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Brickmania 2019

Brickmania 2019: Saturday, January 26 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrate everything LEGO® at our 8th 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 your favorite entry in the Building Contest, marvel at the LEGO® displays, build a robot with LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, and more!


ACTIVITIES      |        SCHEDULE      |         WORKSHOPS    |     BUILDING CONTEST


Giant LEGO minifig colored by children

MEET A MASTER BUILDER!

2:00 pm - in the Living Room on the Main Level
Dan Steininger spent 24 years with the LEGO® Company and was one of only 8 LEGO® Master Model Builders in the world. Join him for an entertaining presentation about his career as a Master Builder.

ACTIVITIES

Challenge Zone - Lower Level Hallway (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Test your problem solving abilities in the LEGO® Challenge Zone.

Race Car Run - Large Meeting Room (noon – 2:00 pm)
Build a race car and run it down the ramp. How far does it travel off the end?
Make a few adjustments. Does it go further?

Stop-motion Animation - Large Meeting Room (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Try your hand at stop-motion animation using LEGO® people & bricks. Finished movies will be uploaded to our YouTube Channel.

LEGO® WeDo® 2.0 - Large Meeting Room (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Build, code, and learn with LEGO® WeDo® 2.0.

Coloring Table - Children’s Room (all day) 
Help us create some giant 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 (all day)
Explore your creativity with the Library’s DUPLO® bricks. Work alone or with someone else. What will you create?

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Children playing with LEGO tubes

10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Challenge Zone - Lower Level Hallway
Test your problem solving abilities in the LEGO® Challenge Zone.

10:00 am - 2:00 pm - LEGO® Activities -  Large Meeting Room
Marvel at displays of LEGO® creations (many built by members of our Brickbuilders’ Clubs); play LEGO® games; add to Micropolis, our tiny LEGO® city; and build with your family in the Family Build area.

10:00 - 11:00 am - Sumo Bots! - grades 4-8 & accompanying adult - Teen Workshop
Registration required. (see below for more information)

10:30 - 11:30 am - Tower Building Workshop - grades K-1 – Storytime Room
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. Guess how many bricks are in the jar.

Building contest judges11:30 am - Award Presentation - Large Meeting Room
The winners of the Building Contest will be announced and prizes awarded

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Tower Building Workshop - grades 2-3 - Storytime Room
Registration required. (see below for more information)

2:00 pm - Meet a LEGO® Master Builder! - Living Room on the Main Level
Dan Steininger spent 24 years with the LEGO® Company and was one of only 8 LEGO® Master Model Builders in the world. Join him for an entertaining presentation about his career as a Master Builder.

3:00 - 4:00 pm - Sumo Bots! - grades 4-8 & accompanying adult - Teen Workshop
Registration required. (see below for more information)

4:00 pm - Award Presentation - Living Room on the Main Level
The winner of the Viewers’ Choice award will be announced and the prize awarded.
 

WORKSHOPS


Children playing with LEGO sumo botsSumo Bots! - Teen Workshop
Can you beat the Library Bot? Using the Library's bricks and Mindstorm® motors, customize and program a Sumo Bot to take on the Library Bot.

  • 10:00 - 11:00 am - grades 4-8 & accompanying adult [register]
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm - grades 4-8 & accompanying adult [register]

Attendance is limited. Sign up online beginning Monday, January 7, at 7:00 pm. Phone reservations begin at 7:30 pm.
 

Children building LEGO towers

Tower Building Workshop - Storytime Room
Children are encouraged to problem-solve and build creatively while constructing a tower.

  • 10:30 - 11:30 am - grades K-1 [register]
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm - grades 2-3 [register]

Attendance is limited. Sign up online beginning Monday, January 7, at 7:00 pm. Phone reservations begin at 7:30 pm.

 

BUILDING CONTEST

BRICKmania building contest winner

Building Contest Rules

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, January 24 from 2:00 - 8:00 pm. No entries will be accepted after Thursday, January 24. Your creation should be ready to display, with no loose parts. Please bring a completed entry form with your creation. Entry forms are available at the Children’s Desk.

Pick up: Saturday, January 26 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. If you are unable to pick up your creation at this time, please let us know ahead of time.

LEGO contest entryENTRY 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 9-13

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

CRITERIA

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

LEGO contest entryLIABILITY
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.


Friends of CML logoBRICKMANIA! is sponsored by the Friends of Cary Memorial Library

The programs conducted by Cary Memorial 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.