May 2013 is the first month for our new Builders Brigade schedule! Each month, we will now be hosting TWO programs at the library Our first program of the month was free play, and we saw some great creativity from the kids in attendance. I’m looking forward to seeing you all on May 28th….
We had an unprecedented 103 people turn out for the Builder’s Brigade program on April 15th! So much fun, and so many new faces. And what was our theme of the day for school vacation week? Vacations, of course! Real or imaginary – what kind of place would you like to visit on vacation? We had some interesting interpretations of the theme…and a lot of kids who felt inspired to create something entirely off-topic. Check out the cool projects below…
Our theme of the day was Secret Hideouts, and I knew this would be a winner Many of the kids present chose to make a creation based on this theme; some others came in with very specific ideas for what they wanted to build. Whatever the case, all creations were spectacular! You can see the project images below. The creations will also be on display in the Teen Room at the library through Saturday, April 6th. So be sure to check them out in person if you get a chance. [NOTE: Starting in April, our projects will be displayed on top of the new shelves in the Children's room!]
The Wizard Hideout
The Super Rangers Hideout
The Secret Cave
They have found us!
The Legend of a Heros [sic] Secret
The Hidden Lab
The Green [?] String Getaway
The Gold Steelers [sic]
The Family with 6 Kids
The Car Mobile and Batplane
The Black Hidout [sic]
The Best Hideout
The Bad Guys [sic] Hideout
Shark Attack on Skelaton [sic] Ship
Secret Hideout 2
Operation: Alien Boatjack / Mission: Rescue the Hybrid Alien
Our Builders Brigade is rolling ahead full steam! This week, our 55 participants quickly jumped on board with our theme for the month: TRANSPORTATION. Trucks, cars, boats, planes…anything that transports something else fit the bill Check out the cool projects below. And don’t forget to check out the projects in-person while they’re on display at Cheshire Public Library (on display through March 16th).
So what exactly is a mashup? Well, basically, it’s when you get a chance to mix up a lot of your favorite things to create something completely new. I found a very fun online (free!) tool called “LEGO Ninjago Minifigure Mashup” – click HERE to go to the site. With this online tool, you get the chance to mix up the heads, bodies, legs, weapons, and backgrounds of some of your favorite Ninjago characters. You can then download and/or print your creation. Very fun. Check out the mashup I created using Fangdam’s head below
Our program on January 29th was so much fun! We had nearly 60 kids come to try their hands at creating one or more projects using our happy piles of LEGO bricks (all of which were donated by our generous patrons, by the way!). My theme for the day was Animals and/or Creatures, though most kids followed their own creative vibe. The results were amazing All projects will be on display in the Teen Room at Cheshire Public Library through February 16th. Below are pictures you can share with friends and family, and I hope I’ll see you at the next program on Feburary 26th!
Just a reminder that all of the terrific Lego block creations from our first program – “Future Cities” – will be on display in the Teen/YA room at Cheshire Public Library until Saturday, January 19th. At that point, we will break the projects down and recycle the Lego bricks into our happy giant tubs so the Lego bricks are ready to be used at our next program on January 29th.