engineering

The challenge for the builders this month was to create the ultimate superhero or super villain hideout!

  • Genghis Khan was made by two young ladies that wanted to make a villain hideout.
  • I'm Watching You was made by Alexandria. This villain hideout captures people and has a siren alarm for anyone who tries to escape or come in.
  • Sharigan was made by Saif and Ali. This villain hideout has cars, a flag, and guards.
  • Superhero Base was made by Fatima. This hero hideout included instruments, four people, and a flag.
  • Villain Base was made by Khalid. This hideout had several moving traps, an airplane, and car.
  • Dragonfly was also made by Fatima. This hideout had a roof, flags, and a guard.
  • The Breeeze was made by Courtney. This villain hideout had an elephant trunk, a watering can for the villains plants, a satellite dish for an umbrella, and a pet spider.
  • Villain Boat was created by Khole. This villain hideout had a portal and an event-able excite-a-boat. 
  • Something was created by Teja. It is so secret, that we only know it does.....something!
  • Hero Base was created by David. This hideout includes an archer, a launcher, guards with swords, gold, and a boss.
  • DC Villain Hideout was created by Kavin. This hideout has a flag, an eye that scans everyone who enters, a lava pool that you have to wear a red mask so you can swim in, a secret watch parrot, and an octopus for a pet. 

For this month, Lego engineers were challenged to build a trap for Newt Scamander to catch a Fantastic Beast! The requirements were;

  1. Lure: how will you attract the beast to go into the trap?
  2. Capture: how does your trap contain the beast without hurting it?
  3. Calm: how does your trap calm the beast so it can travel safely?

July's Open Lego Build challenge was to build the ideal Summer Getaway Vehicle. Lego engineers had to solve the following problems:

  • How does your vehicle get around?
  • What kinds of entertainment does your vehicle have?
  • Is there food and drink on your vehicle? If so, what kind(s)?
  • Where will your Summer Getaway Vehicle take you?

Hover your mouse over each picture to get information about the Lego Engineer, the title of their creation, and information about their creation. 

Hasini built "Rocket" with a flower on top
Ryliegh built "Get Away Bluebird" with mini tacos and Hawaii as her destination

Here are some of the creations for our 5/29 LEGO build.

The challenge was to create a tool to get a spy out of a tricky situation.

Avani LEGO Telepathy
Caleb LEGO Boat/Car/Plane with an Astromech Droid

The challenge for this Lego build was to create a spaceship that solved the following problems. 

  1. How does your spaceship move?
  2. What type of power does your spaceship use?
  3. How does your spaceship keep you safe in space?
  4. How does your spaceship safely land?

Open Lego Build

Come join us for one hour of creative play and building with our collection of Lego and Duplo Blocks. All welcome to complete our challenges or free play. Lego building develops engineering skills, encourages imagination, and socialization with other children. Lego creations will be displayed on our website after each meeting. 

  • No registration required
  • Suggested age 7 to 14
  • Siblings welcome

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, May 23 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room

LEGO® Build Day

LEGO

In preparation for our 2017 LEGO® Fantastic Beasts Building Contest, join us in the Friends Activity Room for two hours of free play with our stock of LEGO® and Duplo Blocks. This time is set aside to experiment and explore, build and get inspired. You cannot take your creations home, but the ideas you generate here might serve you well for the contest in January. Not interested in competing? Join us anyway. This is an open opportunity to build and create with friends or family. No registration required.

 

 

Upcoming sessions

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Drop-In Lego Engineering

Coming Soon: Our annual Lego Building Contest in January.

To get ready for the main event (or just to have fun engineering your own creations), drop in at the library on Sunday, December 28 from 1:00-5:00 PM

You bring your imagination, we'll supply the Legos. Keep in mind that you won't be able to take your creations home.

The Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 on May 27. On that day in 1937 over 200,000 people crossed the bridge on foot and roller skates. The bridge links the City of San Francisco with Marin County. Singer Tony Bennett immortalized the Golden Gate Bridge in the song "(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco". Construction on the bridge began on January 5, 1933 and ultimately cost $35million. Take a virtual walk across the bridge, read about the history of this world famous bridge, or watch the Golden Gate Bridge being constructed.

Golden Gate Bridge [videodisc] by a Ben Loeterman Productions, Inc. film

The bridge [videodisc] by executive producers Alison Palmer Bourke & Evan Shapiro; produced and directed by Eric Steel

The Golden Gate Bridge by James Barter

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