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How to Build an Easy LEGO Car- Step-by-Step Directions

Who else loves making easy LEGO creations? I used to think I wasn’t really a LEGO person, but then I got my 8-year-old a LEGO creative brick box. It turns out, I am a LEGO person, but I need a bit more creative inspiration than what is typically given in traditional LEGO sets.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll apprecaite these step-by-step directions for how to build an easy LEGO car. Start with the basics, then work your way up to something much more complicated like a LEGO eiffle tower or LEGO submarine!

Before you start building your LEGO car, make sure you have the right LEGO box! We used the large one to make this car.

Build an easy LEGO car in 5 minutes! This basic LEGO car is an easy LEGO creation perfect for first-time LEGO builders!

How to Build a LEGO Car

Building a LEGO car is easy! Just follow these directions to learn how to build a LEGO car and then customize it to look like whatever you want! There is no end to customization when it comes to LEGO constriction.

What Bricks Do I Need to Make a LEGO Car?

This LEGO car was made using a LEGO Creative Brick Box. If you have one of those, you’ll be able to make this fun LEGO taxi!

We’ve also made other fun things with our LEGO creative brick box, including a LEGO toaster, LEGO flower, a balloon powered LEGO car, a LEGO alligator, and a LEGO wave!


Here are some LEGO STEM products you can use in your classroom!

All of these LEGO STEM sets have working, moving parts and are a great way to introduce complete STEM builds and activities to your students.

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LEGO Ferris Wheel

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How to Make a LEGO Car

Learn how to make an easy LEGO car that looks just like a taxi! Step by step directions make it easy!

The LEGO creative boxes are really neat because they give you a few projects to make but also let you come up with your own ideas!

We decided to start simple with the directions for making an easy LEGO car before moving on to more complicated things, like the LEGO toaster that really works!

First, you’ll need these pieces to make your LEGO car.

easy lego car

Basic LEGO Car Building Instructions

Next, follow the directions in the video below to make your car.

You don’t have to be 100% in your build accuracy if you’d rather make your car another color or make other modifications.

We thought this looked like a LEGO taxi because of its bright yellow color.

simple lego car

When you build this car, first you build the base, then you add details, and finally, the wheels to make it glide. This LEGO car does not have any sort of power mechanism- it operates purely off of Newton’s second law of motion.

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LEGO Car Variations

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Now that you know how to build a simple LEGO car, you can move on to more complicated LEGO cars!

Next, we want to try and make a balloon-powered LEGO car or a LEGO pull-back car for a more challenging car build.

You can also make cars that have different features, like a LEGO taxi, LEGO bus, LEGO truck, LEGO tractor, and even a LEGO motorcycle! LEGO vehicles are actually a lot of fun to make and are some of the easiest LEGO projects you can make without directions.

Younger kids can also make a Duplo LEGO car!

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