The Brick Chronicles :: Iggy Peck, Architect

The Brick Chronicles feature unique creations made with Lego® bricks. Hopefully you, and the children in your life, will find them as inspiring as I do!

Sightseeing Tower of When, built by our assistant, Briana.

Sightseeing Tower of When, built by our assistant, Ms. Briana.

For camp this past week, we started each morning with circle time. I read a children’s book and the kids built something based on the ideas from the book. The students from this week’s camp enjoyed these challenges so much that we ended up reading a book and building before our afternoon work time as well.

While I am usually a big advocate of listening while building, I did hold off on giving them legos® until the end of the story. Then, one by one, they would go and choose a “plate” full of pre-selected pieces. I limit them to a certain number of pieces because we only have so much time for building…and because it encourages them to be creative with the pieces that they do have.

I read Iggy Peck, Architect and the children were encouraged to build something related to architecture and/or buildings.

Eiffel Tower, built by Elijah, age 8.

Eiffel Tower, built by Elijah, age 8.

A work tower with a parking lot, built by Owen, age 7.

A work tower with a parking lot, built by Owen, age 7.

The Tower of the Empire of Ducky, built by Wes, age 9.

The Tower of the Empire of Ducky, built by Wes, age 9.

A Super Party Castle with a bridge, built by Colt, age 9.

A Super Party Castle with a bridge, built by Colt, age 9.

The small building is an apartment complex and was built by Rainer, age 8.

The small building is an apartment complex and was built by Rainer, age 8.

This is a portal which will teleport you to where you want to go. Built by Rebecca, age 10.

This is a portal which will teleport you to where you want to go. Built by Rebecca, age 10.

A couple of days later, the kids were excited to revisit Iggy in Ms. Greer’s 2nd grade class in the book, Rosie Revere, Engineer. These are fabulous books with good, inspirational stories. I highly recommend them!