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Building Suspense

What a large and enthusiastic crowd of budding engineers we had building bridges in our theater on September 24th!

Kathryn, Karen and Louise from "Arch for Kids" explained the principles behind bridge architecture. Then our kids and their caregivers were set loose to construct and decorate drawbridges, lift bridges or arch bridges. The results ranged from elegant to fantastic.

It was an excellent afternoon of creative scientific endeavor.

See an array of illustrative photos here: 

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/99473978@N02/albums/72157659037884042 

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The Sport of Kings (is built from LEGOs)

 In LEGO Club yesterday, we invented our own sports and games and built the fields of play out of LEGOs.  The rules of each sport are still a little unclear, but stay alert! The consequence of failure is mostly death.  

 

Stay on your toes to enjoy our obstacles courses!

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Our races!

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And our perilous climbing walls!

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(With proper respect to the inspiration: American Ninja Warrior.)

We have one more week, so come back to invent with us again or join us for the first time.  

 

 

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LEGOs by the book

More like "from the book," actually.  At this school year's first LEGO Club meeting, we built creations inspired by scenes from books.  Some were classics, like The Night Before Christmas.

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Or this race (if only we could remember the name of the book . . .)

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Others were new favorites, such as Louis Sachar's Newbery Award-winning Holes. (With an assist from Dr. Who's TARDIS--what better way to escape juvie in the desert?)

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Or Clariel, part of Garth Nix's Old Kingdom series. 

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A couple were mash-ups--hey there, Dr. Who!--with one many-tentacled monster from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea menacing a jail.  

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And, finally, one can only be termed a "future bestseller" since it may not have come from a book (yet).

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But of course, the most important part of any book is the pages and pages and lines and lines of words.  So, here's to you, written text!

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Bon Voyage, James Potter!

J.K. Rowling casually mentioned on Twitter this morning that Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley's firstborn child, James Sirius Potter, is taking his first trip on the Hogwarts Express today.

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Who else wishes they were on their way to wizarding school?

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Barn Dance Video!

 

This was such fun! Around 70 people danced, watched and otherwise and enjoyed the rousing talents of the Walker Family Band. There's nothing like swinging your partner and do-si-do-ing in the early evening light. We hope to make this an annual event--maybe you can come next time!

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