Instructions and Parts list for a Magic Folding Fidget Cube Built with LEGO Bricks

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If you would like to have a go at building your own folding Lego fidget with your own LEGO collection, we’ve posted a video and parts list over on the brickablocks youtube channel.  You can watch the instructions below. There are 56 parts that you will need to find – are you up to the challenge?

 

A parts list for building this brick built folding fidget yoshimoto cube is right here:

8 – Hinge Plate 1 x 4 Swivel Top / Base Complete Assembly (2429c01)
24 – Plate 1×2 3023
8 – Tile 2×2 3068b
8 – tile 1×2 3069b
8 – Bracket 1x2x2 Inverted 99207

We also are happy to offer a parts kit for purchase over on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/528508753/magic-folding-fidget-cube-built-with

That listing is for 1 LEGO Fidget Cube, built with 56 LEGO Parts and Pieces. You can choose to have the item shipped to you either assembled, or disassembled. If you choose to have your item shipped as disassembled, you can use the video instructions above for assembling your fidget cube when your parts arrive.  Pictures are for reference only, your parts and pieces will come in a variety of bright LEGO colors. The cube is made up of eight interconnected cubes which can be folded or unfolded indefinitely.

This item is helpful with stress relief, classroom distraction, and may help with ADHD, Autism Productivity and Concentration. There are really no limits to when and where you can use this magic LEGO Folding Fidget Cube. Use it while listening to a lecture, or while studying for that upcoming test. Use it in the next meeting you have to attend. Use it at your desk while working on projects. Or while enduring a lengthy commute and in need of some stress relief!

It is a great gift idea for a friend who can’t keep their fingers still. It is an unusually addicting, high-quality desk toy designed to help you focus. It is a really wonderful item to release your body and moods, and help you focus on your work. Specifically designed for people who can’t keep their fingers still.

 

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How to Make a Wicked Fast LEGO Fidget Spinner

How to Make a Wicked Fast LEGO Fidget Spinner
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FIDGET SPINNERS! They are everywhere! If you haven’t heard of them, a fidget spinner is a type of stress-relieving toy. A basic fidget spinner consists of a central bearing within a design made from materials like brass, stainless steel, titanium, copper and plastic. Some suggest that the toy may help people who have trouble focusing or fidgeting by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or stress.

We thought it would be fun to build one from our LEGO Collection, and thought we would share what we came up with so you can build one using LEGO parts and pieces from your personal LEGO collection!

 

To get started, you will need to find these 13 parts from your LEGO collection, or parts that are similar in function.

Here is the parts list:

1 Technic Bush 1/2 Smooth

1 Technic Driving Ring Extension

4 Technic, Axle 3 with Stud

3 Technic, Axle and Pin Connector Angled #5 – 112.5 degrees

1 Technic, Axle Connector Hub with 3 Axles

3 Wheel 18mm D. x 14mm with Pin Hole, Fake Bolts and Shallow Spokes

 

The first step is to connect the three #5 Technic Axle and Pin connectors to the Axle connector hub:

 

In Step two, insert 3 of the Technic 3 axles into each of the 3 Wheel Hub holes, then connect each to one of the #5 axle pin connectors on your central hub.

 

Next, insert the remaining axle through the center of the wheel hub:

 

Flip the assemble over so the open end of the axle is facing upwards, and thread the driving ring onto the central axle:

 

Finally, secure the driving ring in place with the technic bush.

 

Now, you are ready to spin away!

 

What we enjoy most about our fidget spinner is that it has 4 spinning axes.  The three wheels on the outer edge, and the driving ring in the center of the hub.  Even cooler?  Since it is built with LEGO, it can be reconfigured in a variety of alternate spinner shapes, each one with its own satisfying spin cycle!

 

So, there you have it!  Get busy building!  Oh… and if you don’t have these parts, head on over to our etsy shop where you can pick them up from Brickablocks!

