We Did the Megabloks Engineering Challenge
What Is the Megabloks Engineering Challenge?
Recently we were having fun building bridges with Megabloks, so we made a bit of a competition out of it. We had fun, and wanted to challenge others.
Here are the rules and scoring details: The Megabloks Bridge Engineering Challenge
Tougher Than It Looks
Don't be fooled by the use of Megabloks, thinking it is easy and simple. This challenge was quite tough. Megabloks are designed to be put together and taken apart easily, and this really plays havoc and creates mayhem when trying to build the bridge. The Megabloks also want to twist over long spans, so even mounting the blocks on the supports was tough.
Here is our first at the Megabloks bridge:
Our Score: 88
We found it really tough to stop the middle breaking apart, and the more support bricks that were in place, the heavier it got, which made it collapse faster.
Here is our second attempt at the Megabloks bridge:
Our Score: 74
We focused on reducing the weight in the middle so the pressure on the centre blocks would reduce. This seemed to work, and we scored a lot lower than our first attempt. I think we might have to practice our engineering skills with the Bridge Building App, Poly Bridge.
How Did You Go?
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Have fun with our Megabloks bridge building challenge for the whole family. What score can you get? A STEM learning challenge by STEM Mayhem.
Megabloks might be a simple block toy, but they play a big role in teaching young kids about STEM.