Lego Agile Activity

TA Resources

Download these resources to lead the Lego Agile Activity:

Task: Design and build a new building for The Data Mine



  • Unless otherwise instructed, split your team evenly into 2 groups

  • There should be 3-9 people per group

  • Each sub team should have a Lego set and project board.

Product owners have developed a backlog of tasks. Your sub team will be responsible for allocating work in an Agile methodology and executing the tasks.

However, there are a few caveats…​

  • Your team will need to identify and deliver the minimum viable product (MVP)

  • You will need to work with the product owner to clarify requests tasks in the backlog.

  • You may not be able to complete all of the tasks on the backlog with the time and materials provided (you will need to negotiate with the PO!).

  • Remember, product owners can also change their minds – you may need to be flexible if you build something and they don’t like it.

  • Creativity is encouraged! A Lego can represent anything as long as it is explained (and communication is a key part of Agile!)


  • A Data Mine staff member or your TA will act as the product owner for this activity.

  • All team members will act as developers

Sprint Timeline

Sprint Planning (4 minutes)

  • Choosing what tasks to do during the sprint, estimating time/distributing work, and working with the product owner to clarify tasks.

Sprint (8 minutes)

  • Work time in which the product owner is not actively working with you.

Sprint Review (3 minutes)

  • Present work from the sprint to the product owner and get feedback.

Retrospective (2 minutes)

  • Discuss what went right, what went wrong, and how you can fix issues in the next sprint (e.g., how you collaborate, estimating time required for tasks, etc.)

Repeat! (3x)