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. 
 

Nursery DUPLO

Age Group:
3 to 4 years
Notes:
This is NOT a drop off class. Parents/carers are encouraged to sit on the side.
Does your 3 or 4 year old enjoy playing with DUPLO? Our Nursery Class uses LEGO DUPLO to introduce your child to early learning concepts while having fun building. Each class will focus on a different topic incorporating letters, sounds, numbers, shapes and colours. Our instructors will encourage discussion of the topics to help children develop their listening and speaking skills.  The children will also learn different building techniques as they employ their creativity to express their thoughts.  After the children have completed their builds, they will share their creations with the rest of the class.  Our aim is to help your child’s language development, numeracy, creativity and imagination while encouraging collaboration and of course preparing them to be great Mini-Engineers!
 
SPRING TERM
Mondays - Wimbledon - 14:15
Wednesdays - Notting Hill - 14:00

DUPLO Tech Machines

Age Group:
4 to 5 years (Reception to Year 1)
Is your child fascinated by machines?  Do they love to build a design and adapt it to their own specifications?  In this class, children will learn about a variety of transport and machines that we use on land, on and under the sea, in the air and in space.  Using Technic LEGO DUPLO bricks and elements plus a screwdriver to secure the bricks with simple screws, children will build machines from LEGO in a way they have never done so before.  Come and explore the world around us in your DUPLO Tech Machine!

SPRING TERM
Saturdays - South Kensington - 11:00
Saturdays - South Kensington - 14:15

City Neighbourhood

Age Group:
5 to 8 years (Year 1 to Year 3)
Your child might see them every day, but have they thought about what goes into constructing the buildings that make up their neighbourhood?  In this class, we look at what goes into creating some of the most important buildings we find in every town. Children will work in pairs to make familiar buildings out of LEGO, while learning about their creation’s real-world counterpart.  From offices, shops and cafes to emergency services stations and more, they'll learn the LEGO techniques that make great buildings.

SPRING TERM
Mondays - Wimbledon - 16:00
Thursdays - Notting Hill - 16:00
Saturdays – South Kensington – 9:30
Saturdays – 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.

SPRING TERM
Saturdays - South Kensington - 15:15
 

Advanced Mini Machines

Age Group:
7 to 11 years (Year 3 to Year 6)
Prerequisite:
Year 2 children accepted if completed Introduction to Mini Machines
Notes:
Recommended for experienced and confident builders
Let your child explore the technical side of their creativity in Advanced Mini Machines.  As a continuation of Introduction to Mini Machines, this class teaches children advanced building techniques using LEGO technic bricks, gears, axles and pulleys to create impressive, functional LEGO models.  After learning an engineering or mechanical concept, children will have the opportunity to use their creativity and build a LEGO creation to solve a challenge set by the Mini-Engineers Instructors.  Learn how to lift a heavy weight, build a sturdy tower, catapult a brick - and much more!  This class is best for children with lots of LEGO building experience, who want to be inspired to take their designs to greater heights.

SPRING TERM
Saturdays - South Kensington - 11:00

Inside Inventions

Age Group:
8 to 11 years (Year 4 to Year 6)
Notes:
Recommended for experienced and confident builders
Is your child curious about how things work? In this class, we'll be exploring simple scientific concepts and laws that exist in the world around us, and seeing how these have been put to use in interesting inventions from history. We'll be using technic LEGO to recreate some of these amazing inventions and will devise simple experiments to test and demonstrate these theories.  From measuring acceleration and creating momentum to structural engineering and Morse code - this class brings science to life! 

SPRING TERM
Saturdays - South Kensington - 9:15
 
“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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