Weekly classes

Our LEGO® classes are 75 to 90 minutes in length and follow the school term schedule. These weekly classes have been designed around LEGO Education’s 4C principles of Connect, Construct, Contemplate and Continue.  Through guidance and teamwork, our Mini-Engineers will build simple machines, learn STEM concepts, have fun and inspire each other.   With exception of Nursury Classes, children build in teams of two and each team is given their own LEGO kit. 
 

DUPLO Technic

Age Group:
4 to 5 years (Reception to Year 1)
Using Technic LEGO DUPLO bricks, the children will build in pairs a different simple machine each week.   They will get to see first-hand how gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and axles work together to make a mechanical movement.  The children will also be given the opportunity to adapt their models and share it with the class.  This class is great for introducing young children to engineering concepts, encouraging team work and building communication skills at an early stage.  It is also a wonderful introduction as to what they can expect in the next years at Mini-Engineers.

AUTUMN TERM
Saturdays - Marlborough Primary, South Kensington - 14:15

Our Wonderful Planet

Age Group:
5 to 8 years (Year 1 to Year 3)
In this class, children will learn all about the planet we live on.  From geology - such as how mountains and volcanoes form, to ecology - looking at biomes, ecosystems and habitats; we'll explore the versatility of the natural world and look at some of the most famous natural landmarks on earth.  The children will reinforce their learning by building their versions of these natural wonders with LEGO and filling them with plants, creatures and anything else they can dream of.

AUTUMN TERM
Mondays - Mansel Centre, Wimbledon - 16:00
Saturdays – Marlborough Primary, South Kensington – 9:30
Saturdays – Marlborough Primary, South Kensington – 15:30 
 

Introduction to Mini Machines

Age Group:
6 to 11 years (Year 2 to Year 6)
Notes:
Recommended for experienced and confident builders

Most children love building with LEGO, but how about taking it to the next level and building motorised models?  Using the LEGO Education WeDo Kit, which includes a variety of technic bricks and elements, children will learn hands-on how to build simple motorised machines with a battery pack.   From wheels and axles to gears, pulleys and belts, each week children will learn basic mechanical concepts that will aid in their building of LEGO models that move.  Children will build in pairs a different motorised model each week.  There will be plenty of scope for creativity too, with opportunities for children to incorporate what they've learned with their imagination to build amazing movable creations.

AUTUMN TERM
Saturdays - Marlborough Primary School, South Kensington - 11:00
 

Powered Technic

Age Group:
7 to 11 years (Year 3 to Year 6).
Notes:
Recommended for experienced and confident builders
Machines are everywhere, from simple circuits at home to enormous jet aeroplanes; they help keep modern life ticking. In this class, we’ll be looking at some of the simple concepts and interactions that make up these machines – from gears, ratchets and flywheels, to gearboxes and pulleys. We’ll discover what makes cars fast, why clocks tick, how to build a walking robot and much more! This class is suitable for older children who are familiar building with LEGO Technic.
 
AUTUMN TERM
Saturdays – Marlborough Primary, South Kensington – 9:15
 

'FIRST LEGO' League Robotics Challenge

Age Group:
9 to 13 years (Year 5 to Year 8)
Notes:
Recommended for experienced technic builders looking for a challenge
Calling all experienced mini-engineers looking to test their skills! This term Mini-Engineers is embarking on an exciting new challenge. We are entering a team into the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Challenge, a worldwide tournament for LEGO builders. Team members will learn valuable life skills including problem solving, teamwork and presentation skills.
 
FIRST LEGO League is a global technology challenge for teams of young people. It encourages them to take interest in world issues and teaches key skills for their lives.   This year’s theme is “Hydro Dynamics”.
 
The Mini-Engineers team will work together to learn about the theme and to design, build and program a LEGO Mindstorms robot to beat a series of challenges.  This class will culminate at the Regional Tournament, where they will present and test their robot to the max!   

AUTUMN TERM
Saturdays - Marlborough Primary School, South Kensington - 11:00
“The Mini-Engineers class was a fantastic experience for Alexandar. He has many Lego sets at home but he was never really into them. Since we came to Mini-Engineers workshop Alex has changed completely. He built all his Lego sets independently and now he has his Lego corner in his bedroom.  Great club!  We are looking forward to many more Lego sessions.”

Marina K. (mum)
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