Can you take on The Blockdown Challenge?

The Blockdown Challenge.
The Blockdown Challenge.

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A group set up to support the people of Kintyre amid the coronavirus pandemic is challengin people to take part in what it is calling ‘The Blockdown Challenge’.

The Kintyre Community Crisis Group, which is available Facebook and its website at, fact checks, collates and shares information which may offer assistance to the people of Kintyre.

It also aims to be a hub through which those who have elderly or vulnerable family and friends in Kintyre can find information which may assist them in reaching out at a time when they are unable to physically assist due to distance and self isolation.

Now, in a bid to ‘stave off the cabin fever’, the group is challenging children of all ages to build and share with it a masterpiece using Lego, Duplo, Mega Blox, Kreo, wooden building blocks, K’next, or whatever they want.

A spokesperson said: ‘Make something amazing and email your name and a picture to and we’ll put together a gallery of the images and show the world your awesome builds!

‘Along with your name and picture, please feel free to include a little note to say thank you to all of the key workers and maybe share a link to any charity or fundraising effort that you might particularly like to see people support.’

As an incentive to get people building, the group has three Lego sets to send out to three lucky winners.

‘All builds will be added to the gallery as we go and we will base the decision on a mix of personal judgement and public opinion, so make sure to tell your friends to like and comment,’ the spokesperson added.

‘All entries have to be in by May 31, which gives you lots of time to make something amazing. Get building!’