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4-H Arts & Crafts: Lego Project

October 23, 2019

The Arts and Crafts 4-H project allows youth to learn life skills and grow in project knowledge while expressing creativity in a variety of mediums. Building with Legos can be a fun past time that can easily turn into a 4-H project. Use a kit or do it from all the Legos you have laying around the house. Build something, be creative, and see it at the fair!  

Level A (grades 3-4)

Level B (grades 5-6)

Level C (grades 7-9)

Level D (grades 10-12)




No manual required; however, a Lake County record sheet must be completed (attached below)

**Only a Lake County Record Sheet is needed**

General Exhibit Requirements

Arts & Crafts Record Sheet Required (No Manual)

  1. Create a Lego exhibit consisting of one or more items. Member may use any type of Lego-style building blocks, not just Lego brand. All building blocks being used must be from the same type or style of Lego building blocks.
  2. For each level there will be two classes: Kits and Non-Kit/Creative. Only one exhibit may be entered. Member must distinguish if project is Kit or Non-Kit/Creative. To be classified as Non-Kit/Creative, at least 50% of the exhibit must be not made from kit(s).
  3. Blocks are not to be defaced. No cutting, painting, filing or using crayons markers, etc. on blocks. Blocks may be glued together, but it is not mandatory.
  4. All construction must be assembled on heavy cardboard or plywood or similar. Lego bases may be used if secured on top of something stronger. Base may be decorated, e.g. adding trees, ponds, train tracks, etc. decorate your board.
  5. Judging will be based on overall creative depiction and construction.
  6. Grand Champion entries for Kit and Non-Kit will be considered for State Fair (Crafts). If selected, it is recommended that the exhibit be secured in a clear plastic enclosure. Exhibitor may be responsible for transportation.

Level Requirements

Level A (grades 3-4)

  1. Exhibit shall not exceed 12” long x 12” wide.
  2. Exhibit may have moving parts but no motorized parts.

Level B (grades 5-6)

  1. Exhibit shall not exceed 18” long x 18” wide.
  2. Exhibit may have moving parts but no motorized parts.

Level C (grades 7-9)

  1. Exhibit shall not exceed 28” long x 22” wide.
  2. Exhibit may include movable or motorized parts.

Level D (grades 10-12)

  1. There are no size limitations.
  2. Exhibit may include moveable or motorized parts.


Interested in sponsoring a trophy or award for this project? Please contact the project superintendent or Extension Office at 219-755-3240 to learn more!

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