Young LEGO® builders will be inspired to create with these 17 beginner LEGO® ideas!

All of the projects in this post were built with one $29.99 set – the LEGO® Classic Creative Building Set (10702).  Kids certainly don’t need to own that exact set – they can just use these ideas as a springboard for designing their own creations with the bricks they have.  However, I often have people ask me which set to buy to make the projects we posts, so for this post we’re keeping it simple.  Buy this box and build all these projects!

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas with LEGO Classic sets

Here is the set we used:

17 Beginner LEGO Project Ideas

It’s the LEGO® Classic Creative Building Set (10702)

Here it is on Amazon:  LEGO Classic Creative Building Set (affiliate link)

The price should be $29.99, so if Amazon’s price is higher than that, you’ll want to order it from Lego.com:  LEGO Classic Creative Building Set

I choose this set because it’s a great value with 583 pieces.  By comparison, the Medium Creative Brick Box is the same price ($34.99 regular price, usually on sale for $28.99 on Amazon) and has 484 pieces, although I think it has more larger bricks.

All of the Creative boxes have similar pieces, though, and kids can build these projects with whatever bricks and whatever colors you have!

(We also have a post with beginner projects to make with the medium creative box, which you can find here: 20 Simple LEGO Projects)

Project #1:  Mini Train

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Here’s a view from the underside.  The wheels are actually gray disks attached to axles.  Owen (age 6) designed this one!

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Project #2:  Mini Car

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Gresham used a 2 x 1 plate with an arm to create a spoiler on the back of the car.

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Project #3:  Owl

Okay, this doesn’t look a ton like an owl.  But we were working with limited pieces!  You can call it whatever type of bird you like. 🙂

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Project #4:  Fighter Plane

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Here’s how to attach the green bricks on the side:

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Project #5:  Aliens

Build some fun little space creatures!  This set comes with 3 each of two different eye designs.

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

And a view from the back:

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Project #6:  Dog

Aidan designed this cute little dog!  The white bricks within the body are actually 1 x 2 grill pieces – those flat bricks with little lines.

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Here’s how to attach the ears.

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Project #7:  Lunch Foods!  Ham Sandwich, Orange, and Cookie.

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Project #8:  Toothbrush and Toothpaste

For after you eat that LEGO® Oreo, ha ha!

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Project #9:  Flip Cars

These little cars can flip over and drive on either side.  The shape of the larger one makes it really easy to flip with one finger.

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Project #10:  Yellow Duckie

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Project #11:  Tiny Asian Palace

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Project #12:  Fairy Tale Cottages

I built the cottages, but Owen designed the little lamp posts. I thought they were adorable!

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Idea #13:  Sports Car

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Idea #14:  Star Wars Style Flyer

Gresham built this one using some jointed bricks that move up and down for the wings.  Those same pieces can also be used to make the top of a car open, etc.

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Idea #15:  Another Plane

(If you haven’t guessed by now, the boys build endless stuff like this!)

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Idea #16:  Cute Little House

This one is my design, of course.  Someone had to make something that wasn’t a plane!

17 Beginner LEGO Ideas

Idea #17:  Tiny Planes

17 Beginner LEGO Project Ideas

Need more ideas?  Head over to our post with 20 Simple LEGO Ideas with Classic Tubs

Have fun building!  And watch for our LEGO® book – coming to stores this fall!  It is full of 50 new projects with parts lists and step-by-step instructions.

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17 Beginner LEGO Project Ideas

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  1. Emma Apr 16, 2016

    Thanks for the great ideas! My daughter got this Lego kit from Santa for Christmas and could use some easy ideas like this to help spark her imagination!

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