School holidays? Easter holidays? Rainy long weekends?
Need something to keep the kids from bickering?
Enter The Lego Challenge
It is simple. Grab the Lego box and tell the kids one of the challenges from the list.
READY? SET? GO!
For older kids set a timer for 5 minutes – or 2 minutes for the Super Speedy – and see what they can create.
1. Make a Lego mini figure that looks like you
Have you got the same colour or style of hair in your collection to look like yours? Is there a shirt that looks like your favourite? Or is there a character that you imagine yourself to be – a sailor or a ninja or a police constable?
2. Build a vehicle with 10 pieces or less
Will you have 2 wheels or 4 – or none at all? Will your vehicle have a steering wheel? Will it fly with wings? Use your imagination!
3. Build the tallest tower you can with your Lego
If you stacked up all your Lego, how tall would the tower be? What if you used only the standard bricks? Or only the blue bricks? What is at the top of your tower?
4. Build a piece of fruit or a vegetable
Can you find build an apple or banana? What about something more exotic? Can you make something life-sized? Does it look good enough to eat?
5. What can you make with only red bricks?
Will you create a building or a vehicle? Will it be something that is always red or something that could be any colour? What if you change the challenge to “only yellow bricks” or “only clear bricks”?
6. Build a room
Which room will it be – a room from your house or a room you imagine? Will it have furniture in it? Are there people or pets in it? Can you build a room that you can fit into?!
7. Make a flying machine
Will your flying machine have wings or a propeller? Will it have seats for passengers? Where will the pilot sit?
8. Build an animal
So many options here if you make an animal from your imagination! How many legs, arms, heads or tails? What colours will you use? What about a family of animals?
Can you think of more Lego Challenges?
Email me or leave a comment and I’ll add them to the list.