Skip to content

Family Design Day: Around the World with LEGO


Image: Canstruction, 2014; Photo: Mike Lawrie

  • COST

    $10 ($8 for BSA members, $2 MA EBT Card holders)

  • TYPE



    Design Enthusiasts

Humans have been building structures across the globe for millennia. But have you ever seen them built out of full cans of food? Canstruction 2019 is the inspiration for this day of design. This year the exhibition has a global theme: “Around the World.” After a tour of the exhibition, participants will design their own monument using LEGO Bricks

Canstruction is a charitable competition and exhibition in which teams of architects, designers, engineers, and contractors imagine, create, and display colossal sculptures made of canned goods—all for a good cause. Materials from Canstruction are donated to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

Bring a nonperishable food item and it will be donated to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

This family program is designed for caregivers and children aged five to 13 years old. A maximum ratio of one adult per three children will be required. Please register both children and adults.

Family Design Day programs encourage children and adults to observe, explore, and design together. In these two-hour hands-on workshops, families are introduced to architecture and design through exhibition tours, walking tours, or slide shows and then complete a hands-on design activity. Architects and design educators lead the activities focused on the built environment of Boston and the world.

BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through the BSA Space entrance and go up the green staircase. The program begins promptly at start time.

Your registration includes acceptance of our image release and consent policy.

Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.

Lead supporters of youth design education through Provoking Change Legacy Circle membership: