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Mini Summer Olympics Track and Field with Legos

Jul05

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We created a miniature scene for The Summer Olympics, specifically the track and field events using Lego minifigures, paper, and pipe cleaners.

Here’s how to do it:

First, draw the track on a big sheet of paper. (We traced kitchen bowls for the curves.) Then cut it out and embellish it with starting lines.

Add a circle for the shot put event and a rectangle for the pole vault.

By bending pipe cleaners, you can craft hurdles, batons for the relays, a pole and a shot put.

Then, let the games begin!

Brutus always dominated the shot put competition. This year, he decided, he would give all his medals to his mother.

Training with his brother for the 400 meter hurdles made him push himself to run faster, he said in interviews.

But inwardly, he was tired of always coming in second place.

Glad that his shoulder injury from ’08 had finally healed, he was feeling ready and confident for the pole vault. This would be his year.

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9 Responses to “Mini Summer Olympics Track and Field with Legos”

  1. Jessica Jul 07 at 6:48 pm Reply Reply

    I LOVE this idea! I will definitely try this out with a family of three girls that I nanny who are originally from England, so you can imagine how much excitement is already brewing in this household for the summer Olympics! Thank you so much!

  2. Liz Jul 17 at 9:32 am Reply Reply

    This is AWESOME! We love LEGO and the Olympics at our house. This will be a hit for sure!

  3. Camille Feb 10 at 9:58 pm Reply Reply

    GREAT IDEA!  I know its for the summer Olympics but I would love if you link up with our link part anyway.  It would be easy to adapt for the winter with speed skating instead.

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