Friday, September 30, 2016

Lego Quest #15

Quest #15 - Kinetic

Kinetic means motion.

What I am looking for is a creation that has one or more moving parts.

It can move by a person manipulating it (a hand crank for example)
by wind (like a windmill)
by water (like a watermill)
In a delicate balance like a mobile

These are just a few ideas, there are many other ways an object can be kinetic.

How can you create something that can move or has moving parts?

Here are all the design solutions other kids from around the world built in response to this challenge.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Lego Quest #14

Quest #14 - Ancient Monument

This weeks challenge is to re-create or be inspired by an Ancient Monument.

An Ancient monument is an early historical structure worthy of preservation. 

There are Ancient Monuments found all over the world, I look forward to seeing which one inspired you!

Be sure to tell me which Ancient Monument you were inspired by and why. Where this monument exists in the world and anything else you'd like to add about your creation.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Lego Quest #13

Quest #13 - Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day.

What does Earth Day mean to you? Create something that reflects your ideas about Earth Day. It might be something that is inspired by the list below, or it might be some sort of invention that helps the Earth in a certain way?

Here is a list of words that remind me of Earth Day, you may have other words that inspire your creation.

Protection of Animals and Wildlife
Deterioration of the environment
Oil Spills
Power Plants
Global Warming
Clean Energy
Habitat Destruction

Tell me all about your creation. What it is inspired by, or what function it has that relates to our Earth.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Lego Quest #12

Quest #12 - Mixed Media

Mixed Media means to combine one or more, other objects or art mediums with your LEGO creation. Your creation can be anything you like.
Often an unusual, seemingly unrelated combination of materials work best.

Here is a list to get your creative juices flowing;
Edible materials
Found objects

Friday, September 2, 2016

Lego Quest #11

Quest #11 - Shadow

Build something, or a number of things, that you think would cast a great shadow.

Take your creation to a sunny spot, inside or outside on a sunny day. Observe the shadow it casts. Move it around until it makes the shadow you like best. Notice how the shadow changes when it is cast on a wall, compared to the sidewalk, compared to the texture of a tree trunk. Where do you like the shadow best?

Take a picture of only the shadow. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Lego Quest #10

Quest #10 - Spring

Spring is the transition period between winter and summer. It is seen as a time of growth, renewal and new life for both plants and animals.

The axis of the Earth is increasing its tilt towards the sun, which warms the Earth and causes new plant growth.

What does spring mean to you? Create something out of LEGO that reminds you of spring and tell me about it.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Lego Quest #9

Quest #9 - Maximum Height

This weeks challenge is called maximum height.

What I am looking for is a vertical structure, that is standing alone, without anything supporting it.

Once you are happy with the height of your creation, please measure it and let me know how high it is.

Sometimes structures built for height need to be wider than just one lego brick. You might think about how easily it would fall over if it was really thin, and how stable it is when you use a wider base.

If there is more than one LEGO Quest Kid in your home, you might want to all pool the bricks and work together, or you may want to build alone, your choice.

Good luck, be patient and try again, (if you want). There is no winner here for maximum height, everyone has a different amount of LEGO bricks available to them. The idea is to have fun, this is not a contest, just build as high as you can, with the bricks that you have.