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Building groups for children

bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
I have an idea of starting a lego building group at my daughters school. I am interested if anyone has run anything like this. Is it better to have a specific plan - ie build a town and everyone does a specific building for it or just have it as a massive free build. The children would be aged 8-11 ish. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks. 


  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 865
    I looked at various options and ideas and I don't think there is a 'one size fits all'.  look at the options, think what would work and do what you feel is best. Even so a few trial days.  a lot will depend on the bricks you have. eg you don't have baseplates you will struggle with houses etc.  ours is on hold atm due to my personal situation but my wife is hoping to do a test run for a few weeks before summer, then a summer thing, then take it from there.  we need more bricks though!
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 859
    Wasn’t sure where to post this but decided best add to this thread than create a new...

    If you’re a U.K. teacher, have you signed up for the Arctic City promotion? Kids get a poster and each class gets one poly bag #30360. Really don’t know the purpose of this at all. And splitting one Polybag between 30 kids seemed stupid (so I’m keeping it myself to avoid arguments). Can forward details if anyone is bothered. Probably not!
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,316
    Hah, I'd have expected one poly per student...
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    The people that did my daughters LEGO train bridge building party last year and loads of local workshops, also run after school clubs. They seem to have a themed free build each week. Might be tree houses, cars, animals etc
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    I clicked on this and was shocked to find it was a thread I started 18 months ago! Blimey! The plans for a Lego Club at the school never happened (various reasons mostly involving lack of funds from the school). I did do a big free build with roaries at the last summer fayre. Very popular with the 5 year olds who just built built built for three hours! 
    Well it's a new school year. We have a new Head. Some of the money issues may have sorted...... 
    Will my dream of having children fighting over who stole the best bricks ever happen... we will see?!
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    I am also laughing at the idea of one polybag for 30 kids. That is hilarious. I mean half the bricks will be lost in the black hole that is the average primary school classroom within 0.2 seconds of the bag being opened. 
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