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The Lego Club does things upside down

Arthur Struewing builds upside down stuctures during Lego Club at the Fayette County Library on Wednesday.

By LEANA CHOATE - lchoate@newsexaminer.com

Lego Club members worried that it might hurt if they had to lay down while building upside down on the bottom of tables.

Nevertheless, Children’s Librarian Kim Sherwood laid that challenge in front of them Wednesday. They could build anything they wanted – upside down – at the Fayette County Public Library. 

Lego Club members went right to work on building their creations.

“I think it’s fun and different because we get to lay down while we play with Legos,” Alexander Struewing, a Lego Club member, said.

The Lego Club allows children to become creative and build what they want out of Legos.

“They have challenges each time they come in, that they have to overcome. This meeting, they are challenged to build upside down,” Sherwood, who leads the Lego Club, said. 

The Lego Club started in 2018 when the library hosted its first four-day Lego Camp. Each day, the children built different things. Children participated in the Disaster Island Challenge, where they got to build their own islands. Afterward Sherwood, caused damage to their creations based off disasters such as hurricanes, pirate attacks and earthquakes. 

“It’s a lot of fun to see the children build and have fun,” Sherwood said.

Sherwood said the library wants to have another Lego Camp and incorporate STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – into the club. Children might build bridges and have them collapse so they can figure out why and what went wrong or right.

The Lego Club meets on the first Wednesday each month. It is open to children from kindergarten to sixth grade. Children must register on the library’s web page, www.fcplibrary.lib.in.us/, under events, as there is limited space.