Creative Kid Lego Challenge #1: Build a Lego Car

Yay! I cannot tell you how excited I am about our new Creative Kid Lego Challenge. Big M came to me with the idea and I sort of ran with it. I mean Lego?!?!? We love Legos! (And quite honestly we love a challenge too.)

So here are the basics. We have combined 3 of our favorite things. Creativity + Lego building + Storytelling to make this challenge a playful learning minefield.

Every week Big M will name a new challenge. Your little creator has until the following Thursday to complete the challenge. You will upload the picture and info on the special Rules and Forms page. We will choose 3 creations to feature on the next week’s challenge page. {Anyone can enter any challenge at any time… but features will only be chosen from the current challenge.}

Build a Lego Car - Lego Challenge - So fun and even includes storytelling practice.

 So are you ready for the rules? Don’t worry nothing too strict.

CKLC #1:  Build a Lego Car

1. Stick with the theme of the Challenge… but get creative. This week it’s Build a Lego Car. The car can be a replica of a real car, a fantasy car, a mini car (Big M once made some really cool mini remote control cars), or a floating car… if you don’t have wheels. :)

2. Tell a story. Storytelling is an incredible skill. It practices problem solving, creativity and quick thinking. For the purpose of CKLC, stories can be as short as a few words or as long as a few paragraphs. The idea is just to extend the Lego experience and open up a new skill in a place they are already comfortable. For kids who are new (or resistant) to storytelling a few questions might be all they need to get started. Here are a few you can try. “This Lego guy is holding on to a rope. Did he bring it with him or did he find it on the building when he got there?” “I wonder what would happen if your Lego car only went in reverse. Hmmm.” “This part of your Lego animal is green. Different from the rest. Tell me about that.” Sometimes all it takes is a simple “and then what happened?”

3. No kits…. well actually the end goal is no kits. I know there are kids who are most comfortable following directions and sticking to them exactly. For those kids a challenge like this might be overwhelming. Try having him (or her) change one or two details from the kit. Maybe the colors of the bricks or adding something on that wasn’t specified in the directions. Every week encourage more and more changes.

4.  Upload your info. Head over to the Rules and Submissions page and share those awesome creations.

5. Check out the Gallery! There are already some great entries! CKLC Build a Lego Car

Make sure to share this challenge with your friends!

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  1. says

    Just would like you to know, the plural of Lego is Lego. The people at Lego FREAK out at the “s” being added. I made that mistake on a conference call we had about one of the Lego Minilands we built

  2. says

    What a great idea! My two young creators have just dashed off to the playroom to build Lego cars. Love the idea of including the story writing aspect as well. Thanks for the challenge!

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