

Humanity, I believe, is wired to crave that kind of accomplishment. Desk jobs don’t deliver it.

Which is why my coworker is building a LEGO rocket in his home office.

Fokke Zandbergen, a senior engineer at Zapier, reached out to me because he was inspired by an article I wrote in 2014.

It was about how I’d combined a simple set of LEGO bricks with a Pomodoro timer. I would work for 25 minutes, put one brick onto a platform, then take a........

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