Using Lego® to increase engagement and retention of your learners.

If you’re a Trainer, Facilitator or Coach, and are looking to increase engagement and retention of learning in your sessions, then LEGO® is a great resource to use. Put LEGO® in front of people and they will instinctively ‘play’ with it. There are no right or wrong answers, making people feel at ease to ‘build’ their answers.

In this course we’ll focus on how using LEGO® activities (often using a small amount of bricks) can give you 6 flexible activities which can be linked to:

  • Prototyping (Change is good)
  • Communications
  • Looking for common interests
  • Personality preferences
  • Paying attention to others
  • Doing more with less
  • Team building
  • Reactions to other behaviours
  • Setting expectations and gaining clarity.
  • Building confidence
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Who is this course for?

  • Trainers

    Trainers who want activities to help retention of learning

  • Facilitators

    Facilitators who want a creative way to engage discussion

  • Coaches

    Coaches who want to create a hands-on approach to problem solving

What will you find in this course?

In this course you will find 6 flexible LEGO® activities to help you train, facilitate, or coach your learners in a creative, informative, and engaging way.

Every activity has it's own hands-on video demonstration to show you how the activity might play out, plus a downloadable worksheet for easy reference.

(All videos have English and Spanish subtitles.)

In this course we look at:

  • Welcome
  • Build a Duck - (Prototyping, and change management.)
  • Build a Creature - (Communication, common interests, personality preferences, paying attention to others, doing more with less.)
  • Build MY Duck - (Communication and team building.)
  • Duck, Duck, Goose! - (Personal reactions, and other peoples behaviours.)
  • How Do You Know It's The RIGHT Duck? - (Communication, setting expectations, and gaining clarity.)
  • My Duck's Better Than Your Duck! - (Increasing confidence, and positive self image.)
  • PDF worksheets
  • PDF Shopping list

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Try before you buy!

Click on the free preview button at the top of the page and view one of the activities and download the Worksheet for free.  

This way you can see what the content is like BEFORE you buy the course.  The free preview on the course is: 'BUILD A DUCK!'

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Step away from the Duck - WELCOME - VIDEO

    • Step away from the Duck - A note from Nikie

    • Step Away from the Duck - OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES

    • Step away from the Duck - SHOPPING LIST

  • 2

    Build a Duck

  • 3

    Build a Animal

    • Build an Animal - VIDEO

    • Build an Animal - WORKSHEET

  • 4

    Build MY Duck

    • Build MY Duck - VIDEO

    • Build MY Duck - WORKSHEET

  • 5

    Duck, Duck, Goose

    • Duck, Duck, Goose - VIDEO

    • Duck, Duck, Goose - WORKSHEET

  • 6

    How Do You Know It's The RIGHT Duck?

    • How Do You Know It's The RIGHT Duck? - VIDEO

    • How Do You Know It's The RIGHT Duck? - WORKSHEET

  • 7

    My Duck's Better Than Your Duck!

    • My Duck's Better Than Your Duck! - VIDEO

    • My Duck's Better Than Your Duck! - WORKSHEET

  • 8


    • More Lego courses

    • Magnificent Minifigures - Deconstructed YOU

    • Accessories and Creative Box - Bag Full of Discussion

  • 9

    And finally...

    • Other ways to work together...


Instructor Bio

Nikie Forster

You might not think early roles in radio, interior design and DIY sound like the most convincing career choices for someone who has since spent over two decades as a Learning and Development professional! But all three of these roles gave me some great opportunities to learn about people, hone my training, and facilitation skills, and craft my own path in a career I love. Having gained many professional qualifications and experience in public and private sector L&D roles, I founded Curious Lighthouse Learning Consultancy Ltd in early 2016, where I specialises in increasing competence and confidence in Line Managers and Trainers to enhance their performance, whether they are at the very start of their journey or experienced professionals. ​​ I love that my role allows me to work with all types of companies from small growing companies to larger established corporates, and from local charities to the NHS Trusts. ​I'm passionate about using creative learning methods which, as well as increasing engagement in the sessions, ensures better retention of information and quicker transfer of skills back into the workplace. (And yes, I do use LEGO® in many of the my sessions!!) ​​​Curious Lighthouse is based in Hampshire and mainly serves the south coast.


“Attended a fantastic session this morning on creative training ideas with the inspiring Nikie Forster of Curious Lighthouse. Sessions like these rekindle my love of teaching and remind me why I do it! Nikie can make any topic fun, thought-provoking and effective, at any level of a corporation. Invest in your people and get her involved!”

Sara Ellul - Business Lecturer

“Hands up if you think you are creative?' That is a question that usually leads to me putting my hands firmly on the ground! But, after a session with Nikie Forster of Curious Lighthouse, I was thinking completely differently........ Enlightening and motivating, I am now kidding myself I can be a NASA Astronaut, have a new desk buddy called 'Daisy Duck' and am the proud owner of this beautiful lighthouse... Thank you Nikie for such an informative session.”

Laura Macarthy MICB - Certified Bookkeeper & Director at Now Bookkeeping Ltd

“Nikie was absolutely brilliant - very inclusive and highly supportive of all participants across a range of abilities. Thank you Nikie for sharing this very useful learning with us! ”

Martine Bolton - Trainer, Consultant, Author and Speaker

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Any activity using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® approach, method and materials build on the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Open-source guidelines made available by the LEGO® Group under a Creative Commons licence.