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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I was just looking for some small builds for my nephews! Weird! You read my mind! 😀
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We use small builds like this with younger kids when we have them over. The challenge is to have enough parts for all of them. But they don’t mind color swaps as much as adults. Haha.
Thanks for posting the ones from three weeks ago. I don’t understand why they don’t make them all available on the site. Why remove the older ones?
I want to get a guest post on your website, I am a moc bricks seller