LEGOS: 75+ Ideas, Tips and Hacks

Are you looking for LEGO ideas and tips? Do your kids love LEGOs? Need some LEGO Table hacks?

We have discovered the secret on How to Build a lego table. We have organized legos, and then organized those bricks by color some more! Legos are a blessing and an obsession at our house. It is a rare day that I don’t find at least one minifigure and a collection of bricks in someone’s pocket.

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So many awesome LEGO ideas…you won’t know where to start!

Here are 70 Genius Hacks, Ideas, Products and Inspiration…

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Lego Ideas and Tips to Make

A Lego Belt Buckle is super easy to make. This tutorial created the whole belt, but I bet you can repurpose an old belt with a similar look. via Delia Creates

What a fun gift idea – a baggie with build-your-own-ring with LEGO  parts.  Great party favor idea. via Chez Beeper Bebe

A Snow Globe! With a Lego Character. What a fun way to create a new world! You’ll need a baby food jar, super glue, legos and glitter. via Mini Eco

Lego Key Holder – there are SO many ways you could customize this to fit your personality!! via Mini Eco

You can also make a LEGO minifigure into a necklace using some superglue and a tiny screw. via Lil Blue Boo

Create a bracelet from your favorite Lego Super Hero characters. via Instructables

You can also use Lego to build a friendship bracelet using a flat brick as the “charm” and adding threads on each side. via The Centsible Life

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I love the idea of wearing LEGOs!

LEGO Tips and Tricks

Create hearts – a fun twist to the BFF charms – for necklaces your kids will love. via Pysselbolaget

Have a LEGO Necklace with all your friends  – or if you’re a mom, with your kids favorite characters, laced around your neck. Cute. via Cut Out + Keep

A Tie Clip – made out of a lego block. I bet, I might, just might get my son to wear a tie if he could literally play with it! via Etsy

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I love the LEGO clock idea!

So stinking Cool! You can create a clock with interchangeable “number” LEGO minifigure people. via Instructables

Transform a simple lamp into a bedroom statement. Build legos around the base… and your kids can rebuild portions of it when they get bored with it’s look. via Impatiently Crafty

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Don’t leave LEGOs at home!

Lego Building Tips

Make a cute little LEGO case which is super little fun. via Kids Activities Blog

Build with legos on-the-go when you travel with this nifty hack. Glue a base plate into a wipes container. via Mommy Tester

Another version of a travel lego box is made from a wood shoe box. This version is more roomy and less likely to break open. via All for The Boys

Fun Travel Game Idea – play Tic-Tac-Toe with a brick game board. via Kids Activities Blog

Transform a lunch box into an on-the-go LEGO land. Love how the bricks stay in the box when you are building! via Mamma Papa Bubba

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LEGO building ideas you don’t want to miss! I am making the maze right now…

Lego Game Tips

Create a lego light using a pattern of dark and transparent bricks – it looks super cool when lit! Link does not go to a tutorial. Will try and replicate it later. If you have made one, tell us about it!

Create some build-able bling, make rings of lego pieces and your kids can use the small pieces and embellish them! via Chez Beeper Bebe 

A home fit for kings, or at least finches. Create a bird house from bricks in your backyard. via Lego Quest

Tropical birds. Some of these even have movable wings so the birds can take flight – at least in imaginary play. Wish it had a tutorial or instruction book. via This is Colossal

Build a chess board. Perfect. Now the pieces won’t fall off whenever the board is jostled. via 100 Directions

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These LEGO game ideas are so much fun! Let’s make LEGO racers…

Rubber band powered car. Build it. Wind it up. Watch it fly! via Frugal Fun 4 Boys

If I were a teacher I would have a pencil container, made of tiny bricks! via Kids Activities Blog 

Create a race track for your lego cars to speed down! This is brilliantly simple. via Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Race marbles in a maze labyrinth that you can make out of lego bricks. via The Crafty Mummy

Dress up your minifigures with capes made from duct tape. Cool! via Frugal Fun 4 Boys

If you like maps, graphs and statistics, you might *love* this 3D graphed map made from legos. via Infosthetics

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I need these!!!

Legos for the Adults

Lego Mug – Now you can build with blocks, drink your coffee, and make the kids jealous! via Amazon

This journal rocks. You can plan your week on the inside and refill the pages when you run out of room. via Amazon

The USB drive that is sure to make your boys giggle when you remove the lego figures pants. Note: This particular USB drive is no longer available, but here’s an awesome alternative! via Amazon

Build on your phone –  this phone cover doubles as a brick base plate. via Amazon

Brick iPad case. I am pretty sure my hubby would think this is awesome! via Smallworks

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So many awesome ideas for LEGO fun!

 

Who Needs LEGO Sets to Build?

All you need are these Brick Packs – no instruction books to lose.

