Here’s a new way to play with Lego. It’s a DIY game which uses visual memory, communication, teamwork and construction skills.

You will need at least 4 players divided into 2 teams to begin the game. You will also need a stopwatch and 2 sets of Lego bricks. Each team must have the same number and types of Lego bricks. 

How to play:

  1. Form two teams. Each team should have at least two players. Away from the view of other team, the first team builds a structure with a set of Lego bricks (not all the bricks have to be used up),

  2. When the structure is completed, invite one member of the second team (The Visualiser) to view the structure. Begin to time the team at this point.

  3. The Visualiser notes how the structure looks, and returns to his teammate (the Constructor) to instruct how to replicate it. The Visualiser may not help the Constructor physically build the structure, but is allowed to return to view the original structure as many times as he needs.

  4. Stop timing the team once the structure is replicated.

  5. Do the same with the other team.

  6. Reward points according to how long the teams take to replicate the structure. The team with the fastest times wins.

  7. With each cycle, team members can take turns to be the Visualiser or Constructor. Alternatively, the teams can swap players.

Adapted from an article first published on 12 Jun 2013 on the Dads for Life Toolbox Website.