Workshops

Mini-Engineers LEGO® workshops are innovative and fun for your child and the entire family. Our workshops are one off and will usually be held on a weekend. The length of each workshop will vary depending on the activity. Our workshops will range from specialized build events for children to team building events for family and friends. Check back often as workshops will be added throughout the year! 

SUMMER TREAT:  The Kids' Night Out LEGO Workshop series (aka Parents’ Night Out) is geared towards children who are 5+ years, and have parents who are looking for an excuse to have a nice, relaxing and peaceful dinner on their own.  These workshops take place once a month on a Saturday evening from 18:15 to 20:15 at the pop-up Mini-Engineers iLab in Paddington Central.   Parents drop their children off (already fed) at the Mini-Engineers iLab and then go have a relaxing dining experience at one of the numerous restaurants in Paddington Central.    

Aeroplane and Airport Runway

Age Group:
5 to 13 years (Year 1 to Year 8)
Notes:
Children will be grouped into teams of 8. Let us know if there are certain friends/siblings your child would like to build with.
Kids' Night Out LEGO Workshop series (aka Parents’ Night Out)
Whilst parents go for dinner, let your child’s creativity take-off with our aeroplane and airport runway workshop. Learn about different types of planes and the origins of human flight. Each child will then be able to use LEGO to design and create their own plane.  Afterwards, they will work as a team to build the runway and airport buildings for their planes to take off and land at. The sky is the limit!

Paddington – Saturday, 25th May – 18:15 to 20:15

Father’s Day Train Challenge Workshop

Age Group:
4+ years
Notes:
Each child can bring one parent/adult. Each child will be grouped into teams of four. Let us know if there are certain friends/siblings that your child would like to be teamed with.
All aboard train engineers of all ages for our Father’s Day Train Challenge Workshop.  In this workshop, each father/child pair will be teamed up to build a combination of carriages and wagons, which would then be used to transport bricks to build the tallest tower.  Working to a tight schedule of picking up and dropping off cargo, each team must plan and build their train carefully to suit the requirements of the schedule to maximise efficiency. Once built, each team will race against the clock and each other as they power their train to each station and depot picking up and dropping off bricks to see who can build the tallest tower. All aboard the Mini-Engineers Father's Day Train Challenge!

Paddington – Saturday, 15th June – 13:00 to 14:45
Paddington – Saturday, 15th June – 15:15 to 17:00
Paddington – Sunday, 16th June – 13:00 to 14:45
Paddington – Sunday, 16th June – 15:15 to 17:00

London in the Summer

Age Group:
5 to 13 years (Year 1 to Year 8)
Notes:
Children will be grouped into teams of 4. Let us know if there are certain friends/siblings your child would like to build with.
Kids' Night Out LEGO Workshop series (aka Parents’ Night Out)
Whilst parents go for dinner after the summer solstice, let your child have fun creating their version of London during the long summer days.  The children will use a kit of 4,500 bricks to recreate the London landmarks and summer activities that stand out in their eyes. Will it include Wimbledon, the numerous open air theatres and music festivals? Or will your child focus on building the quintessential Tower Bridge, the towering Shard, the magnificent London Eye, amazing Big Ben or the distinctive red London bus? Let's see what London looks like through the eyes of our children.

Paddington - Saturday, 22nd June - 18:15 to 20:15

Moon Landing

Age Group:
5 to 13 years (Year 1 to Year 8)
Notes:
Children will be grouped into teams of 4. Let us know if there are certain friends/siblings your child would like to build with.
Kids' Night Out LEGO Workshop series (aka Parents’ Night Out)
Whilst parents go for dinner, let your mini-engineer celebrate 50 years since humans first set foot on the Moon. Mini-Engineers will be holding a very special space themed workshop. Learn how the astronauts prepared for their momentous journey and what space travel is like now. The children will recreate from LEGO their version of the iconic craft involved in the very first moon landing. It will be out of this world!

Paddington - Saturday, 20th July - 18:15 to 20:15

Under The Sea

Age Group:
5 to 13 years (Year 1 to Year 8)
Notes:
Children will be grouped into teams of 4. Let us know if there are certain friends/siblings your child would like to build with.
Kids' Night Out LEGO Workshop series (aka Parents’ Night Out)
Whilst parents go for dinner, join us as we travel under the ocean and delve deep into its depths. Using a kit comprising 4,500+ LEGO bricks, our mini-engineers will create an underwater eco-system where brightly coloured tropical fish swim amongst the corals and turtles, crabs and seahorses that live peacefully side by side. Watch out though, as predators lurk in the shadows hunting for prey!  Explore the watery wonders of the largest habitat on earth in a fun and creative workshop.

Paddington - Saturday, 17th August - 18:15 to 20:15
"I was impressed by the preparation that had gone into the course. Lego is obviously a winner, but combined with loads of stats on fast cars and with a competition at the end this was an effective way of firing the imagination of children that are not easy to impress. The instructors were well informed and there were enough of them to provide hands on advice to the budding engineers. Leo thoroughly enjoyed it!"

Edward D. (dad)
Our children, Ethan (7 years) and Arielle (5 years) immensely enjoyed the Mini-Engineer's workshop.  It was great fun for our children and for me it was fascinating to see great thought behind the activities.  Another great discovery for us was that our daughter also enjoyed the workshop.  Lego is not only for boys!   What a wonderful experience we had!   We are eager for more workshops and camps.  Thank you very much for Mini-Engineer's!!!! 

Sayuri C. (mum)
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