 

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Instructions for a Round Lamp Base, Built With LEGO

Instructions for a Round Lamp Base, Built With LEGO
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Good Afternoon, LEGO friends!  Welcome back to brickablocks.com!

 

It’s been a while since we shared any new instructions with you, so we would like to address that today by sharing a new project with you all.

 

You can use our pre-assembled DIY Lego Lamp wiring kit to make your own lamp using your own LEGO collection.

LEGO Lamp Kit, Lamp Kit Adapted for Lego Bricks, DIY Lego Lamp Kit, Silver Finish, Clear Cord, Build Your Own Lamp - DIY Lamp

 

We encourage you to create something spectacularly unique for yourself, but if you want to build something for your coffee table, we think you’ll appreciate our new LAMP base instructions.
This one pairs nicely with an item we have listed over on our storefront, our Do it yourself LEGO Lamp Wiring harness.

 

Use the free PDF we link to below to build a lamp in the style of this rounded urn we just finished assembling in our studio.  The LAMP base is comprised of around 400 parts, which may be tough to find in one single color within your own LEGO collection.  Don’t be afraid to substitute colors to come up with something fun and funky!

 

Handmade Rounded Urn Style LEGO Lamp
Handmade Rounded Urn Style LEGO Lamp

 

Here are some shots from our assembly process.  You can see that we initially designed this unique handmade LEGO lamp within a digital design studio.  This helps us better understand the parts that we will need when we assemble for real, and cuts down on the in-build parts rummaging that can occur when you aren’t adequately prepared to build.

 

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Building a handmade LEGO lamp

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Building a handmade LEGO lamp

 

 

So, without further delay, here is the link you’ll use to download your PDF instructions for this classic LEGO lamp!

 

Instructions for a Small Round Lamp, Built With LEGO

LinkInstructions for a Small Round Lamp, Built With LEGO

 

Thank you for stopping by, friends!

 


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Another LEGO Minion? Yes.

Another LEGO Minion?  Yes.
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Howdy friends, and welcome back to brickablocks.com!

 

This week, we have a couple of fun little LEGO projects for you that feature one of our favorite subjects.  The Minions!  

 

We love these little guys, as you know.  If you haven’t seen them yet, go check out our earlier instructions for building a Minion with LEGO Bricks.  And then there is this one that features more basic brick building techniques, and is built in the style of a LEGO Incredible Hulk Minion!

 

Today’s build features a swim champion minion, with flippers and matching swim cap!  We had a hard time coming up with the perfect name for this guy.  It was so difficult that we ended up resorting to this nifty little MINION Name Generator.

 

We thought that we would use world famous olympic swimmer Matt Biondi as our namesake.  Which means our Olympic Champion Minion is named Bob, according to the minion name generator.

 

Olympic Swim Champ LEGO Minion
Olympic Swim Champ LEGO Minion

 

So, here you go friends, a 39 piece, Olympic Champion, MINION – built with LEGO bricks.  Follow the link to view / download our PDF Instruction sheet!

 

Swim Champ LEGO Minion PDF Instructions

 

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More Fun with Minions!

More Fun with Minions!
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Howdy friends, and welcome back to brickablocks.com!

 

This week, we have another fun little LEGO project for you that features one of our favorite subjects.  The Minions!  We love these little guys, as you know.  If you haven’t seen it yet, go check out our earlier instructions for building a Minion with LEGO Bricks.

 

With this post, we are taking a different approach to the Minion theme.  Our build this week features a far simpler take on these cute little guys, though we introduced a pretty fun little twist for you!

 

Allow us to introduce BAH-GAMMA!  This minion had an unfortunate run in with a few Gamma Rays, which sadly rendered his coveralls purple, and his skin tone green!

 

Buh-Gamma! The Incredible Hulk Minion!
Bah-Gamma! The Incredible Hulk Minion!

 

Follow the link below to view / download our PDF instruction sheet for this build!  Have fun building a little LEGO Minion army, friends!

