Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Quest #2 - Monochromatic

Monochromatic colour scheme.

Pick a colour, any colour, and use only that colour of LEGO.

Build anything. The sky is the limit. A structure, a sculpture, functional, non-functional, anything at all, but you can only use one colour!

Here are the solutions other kids from around the world made.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Car Photos

Hi LEGO Quest Kids, thank you so much for playing, we received some amazing creations to share with you all. Here are the finished LEGO car challenge, (please note, comments are directly below each photo):

Made by Isaac, age 5
Complete with coffee cup! This great car looks super strong. Great use of all those flat pieces. Very smart design, Isaac!

Made by Lyn, age 8
The height of this car is impressive! Gotta love the monkey and elephant on top. Awesome, Lyn!

"No" by Lorelai, age 18 months
What can I say, but man, this is too cute!

"Thomas Car" by Gavin, age 3
The tall tower is super cool! You rock, Gavin!

"The Monster Car" by Nathan, 7 years old
The flag makes it look like it's moving, great construction, Nathan!

"Patrick Motorcycle Car" by Spencer, 5 years old
This looks so much like a motorcycle. So cool, Spencer!

"Double Decker Bus" Hannah, age 11
I think the hand drawn wheels are very creative. Way to go, Hannah!

"Speedflash" by Michael, age 5
He tells us it has speedy fins and it's supersonic. It really does look incredibly fast! Super cool, Michael!

"Zekkar" by Ethan, age 8
He tells us that the cage can open to store power crystals, and the window shield goes up and down. Love all the moving parts on this. Great builder, Ethan!

"Truck" by Sophie, age 5
Perfect for her little dollies! I like all the white. Very nice, Sophie!

"The Crusher" by Simon, age 7
Very cool use of roof shingles! This looks like a strong car, Simon.

Made by Angus, age 6
Great crane contraption and awesome that you used 10 wheels! Wonderful, Angus!

Stayed tuned, for LEGO Quest #2 challenge.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Quest #1 - Car

Create a LEGO Car.

Get your LEGO out, it's time for LEGO Quest Challenge #1

This can be simple or extremely complex, it's up to you. The only real rule is that it has to be custom built. Your own creation, not a pre-designed one.

Here is what other kids from around the world came up with!

Friday, January 1, 2010

What is Lego Quest?

Lego Quest is a non-competitive, creative building challenge resource for LEGO loving kids that lasted for three years and resulted in 51 unique quests.

LEGO Quest came to me out of the blue one day. I fired off an email to my friends with kids saying "okay kids, get your LEGO out, it's time for a challenge!" I was curious to see if anyone would play along.

After receiving my very first submission I was hooked. Seeing kids interested enough to investigate an idea, build something and share it, made me very motivated to come up with new, interesting, educational and fun challenges.

After discovering how excited my friends kids were to play along, I decided to open LEGO Quest up to my on-line friends and their cool kids and from there it grew into over 800 kids in over 20 countries submitting their creations to my challenges.

LEGO Quest is a place where you will only experience positivity, encouragement and sharing.

There are 51 unique, fun LEGO building challenges you can take. That's one a week and will last you a year! Read the challenge, design your solution, then have a look at what kids from all over the world created in response to the same challenge.

Comments or question for me? Drop me a line at lego.quest.kids@gmail.com

*If you use any of these ideas or challenges in your own group, school or library program, etc. please give credit to my years of hard work by citing this blog.*