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Published: 2/20/2013


Built it in Perrysburg

Using 200,000 Legos as building blocks of a new business, Bill and Kelisa Boden have opened Build It in Perrysburg’s Levis Commons. It is a hands-on educational center that uses Legos, K’Nex, and Duplo to motivate children to learn basic scientific principles.

Fort Meigs fifth grade teacher Kelisa Boden gets set to race Lego cars with Grayson Scheub, 6, Thursday afternoon during class at Build It in Perrysburg. Opened on December 26 by Boden and her husband Bill, Built It teaches science using Legos and K'Nex. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Fort Meigs fifth grade teacher Kelisa Boden gets set to race Lego cars with Grayson Scheub, 6, Thursday afternoon during ...
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Andrew Boden, 7, works on perfecting his Lego car Thursday afternoon during class at Build It in Perrysburg. Opened on December 26 by Fort Meigs fifth grade teacher Kelisa Boden and her husband Bill, Built It teaches science with Legos and K'Nex. Classes run for one hour, twice a day Monday through Thursday. Each class costs $8. Build It also runs preschool sessions Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon as well as open play for $5 an hour Thursday and Friday at that same time. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Andrew Boden, 7, works on perfecting his Lego car Thursday afternoon during class at Build It in Perrysburg. Opened on ...
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Grayson Scheub, 6, pieces together his Lego car to race Thursday afternoon during class at Build It in Perrysburg. Opened on December 26 by Fort Meigs fifth grade teacher Kelisa Boden and her husband Bill, Built It teaches science with Legos and K'Nex. Classes run for one hour, twice a day Monday through Thursday. Each class costs $8. Build It also runs preschool sessions Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon as well as open play for $5 an hour Thursday and Friday at that same time. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Grayson Scheub, 6, pieces together his Lego car to race Thursday afternoon during class at Build It in Perrysburg. Opened ...
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Kelisa Boden, left, and her son Andrew, 7, center, measure the distance his Lego car traveled down a homemade ramp Thursday afternoon during class at Build It in Perrysburg. Opened on December 26 by Fort Meigs fifth grade teacher Kelisa Boden and her husband Bill, Built It teaches science with Legos and K'Nex. Classes run for one hour, twice a day Monday through Thursday. Each class costs $8. Build It also runs preschool sessions Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon as well as open play for $5 an hour Thursday and Friday at that same time. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kelisa Boden, left, and her son Andrew, 7, center, measure the distance his Lego car traveled down a homemade ramp ...
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Grayson Scheub, 6, center, cheers as he pits his Lego car against another child's during a demolition derby Thursday afternoon during class at Build It in Perrysburg. Opened on December 26 by Fort Meigs fifth grade teacher Kelisa Boden and her husband Bill, Built It teaches science with Legos and K'Nex. Classes run for one hour, twice a day Monday through Thursday. Each class costs $8. Build It also runs preschool sessions Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon as well as open play for $5 an hour Thursday and Friday at that same time. Each week features a different lesson. On February 14 the class built cars and measured their speed, accuracy and durability. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Grayson Scheub, 6, center, cheers as he pits his Lego car against another child's during a demolition derby Thursday afternoon ...
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Lucas Fiscus, 9, cheers after his Lego car survived a crash with another car Thursday afternoon during class at Build It in Perrysburg. Opened on December 26 by Fort Meigs fifth grade teacher Kelisa Boden and her husband Bill, Built It teaches science with Legos and K'Nex. Classes run for one hour, twice a day Monday through Thursday. Each class costs $8. Build It also runs preschool sessions Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon as well as open play for $5 an hour Thursday and Friday at that same time. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lucas Fiscus, 9, cheers after his Lego car survived a crash with another car Thursday afternoon during class at Build ...
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Abby Boden, 5, works on building herself a Lego car Thursday afternoon during class at Build It in Perrysburg. Opened on December 26 by Fort Meigs fifth grade teacher Kelisa Boden and her husband Bill, Built It teaches science with Legos and K'Nex. Classes run for one hour, twice a day Monday through Thursday. Each class costs $8. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Abby Boden, 5, works on building herself a Lego car Thursday afternoon during class at Build It in Perrysburg. Opened ...
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Fort Meigs fifth grade teacher Kelisa Boden, left, and her husband Bill, right, set up a lane for a demolition derby of Lego cars at their company Built It in Perrysburg. Build It teaches science to children using Legos and K'Nex. Classes run for one hour, twice a day Monday through Thursday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Fort Meigs fifth grade teacher Kelisa Boden, left, and her husband Bill, right, set up a lane for a demolition ...
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Lucas Fiscus, 9, created a Lego car and named it, Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lucas Fiscus, 9, created a Lego car and named it, "Ben Roethlisberger" Thursday afternoon during class at Build It in ...
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Andrew Boden, 7, left, and Grayson Scheub, 6, chart their Lego cars' progress Thursday afternoon during class at Build It in Perrysburg. Opened on December 26 by Fort Meigs fifth grade teacher Kelisa Boden and her husband Bill, Built It teaches science with Legos and K'Nex. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Andrew Boden, 7, left, and Grayson Scheub, 6, chart their Lego cars' progress Thursday afternoon during class at Build It ...
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