|Buy on Amazon!|
If you want more beyond what is in the book, instructions for 38 are done and ready for sale. Or you can buy ready to build models with instructions and all pieces. These are the smaller more basic pieces with some surprises in there. Coming soon are larger and more advanced pieces.
What would you do with these?
- Make a pencil holder or other novelty desk item
- Use for LEGO themed birthday party decorations and party favors
- Give away as prizes for younger students in First LEGO league. Use different colors for different achievements.
- Mega build an official set
Some pieces can be built in many colors, some can only be built in a few. See what's possible with the Dag Brick Colorizer Chart.
Technic (almost here!):
Doors/Windows (almost here too!):
Misc (yes, there's lots of this coming):
A word about the instructions. You may be used to LEGO instructions that call for 1 to 3 parts per step and one step per booklet page. I have more confidence in you than that. Since many of these builds are straight stacked, instruction steps are per level of pieces. There could be 8 to 10 parts per step.
Also, feel free to substitute parts when necessary. Sometimes a 1x8 brick or plate can be replaced by 2-1x4 or 4-1x2 bricks or plates. This may be needed especially for certain colors. For instance, I've built trans-clear bricks and plates. In order to keep the cost down (except for the stud elements!) I've used 1x2 elements elsewhere. Just make sure you stagger your joints. I also specify plates no larger than 2x4 or 2x8 as they are common in many colors. If you have 4x8 or 6x12 plates that can be used instead, all the better. Just stock up on bricks, plates, and 2x2 round elements (bricks, plates, tiles, and boat studs). Maybe a handful of headlight bricks and 1x1 bricks with side stud as well.