If you’re a parent, you know just how important LEGO is when it comes to your own relaxation time!
Keeping your kid interested in LEGO is a very important task, and there is nothing more exciting to your child than building a house out of their LEGO.
LEGO encourages your kid to use their imagination, have some fun, and it kills a good couple of hours!
In all honesty, I also love making LEGO houses, so this article is for the kids in all of us!
Depending on how many LEGO pieces you have, and the amount of time and patience you have, you can make a basic bungalow out of LEGO, or you can create a huge mansion.
Read on for instructions on building a LEGO house.
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Building a LEGO House: Step by Step Guide
Find Your Base
The first step to building a LEGO house is finding a base to build your masterpiece on.
If you have a LEGO table, this is perfect for your project, however not many people have one of those.
If you don’t you should grab one of the green LEGO platforms to start your building on. Think of the base as the floor of your home.
If you want to leave space for a yard, this will have to be incorporated into the size of your base.
Tip: If you are building a house that is on two different platforms, you will be able to open up the house to view the inside!
Plan Your House
After you have found the base of your LEGO house, you will need to plan out your house.
The first stage of your house is to lay a row of bricks as the foundation of your house.
This will include adding in the walls, doors and rooms to your house.
Remember, you want to make a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen for your house so that your little LEGO people can carry out the basic necessary functions.
- When you are laying the foundations of your LEGO house, think about the rooms that you have in your own house or a house that you love!
- You should think about where things like a fireplace will go if you want to add one.
- Remember to leave space for stairs! This is very important if you want to add a second floor to your LEGO creation.
Build the Walls
You will need to start by building the walls of your house, row by row.
You will want to make sure that the walls of your house are very sturdy to avoid them caving in.
Do this by offsetting the bricks on top of each other, rather than just piling them one on top of the other.
When building the walls, you will need to leave some space for windows.
If you have the window lego pieces, install these while you build the wall.
If you don’t, you can simply leave a gap for where the windows would be.
Build the Walls Inside
The next stage is to build up the rooms inside the house. Do this by making some interior walls to split up the house.
Consider which room should go where so that it makes sense as a layout.
When you have completed the layout of the house, you should furnish each room.
For instance, in the living room, you will need to make chairs and a TV. In the kitchen, you can make some kitchen appliances.
There are some furniture LEGO pieces available, so if you have these, this is a great time to use them.
If you don’t have these, you can make them out of the normal LEGO pieces.
Add Your Roof
The next stage will be adding a roof onto your house.
This is the last stage because once you add the roof, you won’t be able to move things around inside easily.
It is a good idea to make a removable roof for your house so that you can take it off and put it back on more easily.
LEGO can be a choking hazard, so make sure to keep it away from any animals and young children.
When you are building your masterpiece, make sure your pets and younger siblings stay away so that they don’t destroy your creation!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Some Tips for Building a LEGO House?
It is a good idea to plan your LEGO house before you start to make sure that you have all the parts you need to make your plan a reality!
If you don’t do this, you might end up not being able to finish your house.
What Else Can You Build With LEGO?
You can build many different things with your LEGO bricks.
One of the most popular things to build is a house, however, you can also make lots of other different things.
You can get LEGO sets that allow you to build super fun things like the Harry Potter castle.
LEGO is fun for everyone to play with and it allows you and your family to get creative!
Can I Follow a Pattern for a LEGO House?
You can either design your own LEGO house, or you can build one from a pattern.
There are lots of different patterns available for you to choose from which will help you to make certain houses from your LEGO.
This is a great way to start if you have never built a LEGO house before as it will give you an opportunity to understand the structure of the house and how to build the base, the walls and lots more.
Building a LEGO house is super fun for all the family. It also distracts your kids for a little while, giving you the opportunity to kick back and relax.
Make sure that you watch your kids, though, as LEGO can be a choking hazard.