 

A Simpler Minion – Bah-Gamma, The Hulk Minion

 

 

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Supergirl! LEGO Instructions for another Basic Brick Hero

Supergirl!  LEGO Instructions for another Basic Brick Hero
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Welcome back LEGO Friends!  

 

This week, we are sharing with you instructions for building another Simple Friend.

 

Build Supergirl with Basic LEGO Bricks using our free instructions!
Build Supergirl with Basic LEGO Bricks using our free instructions!

 

Our Simple Friends gang is a Super Hero team that is not quite mini-figure scale, and not quite mini-land scale.  Something in between.  We think it is just the right size, though – especially for new builders looking to explore working outside the manual using their limited LEGO brick collection.  So far, we’ve shown you how to build Fast-Man, Thwak!Man and Wonder Female.  Our basic LEGO takes on Batman, Wonder Women and The Flash.  We will tackle another DC Comics Heroine with today’s build.

 

Our basic brick Supergirl is built using 14 basic LEGO elements.  You’ll probably be able to find all of them in your very own LEGO collection.  The 1×2 yellow slope may be tough to find, so feel free to substitute parts as you like!  Have a look at the instructions for today’s model in the gallery below.  

 

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Build a Lamp with LEGO Bricks to Display your Favorite Minifigures using our Free Instructions

Build a Lamp with LEGO Bricks to Display your Favorite Minifigures using our Free Instructions
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This week, we are sharing with you instructions for one of our earliest, and most popular LEGO Lamp designs.

 

Our Minifigure Display Lamp!  

Downloadable Instructions for a Minifig Display Lamp
Downloadable Instructions for a Minifig Display Lamp

 

This unique lamp design features three arched display areas with just enough space to install your favorite LEGO minifigures.  We’ve sold this over on our Etsy Storefront for nearly 2 years, and it is a consistent best seller.  Now, though,  you can build your very own using your LEGO collection!

 

 

 

 

The Minifig Display Lamp we feature in our instruction set is built using all black parts, but you can certainly change things up, depending upon what color LEGO Bricks you have available.  We have built this particular model in Blue, Grey, and even in a Joker theme!  Check it out:

 

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Green LEGO Minifigure Display Lamp with Joker Minifigure, available on Etsy.com

 

You can download our build instructions for this cool DIY LEGO lamp via the link included here, or you can browse an image gallery of instructions by clicking on the title sheet down below.

Minifigure Display Lamp LEGO Build Instructions

 

Downloadable Instructions for a Minifig Display Lamp
Downloadable Instructions for a Minifig Display

 

 

If you build one, don’t forget to pick up a wiring harness!  They are also available over on our Etsy shop:

 

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LEGO Lamp Wiring Kit, Adapted for Lego Bricks, available on Etsy.com

 

 

Interested in an alternative LAMP Design?  Then check out our Minifigure Display Storage Head Lamp Conversion Project!

LEGO Minifigure Head Lamp
LEGO Minifigure Head Lamp
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Lenticular Mosaic Basics – A Brick Project by Brickablocks.com

Lenticular Mosaic Basics – A Brick Project by Brickablocks.com
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Howdy gang, and welcome back!

 

We are tackling a fun LEGO mosaic technique with our instruction sheet this week.  Lenticular mosaic making with LEGO bricks.  For this project, we were inspired by this magnet, created by youtube user Simon Clark, using a laser cutter and vinyl cutter:

 

 

How clever is that?  Our dishwasher has a light indicating clean or dirty, but our last one didn’t.  If you share this problem with Simon, maybe you can make use of today’s lesson?

 

If you are unfamiliar with the term ‘lenticular’, you will probably recognize the concept immediately if you think back to your sticker collecting days and those special stickers that showed a different image when looked at from different angles.  They relied upon a lenticular lense for that illusion, like this one shown here:

 

Lenticular Sticker Lense
Lenticular Sticker Lense

 

We are going to show you how to make a lenticular style mosaic using LEGO plates and slopes, just like the one Simon made with his Laser cutter!  Here it is.  Pretty cool, huh?

