Stop Motion Animation Workshops Using LEGO

Immerse your students in the exciting world of LEGO Stop Motion Animation with our School Workshops, designed to breathe life into any topic. Our workshops are meticulously crafted to foster practical engagement and ignite creativity while reinforcing essential literacy and media skills.

Choose from a variety of set themes, perfectly aligned with popular classroom topics such as Vikings, Environment, Storytelling, Titanic, Battle of Britain, and more. Empower your students to unleash their creativity by designing their own movie themes and plots, sparking imagination and collaborative storytelling. At Brickies, we’re dedicated to delivering educational experiences that inspire, captivate, and leave a lasting impression.

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Our LEGO Stop Motion Animation workshops are aimed at children in Year 3 upwards [aged 7+] and are typically two hours long. Children will be put in to pairs or maximum a group three to produce their movie. We ensure that all children are hands on and everyone is engaged at the same time, there is no waiting around. The task requires the children to not only work in a team but as a team to achieve their objective. Without even being aware the workshop requires the children to demonstrate communication skills, delegation and time keeping all whilst being creative and having fun.

We will give a detailed overview of how to make the best LEGO stop motion movie using our iPad minis and movie making kits. We will also be sharing some of our favourite trade secrets to create a movie worthy of the big screen. At the end of the session we will provide the school with an electronic copy of all the videos.

Inspiring Film Makers of the Future

When it comes to the theme of our LEGO Stop Motion Animation workshop, flexibility is key. We pride ourselves on tailoring the content to either reflect a specific topic the children may be learning about or giving them the freedom to craft their own stories. At Brickies, creativity knows no bounds, and we’re here to support every child’s unique imagination.

We kick off every two-hour school workshop with an engaging visual introduction to the captivating world of stop motion animation. Our experienced facilitators delve into the fundamentals, explaining the concept of storyboarding and its pivotal role in the creative process. Next, we dedicate ten minutes for each child to craft their unique storyboard, laying the foundation for their LEGO Stop Motion Movie.

The remainder of the workshop is a dynamic blend of hands-on exploration and creativity. Students immerse themselves in building their LEGO movie sets, bringing their envisioned scenes to life brick by brick. Guided by our facilitators, they utilise cutting-edge app software to capture each frame, transforming their ideas into a cinematic masterpiece.

At Brickies, we believe in empowering young minds through immersive experiences, fostering both artistic expression and technical skills in a supportive and inspiring environment.

Ocean Clean Up – Example Video

This video was created by children in a Year 5 class. The topic of our LEGO Stop Motion Animation workshop was on ‘Cleaning up the Oceans’. They storyboarded, built the scene and took the photos as a team to create a great short stop motion video.

Picnic on Moon – Example Video

There was no set theme for this school workshop the children worked in pairs to create a short movie of their own choice. They had to storyboard, build the scene and take the photos as a team to create a LEGO Stop Motion Movie.

Stress Free Set Up

When it comes to setting up our LEGO Stop Motion Animation workshops at your school we minimise the stress by bringing almost everything with us, all we need is there to be tables in the room, for the children to work on and access to a screen would be desirable. We can be set up in just 10 minutes and be packed away in the same time too.

We have all the necessary paperwork in place to allow us to deliver in schools including dbs checks, public liability insurance etc. All our staff are experienced engaging story tellers and are passionate about delivering a highly memorable experience for everyone involved.

Stop Motion Animation Workshops Pricing

Pricing is based on the number of classes we deliver a LEGO Stop Motion Animation workshop to and the duration. We can deliver to one class at a time with up to 30 children in a class. We pride ourselves on offering a fun, engaging and memorable experience at a cost effective rate. Once we have established the right package for you we will quote an up-front price with no hidden charges.

If you are interested in bringing a subject to life with our Brickies LEGO stop motion animation workshops then we advise you to enquire sooner rather than later as availability is limited. Please use the enquiry form below or email [email protected] for more information.

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    Stop Motion Animation Workshops FAQs

    We deliver LEGO building school workshops that are suitable for all ages from Early Years to School Leavers. We primarily work with primary school aged children, those in EYFS, KS1, KS2 and SEND.

    We deliver LEGO School Workshops that are typically 60 – 75 minutes long. The duration is subject to change depending on the type of workshop we are delivering. If delivering to 4 or less classes in one day we recommend 75 minutes where possible. We are often asked to work with a whole school in one day, to achieve this we reduce down the sessions times to 30 – 45 minutes to ensure we can work with all children. Additionally, we can schedule our timings to coincide with school break times and lunch breaks.

    We pride ourselves on offering competitively priced school workshops as we understand the budget restraints schools are working with. The cost is dependant on the type of workshop you choose and how many classes you would like to participate. We also have to factor in travel time from our base in Wokingham. For pricing please complete the contact form above or email us on [email protected]

    We finalise a booking with the school, then we will send you an invoice that can be paid via BACs. We request that the invoice is paid within 7 days of the event delivery date.

    We are based in Wokingham, Berkshire and although our immediate focus is working within Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire we do travel to London, surrounding areas and across the South. Occasionally we work outside these areas so please do still enquire as we are flexible on travel.

    We work with as little as one class having a LEGO school workshop to a four form entry school delivering to all classes and anywhere in-between. If you let us know how many classes you would like to participate in an activity we will propose a timetable based on that number. We can also tailor the content of each workshop to reflect a learning topic that the class is learning about.

    We are very flexible as to where we deliver the LEGO school workshop. Typically we work in the classroom as all we need is access to tables to put the LEGO on and access to a screen is desirable. The room would need to be big enough for the number of children participating. We like to set a maximum of approx 30 on each workshop although we can work with larger groups if you have a space and tables that can accommodate.

    We only take 5 – 10 minutes to set up a LEGO school workshop and the same again to tidy it away.

    We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive experience during our LEGO building workshops. The beauty of LEGO building is that you can build independently and to your own skills and pace. We work with a number of SEND children and even if they struggle to complete the building challenge they often enjoy the sensory experience of the colours, shapes and bricks. We are experienced in working with a wide range of children and will accommodate to ensure everyone is included.

    We offer a wide number of topics for our LEGO Building Workshops, these can be viewed on the Early Years, KS1 and KS2 pages of our website. We also create bespoke themes if a class or school want to link it to something specific. Just let us know what you have in mind and we will do our best to link it in.

    We ensure that all our Facilitators are enhanced DBS checked and will present their certificate and photo ID on arrival to the school. We can email proof of these in advance if required along with up to date safeguarding training certificates.

    Yes, we have a risk assessment we can send you in advance of our school workshop visit. We also have the required Public Liability Insurance and Employee Liability Insurance in place, evidence of these can be provided.