This week on Lego Fun Friday, we have a very “boy-ly” challenge! (You know, like girly, except for boys – boyly!) This challenge was inspired by Yvonne who commented on our Build a Car that Rolls the Farthest Challenge. She said that when her boys were young, they liked to play “Lego demolition derbies” by flinging cars at each other using rubber bands stretched across the legs of kitchen chairs. Whichever vehicle had sustained the least amount of damage was the winner. Well, my boys thought that sounded like great fun, and we tucked that idea away for future use!
Here’s the challenge: Build a vehicle, and develop a way to test that vehicle’s durability.
Here is how we did the demolition derby style of testing:
One, two, three FLING!
My car lost to Aidan’s because his only lost the front wheels, and mine was pretty much destroyed! He was very happy.
Other ideas for testing the durability of vehicles:
- Roll the cars off the edge of a table
- Send them down the stairs
- Drop them out a window
My younger boys had trouble with the rubber band shooting method, so we’ll be trying something else for them. Come back next week, and we’ll report on what all we did. Then, share your ideas! Next Friday you can link up a post with your kid’s Lego designs, or you can leave a comment or share a photo of your kid’s Lego creations on my Frugal Fun for Boys facebook page.