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Robot Academy, Jr.

(Grades 1-3)

Lego Robotics Classes Delivered to Your Door!

Robot Academy, Jr. taps into a child’s love of LEGO by adding the LEGO WeDO robotics system to build and code 3 new robots each month. Our curriculum is designed in-house and has been tested on 10,000+ students and counting. Our programs lead young learners, step-by-step, through projects with an “aha” moment at the end of each one. We focus on fun and confidence-building while also developing fine motor skills, engineering skills, and a hands-on knowledge of how things like windshield wipers, carousels, and other mechanical items in our world operate.​

Virtual LEGO Robotics Classes
$79/mo + One-time $119 Material fee

A box will arrive at your door every month with all the LEGO® Technic parts to build 3 new projects and hours of video tutorials from our amazing instructors.

$79 Monthly Tuition

$69/mo 3-Month Bundle

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What's included with the $119 electronic materials fee?

It’s an investment in learning that will last for years to come, both because of its quality and its infinite applications. 

$119 WeDo Starter Materials Include:

  • 1 Lego WeDo 2.0 Smart Hub

  • 1 Lego WeDo 2.0 Motion Sensor

  • 1 Lego We Do 2.0 Medium Motor

  • 1 Brick Separator

  • 1 Minifigure

  • 1 16 stud x 16 stud plate

In the Metro Detroit area?
$85/mo In-Person Classes

Available to students in South East Michigan, these hour-long classes allow your student to learn in person in small groups. 

  • 3 monthly classes & 3 LEGO projects

  • Use our custom-designed LEGO kit

  • Small classes limited to 10 students

  • Masks required for in-person classes

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In-Person Class Registration

Birmingham

Mondays 5:45 PM

Wednesdays 5:45 PM

Thursdays 5:45 PM

Saturdays 9:00 AM

Rochester Hills

Mondays 5:45 PM

Tuesdays 5:45 PM

Saturdays 9:00 AM

Saturdays 10:15 AM

Sundays 11:45 AM

What Parents Are Saying

"We loved the subscription program. It was so nice for my kids to be able to do lego robotic projects in the comfort of our own home and it was great for me to not have to run them all around town! The videos were so easy to follow and the projects themselves were really fun and kept my kiddos’ interest. Great program!"

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Frequently asked questions

Can parents participate?


Our guided video classes for use at home are designed to provide about 3 hours a month of parent/child (or often grandparent/child) enrichment and exploration and we highly recommend adult participation. In-person classes can be attended by adults but we discourage it. Our classes are limited to 7 students and our Young Engineers teachers are experts at what they do. They recognize that students mature differently at this age and in addition to a top tier goal that each student completes each project successfully, they are working behind the scenes to build confidence and independence which can be more challenging with parents helping. We do encourage parents to join the class each week at the end to see what their children have built, Covid-Safety permitting.




Do children need to register for the whole year?


Children can join at the start of any month and are billed monthly. Payments can be paused or stopped at any time with 2 weeks notice. Please email us at Tibor@therobotgarage.com if you’d like to stop your next payment. That said, as long as children are engaged and having fun, they are learning. We see incredible changes at this age in fine motor skills, confidence, and independence, not to mention a pretty amazing grasp of engineering concepts.




What is the difference between mailed subscription kits/ classes and the in-person classes?


Guided Video class subscriptions are designed to reach children anywhere in the world, and include the same monthly projects as the in-person classes. In-person classes automatically include the monthly subscription program (video access, 3-in-1 kit, etc) but the students keep their new monthly LEGO kit at The Robot Garage to use in class each week, and then take it home at the end of each month. They may only need to use the videos if they miss a class, or they may want to rebuild class projects at home. In-person classes cost more to cover instructors’ costs and overhead. In both cases, students have access to the same great teachers, same great projects, and everything they need to start building a LEGO Technic library at home for future exploration and creativity. In-person classes cost more to cover our instructors’ costs.




How do I access the video classes?


Once you receive your first kit, you will simply log into the video portal on our website and will automatically receive access to your videos each month.




What's included with the $119 electronic materials fee?


It’s an investment in learning that will last for years to come, both because of its quality, and its infinite applications. $119 WeDo Starter Materials Include: 1 Lego WeDo 2.0 Smart Hub 1 Lego WeDo 2.0 Motion Sensor 1 Lego We Do 2.0 Medium Motor 1 Brick Separator 1 Minifigure 1 16 stud x 16 stud plate




How do video classes work?


Guided video classes walk students through building and coding, step-by-step, and enable them to learn at their own pace.




Why is the Robot Academy, Jr. materials fee more expensive than the Young Engineers?


While the Young Engineers materials fee just uses a battery pack and motor to move, Robot Academy, Jr. intergrates LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotoc Coding and inlcudes three costly electronic componenets including a hub, motion sensor, and motor. These materials aren't a one-time-use parts, but rather investments in robotic components that can be used for a countless number of future projects.