engineering

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, December 20 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Thursday, January 10 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Thursday, February 21 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Thursday, March 21 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Thursday, April 11 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Thursday, May 30 - 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

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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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