LEGO Build Challenge

lego national maker faire

We won’t be as organized at they were last year at the National Maker Faire, but we will have all the bricks available for our kids (and adults!) to build something creative. Just bring yourself and your imagination down to the Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire this Saturday.

Award trophies are still being designed and built. 🙂

Photo credit: Steve Ruark/AP Images


Meet MetalSmith in Action

square copper teapot

Michael is back this year with his popular hands-on demonstration of how a metalsmith uses their tools to create valuable objects from various materials.

Michael Brehl is a metalsmith with more than 30 years of experience. A metalsmith is an artisan and craft-person who practices their craft in many different metals, including gold, copper and silver. Michael makes practical items like boxes, bowls, vases, and tea pots and jewelry like earrings and wedding bands. Continue reading