April 2016 Lego Club Creations


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Today at our Lego Club meeting we explored April themes, tried out a new kind of challenge, and had a team build to create what became an amazing park, aquarium and zoo combination!

For our mini build, the kids were given some April themes for ideas – Earth Day, kites, zoos and aquariums, the ocean, parks and playgrounds, and April Fool’s Day. From there, they started building. After our mini build, the kids were given a new challenge – build in a bag. Each kid received a sandwich bag containing six bricks, and were challenged to build a small duck from those bricks, but without opening the bag. The race was on, and the kids had a great time building the ducks. We then did the same challenge with an eight brick bag that built a dog (or a horse, if you switched the bricks around). The kids had so much fun with this challenge – it will definitely be a regular activity!

Once we built our flock of ducks and our kennel of dogs, we moved on to the team build. The kids were divided by tables, and were given the task of working with their tablemates to build a park, zoo, aquarium or combination. They worked very hard and built quite diligently, and there were some amazing creations built as a team!

Take a look at some of the creations the kids made this morning:

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A garden with the sun and a cloud

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A starship and two asteroids

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The word NO

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A refrigerator

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An alligator and a polar bear

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A lock holding water for ships and boats

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A holocron from Star Wars

Challenge Build – Build in a Bag, twice!

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These six bricks

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put into a bag

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in the hands of a Lego-loving kid

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becomes a duck!

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And these eight bricks

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become a dog!

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Our flock of Lego ducks

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And our kennel of Lego dogs

Team Build – Parks, Zoos and Aquariums

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A Red Sox game

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A zoo with a bird on a house, a giraffe, and an alligator in water

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A thorny devil lizard in a cave in the desert

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A pond with ducks and fish, plus one duck on the land

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A zoo in front with a food place, rattlesnakes, and sharks; in the back is the Red Sox game, and they are winning

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A swimming pool

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Minecraft – fighting Herobrine in a secret base

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The entire park, zoo and aquarium complex

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Close-up of the left side

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Close-up of the right side

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A flock of ducks riding a kennel of dogs 😉

Happy building!


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