Located across from the Brisbane Convention Centre on Merivale Street in South Bank, the Lego Education Centre is both entertaining and educational. The centre is run by Moore Educational, who has been providing Australian schools with Lego education resources for more than fifteen years.
Sunday Funday is for children aged from four to ninety-nine. Unfortunately, our three year old was not permitted; I assume due to the potential risk of choking on small Lego pieces. So while Dad took our toddler to the nearby park, I settled in for some serious fun with Miss Six and Miss Eight.
Each Sunday has a different theme. Our theme was Mad Machines. Every table is laid out with trays of Lego and instructions to build some type of machinery; or you can create your own Lego masterpiece. In hindsight, I should have gone to the park and let Dad get mechanical with the misses. The tables with Lego Technic looked tricky so we headed to the Duplo table with the easy to follow instructions. If you do get stuck, a staff member is on hand to help.
After making four or five machines, the girls joined some younger girls and made a fort with oversized blocks, found in a pit towered over by a Lego palm tree and incredibly impressive Lego monkey.
Each session lasts forty-five minutes. The other themes include Lego Community, Fantasy Fun, and Space Odessey. At a cost of $5 per person, it is certainly good value for money. The expense comes after the session, when the kids start looking around the shop filled with Lego toys, games, figurines, mugs, and more.
There are three sessions to choose from: 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. As they don't take bookings, we arrived early for the one o'clock session. As it turned out, it wasn't necessary. Our Sunday session was small, and as a result was restful and relaxing.
Sunday Funday runs every Sunday except during school holidays. For information on their school holiday workshops or birthday party program, click here.