Let your imagination run wild in the wonderful world of Legos. These lil plastic bricks that fit together so nicely were established in 1932 in Denmark by master carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen. We have all built something delightful out of them but have you really gotten creative? Grab a box full of those magnificent plastic pieces and let’s build.
Beginners can easily make jewelry like bff necklaces, one for themselves and one for their bestie which when one is placed over the other will forms a heart shape. Make cufflinks or a keychain for dad on fathers day, make simple Christmas decorations like little reindeer and tree ornaments. Quickly and easily make a picture frame, build a silhouette out of wire and fill it in with colorful pieces or form the bricks together to make your child’s name or an American flag to hang on their walls. Add some thread and rubber bands to a few blocks and an easy rubber band gun can also be put together to make the boys happy as well. Any novice builder can pull off these easy tasks.
If you’re ready to put a little more time and thought into your Lego projects, there are many unique household items that you can make. Starting with the easier, you can make coffee mugs, toothbrush holders a simple cell phone dock and a keychain holder to house those easiest to make key chains you made dad for his birthday or fathers day. Attach a flat Lego block to the wall, add a personal touch like character figures for household members and just push your Lego keychain onto the wall holder and you always know where your keys are!
Wall calendars can be made with slide out months and days you can change as the months move along. By simply adding a clock motor, you can make personalized wall clocks. What a great gift idea.
Speaking of gifts, a personally made Lego gift box will make any recipient smile or go bigger and make a custom box to house your computer. Put together a butcher block for the kitchen (though it’s not suggested for homes with younger children). Build lamps or nightlights that when shaped spaces are left around the light area will reflect images onto the walls. Even build your pet hamster or gerbil a custom home. Is your exterior concrete wall cracking and sections falling out? Legos can even create a unique fix here too by just filling in the gaps with different colored Legos.
For those who enjoy a challenge and don’t mind investing some time into a project, there are many great concepts to go with. Try building any little girl’s dream dollhouse complete with four walls (or three to leave access to play), a roof, windows, doors and all the furnishings. Create most any miniature household item such as couches, chairs and tables with lamps, entertainment centers complete with a stereo and flat screen TV, wall decorations, bookshelves and even a piano.
Make beds, dressers and more for the bedrooms, create a miniature telescope for the library and even recreate your favorite pets. From bedrooms to bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms, you can create it with Legos. And don’t forget the bbq grill on the back patio. You could even build your own town complete with a grocery store, schoolhouse, streets, hills and farms with animals or include a lake with boats. Let your imagination flow.
If you’re a sports enthusiast, build your own stadium and include your favorite NFL teams.
Erect an arena to house your choice of NBA teams or change it into a hockey rink for the NHL teams of your choice. Build soccer fields and baseball parks. Once you have your setting completed with your sport and team of choice, have fun by reenacting games.
And the technical minds can also have fun with Legos. Grab some regular balloons, a motor and a 9v battery and you can have your own working hot air balloon. With additional items and know how, you too can make a Lego cell phone charging station, a working telescope and even a soda machine that takes money. And I don’t want to forget all the custom cars such as a 1995 Bel Air Coupe that you can build.
These are only some of the MANY different ideas that could be utilized with Legos. Don’t hold back, just let yourself imagine and there are so many fun and useful ways to build with Legos. Have fun and don’t leave any pieces on the floor to step on. Picture