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How To Get Over Lockdown Blues Using LEGO

If you’re reading this, you’re probably dealing with some degree of social distancing protocols.  Please follow the following steps to eliminate boredom during these trying times, you can even (optionally) include your family in this activity:

  1. Pick your Lego set.  There are sets on Ebay that cost a lot.  There are sets on Walmart and Amazon and Lego that are less.  There are Batmobiles, there are Porches, there is even a $40 Urus that isn’t itchy yet (as far as I know).  I recommend you pick a set that has at least a few hundred pieces in order to keep you busy for a bit.
  2. Practice safe material handling protocols.  When your set arrives, or if you picked it up at the store, disinfect it prior to handling, and then wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Find a ‘build’ area.  You’ll want to work on a large enough table, with plenty of light, for as many people as will be helping you build.
  4. Lay out the pieces to make sure they are all accounted for.  Few things are as frustrating as finding out you are missing a piece when you are mid-build.
  5. Build your set.  When you get frustrated, (you will), give the piece to someone else along with the instructions and ask if they can get to the next step in 5 minutes or less.  Frequently just having someone else’s perspective for a moment will get you passed your own myopia.
  6. Post your new build and start again with a bigger set!  Perhaps get into some of the motorized or powered Lego sets.

If you really want to go for it, build one of these kits and post a link (don’t forget #grandtournation) of the build and finished project: 5 Best LEGO sets to build during lockdown

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