Lego game activities are a fun and engaging way to promote teamwork, communication, and problem-solving in a team building workshop. Participants work together to build Lego models, which requires collaboration, planning, and creative thinking.
Purpose of Lego Games for Team Building
The purpose of Lego games in team building is to:
- Strengthen cooperation between team members through a fun activity
- Improve communication and listening skills as participants must share ideas
- Promote creative problem-solving and thinking outside the box
- Energize and motivate teams through a hands-on activity
- Break down barriers and enable team bonding in a relaxed environment
Here are step-by-step instructions for running a Lego game activity:
- Materials needed: Lego bricks, baseplates for building, building instructions, tables for each team
- Time required: 30-90 minutes
- Number of participants: 4-8 per team
- Cost: Lego sets can range from $20-$100 depending on the size and complexity
- Split participants into small teams of 4-8 people
- Explain the Lego challenge and rules. For example, teams may be asked to build the tallest tower in 30 minutes.
- Hand out Lego sets and baseplates to each team
- Set a time limit for the building phase
- Circulate and observe each team during the building process
- After time is up, bring teams together to share and discuss their creations
- Lead a reflection and debrief on the teamwork involved
Role of Facilitator
The facilitator should:
- Explain the activity and expectations clearly
- Set time limits and expectations
- Encourage collaboration and participation
- Observe team dynamics and interactions
- Lead debrief and reflection after the activity
Role of Participants
- Listen actively to team members’ ideas
- Contribute ideas and suggestions
- Collaborate on solving problems
- Communicate clearly and respectfully
- Have fun and participate fully!
After the activity, debrief with these types of questions:
- What strategies did your team use during the building process?
- How did you decide which ideas to implement?
- What roles emerged on your team?
- What went well with teamwork? What was challenging?
- What lessons can you take back to apply in your daily work?
In summary, Lego games are an engaging and effective team building activity to improve collaboration, communication, creativity, and problem-solving. The hands-on nature makes it enjoyable for all learning styles. With proper facilitation and debriefing, participants can gain insights into working as an effective team.