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Brickman's Family Challenge Book
Brickman's Family Challenge Book
Brickman's Family Challenge Book
Brickman's Family Challenge Book
Brickman's Family Challenge Book
Brickman's Family Challenge Book
Brickman's Family Challenge Book

Challenge each member of your household to a building competition that is the brainchild of Brickman himself, star judge of smash hit TV show LEGO® Masters and a LEGO Certified Professional. Each of the 30 challenges can be attempted at beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. So whether you're 5 or 105, an infrequent brick builder or a huge LEGO fan, these challenges will get you off the screens, and your creative juices flowing with even the most basic of LEGO collections.


  • Maze runner: build a maze for a marble with obstacles and design themes.
  • Get crazy: roll a die to determine which hybrid model you need to build in under 2 hours - Supersonic Banana Plane, anyone?
  • Self-portrait: one of the hardest things to build with LEGO is curves, but Brickman helps you crack the techniques for building a recognisable 3D portrait of yourself.
Hundreds of pro tips, suggestions for ways to level up your builds as well as a 'know your bricks' glossary will turn you into a Master LEGO Builder in no time.

Is your family up for the challenge?

Challenge 1: Maze runner - Gravity and motion work together
Challenge 2: Monochrome - Build something using only one colour
Challenge 3: Personal desk organiser - Build a model to store your stationery
Challenge 4: Room replica - Create a scale model of your bedroom
Challenge 5: Let's roll - The car that rolls furthest is the winner
Challenge 6: Pyramid treasure box - Build a pyramid for a precious object
Challenge 7: Yum yum - Make your favourite food from LEGO
Challenge 8: To the Heromobile! - Build a vehicle for a minifigure
Challenge 9: Once upon a time - Create a LEGO fairytale scene
Challenge 10: Reach for the skies - Build the tallest tower you can

Challenge 11: Skydive survival - Build a model that will survive a fall
Challenge 12: Musical monsters - Take turns making monsters
Challenge 13: Home sweet home - Build your home in LEGO bricks
Challenge 14: Lights! Camera! Action! - Create a scene from a movie or TV show
Challenge 15: Model mashup - Free-build a hybrid model
Challenge 16: Get over it - Build a bridge
Challenge 17: Mini mosaic - Build a LEGO masterpiece
Challenge 18: Flip it - Build with upside-down bricks
Challenge 19: Name badge - Make a personalised ID plaque
Challenge 20: Chain reaction - Move a ball across the room

Challenge 21: Replicate - Copy a real-life object
Challenge 22: Substitute game - Use a LEGO part to represent something else
Challenge 23: Trading places - Build someone else's idea
Challenge 24: Reinventing the wheel - Use right-angled bricks to make a curve
Challenge 25: It's alive! - Animate a model with Technic? and motors
Challenge 26: Inside out - Build a cutaway model
Challenge 27: Going global - Make a landmark from around the world
Challenge 28: LEGOville - Plan and build a town, as a group
Challenge 29: Creature feature - Build your ideal animal companion
Challenge 30: Self portrait - Copy your own face in 3D

About the Author

Ryan 'Brickman' McNaught is the southern hemisphere's only 'certified Lego professional'. He is the judge on the smash hit family TV show Lego Masters, hosted by Hamish Blake, which captivates over 1 million Australian viewers per episode and has led to Lego sales going through the roof since going to air. When he is not judging Lego competitions onscreen, Ryan oversees construction of extraordinary Lego builds for display in stores and in exhibitions which tour the world.


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