Best Lego Activities To Keep Kids Busy At Home
It’s been around for over 70 years and never gets old. In fact, with families in lockdown and looking for fun ways to keep little hands busy, the world-famous building bricks are having a major resurgence.
While we're bunkering down looking for new things to spread over the loungeroom floor, LEGO sales have boomed and kids can’t get enough of the themed kits, from blockbuster films to bespoke jewellery. The new season of Lego Masters is on the box, adding to the excitement and inspiring budding builders young and old to try their hands at some creative construction at home. Kids will love getting lost in endless interactive play with these crafty LEGO ideas.
Blockbuster Movie LEGO
We can't go to the movies, but the latest release flicks are coming to life at home, in the most fun way! Bringing together the best of both worlds, LEGO has released new movie-themed packs including Trolls, Jurassic World and Minions so you can spark a master-in-the-making at home.
Trolls World Tour LEGO sets are full of Minifigures, buildable characters and loads of colourful details, for fans to recreate their favourite music scenes. The range includes Poppy's Hot Air Balloon Adventure so they can take to the skies in a hot air balloon with Poppy, Branch, Biggie and Mr.Dinkles. They can even style their hair with cute accessories! Go wild at the Pop Village Celebration to party with the Trolls and spin the wheel to see if the weather will be sunshine or rainbows, and host your own rock battle at the Volcano Rock City Concert with amazing, moving, felt stage wings and turning podiums.
The Jurassic World LEGO playsets include an exciting collection of cool vehicles, heroic characters and iconic buildings, plus laboratories and scientific equipment. Kids will love creating dinosaur action adventures with Dilophosaurus on the Loose, Baryonyx Face-Off: The Treasure Hunt and Triceratops Rampage.
Minions fans will bring a little mischief home building their own funny characters with moving eyes and taking Gru on a motorbike mission. The Minions LEGO range includes the brick-built Minions and their Lair where you can build your favourite Minion then turn it around to reveal their room! You can also help Gru and the Minions on their Unstoppable Bike Chase, throwing a banana at the villains and dragging Stuart along on rocket skates.
LEGO sets are available from Big W, Target, Kmart, Myer, David Jones and toy specialists.
These cute and functional LEGO DOTS kits are bursting with vibrant new colour schemes and endless ideas for kids to personalise their play and experiment with their own creative style. With a rainbow jewellery stand, pineapple pen cup and puppy photo holders in the range, these creations will adorn their desk long after the build is complete - and kids can keep decorating their decor with different designs! There are also themed wristbands for some bespoke accessorising.
LEGO has also announced a collaboration with tinsel queen Rachel Burke, the talented artist and designer behind @imakestagram. She’s hosting free YouTube ‘craftorials’ inspired by the LEGO DOTS range, including headbands, earrings, abstract artworks, bag charms, sneaker plates, photo frames and decorative bunting. As well as unleashing their imaginations at home, LEGO lovers could win a unique LEGO DOTS-inspired Rachel Burke jacket.
LEGO has a ton of great ideas to help you keep kids entertained, as well as helping them learn, including daily build challenges and fun online LEGO lessons. You can explore a range of building ideas and tutorials, and share your creations with the hashtag #LetsBuildTogether.
Make a magical unicorn or a seaworthy ship, design an iPad stand or a bedside lamp, or create a Lego labyrinth with a maze. There are also DUPLO play ideas and games from the 365 Things To Do With LEGO Bricks book.
Arts and Crafts
From printmaking and pictures in playdough to artworks, art bots and art-making machines, plus sculptures and craft projects, The Artful Parent also has fun innovative ways to get more out of your LEGO!
Little Bins For Little Hands have a range of free printable LEGO learning pages for kids to print and use at home, with worksheets for math, literacy, art and more! Plus there are loads of activities to help them develop new skills. Building a LEGO marble maze is an awesome STEM challenge that will keep them engrossed for hours.
For a new activity every day, they also have a free printable 30 Day LEGO challenge calendar to keep the kids engaged with unique ideas.
Recycle Your Lego
P.S Do you know about Bricktastics? They are Australia's largest online second hand LEGO Seller and Buyer. They offer a professional and convenient service for buying peoples used LEGO collections, and offer a range of affordable and creative LEGO packs for people looking for a better way to buy their LEGO. Find out more about Bricktastics here.
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