We are a 960 square feet party space and education space located in sunny Shoreline Village, Long Beach, California. We are committed to experiences involving LEGO ® bricks and the Maker Movement and are aligned with education through pop culture. 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!
What is Brickersville? – Brickersville is an entertainment, discovery and learning space based around the LEGO(r) brick. To those who wish to engage as entrepreneurs we are also an entrepreneurship skills community space.
Do you have classes? Yes! Please see our current class schedule.
Join us for one of our everyday progressive projects. Your study begins with a tour, and you choose how you would like to join us!
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 and making a Contraption! The Long Beach Pike Jollyball Machine!
We’re building rides of our own!
BUILD SHORELINE VILLAGE’S BRICKERSVILLE
We’re working on building Shoreline Village, one building at a time. We’ll measure and draw and photograph and model.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Trish at 562-225-9589.
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.
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!