This year was the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, and our LEGO project book this year is all about SPACE! Incredible LEGO® Creations from Space with Bricks You Already Have will give kids the inspiration and instructions they need to create all kinds of spaceships, rovers, aliens, and more.
There are some NASA inspired projects, such as a weightlessness trainer and a flight simulator. There are also plenty of science fiction ideas, such as robot-type aliens and Star Wars style spaceships. (Not Star Wars projects – just that type of space world.)
As with all of our books, the idea behind Incredible LEGO® Creations from Space with Bricks You Already Have is for kids to use their big tub of random bricks and taken-apart sets to create new LEGO® worlds. Don’t just keep buying endless sets! Inspire kids to make good use of the bricks they have.
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Helping kids be more creative is something I am passionate about! We live in a day and age where there are SO many ways to be mindlessly entertained. However, there are also so many ways to DO something and CREATE something! Let’s encourage our kids to be do-ers, not just spectators!
Here’s what kids will love about Incredible LEGO® Creations from Space:
- Step-by-step instructions! Each project has full instructions so that kids will be able to see how to build the projects.
- Story ideas to spark their imaginations. Each chapter starts with an exciting story starter, and then the characters and scenes are woven into each project through the project introductions and fun speech bubbles.
- Flexible projects. If kids don’t have the exact bricks shown, that is not a problem at all! Encourage kids to improvise with what they have. The instructions will teach them new building techniques, and then they can modify the project any way they like!
- Parts Lists. There is a full parts list for each project in the book. If there’s a project that your child really wants to make just like it’s shown in the book, but you don’t have all the pieces, you can use the parts list to figure out what to order!
Ready for a sneak peek? Click the video play button below to see some of the projects in action!
One thing that I’d like to point out is that we had 7 different kids and teens contribute ideas to this book! Three were my own boys, and then four friends helped up with ideas. I really think that the projects are accessible for kids and things that they’ll really want to build. LOTS of spaceships in all shapes and sizes!
Here’s a peek inside the book.
Each project follows this pattern with an imaginative introduction, a parts list, and then step-by-step instructions.
Q: What set can I buy in order to get the pieces needed for this book?
This is a question that I am often asked. Honestly, my books work the best when you have a big tub of random bricks. There is not one set that provides all the pieces needed. And honestly, if I wrote my books that way (basing them off one or two sets), then LEGO® would end up discontinuing whatever set I used and then we’d all be frustrated!
This post is full of tips on how to build a LEGO collection that lends itself to creative building. (Hint: It’s not storing each set in its own plastic tub! If you want to keep your sets together, that’s GREAT. But then you’ll also want to collect some assorted bricks that kids can just use for creative building.)
All of our LEGO® books make great gifts!
Rather than purchasing yet another LEGO® set, give kids the instructions they need to build a ton of new projects! Our books will inspire hours of building rather than just creating one thing.
Ready to order? Incredible LEGO Creations from Space with Bricks You Already Have releases on November 26, 2019. I highly recommend preordering if you plant to give this book as a Christmas gift! Order now, and your book will arrive on release day.
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