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Lego Party Game

On Friday I've invited a few friends to a Christmas party/Dinner. As part of this we're going to run a few party games. For one I was thinking of having one person blindfolded having to build a Lego model while their partner tries to describe how to build it to them. The idea being a race between two teams and interesting to see how close they get to the correct final model. Has anyone tried this before? Anyone have any recommendations on a cheap and easy model to assemble (under €10)? Does it sound like it'd be fun?


  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    I'd go with something that you instinctively know the shape of, like a small car. So maybe the small car poly.

    An alternative is to build it sighted, take it apart, then rebuild it blindfolded.
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Member Posts: 1,842
    ^ But wouldn't that be a little too small?
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Start small and work upwards to #10179. :-)
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Member Posts: 1,842
    ^ Lol!

    @CaptAPJT also, are these friends Lego fans too? As you might want to do something everyone likes :-)

    But it's non o' my business....
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister Member Posts: 212
    Use Duplo blocks - easier to work with blindfolded ....
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    We did something like this at a LUG meeting. It is used for corporate team building to teach people that everyone thinks differently about things. The organizer for our LUG one just used a few different bricks in a couple colors (mostly 2x2, 1x4, 2x4 etc in black tan and green) and then pre-designed something in LDD and printed it from a couple views.

    You then sit back to back with your partner and for the first 10 minute part only the person with the design sheet can talk and the person building isn't allowed to ask questions. At the end you look at what they got but still don't show them the sheet.

    The next 10 minute section you do it again but the person building can now ask questions back. It is an interesting exercise in seeing how some people hear instructions and formulate what needs to be done when they have to make assumptions on the questions they have that they can't ask. Also shows how some people do/don't explain stuff well or lay out ground rules from the beginning on how they're going to give the instructions.
  • CaptAPJTCaptAPJT Member Posts: 223
    Just visited my local lego store and picked up 3 sets of #31001 as a 3 in 1 model it means that I can either have different teams building different models or run the game or variations of it based on suggestions multiple times while hopefully keeping it entertaining.

    @rancorbait who doesn't like lego? It's my party they'll do what I tell them ;-) (I'll let you all know how it goes)
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    Blindfolded doesn't seem a great idea tbh, a better idea might be having one person being able to see the model, describing how to build it, might work better for small MOCs.
  • CalvCalv Member Posts: 904
    Looking at #31001 you could have couples building it, with the photograph available but no instructions. That could be fun!
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    Or just tell them to build it with no picture or instructions, see what they all come up with? Something random like a Pudsey bear or something
  • CaptAPJTCaptAPJT Member Posts: 223
    Or perhaps without the blindfold but the one with the instructions can't speak, a kind of lego charades?
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