We are really excited to be partnering with The Dad Lab, to bring you some inspiring ideas that will help you throw an amazing birthday party with a LEGO® theme for your little one.
Start your engines! LEGO brick building is all about fun and creativity, and making a balloon car is a thrill-packed birthday party activity for children, who will marvel as their air-powered creation whizzes across the floor.
Play is one of the best ways for young minds to learn about the world, and there is science exploration to be enjoyed here too: cars of different weights and sizes will behave differently. This makes for a great party game, so why not create prizes for the furthest traveler, fastest racer and most innovative design?
Asking children questions is also a great way to get them using that fizzing imagination of theirs: Which car is their favourite and why? Who is driving the car and where might they be going?
Remember - there’s no one right way to build a balloon car, so encourage your mini-mechanics to experiment and see what happens.
What you need:
- A selection of LEGO bricks and wheels to experiment with
- A balloon
- A drinking straw (optional)
1. Build a car, remembering you'll need a hole at the back for the balloon
Building a hole for the balloon out of standard LEGO bricks works just fine, or if you want to be really fancy try using the clamp piece (search for it here). You could also include a straw here for a more streamlined start.
2. Blow up your balloon and place it in position
On your marks, get set...
3. Let go to race! Then try multiple designs to see which work best
Including minifigures as drivers is a great way to add personalities to your racers.
We have partnered with Sergei from The Dad Lab to bring you this series of birthday party ideas and we are delighted to be helping him celebrate the birthdays of his two children, Alex and Max, by hosting a LEGO themed birthday party at our London headquarters.
Small parts are a choking hazard for children under the age of three.
Warning. Children under eight years can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.