Here’s a fun Lego building challenge – create a marble run!
Aidan built this marble run with different types of moving parts. Here’s a demonstration:
Aidan used four 10″ x 10″ baseplates. He attached them to each other with some flat green bricks and then leaned them against a train table play board. If you don’t have a train table, I think a card table with the legs folded in would also work well. Putting them up against the wall would be too vertical – we had the train table board leaning a little.
This is the lower half of the marble run:
And these are the pieces he used to attached the sloping ramp to the baseplate. The three bricks with holes in them are attached to each other with connector rods.
This was seriously such a fun project! Perfect for expending some creative energy on a bad weather day!
Where do we get our Lego pieces?
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Many of the special Lego bricks that we use in projects came from a variety of sets – Star Wars, City, etc. Two of my boys rarely keep up with the parts in their sets and they end up in our big basic brick tub. We also recommend these Lego sets for building your collection of bricks:
- Crazy Action Contraptions – This is a book and bricks set. The book has instructions for building several fun contraptions!
- LEGO Basic Bricks – Lots of bricks, but not special pieces. We own at least two of these sets.
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