Play On: 4 Unexpected Things You Can Make with LEGOs

Who hasn’t heard of Lego bricks? Lego is a construction and assembly type of toy made of interlocking plastic blocks, gears, and mini-figures. They can be used to construct robots, vehicles, buildings, and other toys. These bricks are good for anyone with a creative mind and a wild imagination. But who says that Lego is just a children’s toy? Lego is also widely used in robotic experiments and demonstrations. Physicists and engineers use Lego blocks and gears to help build prototype robots and cars. But it doesn’t end there. Did you know that you can also use Lego bricks to make nifty projects you can ac use in your daily life? You just have to play on!

Take out those bricks and blocks out of because it’s time to start playing. Squeeze out those creative juices with these 4 simple and fun to build activities will surely bring out your inner child!

 

Lego Key Holders

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Create a quirky home for your keys so they never get lost! Turn your Legos into a Lego Key Holder. Aside from legos, you will need:

  • Key rings or key chains
  • Drill (depending on which type of Lego you’ll be using)
  • Adhesive tape

First, choose your base. It can be a thin Lego platform or a large Lego block. It really depends on your preference. This will be the base of your key holder. Using your adhesive tape, stick the platform onto your wall. You can also opt to drill a hole and screw it against the wall to ensure that it doesn’t fall.

Of course, key holders won’t be complete without the keys! Attach the key into a key ring or a key chain. Choose your preferred Lego block to accessorize the key chain. If your Lego piece already has a hole in it, then simply attach the key ring. However, if you intend to use Lego blocks or pieces without a hole, you may need to drill a hole in it. Voila! You now have a nifty key holder that’s appealing and fun to make.

 

Lego USB Stick

Pump up the style of your USB Stick by making it look like a Lego brick! Find the perfect Lego block where your USB stick could fit in. Using a pen knife and pliers, take out the inner part of the brick and cut out a part of the side where your connector will be placed. Secure your stick inside the block by filling it with clear silicone. This will reduce movement of the stick and will let the light shine through. Then you can enclose your masterpiece by gluing a flat Lego piece which has the same size as your brick. You can also opt to make an end cap. Amazing isn’t it? You can also attach it to the key holder we made. You can go from one block to an amazing masterpiece!

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Lego Jewelries

Add a touch of childhood into your usual grown-up apparel! Attach Lego pieces into your necklaces and turn them into cute charms and trinkets. These can also be made to bracelets, earrings and even rings! You just need small Lego pieces and a glue gun to start making these adorable jewelries. These are perfect gifts for children and even for the children at heart.

 

Lego Salt and Pepper Shaker

Bring those Lego blocks into your kitchen. These salt and pepper shakers can be made using your black and white Lego blocks! You will need 2×4, 2×2, and 2×1 Lego pieces for this. Build a bottle, with one side colored white for salt and the black side for the pepper. Use a flat lego piece or any material that you can cut and put inside to act as a divider for the salt and pepper. Carefully drill tiny holes onto the middle of the top portion. Be sure not to destroy the protruded Lego locks. The 2×2 block will act as the lid of the shaker. It’s a cutesy present for your friends who love to cook!

These Do It Yourself projects are not only useful and nifty, but they are also a form of bonding to families and friends. Of course, it doesn’t end here. Use your imagination to continue developing projects using Lego. Be a master builder of your own. Play on!

 

Have you ever done DIY lego projects before? Sound off in the comments!

LEGO fun!

As a child, I was always considered a bit of a ‘tomboy.’ My closest friends were boys, I refused to wear dresses, I liked to go outside and play in the dirt, and my favorite toys from a very young age were LEGOs. Unfortunately, at the time, LEGOs were branded as a toy for boys. This didn’t stop me from wanting the latest and greatest sets all the time, and holidays and birthdays were filled with the magic that came with each new set I would get to put together.

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From pirates to cowboys, deep sea divers to space men, and from knights and nobles to space invaders, I was hooked on every theme I could get my hands on.

