It’s time for LEGO® Fun Friday!
LEGO® Fun Friday is a twice-a-month feature on Frugal Fun for Boys. Each time, we have a building challenge and a blog linky. If your kids participate in the challenge, you can link up a post about it, or if you don’t have a blog (or don’t blog about LEGO®’s) you can share photos of their creations on the Frugal Fun for Boys Facebook page. You can also link up any LEGO® post to the blog linky – not just posts about the building challenge.
The building challenge for this week was to build a sea animal.
My 6 year old, who is more into imaginative play rather than engineering, suggested this challenge, and I thought it was a good idea since we have done a lot of engineering type challenges lately. Then, he hardly built anything! The little stinker! Oh well, my oldest son had a great time constructing a Sea World dolphin show, and I think it turned out really well.
First, here is Gresham’s project. It’s a sea snake. He is terribly afraid of snakes, and yet finds them fascinating!
The dolphin has a moving tail and moving fins. It’s pretty cool! We were going to post instructions on how to build one, but we ran out of time. Leave a comment if you would like to see how to build it, and we’ll add another post with directions.
Aidan used string to suspend him from the light fixture so that it would look like he is doing tricks.
The reason there are horses in the audience is that Aidan bought a new Lone Ranger Lego set today! We saw on Legoland’s Facebook page that there were brand new Lone Ranger sets released, and Aidan started saving for the Cavalry Builder Set. We couldn’t find it at Toys R Us or Target, so today we went to the LEGO® store to buy it. At $12.99 this set is a really good value, and Aidan was happy to discover that the horse can stand flat and rear up on two legs! He’s saving up for the Lone Ranger Comanche Camp next.
Now it’s your turn! Link up your LEGO® post, or share photos of your children’s creations on the Frugal Fun for Boys Facebook Page.
But first, here is the building challenge for next time: The next LEGO® Fun Friday will be Friday May 10th. The building challenge for May 10th is to create a LEGO® board game. The easiest way to do this is to build a pathway, make some playing pieces, and move the playing pieces along by rolling a die and moving that number of dots. But encourage your kids to be creative and to think of their own game rules! Homeschoolers, this could totally become a school project. It’s hard to keep going in April and May, so maybe this could be a fun way to accomplish something productive?
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