The Lego Challenge 

After noticing that my son is very regimented with his Lego building; everything has to be built from instructions; I set him a Lego challenge. Could he beat me and make a more imaginative Lego build than me? The only rule was you weren’t allowed to use any instructions.

A submarine (complete with man eating shark), various spaceships for Luke Skywalker and my very boring bouncy castle (with a dog!) later I proved to him he didn’t need instructions all of the time, and that I have lost a lot of the imagination I had when I was 7.

Yes neither of us are going to be in demand as Lego designers but for 30 minutes we felt like Lego designers. And I’d like to think Mr Lego would feel proud of that.


Me, The Man & The Kids


  1. The shark eating man figure is brilliant! My little one loves the instructions too – he might be a challenge to open his mind in the future 🙂 #TheLegoLinky

  2. What a good idea! As much as I’m a lover for instructions (Mrs F isn’t and balances me out) it is great to go back to the basics and built from scratch using your imagination. H is far better than me when we do this as I tend to “perfect” my house building skills where as he, similar to yours, engages his imagination much more. 🙂

    Thanks for joining in #TheLEGOLinky

    Jim (OneDadOneBlog)

    p.s. I love the Bouncy Castle by the way 😉

    1. Thanks I was very proud of it lol.

  3. Haha.. The shark eating figure! My 7 year old is going to love these pictures when I show him later! 😀 Thank you for linking up with #TheLEGOLinky 🙂

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