There is a new section of the LEGO website that I thought some of our readers might like. You can find it at LEGO.com/Creativity. As the name of the link implies, the focus of this page is free-building and creative play. It features articles with arts and crafts ideas and LEGO home decor projects. And the best part (at least in my opinion) is the weekly mini-builds.
The weekly mini-builds are small creations that you can build from your own LEGO collection and feature fun animals, small vehicles, fantasy creatures, and more. Last week’s theme was vehicles and included a small racecar, a little red tractor, a cute ice cream truck, and a construction crane. You can click on the images and download the PDF instructions for each project.
This week’s theme is birds, featuring an eagle, a parrot, and a penguin. Again, the instruction can be downloaded in PDF format.
Unfortunately, it seems like only two weeks’ worth of projects are posted at a time, and I don’t see a way to access earlier builds. So, even if you don’t have time to build them now, I recommend at least downloading the instructions for the projects you like for future use. For your convenience, I’m including direct links to the PDF instructions I was able to save myself from the past three weeks:
I seem to remember some of these projects from some years back when LEGO was running a similar page with creative ideas. But in any case, these are fun little builds you can work on when you only have a few minutes to build. They are also great for speed-building contests, and for keeping kids occupied on a rainy day.
What do you think? How do you like these mini-builds? Are you planning to build any of them? What other small projects would you like to see? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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