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Microbuild: Penguins! Manhattan Beach Ages 6-12

Note: This class is at the Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach.

We are continuing our exploration of LEGO microbuilds with penguins!


***We will start by trying to draw penguins on brickpaper, then we will look at what penguins actually look like.  Color, shape and size.

Then we will learn some building tricks working on a class model.  A half hour to build your take home kit and we're done!*****

Study the effect of scale with a teeny tiny microbuild.  Includes a take home build kit.

Microbuild: Penguins!

Ages 6-12

Thursday, May 9th, 10:15am-12:15pm (feel free to send a snack with your child)

Cost: $26/student

This is starting to take form nicely.  I am including here a video about the scenery that I'm going to show as an example.  The kids will help me to build up mine (and learn a bit about how to do it) then will work on their take-home components.  See the second video also...

The Penguin build is turning out to be awesome and more about the ice than the penguins... but the week is young...  If you want the Penguin build, best to take it now, because after that I think we're going right into a Fortress of Solitude scene.  If possble, I will follow almost immediately with a Batcave build.



A microbuild is a teeny tiny build using teeny tiny parts.  The specific build depends upon the specific parts that I find.  This hopes to create a scene with clear bricks (ice) and black, white and other colors.  The "penguin" is a penguin shape that we came up with at the Manhattan Beach build.  They will stylize with other colors.  Let's call it ginormous emperor micro penguins.  I.e. they're big for microbuilds, but still small.  I'm working on parts for another style, but it will take some doing.  They wll take home 2 or 3 penguins on a  little ice base.

Instructor: Ms. Patricia Tsoiasue is a system engineer and extremely involved in the creative community of Long Beach.  She is working to bring a maker space to Long Beach and we are thrilled she is doing classes for our students.  Her projects include sewing projects (softies and ugly soft creatures with eyes that glow), mechanical experiences, electronics with the Arduino - a robotics computing platform and LEGO bricks, a creative medium that she loves!

This is a drop-off class if parent and child are comfortable.  Parent may stay to help younger students and/or to observe.

To sign up one child, RSVP as yourself; to sign up two children, RSVP +1, etc.

Feel free to pay online or bring payment to class.  Cash/check ok.  Please make checks out to Patricia Tsoiasue.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you!

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  • Patricia T.

    I had a blast! It was so amazing, thank you everyone for participating! Loved how each kid had his own way to play! They were all working on the same thing in their own individual ways!

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Cheri H.

    Thanks Patricia and Cindy! Another great class, Logan loved it!

    May 9, 2013

  • Rachael L.

    Fantastic! Thanks again for a wonderful class. Looking forward to seeing you in June if I got my dates right!!!!!

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Cheryl O.

    Hi, Cindy,
    We'd like to attend, but this page says the class is full. Should I just show up?
    Thanks :)

    May 8, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Hi Cheryl, yes, feel free to join the class. Thanks for asking. :-)

      May 9, 2013

  • Rachael L.

    Yea! So glad you added one more before we can't come on Thursdays anymore!!!!! The boys are really happy!

    May 3, 2013

    • Cheri H.

      Ha! I was hoping you could make it, Logan will be happy!

      May 3, 2013

    • Rachael L.

      Yup...we saw you had registered was our one free morning/day between now and May 19...sigh.

      May 3, 2013

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