Our 25 days till Christmas Countdown continues with this fun LEGO challenge! Build a DIY LEGO marble maze. Can you make it through the maze from one end to the other? We have tons of fun with LEGO activities. Building a LEGO marble maze out of basic bricks is a great STEM challenge for even young kids to get involved with too!
HOMEMADE LEGO MARBLE MAZE FOR KIDS
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AN HOMEMADE MARBLE MAZE IS AN AWESOME STEM CHALLENGE!
There’s lots to learn when you are building this LEGO marble maze! Planning, engineering, testing, problem solving, and designing are all a part of the process. A little trial and error is good for kids.
Mazes also make great motor planning activities. A simple maze like this works on visual planning, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Kids have to use patience and small movements to move the marble through the LEGO maze!
BUILD A LEGO MARBLE MAZE
A Christmas theme LEGO marble maze is super easy to make. You don’t need fancy or special bricks so your basic LEGO collection will do just fine. Of course, you can make it festive, like we did below, by choosing Christmas colors. Then add a marble and you are ready to go!
If you have multiple kids, have them race each other and use a timer. Or have one kid build a maze for the other kid(s) to have a go at.
We also have more fun Christmas LEGO challenges to try in our LEGO Advent Calendar.
YOU WILL NEED:
- LEGO base plate
- assorted LEGO bricks
HOW TO MAKE A MARBLE MAZE
1. The best way to start is to build a frame around the outside of the baseplate.
2. Make sure to leave 2 gaps, one for the start of the marble maze and one for the finish. Use your marble to measure how wide it needs to be.
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3. Now fill in the baseplate with your bricks. Add a piece, remove a piece, you might find a corner too tight for the marble to roll through, so you will need to rethink the design and change it around!
It can become a really cool problem-solving activity. You could make just one path that will work to get to the finish, or you can make several!
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