Aaron Maurer (@aaronmaureredu), a STEAM educator who blogs at Coffee for the Brain, is hosting a month of Lego challenges during May, 2020. Each week is a different theme, and each weekday he posts a new challenge for that week’s theme. Before beginning the challenge, participants are asked to select 100 pieces from their Lego collection and post a picture of those pieces.
You can view the instructions from Maurer in the video below, as well as on this page (which includes a link to a form).
For the week of May 4th (this week, can you believe it?!!!), the theme is, “Movie Genre.” Each day is a different genre, with the first day being science fiction (of course!). You can see the builds for Week 1 that have been assigned so far on this page. Clicking on each build card will take you to the page with guidelines and pictures of builds that have been submitted so far.
Maurer already did a different Lego challenge last month, and used feedback he garnered from those participants to create this month’s lineup. Based on that input, he is also doing some livestreaming this month, so be sure to click on that button at the top of the website if you are interested.
I think this idea is really going to blow up, as Maurer had hundreds of participants from all over the world for the last challenge. (You can see the map when you scroll down on the Home Page.) If you’ve got kids who love anything Lego-related, this is their opportunity to be inspired and get creative!