Hay Maze: Evolution

Steve —  11.1.2010 — 4 Comments

I’ve always wanted to design and build a hay maze. It goes back to my fascination with puzzles and secret passages. So, when I got the chance to design and build one for our company’s Halloween carnival, I was giddy to say the least, but how to start. After a few minutes, the idea came to me to use Lego blocks to build it. So I raided my son’s collection for all of the 1×2 blocks I could find and set to work. Below is the evolution of that process.

Of course I had to do a 3D model.

Here’s the finished maze.

And the kids loved it.

The maze consisted of 100 bales of straw hay that was loaned to us by the Schaeffer’s from the Mayflower Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch fame. If you ever make it out there, make sure to find Ms. Schaeffer and hug her neck…just because she’s good folk.

The carnival was a great success and the hay maze was a first, but certainly won’t be the last. Bigger and better next year! 🙂

Thanks to my teammates in the Training and Development area – everyone worked hard and is still recovering from hauling hay all over the place.

4 responses to Hay Maze: Evolution

  1. Very Cool!

  2. Thanks for posting your layout. I needed something for our very small farm market and we’ll be trying this out. I’ve done a staw maze before but it was too small and too simple. Thanks!

  3. what was the area you had to work within?
    what sizes of bales did you use?
    thanks!

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