Build the Change

a globe built in LEGO bricks with LEGO minifigures all over it

Build the Change is a powerful way for children to express their hopes and dreams for the future with LEGO® bricks and other creative materials, plus their own imagination. And it’s all done via Learning through Play!

We’re on a mission to give children a voice and use their ideas and visions to inspire leaders around the world, so start here and join us…by joining our challenges!

Try the challenges

minifigures holding a pile of bricks

Try the expanded experience

If you have more time and want to try other challenges, check out the Build the Change expanded experience. Here’s all you need to get started:

  • LEGO® bricks and/or other creative materials
  • Time – set aside at least  45 minutes
  • And a bit of space to get creative in!

Recommended for 7-12 year olds

Inspiration from other builders

See how other children have been building the change! They’ve been having fun and getting creative thinking about the environment, climate change and biodiversity.
  • cabin made from LEGO bricks
    This eco-friendly cabin has several environmentally sustainable features. It has solar panels on the roof and water mill for energy, a roof top garden, rain barrel, butterfly garden, and apple tree.
  • Robot made with LEGO bricks
    Meet the robot that runs on garbage. The dog with the jet-pack flies and collects garbage and puts it in the robot’s garbage bin. The garbage collected goes through the green-gun that reuses objects.
  • a cat like creature built in LEGO bricks
    It can protect itself from climate change with a sun reflective skin and coat. It can also move quickly from one bad place to another to find better relationships and others to have kids with.
  • a LEGO build by a child
    The hose is for sucking ice up from the actis, which is then heated in the brown container, and sucked in by the window, and examined how clean the ice / water is.
  • a helicopter built in LEGO bricks
    Funkadelic Batman’s flying turtle nest protector. He fly’s around the world and uses his beacon to find nests. His black weapon cools the nest w special cooling fluid (to make more she turtles) and the yellow gun shoots a protective Shield over the nest that releases when the turtles hatch.
  • a vehicle built in LEGO
    Solar powered Portable iceberg. The wheels propel it through the water and it becomes polar bear homes when their iceberg melts.
Two minifigures looking cheerful

How to Build the Change?

Play the video to meet Linda and Leo - the fantastic Build the Change guides that will explain how children can change the world!
A happy lightbulb

Get your child’s ideas heard

In 2021, we’ll start approaching decision-makers, both local and global, and everywhere in between. But we need tons of great ideas to kick off those conversations! We want to make sure leaders are considering the voices of children in important decisions.

Check back here every now and then to see who we’ve been talking to and what changes might be happening!