Team Building With Lego

A large Lego construction featuring a Tesco logo.

Team Building With Lego

We have around 26,000 Lego bricks which we use for one of the parts of our Together We can team building event. The first team chooses what to build and then each following team takes up the theme and continues it until you have a large scale and, hopefully, impressive final result which includes relevant features and messages for the team who built it.

One of the advantages of Lego compared to activities such as painting is that it can be de-constructed, so one team can take apart the work of a previous team and re-build on their own theme. This creates interesting opportunities for post event facilitation.

Another advantage of Lego is that it brings out the playfulness in a group. Often participants haven’t played with it since they were children and it can be fun to re-familiarise yourself which a favourite toy.

Lego is made in Denmark where it means ‘play well’. There are currently approximately 50 Lego bricks for every person on the planet. Even if you’re a grown up, Lego is great fun!



  1. Alan Horton · January 23, 2012 Reply

    You can’t beat lego, it must be great for team-building.

  2. TaxCoach · January 23, 2012 Reply

    Little bit geek – but it’s one of the options.

  3. txwikinger · January 23, 2012 Reply

    I loved Lego when I was a child. It is amazing to now see adults in all kinds of settings build with it.

  4. txwikinger · January 23, 2012 Reply

    Reblogged this on txwikinger's blog and commented:
    The renaissance of Lego!

  5. Leo · January 23, 2012 Reply

    This brings me back in time when I was a child. Thanks for that

  6. Marianne · January 23, 2012 Reply

    Great way to build (teams)!

  7. craig daniels (@organichat) · January 23, 2012 Reply

    I’d build a picnic table and a Lego hammock so the team could have lunch and then take a nap…

  8. Liz Pullen · January 23, 2012 Reply

    What I love about Lego is that you can be a novice and have fun. While skill is appreciated, it is not a requirement to build something and have fun. Anyone can create things with Lego!

  9. Dan Stepel · January 23, 2012 Reply

    The many little blocks are a good metaphor of the many little tasks and actions that good into running a business.

  10. Majdi Abdelhadi · January 23, 2012 Reply

    Great Idea great fun and great teambuilding

  11. laitom · January 23, 2012 Reply

    It appeals to the inner child – doesn’t it? Great tool.

  12. kimlavigne · January 23, 2012 Reply

    Awesome! I love lego…this is a wonderful way to have fun while teambuilding!

  13. Inger Verheul · January 23, 2012 Reply

    Sounds like fun… always good when building a team

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