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Mini Courses

Stop Motion Animation using LEGO® Bricks

This One Week course will run Aug 4th -8th 2014


9:30am -2:00pm (includes 1/2 hour lunch break)

Students will create a 2 to 3 minute "Invention and Discovery" film using LEGO® bricks and minifigures. Students will work in groups of 3-4 depending on class size to create a short stop motion animation film. Groups begin by storyboarding and writing their story on the first day. Participants also learn about the film-making process. Day two is dedicated primarily to finalizing the story and set design. The final 3 days are for filming and editing.

During filming each student will get to sit as the director, computer operator, and movement coordinator. Should time allow, students will also voice over their movies and create sound effects, create an intro and final credits. Movies will be posted to YouTube for students to share their creations
with family and friends.

The course is limited to 12 participants
The course is for students ages 8 to 12 years old.
The cost for this Mini-Course is $215 per child ($200 for SEE members).  

This Mini-Course was created by and will be run by Brickapalooza owner and founder Eric Kingsley, an adult LEGO® fan, who also helped plan and build SEE's LEGO® Millyard Project.

This mini-course is sold out please call SEE at 669-0400 to be added to the waiting list.


Mini-Courses and workshops are classes with one or more sessions which allow students an opportunity to learn about one particular topic in more depth. Mini-courses and workshops always include hands-on activities. Mini-Courses are especially popular with home-school students. Please sign up for email newsletters on our home page to get advance notice of future programs.

mini-course participants


Past topics include:
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Chemistry
Forensic Science
Slimy Science
LEGO® Gravity Racers
LEGO® Zip Line
LEGO® Simple and motorized machines
LEGO® Bridges
LEGO® Stop Motion Animation
LEGO® Towers
LEGO® Bricktionary
LEGO® Simple Machines to Remote Control