LEGO activities for Auckland school holidays

One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘do you run a LEGO holiday programme?’

The current answer is: No

In the past we ran a weekly LEGO club and occasional holiday events but due to pressure of work Brick Builders only currently offers LEGO birthday parties.

Other holiday programmes with LEGO

If you’re in the Auckland area here are some other holiday childcare providers that may be of interest:

  • The Parnell Trust runs a series of LEGO robotics workshops that are great fun (using Mindstorms)
  • Kidactive run ‘LEGO Corner’ courses for morning and afternoon sessions in Meadowbank, Howick, Takapuna and Herne Bay

Toyworld Onehunga have also started holding Lego building sessions for 2 or 3 hours during the school holidays.

This July they are holding sessions on Wednesday 20th and Tuesday 26th July. Give them a call on 09 633 0300 to check times and places.

If you run a holiday programme around Lego contact us or leave a comment and we’ll add your details.

Lego, Lego and more Lego!

It’s been a long time since I wrote a blog post for the Brick Builders website. That doesn’t mean we’ve lost interest in all things Lego, anything but.

Since putting the weekly after school school into hibernation at the start of this year, I’ve focused the company on providing unique and entertaining birthday parties. It’s proved so popular I’m currently booking 6 weeks ahead!

The weekly club was fun to run and popular too but difficult to fit in around a fulltime job. I’m still convinced a network of Lego clubs around New Zealand would be a great way to share the joy (and educational benefits) of Lego with kids who might not have piles of it at home.

My attempts to franchise the club brought lots of interest from across the country but it proved difficult to convert to a club network . Despite having a proven business model many people are put off by the up-front costs of buying the raw materials.

With that in mind I’m currently writing a manual on How to Start and Run Your Own Lego Club – my aim is to offer it as an ebook or PDF download for a nominal fee to 1. test the market for self-publishing (I’m thinking Kindle publishing here) and 2. to see if a full guide will get some motivated people up and running.

Watch this space (and like us on Facebook) – if you’re feeling creative and want to get your own local club up and running get in touch. The more people who email me, the quicker it’s likely to get published!