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How To Make A Lego Set

How To Make A Lego Set – Instructions

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a Lego set, then in their latest series of instruction booklets, Lego have spelled it out for you. In four, easy-to-follow steps.

Instructions

Of course, when you build a Lego set you have to follow the instructions (if you are after Lego set instructions you can find them online in PDF format). That is unless you are visually spatially gifted and can just take the contents of the box and construct it exactly like the photo on the cover without using the booklets included.

For myself however, instructions are the way to go.

But what I found interesting is that Lego have added specific instructions on how the pieces should be handled before they get to construction phase.

I discovered this when casually picking up the instructions for the brand new Hobbit Lego set, Riddles For The Ring (79000), from my son’s floor where it had been lying for days (apparently unbeknownst to my son). Just inside the cover was the following cute little cartoon.

How To Make A Lego Set

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While I had seen obscure references to piles of mixed Lego bricks with crosses through them in previous instruction manuals, this mini-instruction on Lego pre-construction made the meaning crystal clear.

1. Sort your Lego by color.
2. Then start building.

Mind you I’m not sure my son does this and to be honest, if I am building a set, I don’t do it either. For the larger sets Lego have made it easier by having numbered bags but sometimes I still tip all that out and mix it up – not sure if that is just the rebel in me or that I just want the experience to last longer.

What about you?

Do you or your family sort all the pieces by color and then start building or just tip everything out on a mat and dive right in?

Lego Friends Brickmaster

Lego Friends Brickmaster – Lego Book With Bricks

Lego Friends BrickmasterThe Lego Friends Brickmaster Kit released by Dorling Kindersley and Lego in 2012, contains instructions for 18 Friends related sets as well as 100 colorful bricks and two friends Lego figures (one of whom is exclusive to the kit!).

At RRP US $29.99 (less if you order through Amazon) the book is recommended for ages 5+ (because of the small Lego pieces) and will be released on October 1st.

The Brickmaster books are a wonderful way for kids to expand their experience of Lego, whether they are fans already and have a huge collection of pieces or are new to the medium.

The book itself is 48 pages which might not seem like much but there is so much potential packed into the kit that the relatively small page count doesn’t matter.

With bricks included, kids spend hours working at building all the models from the included instructions and then following the story, which in this case centres around a treasure hunt in Heartlake City (the home of the Lego Friends theme).

Lego Friends Brickmaster – Description

Features two minifigures, including Chloe — a DK exclusive!

When the girls of Heartlake City are around, there’s always something cool to do!

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Now young girls everywhere are invited to join in the fun with DK’s LEGO® Friends: Brickmaster.

They can follow Mia and Chloe as they search for buried treasure hidden somewhere in Heartlake City or create an adventure of their very own.

Featuring more than 100 bricks, two minifigures, and an entertaining book packed with exciting stories and clear building instructions, the LEGO® Friends: Brickmaster will bring creativity and fun together in a way like never before!

Friends Brickmaster

The Lego Friends Brickmaster kit comes out on the 1st of October in the UK and in the US, is recommended for ages 5+ (beacause of the small brick pieces included) and will retail for $29.99 US.

You can pre-order the Friends Brickmaster Kit now for reduced prices at Amazon:

  • US: Friends Brickmaster at Amazon.com
  • UK: Friends Brickmaster at Amazon.co.uk
  • AUS & NZ: Either US or UK Amazon above

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