LEGO(R): Build an Irish Cottage


Build an Irish cottage out of LEGO(R) Parts and other materials!

Join us for a one-hour jam-packed workshop where building and designing are key! An instructor who has worked for one of the largest architecture firms in the Twin Cities will guide youth through the design/build process and teach different LEGO(R) building techniques! Learn about the fun competitions that Young Builders and Designers host and also participate in mini-competitions to win prizes.  The session is open to school-age youth. This is an introduction to design through creative play with LEGO(R) Parts and other materials.

The session takes place at the Celtic Junction Arts Center in the education classroom.  No experience (or LEGOS(R) necessary!

LEGO(R) is a trademark of the LEGO(R) group of companies that does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these activities.

1 In-Person Session: Wednesday 5:00 – 6:00 pm on October 11, 2023.
Course Fee: $25 (Sign up by the end of the day on Sept 13 for a $5 early bird discount.)
Instructor: Brian Kelley (

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Introducing Brian Kelley!

Brian Kelley is a seasoned design instructor with more than 17 years of designing and building creative career exploration programs for youth in the Twin Cities and more than 30 years in the design/build trades. He has established an entrepreneurship curriculum for youth to explore running a small business and has been able to host camps focused on entrepreneurship. Through working with organizations throughout the Twin Cities as well as both the Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul he has been able to provide opportunities for youth to learn about design from a vantage point of a designer of color. His work also spans to a long time partnership with Dr. Abimbola Asojo, FAIA through a Design summer camp held each year with the University of Minnesota. A partnership with the LEGO(R) Store in the Mall of America has hosted a display of architectural models created by youth. He is committed to seeing youth develop an understanding of the opportunities in the design/build trades as well as entrepreneurship.