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#1 2littledarlings

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

Hi

Our DS loves, adores, is obsessed with Lego!

I brought a teaching resource catalogue home from work and he has been madly building all the creations out of the pictures.  Is there a book with idea for building in it? He is only 5 so not too complicated, he has a big mix of duplo and the small block, but we are not doing the sets yet.  He just loves building the stuff out of the pics, so I thought surely there is like a pattern book or something?

thanks

#2 jayskette

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

Heaps such books in Costco atm. I can still see some Kmarts stock it. Failing that join the lego kids club.

#3 me-and-mini-me

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

Hi

Yes, there is a Lego Idea book, which you can find in Big W, Target, Kmart, which my daughter keeps eyeing off, because she is a great lego fan, however, it doesn't give you instructions on how to make each thing, and the things you can make depends on if you have the parts to make it as well.  You can buy lego parts online, which was mentioned on a thread a few months ago that you can search.  I came to the conclusion that I would have to buy too many parts for my daughter to make the other things, so didn't buy the book.  
Here is a link to the book:  http://www.bigw.com.au/entertainment/books...lego-ideas-book
Cheers.
Mary.

#4 Lyra

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

They also appear in the Scholastic book club catalogue

#5 woodelf

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

Just go to the Lego site, pick a picture and the instructions come up.  Much better.

The Lego Ideas book does have great things that are made.  However there are no instructions and they are quite complicated.  My DS1 loves it though.

We are also members of the Lego Club.  Well worth it.  I had to join both my sons up cause they were fighting over the magazines/posters etc.  They also have instructions for basic little things too, which both my sons love to have a go at.

#6 CupOfCoffee

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

There is a Lego artist called Sean Kenney (who is brilliant) but he has produced some books for younger builders.  It includes both ideas and instructions.  They are not huge (only 32 pages) but I think they are lovely.

I have a number of the Lego ideas books and Lego building guides (I collect Lego) and they are all great, but probably better for kids a little older.  (The Lego Builders Guide in particular is more for older users).

Otherwise, Peeron is a great resource.  Lego used to produce these brilliant lego ideas books.  My favourite is 6000 (click here) and peeron has them all in PDF (plus instructions for sets).

The other option is Brickmasters which come with Lego instructions and the bricks to build them (BigW, Target and Myer normally have them).  





#7 2littledarlings

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:12 PM

Thank for the ideas! DS will be in heaven!

#8 2littledarlings

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE
Just go to the Lego site, pick a picture and the instructions come up. Much better
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Where are they on the Lego, it will be so obvious I am sure original.gif was just on Lego.com and I couldn't see the section. I went into create and share but that just looked like somewhere to upload?



#9 CupOfCoffee

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:25 PM

instructions

If you know the number of a set you want to build, click the link, add the number and you get the instructions.

Oy you can click the drop down box and get instructions for different themes.

The instructions are all from sets.

#10 cira

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

Are there any duplo idea books?
I saw these cards but they seem expensive and out of stock locally.
http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/product/du...lder_cards/2499

Anyone have a free pdf version of these?

#11 CupOfCoffee

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

I have had a look for pdf versions of those cards and couldn't find them.  They do look good though (but I agree, they are expensive for what they are).

If you were keen, maybe you could make some yourself (get your duplo collection, make small models, photograph them and print them.  

That way you ensure you have all the brigks needed to make the models, and it is almost free (except printing costs).

#12 2littledarlings

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

Those instructions look good on the Lego site! I will print some out and make him a book!
Thanks original.gif

#13 Peppery

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

So happy I read this thread!!! I am going to make up DD a book tomorrow during my lunch break

#14 songshirah

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (cira @ 10/02/2013, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are there any duplo idea books?
I saw these cards but they seem expensive and out of stock locally.
http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/product/du...lder_cards/2499

Anyone have a free pdf version of these?


Go here and select your Duplo set from the drop down menu.  You can work from the computer or print and laminate the cards. Enjoy!





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