Here are 20 simple LEGO® projects that are perfect for beginning builders!
One question that we get from time to time is how to get started with LEGO® with young kids. What age, and what to buy? Well, LEGO® recently released some new Classic sets that we have been very impressed with. They have a good mix of different color bricks along with wheels and other special pieces that make it possible to build some fun designs. The boys and I decided that it would be fun to put together a collection of things that can be built using just the pieces from the small and medium Classic tubs. We are hoping that these simple ideas will provide inspiration for young builders!
We did not include step-by-step instructions as these projects are pretty simple. My 8 year would be able to figure out all of these designs by looking at the pictures. My 5 year old would be able to do some of them, but not all. So your young builder might need a little help from you. And really, they don’t need to build these exactly the same as we did – maybe these ideas can be a launching point for more creativity!
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These are the sets that we used:
You certainly don’t have to have these sets, but we did not use pieces that are not included in these sets (with the exception of the dinosaur, which has two additional green 2 x 1 bricks).
Project #1: Silly Monsters!
Project #2: Steam Train
Project #3: A working crane! Just add string.
Project #4: A little house, with a pick-up truck and trailer
Project #5: Yellow taxi cab (from the instruction book in the medium bucket)
Project #6: Robot
Another view of the robot:
Project #7: Windmill
Project #8: Airplane
Project #9: Mini Racers. These were Jonathan’s favorite! The little finger in this picture is him asking, “Can I have this one?”
Project #10: Catapult!
Project #11: Off Road Vehicle
Project #12: Wheel Machine. Add a rubber band. When you turn either wheel, the other one turns! The rubber band is wrapped around one wheel, and the other side has a 2 x 2 brick attached to a swiveling piece. The blue flat brick is on top of the 2 x 2 brick.
Project #13: Frog
Project #14: Off Road Race Car
Project #15: Dinosaur
Project #16: Castle
Project #17: Helicopter
Project #18: Four Wheeler with Trailer
Project #19: Rocket Launch Station
Project #20: Dragon
We’d love to see your kids’ building ideas (and not just from boys, of course)! Feel free to share pictures on the Frugal Fun for Boys Facebook page!
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