Build the Change
What is Build the Change?
Build the Change is all about giving children a voice and allowing them to express their hopes and ideas for a better future.
Children use their creativity to solve real-world challenges with LEGO® bricks and other creative materials – and it is all achieved via Learning through Play.
We are on a mission to make children heard and use their ideas and visions to inspire leaders around the world.
Download our free educator courses
Download our free resource packs for educators. Explore topics such as climate change, biodiversity, circular economy, and human impact, while creating and sharing imaginative solutions to real-world challenges.
Look out for new courses throughout the year.
New factory in the U.S.We wanted local children to be part of the journey when we planned our new carbon-neutral run factory in Richmond, Virginia. To make that happen, we invited 250 children from the local community to inspire us with their ideas on how to get plants, insects and animals to thrive around the new factory.
Fly away islesThe “Fly Away Isles” playground was built in Harlem, New York City, in celebration of the LEGO Group’s 90th anniversary. We used our Build the Change program to source ideas from children in the local community that were then used as inspiration by renowned artist Hebru Brantley in his design of a playground. It received a Drum award in 2022.
New factory in VietnamChildren from the local Hoi Nghia Primary School participated in a ‘Build the Change’ workshop where they used LEGO bricks to create ideas for the factory’s employee and play spaces. Their ideas ranged from gardens filled with local plants to fun playgrounds made up of a rollercoaster, aquarium and soccer stadium.
Gallery of ideas
Check out the amazing gallery of children’s ideas below and upload your own that helps solve a real-world issue.
- This eco-friendly cabin has several environmentally sustainable features. It has solar panels on the roof, water mill for energy, a roof top garden, rain barrel, butterfly garden, and apple tree.
- 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.
- 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.