LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Sandbox Build

LEGO Worlds is featuring several 1950’s Themed builds at the moment.  While scrolling through Twitter the other day, I saw a LEGO Ideas project that very much fit the style of the other 1950’s builds.  The project is very detailed and begs to be built.  Since the real thing isn’t available, I built it in LEGO Worlds.

LEGO Ideas Retro Bowling Alley

LEGO Ideas Retro Bowling Alley

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There are quite a few changes that had to be made due to block placement restrictions and the available blocks in LEGO Worlds.  Overall, you will definitely be able tell this is built to resemble the LEGO Ideas Retro Bowling alley.

LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Exterior

The build barely fits in the bounds of the copy tool.  I was able to save it as 1950’s Bowling Alley so it will pop up when I do my search for the other 1950’s related builds.

LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Object

The text on the sign couldn’t be replicated in LEGO Worlds so it is a plain sign with flashing lights.

LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Sign

To create the sign, I first placed the blocks where I needed them.  Then, I used the Free Build mode to place a street light through the previously placed blocks.  The result is only the pole from the street light is visible.


The back of the bowling alley contains a restaurant with a large counter window.

LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Retaurant Counter

The kitchen has a couple cooktops, and work surfaces along with a range hood, three milkshake machines and a coffee maker.

LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Kitchen LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Stove and Mixers

The bowling alley proper contains a soda dispenser and gum ball machine.

LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Seats, gumball and soda dispenser

Head to the other side to dance at the jukebox.

LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Jukebox and Chair

If you looked at the LEGO Ideas page, you will see the art work, lighting and seats are virtually identical.

Need to rent some shoes, the island in the middle is ready to serve.  I chose to custom build this to keep the look of the LEGO Ideas project.  I was very close to using the counter that came in the 1950’s Garage but wanted to keep it as close to the original as possible.

LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Island Register

Now that you have your shoes, it is time to start bowling.  Choose one of the three lanes.  This is where the biggest differences are between the original project.  I made the lanes wider and added the floor markings to mimic the arrows on a real lane.  The pins are also different since the objects aren’t available in LEGO Worlds.

LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Lanes

I also had to improvise the ball return as well due to lack of bricks in LEGO Worlds.

LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Computer and Ball Return

After you finish your game, head outside to take a look at the decorations.

LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Exterior Decorations LEGO Worlds Bowling Alley Exterior Door and Window

Here is a video tour of the 1950’s Bowling Alley created inside LEGO Worlds.

What do you think about our latest build? Have you been inspired by any LEGO Ideas projects? Let us know in the comments below or over on social media!

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Written by: Paul Haan

Paul has been a self taught software engineer for almost 20 years. He started playing video games in the early 1980s on an Atari 800 and has had many gaming systems since. Creative games such as Disney Infinity and LEGO Worlds are among his favorites. Happily married since 1998, Paul and his wife are raising three wonderful, creative, young gamers.