Brixology

Engineers shape the world in this summer camp and eight-week Brixology after-school enrichment program! Each class, kids will step into the shoes of an engineer and build various engineering-inspired LEGO® projects. They will explore mechanical, structural, aerospace, nautical, and bioengineering while using critical thinking, cooperation, and creative problem-solving to test and improve creations. Children experience extended learning with an educational take-home toy every class to reinforce each concept. Take a look at our eight LEGO® brick building classes:

AEROSPACE

Launch your imagination to new heights as you explore aerospace engineering! Discover the secrets of working in space  efficiency and compact design.

Create a trussed space station module, then connect it with others to create a massive modular spacecraft.

TOWERS

Reach for the sky! Find out how structural engineers use ideas from physics to solve problems. Work together to build a structurally sound tower with a working elevator, then test and improve your design for strength and stability.

CARNIVALS

Feel the thrill as you build a spinning swing ride! Learn about the forces and mechanical engineering concepts behind some of your favorite amusement park rides. Then improve and test the design to create an even wilder ride.

BOATS

Create a sea-worthy vessel as you set sail with nautical engineering! Build and test a boat powered by potential and kinetic energy. Then try changing specific variables to improve speed, buoyancy,

and stability.

CREATURES

Discover nature's engineering secrets as we investigate biomimicry! We can learn a lot about efficient design from observing plants and animals. Build a walking insect machine, then test different ways to help it climb up the steepest branch.

BRIDGES

How can you build the strongest bridge? Work together with your fellow civil engineers to build and test different bridge designs. Then use what youíve learned to create the strongest

bridge possible.

VEHICLES

Get in gear as an automotive engineer! Build a motorized vehicle and learn how to optimize it. Use wheels, axles and gears to reduce friction and make it work better. Then shift things into a higher gear to get a hands-on understanding of transmissions and gear ratios.

MACHINES

Engineering is creative! Learn how gears, levers, and pulleys are useful tools for mechanical engineers then combine them with art and design to create and test a motorized drawing machine.

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