The Debenhams Big LEGO Challenge

When Ben was invited to take part in the Debenhams Big LEGO Challenge, I didn’t need asking twice.  The basic premise was that he was to be sent a brand new LEGO Nexo Knights set along with a timer and challenged to build something “adventurous” in 15 minutes. 
LEGO Nexo Knights - Debenhams challenge
I had explained to Ben beforehand that he wasn’t going to be building his new set according to the instructions but was in fact just going to build “something really cool”. (Obviously he knew he would be able to build the set properly later!)  I don’t think he really went into his project with any ideas in mind, he just started building.
Debenhams vintage style timer set to 15 minutes
I don’t often sit with Ben when he’s building, he tends to take his LEGO sets off into his bedroom and shuts himself away till it’s complete.  I’m rubbish with LEGO myself, far too clumsy and lacking in imagination so it was really interesting to sit and watch Ben working away for 15 minutes on his very own creation.
Now 15 minutes isn’t a very long time when it comes to building with LEGO and Ben admitted that he found the ticking of the timer a bit stressful – it was a bit like Countdown but with LEGO!  He told me it was making him sweaty bless him.  If I’m honest I wasn’t convinced he was going to get it done in time . . .
You want to see what he made right?
“The Jestro Catcher is able to catch any evil villan or monster the orange chains are to stop the driver from falling and to stop villans from getting inside the villan goes in the back. It is like a portable jail. THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH FOR THE LEGO DEBENHAMS”
What do you think?  I think he did really well in his 15 minutes.  I love how symmetrical his build is!
If you’ve got a little LEGO addict in your house, check out the range at Debenhams!


*Ben was sent this Nexo Knights LEGO set free of charge for the purposes of taking part in this challenge. All thoughts and opinions remain our own*



  1. March 7, 2017 / 7:10 am

    Oh that is so cool, what a great build. I didn’t know Debenhams did LEGO, must have a look there.

  2. March 7, 2017 / 7:12 am

    Ha ha I love it! Kids have such great imaginations and Lego is just so versatile! Mu husband would have loved this challenge!

  3. March 7, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Love your son – he has the same hair colour as Ieuan, who is also a Lego addict. I have to confess I haven’t got the patience so it’s usually ‘delegated’ to the husband. It does keep them quiet though, doesn’t it 😉

  4. March 7, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    I love the random creations they make, and the stories around them. N loves lego although he’s not quite at that level of creation yet. His school even have a Lego club which he goes to.

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