Make plans to join the Thinkery on Friday, June 8 from 6-9 p.m. for an epic night of building, art, engineering and tons of family fun! Get your tickets to the 4th Annual Bricks & Blocks Bonanza, the Thinkery’s exclusive after-hours party where you can hang with fellow brick builders to play with LEGO®, Duplo® and other blocks. You can even make LEGO jewelry and edible chocolate blocks, jump in a bounce house, learn Ninjago-style Jiu Jitsu moves and enjoy free food from P.F. Chang’s.


Photo from the Thinkery’s Facebook page

Thinkery is partnering with some amazing local organizations to bring you the ultimate night of brick fun. The evening’s line up includes:

Stations led by Thinkery:

  • Ninjago Bounce House – Try out your Spinjitzu moves in the air!
  • Tiny Builders – Explore over-sized blocks in this area designated for ages 3 and under.
  • Chocolate Blocks – Make edible chocolate blocks.
  • LEGO® Jewelry – Use real drills to create LEGO® bling.
  • Giant Jenga – Challenge a friend to a game of brick stacking precision.

Stations Led by Learning Fun 101:

  • Imagination Station – Let your creative juices flow as you construct whatever your heart desires.
  • Spin Art – Motor + Marker + LEGO® = awesome works of art.
  • Mosaic Maker Station – Create a masterpiece using 1×1 LEGO® bricks.

Station Led by Launch Code After School:

  • Robot Coding – Roll around LEGO® obstacles while learning how the Sphero bot teaches JavaScript programming.

Station Led by South Austin Brazilian JiuJitsu:

  • Jiu Jitsu – Learn moves fit for a Ninjago!

Stations Led by 4reelz School Of Film:

  • LEGO Movie Making – Bring LEGO® to life, just like in the movies!
  • LEGO Set Build Challenge – Assemble LEGO® sets together as a team.

Stations lead by Play-Well TEKnologies:

  • Monorail Joust – Engineer your monorail car to knock your opponent’s bot off the track.
  • Austin LEGO® City Build – If you had the chance to build our city, how would you design it?

Tickets: This is a ticketed event that includes all of the special events listed above, but also access to Thinkery’s exhibits. Families can also enjoy kid-friendly drinks, beer and wine at a cash bar. Be sure that you get your tickets in advance before it sells out! You can click here to purchase tickets on the Thinkery’s website. Prices are:

  • $13 Member Adult/$15 General Public Adult
  • $11 Member Child/$13 General Public Child
  • Free: Children ages 0-23 months

LEGO® and Duplo® are trademarks of the LEGO Group of companies, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this event.

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