A pile of colourful LEGO pieces

Young Stars: Building the universe brick by brick

Young Stars: Building the universe brick by brick

A pile of colourful LEGO pieces
Date & time: 2pm 4 September 2021, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: Online only event.

The universe started with a big bang. Let's retrace our steps back to the beginning of time, and create our own universes with LEGO.

For National Science Week 2021, the Young Stars will build a model of the Universe as it grew from the Big Bang to today, using LEGO!

The kids will get to see how matter evolved over billions of years, and get hands-on with their own LEGO, which we will provide for those in the ACT thanks to 'Inspiring The ACT'.

Starting with the fundamental particles, represented by LEGO bricks, we will build up more complicated structures recreating the cooling of the Universe and fusion in Stars.

Each participant will be given a part of the Universe’s evolutionary timeline to build. Some will make ‘nuclei’ and ‘atoms’, while some will consider ‘subatomic’ particles.

Join us in this cosmic adventure to build your own universe, brick by brick.

Suitable ages: Do you like LEGO? or 6+

But if you're older and interested, join anyway!

Timezone: Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne [AEST]

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.


  • You'll be able to join us via Zoom Live
  • Register using the ''Online: Mission Control'' ticket on Eventbrite
  • If you have LEGO at home, you can just chime in
  • If you don't have LEGO, don't worry about getting new ones, just chime in

More details to follow in the upcoming weeks via email.



Telephone: 02 6125 0065

Email: inspace@anu.edu.au