If you are having a LEGO-inspired party or you have a group of kids, a tub of LEGOs and nothing to do, LEGO games provide entertainment to keep them laughing and playing for hours. Keep children amused with LEGO-themed games such as a beanbag toss, or have a building contest with LEGO bricks.
To play “Pin the Head on the LEGO Man,” create a headless LEGO man on poster board. You can make him out of construction paper or have a poster printed at a print shop from a digital image. Give each child a LEGO head picture that has double-stick tape on the back. Whoever is the most accurate wins a prize. “Pin the Spot on the LEGO” is similar to the LEGO man game, except you would make a poster of a LEGO brick with a missing spot. Give each child a spot to stick onto the poster. “I Spy the LEGO Guy” is another wall game play. Cut out the shape of a LEGO man out of a bright-colored piece of card stock. During the event, stick him to the wall in various places using two-sided tape. Place him in spots where part of him is hidden, such as peeking out from behind a photo frame. Someone gets a prize when she is the first to yell out “I spy the LEGO guy!” each time you move him.
Fill a large jar with LEGO bricks or brick candy and place it at the door. Have each guest fill out a slip of paper with her name and a guess as to how many LEGO bricks are in the jar. At the end of the party, whoever is the closest to the number wins the jar of bricks. Play another guessing game with LEGO bricks by having children guess how many LEGO bricks they can stack before the tower topples over. Small prizes may be given to the kids who come close to their numbers without going over.
Get guests up and moving while playing some racing games. Separate everyone into two teams and place a bucket full of LEGOs at the starting line for each team. Place an empty bucket 50 yards away for each team. Have each person pick up one brick with a long-handled spoon and race to the other bucket to drop it in. If he drops it, he has to go back and start over. When he has dropped the brick in the other bucket, he runs back and passes the spoon to the next individual. The team that successfully transfers all of its bricks wins. Another version of a LEGO relay uses cups. Designate a cup full of bricks for each team. Place guests in a large circle; each team has its own circle. The starting person gets the cup full of bricks while the others get empty ones. When the whistle blows, the first player runs to the next and transfers the bricks to her cup. The person who receives the bricks runs to the next person and pours the bricks in his cup. If any bricks are spilled, the runner has to go back to the start. The first team to finish wins.
Create bingo cards with images of LEGO pieces you own. Put all of the LEGOs shown on the cards into a bin and mix them. Pass out the bingo cards and give guests LEGOs to mark spots. Select pieces from your bin. Hold them up as you call them out. The first person to get a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally is the winner. LEGO Memory is another board game you can create for kids to play. Print two cards of each LEGO brick shape. Select 15 pieces so you have 30 cards in the set.
Wrap a large cardboard box with a bright primary-colored wrapping paper. Cut two round holes where the LEGO spots would be so it resembles a LEGO brick. Cut primary-colored felt into 4-by-4-inch squares. Fill a snack-sized zip-top bag with rice, then place it between two squares of felt. Use fabric glue to glue the squares together. After the glue has dried, cut out felt circles and glue them to the beanbags to make LEGO spots. Have the kids toss the LEGO beanbags at the brick. In lieu of a cardboard brick, place a vertical row of seven buckets that are the same size and shape. Ask the child to stand 2 feet behind the first bucket and toss one beanbag into each bucket to see how many he can reach. The child who makes the most tosses out of seven wins.