We had some fun recently, with both kids picking a mini figure out of a hat and then building an appropriate home for it. Here is my son’s work after selecting this Ninjago figure:
My son decided this was an evil ninja (although I think Ninjago canon says this is actually a good guy named Cole) and that he needed a lair suitable for his needs. Here is an overall look at it before we dive into some of the neat features:
There’s a lot going on in this build, so here’s a breakdown:
And finally, the build has some moving parts, so here are a couple of GIFs illustrating how they work.
Firstly, the entrance booms:
And then the feature that all evil lairs need – a roof-mounted “mega weapon”:
This was a really fun build and using the mini figure pick as a way of generating a build idea was great. It was inspired by watching LEGO Masters, and I’m stoked with the creativity that it inspired. My daughter built something even bigger, which took her a long time to complete, so that’s coming soon!
Some more small builds once again inspired by suggestions from Brickit – some fun little ones that I think came together quite well.
My daughter is currently hard at work on a pretty cool project of her own design, and we received our first build request – very exciting for the kids! Those will be published soon, but if you want to suggest some builds in the meantime, then please do so from this form.