Do you have LEGO® fans at your house? Here is a collection of some of the best LEGO® building ideas from this site and from around the web! The focus of this post is fun building ideas, along with some STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) ideas as well.
How this post works:
See each project in more detail by clicking the links below. Many have instructions!
Also, if you would prefer to have ideas on paper for your kids to look at, we have just the thing! Our LEGO® book has 50 building ideas with parts lists and step by step instructions. Check it out here: Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have.
LEGO® Machines and STEM Learning:
Build a Balloon Powered LEGO Car – Build a car that is propelled forward by air rushing out of a balloon. Great science project! This demonstrates Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion.
Build a LEGO Catapult (to shoot those little plastic LEGO balls, or something similar)
Engineering with LEGO and Water – Build a river with flowing water and a working waterwheel. Great for the warm weather months. (And it gets your LEGO clean at the same time – ha ha!)
Rocket Powered LEGO Car – This car is powered by an Alka Seltzer reaction inside a plastic bottle.
Rubber Band Powered LEGO Car – Build a car that is powered by a rubber band that you can wind up.
LEGO Marble Run – this marble run is truly epic!
Build a LEGO Rube Goldberg Machine – Here’s an awesome example on YouTube!
Learn about Simple Machines with LEGO Pulleys – This project will allow kids to see the effects of mechanical advantage.
Build Wind Powered LEGO Contraptions – This was a favorite activity! Use an electric fan to power your LEGO creations.
LEGO Demolition Derby – Fun!
Build a LEGO Balance – and actually compare the weights of items.
Build some LEGO night lights – these really light up! Use battery powered tea lights for a safe and fun option.
LEGO Desk Organizer – with a charging station!
Minifigure Cable Holders – For your phone charger, etc. These are so fun!
Build a LEGO Candy Dispenser – This machine really dispenses a little handful of M&M’s! One of our most popular projects ever.
20 Wacky Yet Practical Items Made out of LEGOs – from Babble
Build a LEGO Card Holder – to help young kids with card games. Love this idea from A Mom with a Lesson Plan.
Build and Play with LEGO®
LEGO Pictures – From Childhood 101. Love these!
How to Build LEGO Dogs – Hound type dog and Westie
More LEGO Dogs – Dachshund and Mastiff
Make a LEGO Zipline – from Little Bins for Little Hands
Build a LEGO Racetrack for Hot Wheels Cars – Release all the cars at once!
LEGO Photography – Create hilarious or dramatic scenes with mini figures and then take pictures!
LEGO Hearts – from Little Bins for Little Hands
Inspired by Big Hero 6! LEGO Baymax Building Instructions
Inspired by How to Train Your Dragon – Toothless (Night Fury) Building Instructions
17 Beginner LEGO Projects – All of these projects use pieces from the LEGO® Classic Creative Building Set.
20 Simple LEGO Projects – All of these projects use pieces from the Small and Medium LEGO® Classic Tubs, so this is a great way to get started with LEGO®! (Links to the tubs in the post.)
Build a LEGO track for Hexbugs – Favorite!
LEGO Ice Excavations from Lemon Lime Adventures
LEGO Party Games – This is a great collection of realistic (not over-the-top Pinterest) ideas.
LEGO Family Fun Night from Not Consumed – simple games!
Printable LEGO Board Game from A Mom with a Lesson Plan
LEGO Tic Tac Toe from Kids Activities Blog. Turn it into a take-along kit by putting all the pieces in a bag!
Build a Board Game out of LEGOs – Invent your own game and rules. This is a fabulous activity for keeping kids busy on a rainy day.
Build a LEGO Chess Set – This is really cool!
Build a LEGO Skittles Game from Little Bins for Little Hands
LEGO Timed Building Challenges – Like Pictionary, but with LEGO®!
Holidays and Seasons with LEGO®
7 Ideas for a LEGO Easter Egg Hunt – These are fabulous ideas for an Easter egg hunt, especially if you want to keep it candy-free.
Five Christmas LEGO Projects – with Building Instructions
Three Ways to do a LEGO Advent Calendar – This was SO fun and might become a tradition at our house!
Amazing LEGO® Creations
LEGO Birds – These are extremely realistic! I love the owl.
1969 LEGO Corvette – Impressive!
Brick Sketches by Chris McVeigh. These are amazing!
M. C. Escher designs done in LEGO – several on this site. Wow!
LEGO® Storage and Organization
This is our LEGO® table, and we love it! Find all the details here – IKEA Storage LEGO Table.
Affordable LEGO Organization from Little Bins for Little Hands
Cheap & Easy LEGO Storage from Happiness is Homemade. I like these little bins!
37 Genius LEGO Storage Ideas from Kids Activities Blog.
Magnetic Minifigure Display – I like this idea! The mini figures are magnets, but can also be taken down and played with anytime.
WHEW! That’s a lot of LEGO® ideas! Check back soon for our LEGO® learning post.
Also, be sure to check out our LEGO® book – Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have. This book makes a perfect Christmas or birthday gift, and it’s a great price for kids to take as a gift to a birthday party. The book is full of 50 new projects with parts lists and step-by-step instructions.
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