My eight year old loves Minecraft - can't get enough of it! So when a friend told me that the Canada Aviation and Space Museum was having 3 hour Minecraft workshops in March, I signed him right up for one on Sunday morning.
As expected, he had a blast. I sat down with him to get him to tell me a bit about the workshop from his point of view. Here's what we came up with together:
If you like Minecraft you should go to this workshop because you can work together with other people to build one big rocket ship. You go mining to get material and climb mountains to get quartz.
The teachers will take a picture of the rocket ship with the players on it and they will put it on Facebook to compare other people’s rocket ships from when they did the workshop. (note from Lara: I went to their Facebook page and didn't see this but maybe they're coming. UPDATE: here they are! )
It was fun to play with other players to build something. It’s fun to see other people’s ideas and build something giant together to make something really creative, more creative than I could make alone.
You can also make your own Golems which protect you. Most of the kids at the workshop were great but some can be destructive and might destroy some of your work on the rocket and kill your Golems. That part isn’t as fun.
I think this is a good workshop for anyone who likes Minecraft.
Check out their web site - I know my son would be happy to attend again any time!
Here's a promo video from their web site if you want to see a bit more of what the workshop is like.