Maze

A huge thank you to everyone who supported my Labyrinth Marble Maze project on LEGO Ideas! The project was a great success, and was produced as the official LEGO 21305 Maze from April 2016 to around December 2016. Unfortunately, most LEGO Ideas sets are only produced for a limited time, and the Maze is now no longer in production. You can still find copies available from some online stores, but it is no longer available directly from The LEGO Shop.

At its core, I designed this project so that you could design and build your own custom mazes. Make them as challenging or easy as you like. Improve your skill over time with practice. Design mazes in different themes, for speed runs, or ones that require the utmost concentration to avoid the traps. Design elaborate obstacles, or even build mazes that span multiple levels. Let your imagination run wild. I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

Posts

I have made several posts about the maze, which cover a lot of details about the official set and my original model. Click on the links below to check them out for more information.

Additional Mazes

I have also designed several additional mazes for this set, to give you some other challenges to try, and hopefully inspire you to design your own. All of the mazes below can be built using the pieces that come in the set. The variable difficulty mazes are designed so that you can progressively increase the difficulty by removing the tan 1×2 log bricks.

Beginner Maze

A very simple maze, suitable for beginners, young children and dexterity challenged adults. If you want to show your grandparents your awesome new set, this is a great maze to have them try.

Difficulty: 1
Playthrough Video: YouTube

Beginner Maze Instructions

Building Guide

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Rebrickable

Trainer Maze

A great introductory maze to get familiar with the control system and practice your skill. The difficulty can progressively be increased by removing the tan 1×2 log bricks.

Difficulty: Variable (2-3)
Playthrough Video: YouTube

Trainer Maze Instructions

Building Guide

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Digital Model Files

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Additional Resources

Parts List

Rebrickable

Speed Run

This maze is designed for speed runs. It has no holes to fall into, but has some odd nooks that the ball can get caught up in, slowing you down. My fastest run through this maze from start to finish is around 12 seconds. Can you beat it?

Speed Run Instructions

Building Guide

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The Scream

A more challenging maze that might leave you screaming in its hardest configuration.

Difficulty: Variable (3-7)

The Scream Instructions

Building Guide

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Capture The Flag

This maze features 4 sections, each with a different colored gate. The goal is to start in the center, go through each of the gates, and return back to where you started. The order and direction you go through each section is completely up to you. Some sections are easier than others, and the direction you go through them can change the difficulty.

Difficulty: Variable (2-5)

Capture the Flag Instructions

Building Guide

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Extra Instruction Booklet Mazes

Photos of these mazes appear in the back of the instruction booklet of the official set. These are all variable difficulty mazes. The more 1×2 tan log bricks you remove, the more challenging it will be.

Bridges

Like bridges spanning a river, this maze features 3 long straightaways spanning a large expanse of nothing in the middle of the board. In it’s hardest configuration, it is one of the most challenging mazes to solve.

Difficulty: Variable (4-8)
Playthrough Video: YouTube

Bridges Instructions

Building Guide

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Chevrons

A maze made up of repeating elements. Determining the best course through the maze, minimizing the exposure to traps, will help you here.

Chevrons Instructions

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The Gauntlet

Can you successfully navigate the gauntlet? The crux of this maze is a tricky section through the middle, but the beginning and end will also test your skill. This is another very challenging maze in its hardest configuration.

Difficulty: Variable (4-8)
Playthrough Video: YouTube

The Gauntlet Instructions

Building Guide

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Race Track

This maze features some wide corners, a long straightaway and a joined start and finish reminiscent of a race track. In its easy configuration you can run laps quite easily, but in its difficult configuration it will be a challenge to just complete one lap.

Race Track Instructions

Building Guide

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Digital Model Files

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Parts List