Wednesday, July 18, 2012

LEARNING BUILT RIGHT IN: LEGO CON


Canada’s LEGO obsessed gather once a year for a fan convention to show off their creations. 

Brickfete.is a volunteer affair. Builders bring along the projects that they have spend untold hours constructing from the tiny plastic blocks. It is about they build, creativity, the love of the brick, the passion for the company or its products, and the mysteries of what makes these fans tick.

This years fan convention took place last weekend. It was special affair because this is the 50th anniversary of Lego in Canada! To celebrate the first 50 children (over 3 years old) through the event display doors will received a retired collector series LEGO minifigure. 

Tons of LEGO, awesome creations, plus fun impromptu games and contests. Sounds like a great time to me!

I can only imagine how excited my guys would be to have an opportunity to attend and view the hundreds of models. Speaking of children, the event appears to attract kids and adults – the young at heart. Children that are too young to understand the "please look but don't touch rule" are considered too young for Brickfete.

Build-a-Brick Clubs are becoming more popular. Last fall, the Admiralty House Museum in Mount Pearl launched a  club for children aged 7+ to come together and socialize. The club start at 4:30 and 7:00pm on Fridays and are an hour and a half each.

The Build A Brick Club is not only super fun but also helps every child with socialization skills, creativity skills and without most children knowing, has learning built right in!

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