Another typical day at the Long Beach Sea Base Club Ten space.
We were trying out what we found is a maximum configuration for the downstairs area!
Game design in the computer room, Knitting in the main hall and kids having loud fun with contraptions in the main hall. (way too much competition for the sound space in the main hall!)
The best part of the day was when little E came by to share a graphic book that he created using the Story Visualizer. It was so very sweet!
Sometimes, I wish I was a child again. Then maybe my Dad would take me to work with him. I guess I should say that I did sometimes go to my father’s office at the General Hospital in San Fernando, Trinidad. Dad was an Anaestheologist. Anesthetist, as we say here in the U.S. We would check his mail. I don’t remember being very excited by the fancy environment, probably because it wasn’t. We didn’t do any rounds or other patient visits. Just the mail and the office.
Today, the P2S Engineering group visited the Club Ten Makerspace at the Sea Base as a day out for the kids.
Thermofax, LEGO Raffles for awesome Mixels, door prizes (literally-we gave away LEGO doors), EV3 Robotics play, the 3D Printer and my favorite… Walking Creatures.
I’ll spend some time sharing about the Walking Robots activity, because Morio Murase has taken it to way beyond what I did. He designed a mechanism, we kitted 27 kits, and he modeled it in LDraw. We’re thinking this is so awesome, we should kit it and share it on Etsy (doesn’t everyone think this at some time?) We all agreed that it was a good thing that I spend so much time shopping on Bricklink, the LEGO Education website and, of course, LEGO.com. We had enough parts for all the kits we were trying to make!
Here are some photos from this most awesome event! If you are interested in scheduling your own event at one of the Club Ten locations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
This year I named a day. I did this because I wanted to see if I could start something on a global scale. It worked! My day was a Global Day of LEGO(r) Brick Fan Play Day. The date was April 2nd, 2015. 2×4 Day. 4/2/2015, or 2/4/2015 depending upon which way you look at it. Rumania, Peru, Paris and Long Beach, CA participated. (I am a co-founder of the Long Beach LEGO User Group).
So I decided to put together a list of special days that work best for me. This will be an ongoing list, that I assemble. Enjoy!
1 New Years’ Day
20 Penguin Awareness Day
14 Valentines Day
March 14, Pi Day
National Robotics Week and month
April 2nd, 2×4 Day, a Global Day of LEGO(R) Brick Play
April 2nd, Autism Day
April 22nd, Earth Day
April 25th, World Penguin Day
Last Saturday in April, Children’s Day (Act of Congress)
Last week in April, Children’s week (Act of Congress)
May 4th – May the Fourth be with you (Star Wars)
May 5th – Cinco de Mayo
National Ice Cream Month (President Reagan)
3rd Sunday National Ice Cream Day (President Reagan)
4 Independence Day
24 Christmas Eve
25 Christmas Day
26 Boxing Day
31 New Years Eve
Our Global Day of LEGO(r) Play as celebrated here in Long Beach for the first time!
The Long Beach LEGO User Group celebrated 2×4 Day on April 2nd, 2015 at the Long Beach Sea Base.
It was attended by a few folks from our community. Great fun was had by all!
I am attaching a link to the photos from the event (on our facebook page).
2×4 Day 2015