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Minecraft Build Challenge at MadFabLab (for ages 8+)

Wednesday 25th July, 10:00am—12:00pm. £24

Do you love Minecraft?

This two hour fun, creative and hands-on workshop challenges you to work as part of a team to imagine and build a variety of objects in the world of Minecraft. During the activity, you’ll be provided with an iPad to work on.

Everyone is then split into teams and are connected in Minecraft worlds so they can plan and build together. The teams are set a range of build challenges throughout the workshop. Each of the challenges will have a time limit and you’ll need to work as a team to design and create your response to the build challenge. Once the time is up, the teams review each other’s creations to give constructive feedback on what they liked and what could be improved about each design and build. This process is repeated after each of the challenges throughout the session.

Who is this course for?

We suggest a minimum age of 8 for this workshop. If you’re not quite old enough, why not see if an adult can stay and help you during the session.

What you will learn

  • Basic Minecraft controls (if you don’t already play the game)
  • How to work as part of a team in the game
  • Creative thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Working to a deadline

What you will leave with

You will receive a certificate and pin badge that shows you have successfully completed this workshop and you are a certified MakoCreater.

Equipment you’ll need

All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself.


Where is the MadFabLab?

MadFabLab is at PLANT NOMA. On arrival, just ask at the front desk if you need help finding it.

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

PLANT and the MadFabLab have full accessibility. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the space.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. See below for all your options.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station and across the road from Manchester Victoria train station.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Within a minutes walk of the building there is also Miller Street Car Park and Total Car Parks LTD.

By bike

We are currently looking into installing secure bike parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on

What’s the refund policy?

Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy here.

This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too?

Book your place!

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