‘Rescue the minifigures’ game can help with isolation boredom

LEGO Vice President of Design suggests a ‘Rescue the minifigures’ game to help entertain children stuck at home.

As people in countries around the world are stuck indoors due to the coronavirus outbreak, social media has been a place where users have been sharing their boredom-busting ideas, especially for families needing to keep children occupied. While LEGO building is an obvious option, and there is plenty of inspiration shared online, LEGO Vice President of Design Matthew Ashton has suggested a fun game on social media.

On his Twitter account, the design expert suggests that parents hide minifigures around the world, ideally in fairly obvious but silly places – such as in a show, under a glass or as part of a sandwich. Then, give the children clues to find them. Once they have all of the minifigures returned, they then build a house for the characters.

Rescue Minifigures instructions

The full instructions are shared in this image, with more inspiration on Ashton’s Twitter account. He emphasises that the game can be played entirely with existing LEGO minifigures and bricks that people have at home.

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Graham was the BrickFanatics.com Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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