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Building Sumo Robots with Mindstorms Led by: Peter Guenther
This is a free form workshop where you can construct a sumo robot for the sumo competition at Brickworld. There will be several Mindstorms & sumo robot experts on hand to assist you in building and programming your robot. There is no limit to participation if you bring your own Mindstorms kit. There will be several kits provided for use (number is TBD) and signup is to work with these kits. Participants should be at least 8 years old. You can work as teams.
(pre-registration required to borrow one of the available Mindstorms kits)
Build Your Own Mosaic Led by: Jeremy Moody
Have you ever wondered how the some of the best LEGO mosaics are designed? Have you wanted to build one yourself? In this workshop you will learn everything you need to know to design your own mosaic. We will talk about various techniques in design, including computer aided design — where one method is better than another, etc. You will even get a chance to build your own full color mosaic to show at Brickworld and take home at the end of the event!
Please only register *one* person per "team." All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The mosaics built in the workshop will stay on display for the entire public exhibition. If you are unable to stay for the entire duration of the event, your mosaic will be mailed to you after the event.
(pre-registration required to build + $30 per team for material cost)
Introduction to Animation Led by: David Pickett & David Pagano
Building for display isn’t quite the same as building for cinema… A brick filming primer, this workshop offers a look at the more animated side of the LEGO hobby. Come see a variety of innovative films; learn techniques for set up, construction, and animation with LEGO; and take part in a hands-on demonstration where you can try your hand at bringing minifigs to life.
(no limitations or requirements)
Advanced Animation Led by: Greg Tull
Greg Tull, Director of Monitogo Studios, will teach hands-on-techniques for advanced LEGO animation. This will cover actions like jumping, flipping, fighting, etc. This session will require the following items and a competent knowledge of their use: animating software, a camera, and a laptop.
(to actively participate bring: a 16x32 or 32x32 baseplate, a couple dozen various plates, eight 1x1 round bricks, 2 robot claws or 2 1x1 tile with clip, a 6 long pole, a 2x2 brick, two minifigures, and some wall tack like what is used for hanging posters)
Sculpture Design Led by: Mark Larson
Come and learn true art creation from a real LEGOLAND Model Designer. Learn you how to sculpt and build a sphere, learning the principles of LEGO Sculpture and a technique to sculpt any shape out of LEGO bricks.
(To actively participate bring: a laptop with LEGO Digital Designer (free download from LEGO.com) installed)
Introduction to Microscale Led by: Roy Cook & Alice Lieber Cook
Collaborations are fun. But, sometimes building something for a collaboration can take lots of brick. Or, maybe you just don’t have room to pack another large creation. At Brickworld, microscale is the answer for you. Every year we create the city of Micropolis. Join Roy and Alice for this workshop and learn about parts and techniques that really give detail to your creations at the microscale level.
(pre-registration required to build + $10 per team for material cost)