Young engineers can create and command robots using LEGO at special half term workshops, at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

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The Mindstormers EV3 workshop, part of the gallery's popular Brick Wonders exhibition, will take place on Tuesday 30 May, and will be repeated on Wednesday 31 and Thursday 1 June.

Suitable for children aged 8 and up, each workshop runs from 12pm to 4pm and is a fun way to discover robotics.

Experts will work with children to help them create robots made from LEGO bricks using iPads, special software and the essential ingredient - imagination.

All the equipment is provided and the workshop costs £5 per child. Booking is advisable at Type=links;Linkid=8498;Title=Family friendly activities;Target=_blank;.

The Lichfield Street gallery is currently hosting master LEGO artist and author Warren Elsmore's Brick Wonders, featuring more than 70 awe inspiring models all made from thousands of bricks.

Marguerite Nugent, Manager for Arts and Culture at the gallery, said; "The exhibition shows what amazing structures you can make with these little plastic bricks and the workshop takes the next step to show young engineers how to turn them into mini robots."

The Brick Wonders exhibition runs until July 4 and costs £4 for adults, £2 for children aged 3 to 16, under twos are free. A family ticket for two adults and two children is £10 and for one adult and two children it is £6.

  • released: Friday 26 May, 2017