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LEGO fidget spinners with instructions

by admin on June 8, 2017

in Featured Creations

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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PrashBricks June 8, 2017 at 12:19 PM

hmm… Could you also make spinners with the yellow or green creativity box?

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admin June 8, 2017 at 1:08 PM

Yes, why not? As long as you have something spinny, you can use it as the core for the spinner. Both the yellow and green boxes have spinning elements. It’s possible that LEGO will add more spinner designs with other sets. 🙂

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FrenchToast June 8, 2017 at 2:28 PM

Oh, great! And with instructions! My son will love these!

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admin June 8, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Happy fidget spinner building! 😀

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JasonK June 8, 2017 at 2:35 PM

Why, lego? Why? I hope this fad will die soon.

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admin June 8, 2017 at 4:27 PM

Yeah, a lot of people can’t relate to this fad at all. What’s wrong with good old fashioned pencil twirling? 🙄

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gid617 June 8, 2017 at 4:09 PM

“Or you think that the whole fidget spinner craze should just go away as soon as possible?”
Yep. 😛 Nah, actually, I don’t really have much of an opinion on their usefulness though since I first heard of them – a couple weeks ago when the instructions first came out – I’ve twice caught sight of one (which surprised me slightly, considering the fact that I’m in Chile – fads travel fast, I suppose). The first time some teenager randomly dropped one, and I was like, whad’ya know, they’re doing that here too! Then I had to stop a couple kids in a class I was teaching from fighting over one (cost me some trouble to unravel the story far enough to tell who was the rightful owner…), so I can avouch for them being more of a distraction in some cases… haha.
However, if someone IS going to have a fidget spinner, why, by all means make it out of LEGO bricks! 😉

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admin June 8, 2017 at 4:25 PM

LOL! Yeah, I agree on that! If you are building a fidget spinner, make it out of LEGO! Funny that it made it to Chile so fast! 😀

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Håkan June 8, 2017 at 6:23 PM

Chile should have one of the most stable economies in South America, afaik. Doesn’t sound too surprising…

Btw, there’s a sizable minority of Chileans here in Sweden. The first significant influx happened already in the 1970’s, when Chilean fugitives – mostly political left-wing activists – were escaping the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

My sister’s ex-boyfriend is Chilean, btw, so my nephew is fluent in Spanish, as well as Swedish. Unfortunately, the Chilean variety is among the ones most different to standard Swedish, so he’d still need some learning to achieve an internationally acceptable variant.

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admin June 8, 2017 at 8:34 PM

Oh, really?! That’s very interesting! I would have never guessed they went all the way to Sweden! They don’t mind the significantly different weather?

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Håkan June 9, 2017 at 4:06 AM

Well, compared to military persecution, it’s the lesser of two evils…

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Håkan June 9, 2017 at 4:10 AM

About the ex, he’s been living some sort of backpacker life, but since his son arrived, he’s now settled in Sweden, having learnt Swedish and taken up carpentering.

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Håkan June 9, 2017 at 5:39 AM

Besides, Chile’s pretty far south, and Sweden’s next to the Gulf stream, so the weather might not be that different to begin with. (Depending on which part of Chile and Sweden you’re talking about.)

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gid617 June 9, 2017 at 9:41 AM

Chile is super long (about as long as the distance from New York City to San Francisco), so there’s a lot of climate variation!

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Håkan June 9, 2017 at 10:54 AM

It’s like Sweden folded out!

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admin June 9, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Makes sense. WE have a world map over our dinner table, and I’m always amazed how skinny and long Chile is. 😀

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Håkan June 9, 2017 at 5:57 PM

And it’s just coastal mountains… for the whole country!

admin June 9, 2017 at 1:15 PM

True.

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admin June 9, 2017 at 1:14 PM

Yeah, once you have a kid, all that vagabonding won’t work to pay the bills. Carpentry is a beautiful occupation. Sort if like big LEGO. 😀

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Håkan June 9, 2017 at 4:11 AM

*most different to standard Spanish*, I meant, of course…

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gid617 June 9, 2017 at 9:39 AM

Yep, Chilean Spanish is fairly… unique… haha. 😉 It’s not hard for Chilean speakers to understand other Spanish speakers, usually, but the other way around can be more difficult.
Chile does have probably the best economy in SA, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it were the first in SA to have got the fidget spinners. It was just funny for me to run across them twice so soon after hearing about them for the first time!

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SPMom June 8, 2017 at 4:49 PM

Thanks for this! It will be a great activity for the weekend.

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Diamond655 June 8, 2017 at 10:53 PM

A few notes;

1. Why, LEGO. Just why.

2. For some reason the face of the guy in the image of the green LEGO fidget spinner just cracks me up.

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admin June 9, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Isn’t that’s all how all fidget spinner users look like? 😀

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Håkan June 9, 2017 at 6:21 PM

The Boy with Kaleidoscope Eyes!

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admin June 9, 2017 at 8:35 PM

Basically all they got is beach properties and mountain view properties. 😀

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gid617 June 12, 2017 at 7:34 PM

😛 Well, we can see the mountains on a clear day easily enough, so I guess I can’t argue with that… 😉

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admin June 12, 2017 at 8:18 PM

You guys are spoiled! 😀

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