Did you know there is no such thing as “LEGOs.” Its true. LEGO is a brand name and the actual product is LEGO brand bricks.
LEGO bricks are a marvelous product. So fantastic in fact that the design hasn’t been changed since 1958 yet the company is still producing a wide variety of sets and creations based around that simple 2×4 brick.
Of course, they have added other brick shapes and designs over the years. The most popular of which being the the LEGO Minifigures. Everything from the classic red shirt and yellow head to the elaborate movie characters, LEGO has made sure there is something for everyone.
Despite the wide variety of premade options available, the type of people who are most drawn to LEGO’s products (ie creative people) just can’t seem to help themselves from taking things a step further and creating their own custom LEGO designs.
There are multi-step processes and complex ways to customize your own LEGO minifigure, but for children who are just starting out designing their own LEGOs, the process can be simplified greatly.
For this project all you need is a printer, a printer-friendly sheet of adhesive-backed paper (can be purchased most places office supplies are sold), some coloring pencils/crayons/markers/paint, a pair of scissors, and a basic LEGO minifigure that you want to customize.
Simply print out the Template for Custom LEGO MiniFigs (click here), have your child color in the pieces, cut out, and apply to your LEGO minifigure. The printable has enough templates to cover 15 LEGO minfigs, if you need more than that then just print out a second page. (Perfect frugal fun activity for a LEGO birthday party or playdate!)
Your child will love the sense of pride that comes with creating their own LEGO minfig, and you’ll love how easy it is to look like a supermom in their eyes!
This post has been part of The ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings series.