Lego Demolition Derby

I have been in a handyman type mood lately, don’t really know why, but I think that after years of making things on the computer I have this need to actually create something real and tangible. On top of that I have a job where the actual “results” of what I do are hard to see and quantify and are never really finished, so it is nice to make something and be able to say, look, it’s done.

So last weekend I thought that I would take on this project that I found when looking for the “Geek Dad” project book. If you check out the link and scroll down there is a video where the guy makes a sort of demolition derby for radio controlled cars using LEGOS as what you are destroying.

It turned out to be rather easy (I got to use a hot glue gun which always makes me happy) and lots of fun too. Me and my boys played it a few times and then we had some of my sons friends (and their fathers) over to the house to play a couple of times too. We have taken the “arena” up now, but the cars are still in the garage and they get crashed at least once a day.

Anyway, I kept thinking that this would work really well for a youth lesson. Possible hooks might include:

  • There are things in the world that are trying to tear us down as Christians
  • Sometimes the friends you choose can be destroying you more than building you up
  • Sometimes you can be hurting your friends when you should be building them up
  • Try to live at peace will all men because if you keep on biting and devouring each other you will be destroyed by each other (Galatians 5:15)

If you get 4 cars (which is a little difficult because you want cheap cars so it may be hard to find 4 that are on different frequencies) it would up the destruction and allow more people to play.

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