Up the summer fun with a week of LEGO building challenges. You can use your collection of basic LEGO pieces to come up with your own versions of our LEGO ideas below! My goal is to have kids of all ages learn through play, and what better play is there than LEGO. Grab your bricks, and let’s enjoy the summer break with LEGO building.
SUMMER LEGO BUILDING CHALLENGES
SUMMER LEGO BUILDING IDEAS
Everyone’s LEGO® collection is different and so is everyone’s building style. Use our examples as a starting point to get you started with your own awesome version of these building ideas. LEGO is great for improvising, and that’s really where STEM skills come into play. How can you use your own LEGO bricks to make these ideas work?
COOL THINGS TO BUILD WITH LEGO
The links below will take you to the exact article I wrote for each individual challenge. The great thing about LEGO® is that a variety of ages can work together but at their own ability levels. You can make these LEGO building ideas as complicated or simple as you wish depending on the building skills of your kids.
Building a LEGO® Catapult might seem like just a toy activity, but it is a great learning activity too. You can play around with tension, potential and kinetic energy, and simple machines. You can also test different size objects or different weight objects with your catapult.
We love baking soda science and you can combine it with LEGO® play and build a LEGO® Volcano! We used lots of basic bricks and some kitchen cupboard ingredients to have a blast of a time!
Can you set up a LEGO® Zip Line and see how well it holds up when in motion? This LEGO® building challenge is also a great way to introduce gravity, friction, slope, energy, and motion while getting creative with your LEGO® design.
We made a simple LEGO Balloon Car. Again these can be made as simple or as detailed as your kids would like to make them, and it’s all STEM!
We have done quite a few ice melts around here, so a LEGO® Ice Melt was a natural choice. Ours has a STAR WARS theme to it as well. You do need to allow for freezing time, so start prepping this one with enough time to let it freeze! My son can spend quite a while with this one.
You don’t need a giant collection of bricks to build a marble tracks, but you do need a marble or two. Build it simple or build it extreme, but don’t lose your marbles over it! This Lego marble run is so easy to build and super fun to play with for quite a few ages, at least 5 to 70 to be exact!
LEGO MEGA TOWER
Every now and then we love to break out all the LEGO® and build a LEGO® Mega Tower! How high of a LEGO® tower can you build? As tall as yourself? As tall as the ceiling? Older kids will love to take it tall. You can also give a young kid a ruler and encourage them to make a tower as tall as the ruler.
WHAT OTHER COOL THINGS CAN YOU BUILD WITH THE LEGO YOU HAVE?
TRY A WEEK OF LEGO BUILDING IDEAS THIS SUMMER!
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