BRICK 101 Open Studio
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

BRICK 101 Open Studio

Come see where the magic happens. Visit the LEGO art studio where BRICK 101 videos are filmed. We're located in room 305.

You can also check out other artists in the building as part of the monthly First Friday open studio event.

This event is free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 13+

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Kids Hour: Make Stop-Motion LEGO Movies
Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

Kids Hour: Make Stop-Motion LEGO Movies

Kids can bring their LEGO creations to life in this fun session hosted by Dave Pickett, co-author of The LEGO Animation Book. He’ll show them how to create their own LEGO animation studios, complete with camera cradle and backdrop. Then using the Stop Motion Studio app for iPhone, they’ll film their own stop-motion LEGO movies, and even screen them live in store. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

RSVP is required.

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Logan Five Year Bash
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Logan Five Year Bash

I'll be hosting two events as part of the Logan Center for the Arts' Five Year Anniversary! From 2pm-3:30pm in Room 603, I'll be running a LEGO animation workshop that will conclude with a mini-film festival where we'll screen the brickfilms that everyone has made. Then, from 4pm-11pm on the DelGiorno Terrace, I'll be leading the creation a freestyle LEGO mural.

More info available here: https://www.logan5year.org/events

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Bucktown Library
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Bucktown Library

Builders from the Chicago Area LEGO Users Group will be showcasing their unique custom LEGO creations and design talents. Plan to stay awhile and build your own creations in the interactive brick area! 

Additionally I will be leading a LEGO animation workshop, where I teach the basics of stop-motion animation using LEGO, and provide materials for visitors to make their very own brickfilms.

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LEGO Bash
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

LEGO Bash

  • Richard & Gina Santori Aurora Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Builders from the Chicago Area LEGO Users Group, including BRICK 101's own Dave Pickett, will be showcasing their unique custom LEGO creations and design talents. Plan to stay awhile and build your own creations in the interactive brick area! 

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Brick Fest Live Philadelphia (Convention)
Apr
21
to Apr 24

Brick Fest Live Philadelphia (Convention)

  • The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dave will be at the Philly Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience, with a slew of activities planned, including a workshop and presentations. He'll also be selling and signing copies of The LEGO Animation book! The animation workshop will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday 4/21 and is only available to registered attendees of the Philadelphia Brick Fest convention. 

Registration and more information

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Bookends and Beginnings
Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Bookends and Beginnings

Dave will present a 90 minute workshop on LEGO animation finished with a projected mini-film festival in the final 15 minutes of the participants' creations (ages 8+). All you need is a smart phone.

No registration is required, but participants should be at least 6 years old. (Children 6 to 9 should be accompanied by a grown-up.) RSVP on Facebook.

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