Joanne, the director of the Victorian Bricks 4 Kids, told me the idea started in America. The creator developed the instruction booklets to match children's interests.
The workshops are themed around ninjas, Angry Birds, mining and crafting and super heroes, but kids are not restricted to these focuses.
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Joanne says there is a big interest beyond regional Victoria, which has a more limited audience than in Melbourne. Joanne was as enthusiastic to chat about Bricks 4 Kids as my kids were. Bricks 4 Kids workshops are three hours ($35) or one hour for school aged students ($12) and preschooler classes (45 minutes for $10). Children under five years old need to be accompanied by an adult. Children can bring their own nut free snack and drinks. It occurs to me that some adults might be just as interested in these workshops.
Plenty of LEGO to make your own designs and keep everyone happily entertained
I guess there were many things my eleven year old daughter wanted to do at the Mt Buller so she was a bit lukewarm about going to the workshop when we were at the snow. My son was in like Flynn. By the time the three hours was neither wanted to leave. They both had lots to show off by the time I picked them up.
Look at these clever designs the kiddies made… with the help of the friendly Bricks 4 Kids staff
I am in awe of their ability to make things that move. My daughter commented, "I just loved it even when I didn't think I would."
Popular for kids of all ages
With the second LEGO movie being made, the love of LEGO is bound to grow, if that is possible. For a full description of the programs and to register on line visit this site.