Goshen News, Goshen, IN

September 22, 2013

Monthly Lego ‘challenge’ has parents and children working together

By SCOTT WEISSER
THE GOSHEN NEWS

NAPPANEE — First they went to the library. Then they went Under the Sea.

Around 20 children and adults gathered at the Nappanee Public Library Thursday night for the monthly Lego Club meeting. The multicolored, connectible plastic blocks were the tools of the trade as the Lego crafters worked to be sea-worthy.

Lego builders are presented a “monthly challenge” — crafting Lego forms based on a theme, basically, and doing so in 30 minutes or less. Thursday’s theme was “Under the Sea,” and squids, mermaids and octopuses were among the club’s Lego creations.

Lego Club meets at the library on the third Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. After the monthly challenge, participants can build whatever they want during the remainder of the session.

No registration is required for Lego Club, and parents are invited to stay and participate. All materials are provided. Lego Club is recommended for children age 5 and older. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about Lego Club or other Nappanee library programs, call 574-773-7919 or go to the website www.nappaneelibrary.org.

Next month’s Lego Club challenge is “Monster Mash.”