You Tube icon  Flickr icon 

Cary Library's 2018 Brickmania header featuring an all-yellow Lego man rocking out on his guitar

Brickmania 2018

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

Celebrate all things LEGO® related at our 7th Annual Festival. There’s fun for the whole family!

Enter the Building Contest, test your skills in the Challenge Zone, sign up for a workshop, vote for you favorite entry in the Building Contest, marvel at the LEGO® displays, program a robot with LEGO® MINDSTORMS®,  and more!


ACTIVITIES      |        SCHEDULE      |         WORKSHOPS    |     BUILDING CONTEST


ACTIVITIES

Challenge Zone – Hallway (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Test your problem solving abilities in the LEGO® Challenge Zone.

Coloring table – Children’s Room

Help us create some LEGO® art!
Coloring sheets and other activities will also be available.

Family Build – Large Meeting Room (opens at 10:00 am)

Explore your creativity with the Library’s LEGO® bricks. Work alone or with someone else. What will you create?

Family Build (DUPLO®) – Children’s Room play area

Explore your creativity with the Library’s DUPLO® bricks. Work alone or with someone else. What will you create?

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Child playing with wall-mounted Lego Tubes

10:00 am – 4:00 am – Challenge Zone – Lower Level Hallway

Test your problem solving abilities in the LEGO® Challenge Zone.

10:00 - 11:00 am - Sumo Bots! - grades 3 & up & their adults - Teen Workshop

Registration required (see below for more information).

11:00 am – Exhibit Hall opens – Learning Center

See the amazing creations entered in the Building Contest and vote for your favorite, enjoy the Reading Corner, marvel at displays of LEGO® creations, and build with your family in the Family Build area

11:30 am – Award Presentation – Large Meeting Room

The winners of the Building Contest will be announced, and prizes awarded

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Sumo Bots! - grades 3 & up & their adults - Teen Workshop

Registration required (see below for more information).

1:30 – 2:30 pm – Tower Building Workshop – grades K-2 – Storytime Room

Registration required (see below for more information).

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Robotics Workshop – grades 3-6 – Storytime Room

Registration required (see below for more information).

4:00 pm – Award Presentation – Large Meeting Room

The winner of the Viewers’ Choice Award be announced and the prize awarded.

Brickmania 2016 tower building at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts

 

WORKSHOPS

*NEW!* 10:00 am or 12:00 pm - Sumo Bots! - for grades 3 & up & their adults - Teen Workshop

Can you beat the Library Bot in the Sumo ring?

Using the Library's bricks and Mindstorm® motors, customize and program a Sumo Bot to take on the Libary Bot.

Attendance is limited. Sign up online (10:00 am | 12:00 pm) beginning Tuesday, May 29, at 7:00 pm. Phone reservations begin at 7:30 pm.

1:30 – 2:30 pm – Tower Building Workshop – grades K-2 – Storytime Room

Children are encouraged to problem-solve and build creatively while constructing a tower.

Attendance is limited. Sign up online beginning Tuesday, May 29, at 7:00 pm. Phone reservations begin at 7:30 pm.

 

Brickmania 2016 robotics workshop at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Robotics Workshop – grades 3-6 – Storytime Room

This is a low impact introduction to Robotics, no previous experience or knowledge is necessary.  Students will build, program, and if time allows modify a simple robot using the LEGO® WeDo® system.

Attendance is limited. Sign up online beginning Tuesday, May 29, at 7:00 pm. Phone reservations begin at 7:30 pm.

 

BUILDING CONTEST

Download the 2018 Building Contest Rules.

Nano bot Lego entry with legend

CONTEST RULES

  • Create an original design; do not use commercial kits/instructions.
  • Construction must be at least 90% bricks (LEGO® or other similar bricks). No more than 10% may be other materials (fabric, string, paper, etc).
  • Build at home, using your own bricks.
  • Tell the story of your creation. On the entry form, write a paragraph about your creation.
  • Enter by yourself and/or as part of a group.
  • ONE creation per individual or team.
  • Size: no larger than 10x10 inches at the base (32x32 studs).

Drop off: Entries must be delivered to the Cary Library Children’s Room on Thursday, June 7 from 2:00-8:30 pm. No entries will be accepted after Thursday, June 7. Your creation should be ready to display, with no loose parts. Please bring a completed entry form with your creation. Entry forms will be available at the Children’s Desk beginning Monday, May 21.

Pick up: Saturday, June 9 from 4:00-5:00 pm. If you are unable to pick up your creation at this time, please let us know ahead of time.

ENTRY CATEGORIES

  • Team: a group of 2 or 3 kids (18 and under)
  • Family: a group of 2 or 3 people, including at least one adult (over 18) and at least one kid
  • Individual: ages 5-8
  • Individual: ages 9-12
  • Individual: ages 13-18

JUDGING

Child with first place Lego Brickmania award

 

A panel of three judges will select one winner in each category. A Viewers’ Choice Award (voted on by visitors and participants during Brickmania) will also be presented.

CRITERIA

  • Building skill based on entrant’s age
  • Creativity and originality, in both your building skills and your writing
  • Presentation

LIABILITY

All possible care will be taken in the handling of entries. Entrants accept that Cary Memorial Library is not responsible for loss of, or damage to, any entry.

By entering the contest, all participants and their legal guardians agree to release the contest sponsors and Cary Memorial Library of all liability that could result from participating in the contest, attending the contest, or the awarding of contest prizes.

PHOTOGRAPHY

The contest and all participants may be photographed and videotaped. By submitting an entry into this contest, entrants and their parents/guardians hereby grant permission to Cary Memorial Library to use any photographs (names not included) of the entrant or the entrant’s submitted model for any promotional use.

By submitting an entry form and creation into this contest, entrants and their parents/guardians agree to these official rules and regulations and decisions of the judges.

 


BRICKmania is sponsored by the Friends of Cary Memorial Library.

The programs conducted by Cary Library are not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by LEGO® Education or the LEGO® Group. LEGO®, the LEGO® logo, the Brick, DUPLO®, and MINDSTORMS® are trademarks of the LEGO® Group. ©2018 The LEGO® Group.