Lego© Works Car Factory

The Lego© Works Car Factory is a practical education program where students learn about the history of assembly lines and how they work, then apply their knowledge to work together as an assembly line and build a Lego vehicle.

Available at the Museum or can come to you as a school incursion.

Suitable for years R-4.

This program is designed for primary students and encourages exploration of the topics and themes on how cars are made and how assembly lines work. It also gives students the opportunity to experience the difference between early motor vehicles and today’s vehicles.

Students will view historical footage and investigate an older vehicle in the Museum collection, introducing them to topics such as industrialisation, community and family life, history and change, the impact of technology while engaging with both literacy and numeracy skills.

Finally, they will create a small scale vehicle as part of a team and enjoy understanding problem solving, coordination and team work. Each student receives a special badge to acknowledge that they have participated in the Lego building activity.

Curriculum Links


  • Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time (ACHASSI006, ACHASSI023, ACHASSI039)
  • Pose questions about past and present objects, people, places and events
  • Draw simple conclusions based on discussions, observations and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps (ACHASSI008, ACHASSI025, ACHASSI041)
  • Differences and similarities between students’ daily lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods (ACHASSK030)
  • How changing technology affected people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated and played in the past) (ACHASSK046)

Concepts for developing historical thinking

The content provides opportunities for students to develop humanities and social sciences understanding through key concepts including significance, continuity and change, cause and effect, place and space, interconnections and perspectives and action.

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