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.
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.
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?