When to attend
LEGO Store Monthly Builds are held on the first Tuesday of every month. At the next event, which is on August 5th at 5:00 PM, you'll learn how to build a LEGO Monkey. Check here to find out the date and time of the latest LEGO Monthly Build program.
Who can participate
The LEGO Store Monthly Builds are designed for children who are 6 through 14, but my local store has always let my kids participate no matter their age—assuming a parent is there to supervise, of course.
How you can join
You don't have to pre-register for the Lego Store Monthly Builds—just show up on the specified date! Just a word of caution: these events tend to get crowded, and quantities are limited, so be sure to show up early to score a prime spot.
What you can expect
Every month you can expect to build a new LEGO model. In the past my kids have created models like a watering can, a lighthouse, a shark, a graduate and a hockey player. The fun doesn't end just because summer break does! As fall and winter approach, you can expect seasonal models like snowmen, vampires, turkeys and fireplaces. And one of the best parts of the program: kids get to take their LEGO creations home for free!
If you can't make it
Don't be discouraged if there’s no LEGO store close to you. The instructions for each project are always posted online here. You can use LEGO bricks that your family already owns or order the LEGO pieces you need here.