No, it’s not what you think, silly. It means “bring your own blocks”!
LEGO is one of our most favorite toys around here. Being an Architect, there is something about a container full of small building blocks that incites the imagination like nothing else. You can build to your heart’s content. You can build the wildest structures imaginable or you can recreate common objects, which is often more difficult than building stuff that doesn’t really exist. Engineering an apple or an animal out of squares and rectangles certainly takes a lot of problem solving and creativity. And it’s a great way for us all to do something together.
On March 4th. Netflix embraced the world of LEGO with the launch of two new shows: LEGO Bionicle and LEGO Friends. Both shows help empower and inspire kids to use their imaginations and they can play out their own adventures at home with regular LEGO building kits or with LEGO Bionicle and LEGO Friends building kits.
Netflix sent us a couple of kits to enjoy while watching the new shows and it’s fun to watch how much more engaged they become when they engage their hands while watching and expanding their imaginations.
But you don’t have to have a LEGO Bionicle or LEGO Friends kit to enjoy the shows. You can use a regular LEGO building kit to create scenes and characters from the shows, or you can create whatever you want. The key is to have fun doing something creative as a family. To help get your imagination flowing, I created a list of building prompts for some normal, everyday things you can build using a regular LEGO building kit. Each family member can make the same item and you can work your way through the list and compare how each person chose to build the particular item.
This post is part of my participation in the Netflix Stream Team #StreamTeam.