If you are around kids, you have probably run across the current fidget spinner craze. Fidget spinners are small gadgets that you can spin between your fingers. They are advertised as a type of stress-relieving toy, although experts are divided on that claim. One benefit fidgets spinners definitely have is that it’s easy to make them, and thus coming up with different designs stimulate creativity. 🙂
Fidget spinners can be made of pretty much any solid material, as long as they have a spinning core. This of course means that they can also be made out of LEGO. YouTube is full of kids showing off their fidget spinners, including the ones they made out of LEGO pieces. Recently LEGO themselves also got on the fidget spinner mania, and they released a number of fidget spinner designs on their website, social-media pages, and YouTube channel. Below I have included LEGO’s own resources for making fidget spinners with full building instructions.
Making LEGO fidget spinners is very easy, but if you are just starting out, having step-by-step instructions can get you on the right track faster. A couple of LEGO fidget spinner designs can be downloaded from the LEGO Classic website. They use parts from the recently released #10706 LEGO Classic Blue Creativity Box and the #10707 LEGO Classic Red Creativity Box. Both of these are small, $5 sets that are easy to get, or you can just substitute parts and colors from your current LEGO selection. You can find the sets under the LEGO Classic section of the Online LEGO Shop, and you can download the instructions from the LEGO Classic website here: LEGO CLASSIC FIDGET SPINNERS
There are also instructions for three LEGO fidget spinner designs on the LEGO Technic website, using parts from the #42060 LEGO Technic Roadwork Truck. These spinners are more technical and spin faster, but are not as colorful as the LEGO Classic fidget spinners. You can find the set under the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop, and you can download the instructions from the LEGO Technic website: LEGO TECHNIC FIDGET SPINNERS
In the video-player below, you can see in action both LEGO Classic fidget spinners, and the three LEGO Technic fidget spinners. The second video in the player includes yet another fidget spinner from LEGO’s YouTube channel. There is no demonstration for this spinner, but the video includes step-by-step building instructions.
I have also included a few more videos from LEGO fans with some really cool fidget spinner designs. Tyler from The Brick Show demonstrates how to build six different LEGO fidget spinners. And Astonishing Studios shares step-by-step instructions for two versions of their LEGO fidget spinner; one using real ball-bearings, and the other only LEGO pieces. You can watch all the above-mentioned videos in the player below.
There are many other LEGO fidget spinners you can find online, but these should help you in starting out. If you want more, YouTube is the best place to find other designs.
What do you think? Do you have any fidget spinners? Did you make any out of LEGO pieces, or are you planning to? Are there any other LEGO fidget spinner designs you really like? Or you think that the whole fidget spinner craze should just go away as soon as possible? Feel free to share your thoughts and own designs in the comment section below! 😉
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