LEGO Bird Feeder

Activity: Build a LEGO Bird Feeder

This summer we ran an online contest with an interesting concept of “Art for Conservation“, where the participants had to build a bird feeder out LEGO bricks. In collaboration with BNHS (Bombay Natural History Society), we facilitated this environment focussed yet very creative contest and received a great response.

Objective

The objective of this activity was –

  • To create awareness about impact of summer heat on birds amongst children.
  • To encourage children to try out something new during summer vacation.
  • To ignite creativity and unconventional ideas using structure building toys like LEGO.

Observation

The observations recorded before, during and after the activity were as follows –

  • There is a need for online contests that included children & adults focussing on their creativity.
  • There are very less platforms where children could display/share/discuss about their LEGO MOCs.
  • There is a lack of encouragement for children and adults to pool in new ideas using building toys.
  • We witnessed enthusiasm and positive response from all our followers and LEGO lovers from India.
  • There was great involvement of the BNHS team in judging the best bird feeders and curating giveaways for the winners.
  • All the objectives were achieved and we received some really ‘out of the box’ bird feeders.