Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lego Speed Build!!!

The theme of our summer this year seems to be ~ find things to do that are fun and inexpensive. In the spirit of both fun and free, this week we headed back to our local Lego Store for a "Minifigure Speed Building Event."

The rules of the speed building event on this particular evening were; build as many mini Darth Vader figures as you can in 1 minute. The winner was to receive a limited-edition Darth Vader minifigure. In addition, each participate would recieve a Lego Star Wars magnet.

CJ, although nervous, decided that he would take part in the speed building event.

After getting directions from the Lego employee in charge of the event, the kids were off and building. CJ got off to a great start. I could see that he was a little nervous - his hands were shaking - but he hung in there. I thought that he was going to win his heat, when suddenly, the boy next to him managed to finish one more figure than CJ. It was almost a tie, I think CJ would have had it, had he not been so nervous.

Anyway, it was a good experience. Each kid got their magnet and off we went to look around the store. We are looking forward to the next FREE event at Lego.

Off to a great start, CJ gets to work building his first Darth Vader minifigure.

One done, second one started! Will the kid to his right finish first?

To find out about Lego fun near you go to, search for the store near you, and click on their "new and events" section.

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