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Lego Workshops for Kids

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Published September 14th 2011
The Lego Education Centre at South Brisbane isn't well-known, but it should be. It provides good, reasonably priced Lego workshops for boys and girls up to 12 years of age, and is a great place for kids to have fun while you grab a coffee or run some errands.

The centre is run by Moore Educational, which has more than 15 years experience working with schools using Lego educational resources. Workshops are run by female and male instructors, and cater for a range of ages and interests. Many of the workshops use Lego resources that I've never seen anywhere else, and challenge kids to build, think and learn in new ways.

This coming school holidays (September 2011), the centre is offering the following workshops from Monday the 19th to Friday 30th September.

For kids aged 4 to 7 years
Animals antics (using Duplo and Lego to create farms, zoos, etc)
Arctic Adventures (using Duplo Tech Machines to create a remote-controlled vehicle)

For kids aged 5 to 7 years
Carnival fun (using Duplo Early Simple Machines to create carnival rides with gears, pulleys, etc)

For kids aged 6 years and over
Mad Machines (building cranes, fans and cars etc from building plans)

For kids aged 8 to 12 years
Plundering Pirates (making a pirate film using Lego materials and camera)
Lego Grand Prix (building a Lego car with a capacitor and investigating energy efficiency)
Space Mission (Using Lego Mindstorms NXT to write a computer program to control your RoverBot)

All workshops run for 45 minutes and cost $12 per child. Check the centre's website or phone 3844 6337 for details of times and dates.

I've taken small people to workshops at the centre on a few occasions, and they've always enjoyed them. The instructors are helpful and patient, and the workshops are not too large.

Musgrave Park photo by West End Girl
Musgrave Park playground is close by.
The centre itself is also relatively small, and you are asked to leave while your child does their workshop, so it's a good break for parents too. If you have a younger child who isn't doing a workshop, Musgrave Park playground is right around the corner, and South Bank is just a few blocks away.

The centre also runs weekend workshops during school terms, hosts birthday parties, and sells Lego products. It's worth checking out if you have any Lego enthusiasts in the family, or you'd like to introduce your child to an interesting new activity.
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Why? For a fun, educational children's activity
When: School holidays, weekends during term time
Where: 78 Merivale Street, South Brisbane (opposite the Brisbane Convention Centre)
Cost: Usually $12 per workshop (enquire re birthday parties)
Comments
I love Lego and think it will be a timeless classic amongst the high tech gadgets now available on the toy market. I;m glad that suck places are accessible to the public and prove that Lego is still cool. I hope the centre will thrive off it's ingenuity and this article puts them on the map.
By Kathryn Sayers - senior reviewer
Thursday, 15th of September @ 08:00 am
thanks for the reminder - we haven't been for a while but it definitely is well worth it
By wordo - reader
Thursday, 15th of September @ 11:02 am
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