It always started out the same: I would get a new set of LEGOs with a specific theme – for example, a pirate set that included several small LEGO figurines along with the building blocks. I would carefully read through the instructions the first time I built everything, and craft the blocks together in a way that mimicked the look on the front of the box perfectly. After it was built, however, was when the real fun always began. The best part about LEGOs, for me, was always the imaginative aspect that came along with it. Granted, I know many people love LEGOs strictly to be able to build and create. I, however, loved playing with them after everything was built.

I was an imaginative child to begin with, always making my stuffed animals and figurines ‘talk,’ and put them in different pretend scenarios. LEGOs were no different, with the exception that the scenarios tended to be a part of whatever the set included. For a pirate set, I would grab the ‘Captain’ figurine and perhaps a ‘First Mate’ figurine, and set them off on an adventure, where they would have to fight off soldiers from the nearby kingdom, and steal gold from the rich, etc.

It’s wonderful to see that the overall branding of LEGOs has taken a turn in today’s world, and can be welcoming for both boys and girls to enjoy. I like to think that building aside, there are still kids today, in the midst of iPads and computer screens and smartphones, who still understand and appreciate the simple pleasures that come with creating something of your own, and using your imagination to truly bring it to life.

Lego Star Wars: A Collector’s Item

For many years, both Lego and Star Wars have captured the imaginations of many children and adults across the globe. Having the two team up and co-create Lego Star Wars box sets have taken both fandoms into a whole new playing field. 

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Based on the Mandalorian battle gear and equipment, this group of keen Lego soldiers have a lot of history and are not just any old troopers. The Mandalorians are known as having a bit of a shady past. Starting off as the being the Mandalorian Crusaders of the Sith Empires, they were known to sell out to the highest bidder and leave absolute destruction in their wake. It was only after the end of the Second Galactic Civil War, when the daughter of Han and Leia Solo- Jaina – killed her brother Darth Caedus, that this feared nation became the revered soldiers of the Jedi Coalition and later of the Galactic Alliance. Their previously feared armor has become the beginnings of the armor which inspired that of the Republic’s Clone Troopers. 

Lego Star Wars Toys

This box set will not only bring hours of entertainment to children who can’t get enough of their Legos, this will also bring a great sense of nostalgia to those who have a deep and enduring love for the Star Wars saga. Keep an eye out for other sets in the range, as it will be the perfect gift for a collector or enthusiast. It will also and a touch of history to any toy box and hopefully the Star Wars saga will live on. 

Lego has been synonymous with good quality toys that provide hours of entertainment for the whole family. That being said, this box set is not recommended for any child under the age of six as there are small parts. This box set is also not recommended to the supporters of the Sith Empire, as these troopers may just be captured and held hostage until a Jedi knight is able to free them. The box set includes 68 pieces, ensuring that each recipient of this gift will enjoy hours of fun. You will not find attention to detail wanting in the figurines as each soldier sports a different weapon. There are four figurines: one Mandalorian assassin and three Mandalorian troopers. They come fully kitted with a Mandalorian speeder and blaster. With these two pieces of equipment and their 5 unique weapons, let’s hope their battle is for the good of the Galactic Alliance. May the force be with them.

Lego: The Amazing Blocks

Lego bricks. Creativity. Childhood. They go together like Mickey Mouse and Disney, wizards and Harry Potter. Lego has been a part of childhood for more than three generations. Nearly everyone under 50 has played with these building blocks of imagination. There is no telling how many engineers and scientists were spawned by these plastic building blocks.

Lego Toys

Lego is synonymous with plastic toy bricks that can be easily transformed into buildings, space ships, cars, boats, trains and a myriad of other toys. The key is that the child gets to assemble the toy from the basic building blocks. Each toy can be assembled, disassembled and reassembled in enough new shapes and forms to tickle the imagination and stretch the youngster’s creativity.

Today, Lego is much more that the simple blocks invented in 1949. It is toys, theme parks, movies, and CDs. Lego building blocks and other products are distributed around the world. These tiny plastic bricks and the company they have built, are a phenomenon with a success as remarkable as Mickey Mouse.

Lego Bricks Become The Building Blocks Of Fantasy

Where did Lego come from and how did it get to be such an important tool for childhood creativity?

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