World-Renowned LEGO Artist, Alice Finch, the creator of the 400,000 piece LEGO Hogwarts introduced students to the many technological advancements contributed by female scientists and engineers today at Play Well Northwest Activity Center. Children learned about these female scholars by experientially building LEGO models of their great inventions. This is Alice Finch’s kick-off event as part of a larger project to introduce a variety of women scholars to kids through a LEGO curation.
Alice teaching kids about Emily Roebling, the woman who saved the Brooklyn Bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Warren_Roebling).
Students building our cable stay bridge.
The cable-stay bridge was 6 ft in length. The bridge is complete with spinning diamond satellites.
Celebration. The bridge is complete.
Alice Finch displaying her Hogwarts Castle and all the details inside. There is a working slide inside.
We are now getting ready to build our city, but we first must determine the roles of each city planner. This city has its own garbage area, as well as a forest.
Teaching kids on how to build a DNA Strand.
DNA Strand complete.
How did Steve from Minecraft get in here?
Now that is a science lab.
This is a tallest and most complex DNA strand we’ve seen so far.
Alice Finch answering questions about what it is like being a LEGO Artist.
Students hard at work.
Check out some of the pictures from the event here.