This weekend we went to the October 2016 LEGO Friends event so we could learn how to build a LEGO Friends Strength Tester Carnival Game. (I’ve been incorrectly calling it a Strongman build… that’s what I’ve known them as.) For this event, there were considerably less people signed up, so this was a nice change of pace.
Our Morning At The LEGO Friends Strength Tester Build Event
The girl wasn’t feeling good that morning, probably fighting off a cold, so we had a slow start. We arrived 5 minutes late, so by that time the waiting crowd had already moved through the line.
This time, the event was run by a different employee, so it was much more low key than the previous events. Once the kids were done building their LEGO Friends Strength Tester Carnival Game, they were asked to create additional games you might find at a carnival, or a carnival scene you might come across at any local fair.
While there was no show-and-tell like in other events, some of the kids did want to show what they created. I was more than happy to snap away at their awesome creations!
The Little Brick didn’t get to quite finish hers, so she didn’t want me to take a photo. However, I was able to grab a photo of the above Tilt-a-Whirl, which I absolutely loved!
You can see it in action in the video above. Kids are so inventive!
Once all the kids were done, they could continue to build or head home whenever they were ready. For the goodie bag, we received the latest LEGO Club magazine, the November store calendar and the LEGO Friends Pop Star Red Carpet (30205) set we received in a promo earlier this year.
Coincidentally, if you’re interested in learning how to build this set, you can check out our review post. I’ve only seen this as a promo, so if you’re not interested in parting it out, you can pick it up on Amazon or eBay.
With less people than normal, the event was wonderful. I do home LEGO decides to push events to two days, instead of trying to shove 40+ kids and their parents into a store for an hour. Makes for a crowded and loud event.
How To Build A LEGO Friends Strength Tester Carnival Game
The actual strongman build is very clever:
I’m not sure you can see it, but the weights are not snapped down to anything. If you bang the mallet on the target, they do fly up to hit the bell. I really should have taken a video of it in action, because it is adorable and so much fun.
If you want to build your own strongman carnival game, I scanned the instructions for the LEGO Friends Strongman Carnival Game:
We really enjoyed the build and hope you enjoy making your own LEGO Friends Strength Tester Carnival Game at home, too!