15 cool things to make with LEGO

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15 things to make with LEGO.

Chances are you have huge amounts of LEGO lying around your home – so why not get creative with it? From cameras, to lamps, to vases and jewellery – here are 15 cool things to make out of those colourful little blocks. Much more fun that stepping on them in the dark!

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1. Make jewellery

LEGO jewellerySource: The Long Thread

Use some jewellery clasps and quick-drying glue to turn lonesome LEGO pieces in to statement jewellery! Ellen from The Long Thread explains the process here. They were sold as fundraisers at her daughter’s kindergarten.

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2.Encourage hand-washing

Lego hand washSource: Simply Sara

Sara at Simply Sara added LEGO pieces to a bottle of liquid soap as part of the decorations at her son’s LEGO party. This could be a cute way to get your little ones to scrub up before dinner!

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3. Make headphones

Make LEGO headphonesSource: Instructables

Get your geek on and listen to some tunes on these beefy LEGO headphones! Tutorial at Instructables.

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4. Make a vase

Make a LEGO vaseSource: Instructables

Build a LEGO structure around an existing vase, flowerpot, or plastic bag to make a funky floral piece for your table. See more at Instructables.

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5. Renovate your kitchen

LEGO kitchenSource: Coolhunter

Two Parisian designers took a plain IKEA kitchen base and spent a week covering it with more than 20,000 LEGO pieces. See more at Coohunter.

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6. Learn to build sentences

Duplo word game / sentence builderSource: K is for Kindergarten

If your big kid has recently graduated to using LEGO, you might have a lot of unused Duplo blocks lying around. Lisa at K is For Kindergarten used stickers to attach letters and words to the blocks – and suddenly teaching spelling and sentence structure takes on a new dimension!

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7. Make a photo frame

LEGO photo frameSource: Dad vs Wild

Tony from Dad vs Wild discovered that a 3 x 5 inch photo fits perfectly inside a 13 x 18 dot LEGO grid. And the rest is history. See how it was made here.

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8. Learn to sort colours

LEGO rainbowSource: Kids Activities Blog

A simple idea for the little ones from Kids Activities Blog: Draw a rainbow ‘guide’ on a piece of paper and let your kids have fun sorting bricks by colour and then arranging them in to rainbows.

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9. Make a LEGO travel box

LEGO travel boxSource: Finley & Oliver

Pack and play! A LEGO mat glued to a box with a sliding lid makes great travel storage for LEGO. See more on this idea at Finley & Oliver.

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10. Create 3D wall art

LEGO wall artSource: Three Paper Ponies

If you’ve ever finished a LEGO construction and thought proudly, this is a work of art, then you’ll know where Jaime Choi from Three Paper Ponies is coming from. She took the glass out of an IKEA frame to mount her son’s creations – see the steps here.

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11. Repair a fence

LEGO street art fence repairSource: Hypenotice

Like yarn bombing and pothole gardens, LEGO street art like this is popping up all over the place – adding a bit whimsy to a tumble-down wall. See more examples at Hypenotice.

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12. Make a keychain holder

LEGO keychain holderSource: Living Creatively

LEGO key rings and a wall-mounted LEGO mat = no lost keys! See how Wendy from Living Creatively made hers here.

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13. Make a lampshade

LEGO lampshadeSource: Inhabitat

This one is by artist Daniela Pavone, but you could whip up something similar, right? See more at Inhabitat.

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14. Pimp your iPhone camera

LEGO iPhone cameraSource: Instructables

This tutorial will teach you how to make you iPhone look like a LEGO camera. Because, why not?! Get the instructions here.

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15. Fix your glasses

LEGO glasses repairSource: Instructables

Broken hinge on your glasses? Nope, it’s not time for a new pair. Give them some hipster cred with this tutorial.

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