On Tuesday you saw the awesome Art of the Brick Date Night post (and if you didn’t, you should totally check it out). It is possible, though, that you can’t go. This could be because the exhibit isn’t going to be at a city near you. It could also simply be that you don’t have a sitter readily available. Fear not! Just because you can’t visit the exhibit doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the fun. Here are five awesome Lego date night ideas that you can enjoy right at home!
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Create Lego Art
You can keep with the Art of the Brick theme and try to create your own art. Find a picture of a famous work of art online. Have a decent selection of Legos available for this. Next, you and your husband try to recreate the work of art. Guaranteed that even if your works of art totally such, you will still have a great time with a lot of laughs. If that seems too ambitious for you, here are a couple of other options for creating Lego art are:
- Create your own abstract art (preferably based on some random item in the room). Once you’ve finished, take turns guessing what the “inspiration” for the piece was. Feel free to make this as hard for your husband as you’d like. It can be a lot more laughs that way.
- Create castles, houses, or some other structure. You can do this as a team or individually. Once you’ve created your structures, test their durability by trying different methods of destruction on them. If you’ve built your structures separately, make it a competition by seeing who’s lasts the longest.
Have a movie night with your husband and watch The Lego Movie. Complete the night with Lego themed treats like these:
If you really want to go all out, put pink and blue streaks in your hair and give hubs an orange construction vest like Emmet wears.
Play a Lego Game
Have you played any of the Lego board games yet? Some of them are pretty awesome. My absolute favorite is Creationary because of the creativity involved but there are others that are fun, too. Here are a few awesome ones to get you started:
Lego Pirate Code: This is a logic game in which you try to guess your opponents’ codes before they guess yours.
Lego Magikus: This one is a very simple game with the end goal to cast your magic spell first.
Lego Kingdoms Chess Set: If you want to keep it classic, you can’t go wrong with Lego chess. This set is a little pricey but amazingly cool.
This is a fun activity is you want to test your creative genius as well as add some friendly competition. Each of you builds a catapult using only Legos and rubber bands. Next, set your creations side by side and launch a mini figure. The person whose mini figure goes the furthest is the winner. After the competition, try building a super-catapult together. See if you can launch a mini figure across the living room as a team.
Assemble a Kit
This is actually a team-building exercise sometimes used in couple’s therapy. Find a Lego kit to put together as a team. If you’re not super Lego builders, it is perfectly okay to start with a Duplo kit. Try to choose one that is difficult enough to warrant reading the instructions to build it. Outside of that, anything goes.
Now you have no excuse not to have an awesome Lego date night with your husband. The best part is that if you invest in a couple of these items now, you can use them for multiple date nights. If you have kids at home, you likely already own a ton of Legos. That makes these some cheap and super cheap and easy date night idea! Find other date night ideas on our Marriage page!