Inspire Creativity with Brick Building Challenges for Kids of All Ages

By Sarah Hauge, Publisher of Macaroni KID, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Centennial, CO January 22, 2024

Plastic building bricks have been a staple toy for generations. Not only are they enjoyable to play with, but they also promote creativity, problem-solving, and fine motor skills. There are endless possibilities when it comes to building with these bricks, and the fun never ends.

Whether you're a kid or an adult, plastic building bricks provide endless hours of entertainment. You can build anything from a simple house to a complex robot, and the only limit is your imagination. For those who are looking to push their creativity, here are 20 fun brick-building challenges for enthusiasts of all ages:

Brick Building Challenges:

🔲 Build a random household item using only one color of bricks.
🔲 Create a single item using all the Brick Separators in your collection.
🔲 Use an assortment of bricks to spell out your name.
🔲 Recreate the logo of your favorite business or brand.
🔲 Build a marble maze.
🔲 Build a scene for a book or movie that you enjoy.
🔲 Make something that you can wear.
🔲 Create a replica of your favorite board game.
🔲 Build an epic snowman.
🔲 Build a comic strip.
🔲 Build a pizza with your favorite toppings.
🔲 Randomly pick a Minifig and rebuild it as a MEGAfig.
🔲 Build a zip line. Attach your creation with a string and watch it soar!
🔲 Tape your building plate to the underside of a table and build upside down.
🔲 Design and build a new monument for your hometown.
🔲 Create a frame for a photo or piece of artwork in your home.
🔲 Create a bridge and see how much weight it can hold.
🔲 Build an instrument. Bonus points if it can make noise!
🔲 Build a collection of items that represent a specific US state.
🔲 Build a multi-tiered cake.

Let your imagination run wild and build something amazing. Who knows... you might just build the next architectural wonder!