Lego Masters : Coronavirus Lockdown Edition

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My girls and their friends are all big fans of Lego Masters, a new television show where teams compete with one another to create incredible builds based upon a theme.

Leveraging the coronoavirus restrictions as a unique opportunity, five families participated in Episode 1 of the “Rancho Bernardo Lego Masters : Coronavirus Lockdown Edition”. Each family used Zoom running on a mobile device or laptop to teleconference so that they could participate.

The winner of this weeks challenge, “Build the World’s Coolest Treehouse” was the Jock Family. Alexander and Kaliope won the exclusive “Rancho Bernardo Cup” with their amazing build. They will hold onto the cup until next Saturday for Episode 2.

Rules

  • Each family will represent a Team. A Team will be made up of one or more kids. 
  • Each Team will need access to a device capable of running Zoom. 
  • Each family will have two Votes. A family can only Vote for themselves once.
  • A Host (me) will host the Zoom meeting and be responsible for interviewing ( and muting ) the Teams throughout the challenge.

How it works

  1. A Theme will be chosen from a hat by the Host and presented to all of the Teams.
  2. Each Team will take 5 minutes to create a Plan. A Plan is a one page paper describing about how the Team will build a Lego representing the Theme.  The Plan can ( and should ) contain pictures. No building should take place during this time.
  3. Each Team will take 1 hour to Build their Lego.
  4. Each Team will take turns Showcasing their Build. While doing so they must describe how their Build fits the Theme. 
  5. Each family will submit two Votes for the best Build and discretely tell the Host.
  6. The Host will tally the votes and award the winning Team the “Golden Cup”. The Golden Cup will be re-awarded with each competition.

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“All Done”.

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Security blanket …

Security Blanket
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