Great LEGO® build ideas for the holidays

It’s the summer holidays. While the kids might be jumping for joy, parents can’t be blamed for feeling just a little overwhelmed at the idea of keeping the kids entertained and out of trouble for 7 long weeks. We have you covered, with a few fun LEGO® and LEGO DUPLO® projects that offer up plenty to keep the kids occupied for at least some of the time.

Count down to Christmas

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Build a Christmas tree…

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… and a reindeer

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6 fun activities from LEGO®

These smart ideas are all simple tasks that invoke the Christmas spirit in us all. Get the kids making adorable Christmas cards and decorations and you’ll be ticking more than just “Keep the kids occupied” off your list.

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Checkmate!

LEGO chess set

Now here’s a fun building challenge for that budding chess player in the family.

Get them to create their own chess board out of LEGO®. This will certainly help them remember better how each piece is allowed to move on the board and, well, it’s kind of cool too!

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Got some of your own ideas on how to keep the kids busy with LEGO®? Share with us in the comments section below!

Make your own LEGO® Pokémon Pikachu

It was the biggest mobile game to hit the world in 2016. Yep, there’s no doubt about that Pokemon GO’s virtual reality software has captured the imagination of young and old alike. These days, it’s not unusual to see people walking around in public parks, stabbing frantically at their mobile screens.

If you’re a big fan of the augmented reality game, and you happen to be a LEGO fan, then it’s about time you created your very own LEGO® Pikachu.

Watch this Brick 101 video to get a step-by-step instruction on how to make your very own Pikachu.

It’s a great activity for the upcoming school holidays, so be sure to bookmark this page.

We’d love to see your interpretations of this cute feisty Pokemon, so be sure to post a photograph of your creations on our Facebook page when you’re done. Happy building!