Our Lenticular LEGO Mosaic
Our Lenticular LEGO Mosaic

 

 

NO?

 

What do you mean?!?!

 

Oh, wait.

 

Lets look at it from another angle…

 

Our Lenticular Mosaic, From a Different Perspective
Our Lenticular Mosaic, From a Different Perspective

 

Is that better?  We thought so too!

 

Here it is inverted, to show it from the opposite angle:

 

Our Lenticular Mosaic, From Another Perspective
Our Lenticular Mosaic, From Another Perspective

 

 

Pretty cool, huh?  It’s like a secret message!  So how does it work?  What makes this illusion possible?  Well, it is the 1×1 Cheese Slope.  Or, more accurately, the LEGO Roof Tile 1x1x2 /3.  Using alternating rows, we can hide a message or image in plain sight, that is only visible when viewed from the correct angle.  For our simple project, we have 2 possible vantage points to decode our Dirty/Clean message.  Looking down from above with the model right side up, or looking down from above with the model upside down.  We can accomplish this using only 2 colors as well, because each vanatage point will only show us 1/2 of the total image when viewed correctly.  See the video for a visual explanation.

 

 

Got it?  We hope so.  Now, what would your message be?  A sign for your door maybe?  One that says ‘OPEN’ or ‘SHUT’?  Ha!

 

Anyhow, here are the instructions for our little project:

 

Dirty or Clean Dishwasher Sign

 

Simple LEGO Lenticular Mosaic Instructions
Simple LEGO Lenticular Mosaic Instructions

 

We hope you enjoyed this quick lesson!  We left this part out, but if you want to make this functional, head down to your local craft store from some magnetic strips.  Stick them to the back of your sign, and you are all set!

 

 

 

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Let’s build a LEGO Minion!

Let’s build a LEGO Minion!
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Hi LEGO Friends!  Thanks for stopping in for today’s lesson!  With this post, we will share with you some build instructions that will show you how to build your very own LEGO Minion, using parts from your very own LEGO collection.

 

Our LEGO Minion is shown below.  His name is Jaques!  Jaques likes bananas.

 

My Lego Minion
Jaques – A Lego Minion

 

Now, once you download our instructions using the link below, you may find that you do not have all of these parts.  We are using jumper plates, four stud travis bricks, and there is even a gear in this build…  A blue one at that!  There are a few technic parts employed in the arms as well.  These may be tough to scrounge up, but that is ok!  Use this guide as a launch pad for creating your very own, unique to you, LEGO Minion!

 

 

 

Our LEGO Minion Guide is 25 pages in length, and the model can be built with 150 parts.  Click the image or link included below to view our PDF instructions.

 

Make a Minion LEGO Instructions
Make a Minion LEGO Instructions

 

My Minion – Downloadable PDF LEGO Instructions by Brickablocks.com

 

If you make a Minion, send us a pic!  We’d love to see what you come up with.  Thanks for stopping in!  We look forward to your next visit!

 

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The Doctor’s TARDIS – Build Instructions for a 2.75 Inch LEGO Model

The Doctor’s TARDIS – Build Instructions for a 2.75 Inch LEGO Model
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As we promised over on our facebook page (go like it, please!), we are posting instructions for a small scale TARDIS LEGO build this week.

 

A Small Lego Built Tardis
A Small Lego Built TARDIS

 

 

Our version of the Doctor Who TARDIS is 2.75 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide, and it is built using the 104 LEGO elements shown below.

LEGO Parts List for a Small Doctor Who TARDIS Model
LEGO Parts List for a Small Doctor Who TARDIS Model

 

Our instructions for building this model are freely available for you to view right here:

 

Instructions for building a small scale Doctor Who TARDIS, with LEGO Bricks

 

We hope you enjoy this build.  It introduces some building techniques, known as SNOT, that we haven’t shared before.  If you want to learn more about SNOT, and its many variations, head on over to swooshable, where you will find a hugely informative introduction to this type of LEGO build technique.

 

 

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