LEGO User Club

LEGO Stop Motion Animation User Club 2017

Saturday, February 18th from 10:00 – 12:00 pm (included with Museum admission)

This is our monthly Museum LEGO Stop Motion Animation “Users Club” gathering, under the guidance of instructor Jenna Marks.

Jenna Marks is an experimental and narrative filmmaker with a strong focus in animation. She graduated with her BFA from NSCAD in May of 2013 with a major in film. More information about Jenna will be posted on our website.

**LEGO Stop Motion Animators should bring a small bit of LEGO, as well as project ideas and storyboards you would like to create on your IPods or IPads or thumb-drives (don’t forget your chargers). The software app that can be downloaded online is: ‘Stopmotion Studio’ from the iTunes App Store.

Suggestions for our upcoming season of LEGO Stop-Motion Animation work sessions:

  • Work with a small scene – everything you use should fit into a small shoebox
  • Plan your scene with 3-4 characters
  • Have a written story idea that has a beginning, middle and end
  • Your theme could be a nautical story or land & sea story
  • Think about how the characters relate to each other

 

We will provide:

  • A background if you need one
  • Drawing paper and pencils for your story board

To register: Please enroll in advance for this program by contacting Jeanne Church at jeanne.church@novascotia.ca or 902-424-7491

 

Upcoming schedule: (usually every 3rd Saturday)

  • February 18th

‘First LEGO League’ (FLL) – Robotics 

Find out about this year’s Learning Unleashed challenge!

Saturdays from 2:30 - 4:30pm (included with museum admission)

Upcoming schedule: (i.e. every 3rd Saturday - with a few exceptions)

  • February 25, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (included with Museum admission)
  • March 16    (March Break extra session – time: 2-4pm)
  • March 18th  (March Break)
  • April 15th

Come to the Maritime Museum to work with the Nova Scotia Community College for a LEGO Robotics demonstration and learn what makes these little marvels go.  Visitors will be invited to discover more about the F.I.R.S.T. LEGO League (FLL) competitions here in Nova Scotia and test their programming skills on some of the actual challenges facing teams in this year’s theme.  http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge

Mike Duggan of NSCC will be hosting walk-in sessions about LEGO robotics during which he and other NSCC faculty members will be demonstrating how to construct and program a LEGO robot using a PC.  Visitors will then have an opportunity to assemble, program and test the active movement of their small LEGO robot.

All materials will be provided by the Museum and NSCC. So come explore, build and experiment.  Parent accompaniment recommended. Great for ages 9 and up. (Pre-registration not required)