Wheels. You can never have enough! It seems like those are the bricks we loose the fastest. Sidenote: Did you know LEGO makes more tires than any other company globally? via Amazon

For the kids who love to build houses, and more houses, and MORE houses. This is the construction set for you! via Amazon

Minifigures are great to mix-and-match and create all-new characters to live in the pretend worlds your kids have created. via Amazon

Building Plates. These are fought over more than any other toy in our house. Get twice as many as you think your child will need. via Amazon

Bucket-of-Bricks. No set. No instruction manual, just hundreds of bricks! Creativity in a bucket. via Amazon

There is a giant jar lego head that is perfect for storing not only legos but any toy collections. They come in girl or boy faces. via Amazon

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Fun ideas for learning with LEGO bricks!

Learning with LEGOs

Create a LEGO rainbow as you learn the colors with your preschooler and match the legos to the stripes of color to create a 3D toy rainbow. via Kids Activities Blog

Make your own Lego Instruction book to help your kids learn to follow directions and copy patterns. via Kids Activities Blog 

Teach your kids to predict patterns. It is great to predict what color comes next if you are creating a checkerboard wall, or even in figuring out what piece you need next. via Simple Play Ideas

Use the blocks to help your kids learn to spell – how do you spell activities. Write one letter of the word onto each block. Your kids get to “build” the word. via Kids Activities Blog 

Science experiments to do with legos: Explore surface tension of water experiment. See if you can float bricks. via Kids Activities Blog

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Love when art is made with LEGO bricks!

Practice filling a space with lego blocks. With preschoolers this can be a great lesson in symmetry, like the butterfly activity. via Fun at Home with Kids

Your kids can create stop animation using legos and a nifty software that LEGO has created.  What a great way to encourage kids to tell stories. via Imagination Soup

Legos for multiplication – make math come alive by creating a 3D graph of the times tables. via Frugal Fun 4 Boys 

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Let’s party with LEGO!

Lego Party Ideas

Almost all of the tips and ideas in this post could be adapted to a party, but here are our favorite party hacks.

Have a minifigure cake topper – holding the candle. This is great for cupcakes or times when you don’t want 11 candles on the cake but want something special. via Angel Navy Wife

So easy! It looks like all you need are milk bottle caps, a tissue box and something to wrap it up – and you have a brick themed pinata! Delia Creates

I am not a baker, but if I were, or had a pal who was, what a great way to 1) stay in the theme of legos with your “cake” and 2) portion control the sweets! Make edible Lego heads. (Image credit: My Cake Pops) the link no longer exists, but here’s a similar recipe! via Cherished Bliss

Have a contest seeing who can build the biggest catapult from a set of bricks… and who can launch a marshmallow the farthest after it is completed! via Kids Activities Blog 

Dress up as your favorite mini-figure. via Kids Activities Blog

For a fun party game, play a game of memory using LEGO cards, or hide them around the room and see who can find the most figures. via i sew, do you?

For a fun twist to the lego man party favors – have the kids make a bed for their lego mini-figures from a matchbox. via Kids Activities Blog 

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We can put all those LEGOs away with these smart ideas!

Lego Organization Tips

Make an under the bed play area and storage with a rolling “drawer”.  This Lego Storage Idea even has sections to hold the various creations. via Daniel Sicolo Blog

Organize the Legos in a way you can easily organize LEGO bricks by color with an over the door shoe hanger. via Kids Activities Blog 

Keep the small pieces out of reach for young tots with a bunk bed – top bunk is the lego zone! via The Organised Housewife

Do your kids like to have their own space to work? Try making lego trays to help quarantine their legos into “their” area. via Jaime Costiglio

Totally impractical for the average family, but if you have access to one of those plastic printers, here are free LEGO instructions to make modular containers for your bricks.  P.S.  Send me a set and make my day! via Thingiverse

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I feel smarter already after reading these LEGO hacks!

Lego Storage Tips

Don’t let the instruction books take over your home like they have ours! Use a binder store the booklets inside with plastic page protectors. Brilliant. via Tip Junkie 

Cleaning up LEGOs is a breeze with a drawstring play LEGO mat. via Kids Activities Blog

Go vertical and color coordinate with this organization system. You can put the different sets in different cases and build on the top plate. Note: Unfortunately this product isn’t currently available. Here’s a handy alternate option! via Amazon

For your lego fanatic, get a pencil case for their backpack. Getting pencils will be more fun! via Amazon

Best Small Lego Table – I love how it has storage in buckets on the side and a magnet strip for the small parts. via Kojo Designs

Lego Table for toddlers – We started small with our stash of legos. Durable, and perfect for the kids. via Amazon

 

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Love these LEGO lunch ideas!

Legos for Lunch!

There are a ton of things that will make lunch fun.

A lunchbox shaped like a giant lego brick. You can get smaller snack sized boxes to fit inside. via Amazon

A minifig-inspired thermos – perfect for a veggie smoothie or soup. via Amazon

Buildable silverware! Just add a baggie of blocks and your kids will have fun being creative until their lunch is over. via Amazon

Lego backpack – bring your stuff to and from school. via Amazon 

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Oh the LEGO fun we will have…

More Lego Tips and Ideas

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What is your favorite LEGO idea? 

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