Build a LEGO® Universe


This page is an excerpt of ideas used in the book Particle Physics Brick by Brick.


The outreach team at QMUL and myself developed an idea I had to use LEGO® to explain particle physics and the early history of the Universe. The resulting workshop ‘Build Your Own Universe’ proved a big hit with all ages both in schools and at public events such as the Big Bang Fair. Further workshops were then developed covering A-Level particle physics and GCSE radioactivity curricula.

Resources are free to download from the QMUL Physics Outreach site or below.

Selected media interest: LEGO® Education UK, Wired, The Brick Life



Build Your Own Universe
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Build A LEGO Universe TAlk

Build A LEGO Universe Talk Slides

Fission and Fusion (GCSE)
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Particle Physics (A-Level)
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Also available: Lesson Plan and Powerpoint Presentation

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