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Mega Maker Lab: Weekender

3rd August 2019, 10:00 am - 31st August 2019, 5:00 pm

You’re invited to… Mega Maker Lab


Join us at London’s only summer experience dedicated to the imagination, where families can tinker, experiment and play together. Imagined by young minds for the next generation of inventors and makers – everyone is invited!

What can I expect at Mega Maker Lab: Weekender?
Included with entry to Mega Maker Lab, you can explore across five creative zones designed to inspire creativity, invention, making and fun!

Imagine and Play zone
Unleash your imaginations as a family with building activities and challenges.

    • Try out a communal LEGO Build the Change challenge
    • Create a giant collaborative sculpture using Stixx Machines to tightly twist paper into structural materials
    • Add your course to a mega marble run to work with others to keep the ball rolling

Ideas zone
Be inspired in this creative, focussed zone to come up with ideas to change the world.

    • Get inspired by fun prompts to encourage you to think up ideas – anything goes no matter how whacky or bonkers!
    • Explore the Invention studio with a showcase of other young inventors’ ideas

Challenge zone
In the challenge zone there are three BIG challenges to take on.

    • Tackle the wire making challenge and add creations from vehicles to buildings and people to Super Sky City, our mini-city in the sky
    • Create you own bot using junk modelling materials, batteries and hobby motors or hack a bot we’ve already built
    • Bring your own recycling and use our Pedal Powered Plastic Shredder, kindly lent by the Whale Company. The bicycle shredder was invented and created by the whale company and singular mars.

Test Arena
The arena is a maker space where you can create and prototype your inventions.

    • Try out junk modelling with up-cycled materials to create things that fly or move, test them out, find out what works and what needs upgrading and learn all about prototyping.
    • Test your inventions with wind machines, freewheeling ramps, flight spaces, race spaces and more.

Tools station
At the tools station you can try out tools in a safe space to bring ideas and inventions to life or get help from experts if you need tools you’ve never used before. Glue guns, screwdrivers, hobby motors, LEDs and more can be used or checked out so you can get your creations moving.

Pop-up shows
At the weekends, there will be even more on offer with pop-up shows from exciting partners and experts on hand for inspiration. We’ve got a maker in residence giving top tips for home makes, storytelling, tech demos from OhBot and LEGO, multi-sensory performances from BitterSuite and more exciting partners to be announced. These shows are exclusive to weekend entry at Mega Maker Lab – see the timetable for the Social Space here.

When is Mega Maker Lab: weekender?
You’re on the Weekender booking page, where you can purchase Saturday and Sunday tickets. If you want to come on a weekday, visit the Weekday booking page here. The experience is open 6 days a week from 1-31 August on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We will also be open on Bank Holiday Monday. We are open 10am – 5pm.

How much does Mega Maker Lab cost and who is it for?
Entry on Saturdays and Sundays is £7 per person. The experience is perfect for children aged 5-12 years and their parents/carers.

If you are a Lambeth resident there are a limited number of discounted tickets available – email hello@ioi.london to request the code.

Groups booking 15+ visitors receive a 10% discount. Email us or call 020 7494 9153 to discuss requirements.

Do I have to book in advance?
As with all our events we recommend you book in advance, especially on weekends as we cannot guarantee entry if we are fully booked. Walk up tickets will be available if tickets are not sold out in advance.

Where is Mega Maker Lab?
At The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street. We’ll be in the Imagination Lab and the Engine Hall, with activities across 12,000 square feet of space!

Masterclasses in the Imagination Lab
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays you can book 1 hour masterclasses for your child exploring everything from virtual reality to coding music, in the Imagination Lab. If you purchase entry to the Mega Maker Lab plus a masterclass in advance, you get entry to Mega Maker Lab for 1 child and 1 adult plus the 1 hour masterclass from £25. To book entry with a masterclass, visit the what’s on page and select the masterclass you want to book.



3rd August 2019, 10:00 am
31st August 2019, 5:00 pm
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Imagination Lab
The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street
London, England SE1 7AG United Kingdom

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and a company limited by guarantee, number 04921852.

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