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Te Rōpū Whakamanawa is a group of Year 5 and 6 students at Ara Tū Whakatā Gilberthorpe School in Hei Hei, Ōtautahi, Aotearoa. We work in a collaborative learning space of Years 4 to 6 students, called Te Ara Takitini. Welcome to our blog where we share our learning throughout 2019.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

House of Bricks

House of Bricks Visit

"Building for Fun Exploring to Learn"

Who doesn't love Lego?  Today the Senior Hub have had fun building and exploring with Lego thanks to Rachel and Jason from House of Bricks.  This company was started after Rachel had saved for years and while recuperating from pneumonia, thought of the idea. She then spent all of her savings on Lego.  Her sister who is a teacher, helped develop the programmes and linked the activities to the New Zealand Curriculum.  
Working to create gardens.

Creating buildings from around the world.

House of Bricks do birthday parties, holiday programmes and fundraising events.  Check them out and get creating.

Click here to visit the House of Bricks Website


  1. Hola!! Como Estas? Mi llamo Elijah,
    I love lego!! You guys must have loved it!! I know I would have,What did you guys make with the lego??
    Maybe for my next birthday I could do that!!
    If you want to have a look at my Blog here's the link.

    From Elijah
    Blog Ya Later!!

  2. Fakaalofa atu my name is Antonio from Owairaka District School. I like your brick house I hope at the end it is so cool that you guys won't want to break the house down. How long did it take you guys to build it?
    you guys can come on my blog. http://odsantoniot.blogspot.co.nz/

  3. Namaste
    Hi my name is Anthony from ODS. I love the bricks! I have some lego at home.
    Would you like to visit my blog odsanthonyas.blogspot.co.nz

  4. Hi there, my name is Christine and I am a student in Room 22 at Owairaka District School. I really like your Lego buildings. It made me think of that time when I was building a house made of Lego. Have you ever thought about building a mansion? If you would like to see my learning my blog is http://odschristinec.blogspot.co.nz/

  5. Hi, Juelz here from Owairaka District School Room 22,
    I like that you used your imagination to make it out of Lego pieces. Have you thought of making it out of paper mache? Like the Eiffel Tower,Statue of Liberty or the Christ the Redeemer from Rio. If you would like to look at my learning blog it is http//odsjuelzdu.blogspot.co.nz

    Your sincerely Juelz.

  6. hey its summer I really like playing with lego it was awesome I wish we can do it again I made cool stuff like and garden and a house two story one but i did not get to finish it but it brock so I made something different I forgot what it was. I know that maddison helped me with it to.

  7. Hey guys it'S Eli.
    Woho this is awesome I didn't even see all the cool builds people did.

    I liked the forest once the best because it was more like life just a few colors but you couldn't make the buildings symmetrical with colors and shapes.

  8. gamardschoba it's Summer.
    I really liked playing with lego its
    was really fun.
    I wish we could do it again we had to build
    stuff that was on a sheet.
    I built a garden it was so pretty.
    Me and maddison built something I can
    not remember what we built together.

  9. Hi it is Ella f from St Patrick's School
    I like how you used Lego because who doesn't love Lego?
    But maybe next time you could tell us why you did it.

  10. Awesome work! I really like the way you are helping each other but please put some more pictures and more information about your work, because I would love to see more.

    thank you Tiara joy Tiania

  11. HI, my name is Arman from Owairaka District School.I like Lego but now I don't play with them, now I let my 9 years old cousin play with them. I will blog you later bye. come visit my blog http://odsarmanm.blogspot.co.nz/.