LEGO User Club

LEGO Stop Motion Animation User Club 

Saturday November 11, 2017 from 10:00 – 12:00 pm

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. Directly following her graduation, Jenna was accepted into the National Film Board’s prestigious animation apprenticeship program; Hothouse, in Montreal.

LEGO Stop Motion Animators should bring a small bit of LEGO, as well as project ideas and storyboards that 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 an 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 424-7491.

The cost is included with Museum admission (youth $5.15) or with your MMA or NSM Season Pass

Upcoming schedule: 

  • December 9

* Season Passes might be an idea for youth or family for the Maritime Museum or an NSM pass for all 28 Nova Scotia Museums*

First LEGO League Robotics

Saturday November 18th CANCELLED this month

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

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) and upcoming competitions here in Nova Scotia to test their programming skills on some of the actual challenges facing teams. http://www.firstlegoleague.org/about-fll

Mike Duggan of NSCC, an enthusiastic science educator and consultant with experience working in museums, private and public schools, and non- profits 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)

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

  • November 18th Cancelled for November as Mike will be hosting the NSCC FLL Competition
  • December 16

For additional information:
Richard MacMichael
902-424-8897
richard.macmichael@novascotia.ca