The Blockdown Challenge

Blockdown Challenge

As lockdown continues across the UK, it’s fair to say that some parents are struggling to keep the kids entertained. Homeschooling takes up a chunk of the day and there are tons of books, DVDs,  video games and craft projects on the go but we’re still faced with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all piled on top of each other in the same house. 

In a bid to stave off the cabin fever, my son and I started work on a little project we’ve toyed with for a while. We are now in the beginning stages of building a massive, cross-franchise Lego battlefield which has taken over our coffee table.

Marvel, DC, Halo, Lego originals, all genres and all manner of blocks are in use to create a scene which encompasses many of our geeky interests. It’s been a lot of fun for us both!

As we build, we tend to watch other Lego fans on Youtube and seeing all of the amazing customs out there got me to thinking. So, kids of all ages, we’re issuing you a challenge. What can you build?

You can use Lego, Duplo, Mega Blox, Kreo, wooden building blocks, K’next, whatever you like. Make something amazing and send your name and a picture to [email protected] and we’ll put together a gallery of the images and show the world your awesome builds!

Along with your name and picture, please feel free to include a little note to say thank you to all of the keyworkers and maybe share a link to any charity or fundraising effort that you might particularly like to see people supported.

As an incentive to get you building, we’ve got three awesome Lego sets to send out to three lucky winners. All builds will be added to the gallery as we go and we’ll base the decision on a mix of personal judgement and public opinion, so make sure to tell your friends to like and comment.

All entries to be in by 31st May, which gives you lots of time to make something amazing. Get building!