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LEGO® Buddies

LEGO® Buddies is a virtual program for elementary schoolers from Alamance County Public Libraries. This program meets once a month on Zoom. For more information and to join the group, contact Ms. Samantha at

Resources from Past Meetings

Book shared in meeting: Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima

Title details for Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima - Wait list

Victorian Architecture

Besides looking abandoned or run down, a lot of times the elements of a house's design that makes it look haunted are characteristics of Victorian Architecture.

"Victorian architecture is a series of architectural revival styles in the mid-to-late 19th century. Victorian refers to the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901), called the Victorian era, during which period the styles known as Victorian were used in construction. However, many elements of what is typically termed "Victorian" architecture did not become popular until later in Victoria's reign, roughly from 1850 and later. The styles often included interpretations and eclectic revivals of historic styles." (Wikipedia)

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Victorian Design Elements:

  • Steeply pitched roofs--Churchlike rooftops
  • Bay windows 
  • Octagonal or round towers and turrets to draw the eye upward
  • Two to three stories
  • Wraparound porches 
  • Small gardens
  • Asymmetry: left and right side of things look different or don't match exactly
  • Grand staircases
  • Complicated layouts with multiple rooms including formal dining rooms, libraries, and parlors
  • High ceilings
  • Ornately carved wood paneling
  • Geometric tile hallways
  • Decorative fireplaces
  • Stained glass windows

In this Youtube video from EpikEpig101 watch a young builder discuss his unique design for a Haunted House build. Notice that he includes a backstory about the owner of the house. Besides their design, another element of "haunted" houses is the story behind the house! When building your houses get creative about why your house is haunted and add details into your build that tell your unique story!

Frida Kahlo

July 6, 1907--July 13, 1954

Mexican painter well known for her self-portraits.

What is a Mosaic? “a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass.”

Frida LEGO Mosaic by Mexican-Canadian visual artist Karen Cantú Q

Make your own LEGO Mosaic by uploading a photo to this site:

Take a virtual tour of Frida's famous house turned museum, La Casa Azul:

MEXICO CITY | travelquest

Book shared in meeting: I am Frida by Brad Meltzer

Title details for I am Frida Kahlo by Brad Meltzer - Wait list