Welcome to Brickersville!

We are 960 square feet of brick heaven, located in sunny Shoreline Village, Long Beach, California. Come and build with us!

Free tours always, or stay and play with Open Design Studio or join us for meetings and classes or schedule your special event with us!

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Holiday Activities December 2019 – January 2020

FAMILY DAYS OF HOLIDAY MAKING – Holiday Activities $10. per Maker person (adult or child) Non-maker parents or guardians attending a youth maker free.

Register here!

Book your holiday party at Brickersville! If we don’t yet have registrants for any one timeslot, you may reserve your own timeslot! Want another date/time? Ask us!

Dec 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 2:30-5:30 Dec 17-20 5:30 to 8:30 *MUST PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS!*

Make Holiday Crackers (Choose from LEGO keychain Gift, or a model from a retro advent calender) Two per paid Maker, for $5 Non paid adult or additional crackers, $5. per cracker materials fee.

Make a micro modular cottage, light it up and add it to our holiday village!

Work on our train village!

Add your Santa to our Holiday Photo Booth and Take a Photo!

If you still want to play, families are welcome to stay and play in our brick space.

BRICKS LA FAN CON PREP

Weekdays Dec 27, 30, 31, Jan 2, 3 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Register here!

This is a drop-off activitiy for ages 7 and up Scheduled and priced for flexibility.

$130/3 days, $165/4 days, $200/5 days – $50/day , $30 1/2 day

Work on our 4 progressive projects:

-Pike influenced Amusement Park/ Great Ball Contraption

-Shoreline Village Comic Book

-Brickersville: The Show and game.

-Build Shoreline Village in LEGO Bricks

OR Work on a project of your own!

BRICKS LA FAN CON

We’re preparing for the Bricks LA (LEGO Fan Convention in Pasadena, California). We have a booth and we’re inviting brick families to participate in the booth.

Register here and participate in our booth! Please connect with us so that we can plan your participation!

Thanksgiving 2019 Activities!

For students aged 7 and up!

Join us for progressive creative builds and activities from November 25-27!

$50/day

$130/ 3 days

$30 1/2 day any day.

Click here to register on Eventbrite!

MAKE COMIC BOOKS

Photograph Shoreline Village, create characters and photograph them. Older students learn to edit the characters and photos in GIMP (open source digital editing software) and put them together into comic book scenes using LEGO Story Visualizer. Lots of file format manipulation learned!

Shoreline Village’s BRICKERSVILLE: THE SHOW

Make animated videos using your own characters and ours, and stop motion animation techniques, then we post on our YouTube channels and you on yours!

SHORELINE VILLAGE AND PIKE HISTORY

We’re learning a little bit about the old pike and its rides.

Model of the Pike’s epic roller coaster: the Cyclone Racer

We’re building rides of our own!

BUILD SHORELINE VILLAGE’S BRICKERSVILLE

Hat shop being built next to ice cream shop
Hat shop being built next to ice cream shop

We’re working on building Shoreline Village, one building at a time. We’ll measure and draw and photograph and model.

Click here to register on Eventbrite.

Field Trips

Field trips may be booked for 15 – 37 students at a time. The price is $10 per student.

Classes of more than 20 may be divided into two groups. One group will perform measurement andgather photos and information while the second group works in Shoreline Village’s Brickersville studio.

Teachers are asked to provide adult support in the ratio of 1:6 for students up to 8 years old, and 1:8 for students 8 and over. Adults will be provided with instructions for a specific task. For scheduling, please email brickersville@gmail.com or call Trish at 562-225-9589.

We are also able to arrange for a harbor tour and a snack or lunch at one of Shoreline Village’s family-friendly restaurants: Tugboat Pete’s (hot dogs, Best hamburgers ever!); Gilan Pizza and Grill; Twisters and Coffee (awesome pretzels!); The Funnel House (cookies and funnel cakes); Ice Cream on the Boardwalk; Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Sugar Daddy’s sweet shop.

Students are encouraged to help with our progressive community discovery projects:

A Living History Project: The Long Beach Pike and Shoreline Village

Partial model of the Cyclone Racer by Larry Osterhoudt.
Partial model of the Cyclone Racer by Larry Osterhoudt.

We’re on a scavenger hunt for Long Beach history, starting with the Long Beach Pike and how it evolved over time. Students are encouraged to ask their parents and grandparents if they have memories of the Long Beach Pike before coming and bring photos to share. We will share those memories and talk about the rides and entertainment on the Long Beach Pike. Together we will craft a memory and/or make observations about the businesses on the pier, then share it on the living history site: http://www.longbeachinabox.com.

We will work on building our own carousels and ferris wheels using LEGO power functions.

Building Shoreline Village in LEGO Bricks

Hat shop being built next to ice cream shop
Hat shop being built next to ice cream shop

Picturesque Shoreline Village begs to be built in LEGO Bricks, and we’re working on it. Students will walk around the village and photograph, measure, lay out, draw and work on the progressive model of Shoreline Village in LEGO bricks. We won’t be able to finish in one go, but the task of building the village provides the students with a sense of place and a task that engages. They will learn techniques in building with LEGO and re-create the village in their own way.

They are creating their own memory of Shoreline Village, one that they can document, photograph and in the future, recall.

Shoreline Village’s Brickersville: The Comic

Students are invited to model the file for digital manipulation and positioning.

Students’ photos and those photos in our digital library are brought together alongside our characters. Students will layer the characters to create their own versions of Brickersville: The Show comic pages.

Shoreline Village’s Brickersville the Show: Video

What would these characters sound like when your students design them? How will they move? What are their personalities?

Students are encouraged to bring their cameras for photograph or to use ours.

It Takes a Village

Shoreline Village is so cute and colorful, I want to build it!

I’m sitting in Brickersville, our LEGO(r) brick themed space at Shoreline Village, and my mind turns to the people I’ve met here since I started Brickersville with Jesse Miller, who we call “the Honorable First Mayor of Brickersville”. I don’t suppose there ever will be a second Mayor, he does the job so well.

Shoreline Village is indeed a village. It’s a community of some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. It’s a down-to-earth group of people that tends to a variety of businesses and attractions… and the staff that supports them. The village plans festivities like the Pirate Festival. Maybe I can convince them to someday plan a LEGO(r) brick themed festival. Maybe we can call it 2×4 Day or All About Bricks. I’ll tell you about that some day.

A couple of days ago I was rearranging the shelving in the space. But, darn it, one of the little screws couldn’t come out of the poles. I took the pole downstairs, to the Pirate’s Cove souvenir shop, and a couple of the fellows there tried to help. It didn’t quite work, so we asked one of the handy folks who walk around in the bright blue shirts.

I’m not mentioning names, as I’m not sure they would want that much attention. Thank you! What would the village be without you?

Trish Tsoiasue is Squigglemom, the Game Master at Brickersville in Shoreline Village, California. Drop in for a free tour, or visit with us all afternoon for a small per person fee! 419 Q Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Math, Technology and Building 11/09/2016

Busy day in the classroom!  Brick Math is trending, so we did our own version, with everyone participating on the board.  We learned about fractions with money, pizza (virtual) and bricks (real and virtual).

Built the hot rod in the Simple Machines LEGO(r) Education kit, invented an assembly for change of direction of motion and built part of Brick Bank!
Photos and cool video below!

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