Awesome LEGO® Brick Workshops

With Bricks, We Build!

Building with bricks is key to the process of trying to do new things and failing... and picking up the pieces and trying something new!  Failure is a fantastic teacher... as long as you can make failing fun!

 

All our programs are designed to inspire, entertain, and educate. And by entertain... we mean have fun! 

 

If you have any suggestions for new workshops or if you want to volunteer at any of the workshops please do contact us!

 


Everything that we are doing with bricks and where and when we are doing it!


Lego® Brick Stop Motion Movies

Tuesday, Oct 15th to Nov 19th, 9am to 12pm

6 Sessions

Ages 8 to 18

Cost: $180.00  

Early Bird: $150.00 before Midnight Sept 30th   ~ SAVE $30 ~

  Session Size Limited to just 8 Builders

 

Whether you are a brick enthusiast or a movie maker at heart, this class is for you.  

 

You will have 6 weeks to craft a Stop Motion Movie. Learn about set building, story boarding, character creation and development (we have plenty of minifigures, don’t worry!), and of course editing and voice overs, sound effects and music. Whew!

 

By the end, you’ll have a movie that you are proud to show your friends and family.

 

If you have a tablet of your own you are welcome to bring it so you can continue to edit and modify your movie in between sessions as well as being able to make more movies. Free Stop Motion apps are available.

If you don't have a tablet that is just fine as we will have them available here.

 

The Final Movies will be uploaded to YouTube to showcase your awesome talents!

 

If this time slot does not fit your schedule or you are an adult and you would love to take this course send us a note and we will put you on the list for when our next sessions are available! 

Lego® Brick Stop Motion Movies Ages 8 to 18 - Tuesday, Oct 15th to Nov 19th. 9am to 12pm 6 Sessions
$180.00

$150.00

  • Space Available Now

Space Exploration Workshop

Friday, Oct 18th to Nov 22nd, 3pm to 5:30pm

6 Sessions

Ages 8 to 18

Cost: $180.00  

Early Bird: $150.00 before Midnight Sept 30th   ~ SAVE $30 ~

  Session Size Limited to just 8 Builders

 

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of humans landing on the moon we will spend 6 weeks of exploring all things space. We’ll be building Lego® brick rockets and other space craft, both the kind intended to get from planet to planet and vehicles, like the Mars Rover, that are intended to explore the surface of other planets.

 

Learn about the history of Space Flight through hands on building while stimulating social skills, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

 

In process and complete build photos provided at the end of the workshop.

(for reporting and sharing for you Home Schoolers out there).

Space Exploration Ages 8 to 18 - Friday, Oct 18th to Nov 22nd. 3pm to 5:30pm 6 Sessions
$180.00

$150.00

  • Space Available Now

Leonardo in Lego® Recreating Da Vinci's Inventions in Brick

Monday, Oct 21st to Nov 11th, 3pm to 5:30pm

4 Sessions

Ages 8 to 18

Cost: $120.00  

Early Bird: $100.00 before Midnight Sept 30th   ~ SAVE $20 ~

  Session Size Limited to just 8 Builders

 

Recreate Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions in Lego® bricks.  You get to choose and build some of the crazy and brilliant machines Leonardo came up with.  Explore his ideas of flying machines and catapults, examine how they led to modern machines. Envision and create future gadgets of your own. 

 

Learn how to think like Leonardo Da Vinci.

 

Learn a bit of history rebuilding a piece of the Renaissance while stimulating social skills, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

 

In process and complete build photos provided at the end of the workshop.

(for reporting and sharing for you Home Schoolers out there).

 

Leonardo in Lego Ages 8 to 18 - Monday, Oct 21st to Nov 11th. 3pm to 5:30pm 4 Sessions
$120.00

$100.00

  • Space Available Now

Epic Build Workshop

Friday, Oct 25th to Dec 13th, 9am to 12pm

8 Sessions

Ages 8 to 18

Cost: $240.00  

Early Bird: $200.00 before Midnight Sept 30th   ~ SAVE $40 ~

  Session Size Limited to just 8 Builders

 

Have you ever seen giant LEGO® brick displays?  Have you wondered how they are done?

 

Join in with a group of other LEGO® enthusiasts to build an awesome 3 x 5 foot display... something truly EPIC!!

 

Work together using negotiation and consensus to incorporate everyone’s ideas into a huge LEGO® brick creation.

Learn dreaming and brainstorming techniques to come up with creative and fun projects to build together.  Plan the project and get building!

 

This could include machines, buildings, villages, or cities, elaborate fantasies or historical recreations. 

The group will also create a time lapse stop motion video of the final build. 

 

Why do kids want to participate in these workshops?

  • They get to build HUGE EPIC LEGO® Brick scenes and/or machines.
  • Their scenes are on display in public and they can go see them and amaze their friends.  
  • They are proud of what they’ve created.
  • They learn new building techniques.
  • It’s fun and exciting!

 

What do they learn?

  • creative brainstorming
  • problem solving and mathematical thinking
  • planning and time management
  • persistence
  • project management, engineering and development skills
  • communication and team building skills
  • useful social skills like negotiation, persuasion, and incorporating individuality & individual choices in groups

 

They will feel the pride of contribution and accomplishment while stimulating social skills, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

 

In process photos provided throughout.  Complete build photos and stop action video provided at the end of the workshop.

(for reporting and sharing for you Home Schoolers out there).

 

The final project will be displayed and available for all parents and friends to view. 

(to have a peak at our previous Workshop's creation go to the VRKade at 2-1585 Bowen Road to have a look!)

Epic Build Workshop Ages 8 to 18 - Friday, Oct 25th to Dec 13th. 9am to 12pm 8 Sessions
$240.00

$200.00

  • Space Available Now

Where is Brick Masters Academy?

Brick Masters Academy

5234 Sherbourne Drive

Nanaimo BC V9T 2J8

 

(All Session or workshops take place at the Brick Masters Academy address unless otherwise mentioned.)