LEGO bricks are really fun to play with, but sometimes, the investment can be quite intense, and the projects can be quite challenging! If you’re not ready for complicated LEGO projects just quite yet, these Easy LEGO creations are perfect for even the most novice LEGO builder!
Try these easy to make LEGO creations that you can make with LEGO bricks you already own.
You’ll find all the directions you need for these easy LEGO creations! Click the links below to be taken to step-by-step directions for all of these LEGO creations for beginners.
Step-By-Step LEGO Creations
Kids will love unlocking their imagination and you’ll love that they are away from screens (at least for a while!).
And teachers, you can use many of these LEGO ideas in the classroom with your students for almost any STEM lesson imaginable.
The Benefits of Playing with LEGO for Kids
Tiffany Tseng, a researcher in the Kawahara Lab, University of Tokyo, notes that using LEGO in the STEM classroom is hugely beneficial for kids.
“Legos are a good introduction to communicating ideas with physical objects. Putting things together and taking them apart got me interested in how things work, and by the time I was an undergraduate, I knew I wanted to be an engineer.”Tiffany Tseng
Research shows that playing with LEGO is one of the best ways to encourage a kid to use STEM skills in real-life and may even encourage them to go into STEM careers as adults.
A study published in Psychological Science found that playing with blocks was crucial for the development of spatial skills necessary for cognitive growth.
How to Build Easy Creations with LEGO Bricks
There are two ways to build LEGO creations- 1. you can use your own imagination!
Or 2., follow step-by-step directions for building LEGO designs.
Most of the LEGO designs here on STEAMsational are made using the large LEGO classic creator set.
But if you want to add even more science and STEM elements, you may want to add a few more sets to your collection, including these:
Simple LEGO Creations
These LEGO creations are the easiest to make, and even the youngest LEGO builder can learn how to make them!
Find out the best way to make a LEGO rainbow. It’s harder than you think! This makes a fun LEGO challenge for kids.
Learn how to make a LEGO Heart and learn about symmetry, the body, and design!
If you are feeling handy and a bit fidgety, try making some LEGO Fidget Toys.
Easy Things to Build with LEGOs
If you want some more open-ended LEGO ideas, building a LEGO tower is always a good place to start. You might also like trying to recreate famous landmarks, like the Eiffel tower!
Of course, making an easy LEGO car is always a classic first project, but you can kick things up a notch if you can figure out how to make a LEGO pull-back car!
We’ve also made fun things with LEGO, like a LEGO alligator, a LEGO toaster, a LEGO balloon-powered car, and LEGO flowers!
LEGO Building Designs for Things that Move
Want something really easy to make with LEGO? These easy LEGO cars to build are a lot of fun but they won’t overwhelm new builders.
11+ Build-Your-Own LEGO Carnival Games with Instructions!
13+ LEGO Race Car Ideas to Teach Newton’s Laws of Motion
LEGO STEM Activities
Of course, here at STEAMsational, we have to have LEGO STEM activities! You’ll find the whole list of our favorite LEGO STEM activities here.
You’ll also want to check out this list of STEM Activities with LEGOs.
These printable LEGO STEM challenges are perfect for elementary kids!
LEGO is the perfect thing to use when learning engineering basics! There is so much you can learn and build with LEGO. Find our list of favorite LEGO engineering challenges right here!
MIddle schoolers require a little more challenge than elementary kids. That’s why I created a list of LEGO STEM activities for middle school and put that in its own section.
If you want to try using LEGO in the science classroom, we’ve got you covered! Find our favorite list of science experiments with LEGOs right here! There are over 20 LEGO science experiments to choose from, covering topics from physics to chemistry.
Why not take your LEGO obsession to the science fair? These science fair projects with LEGOs will blow the competition out of the water.
Seasonal LEGO Activities
When it comes to seasonal STEM activities, we have you covered! Here are some of our favorite LEGO seasonal STEM activities.
Why not bring LEGO into Valentine’s Day? These printable LEGO Valentines are a fun way to bring STEM to the holiday.
Here you can learn how to make a LEGO Heart using bricks you already own.
Challenge kids to make a plant life cycle out of LEGO in the Earth Day LEGO challenge!
For Mother’s Day, surprise Mom with a LEGO Mother’s Day card! Learn how to build a LEGO Mother’s Day Card here.
You can also use your imagination when creating seasonal LEGO builds, like a LEGO turkey dinner for Thanksgiving (learn how to make a turkey out of LEGOs here), or a LEGO rocket, a LEGO wave, a LEGO science tower, or even a LEGO submarine for summer!
And learning how to build a LEGO snowman in 3D is the coolest project ever!
LEGO Structure and Tower Designs
Like to build houses, structures, and buildings? These DIY LEGO projects are for you!
You don’t have to have tons of unusual bricks to many any of these Easy LEGO Buildings.
These LEGO Tower Ideas will spark imagination and inspire kids to reach for the sky.
Try building these easy LEGO structures that you can make using a Creative Brick Box.
Other Projects to Make with LEGO
Here are even more easy things you can build with LEGO bricks!
Sometimes you just want to learn How to Make Your Own Printable LEGO Bricks.
If those bricks aren’t enough to fill your need to make LEGOs, learn How to Make a Lego Brick Using a 3D Printer.
Follow these directions and learn how to make LEGO hair clips!
This LEGO flower is 2D, which makes it a very simple LEGO flower to make!
If you have tried everything on our list, there may still be more easy things to build with LEGOs.