How to Build a LEGO® Heart
Everyone loves Legos® and using them with kids during the Valentine’s Day season can reinforce learning with playtime. I have written down each LEGO® brick piece you will need to build this adorable Lego® heart project. This project is easy to assemble for kids ages 3 and older. Kids of all ages will love to make this Valentine’s building science project. This LEGO® heart could be given as a gift to a parent, teacher, sibling, or grandparent. As with all science and stem projects, parental monitoring and involvement is needed to ensure safety and fun for the child.
Building different seasonal shapes and objects with bricks is one thing we really enjoy in our home, and provides kids with a fun and educational STEM activities each holiday season. Here are the directions for building a Lego® Heart.
Materials needed to build a Lego® Heart:
4 2×4 roof tiles with 45º angle
1 2×2 roof tile with 45º angle
4 1×3 bricks
8 2×4 bricks
2 2×2 bricks
Various 1×1 round plates, for edging
Next assemble all of your bricks, Lego® plate, and any decorative elements you may need to personalize your creation.
Add the first 1 x 2 brick in the lower center of the baseplate. This will be the area you work and build out out your Lego® heart.
Continue adding the red bricks and build up. Add three 2 x 4 bricks on top of the single brick at the bottom center.
Add three rows that build on top of each other starting with one block, then three blocks, then five blocks using 2 x 4 bricks. This will continue to add thickness to the center of the heart.
The next step is to build two rows of seven blocks each using the 2 x 4 bricks. This will add width and thickness and will also shape the center of the heart.
Add two 1 x 4 bricks to the top of the full rows using 1 x 4 bricks. You will need to leave a separation between the two bricks on this row.
Next, add four 2 x 4 roof tiles to round off the top and the sides of the heart. This will add a three dimensional look to your Lego® heart.
Final Results of your Lego® Heart Project
Now you have a Lego® heart that you completed and I’m sure it looks great! I hope you enjoyed this building project. You could gift it to a friend, parent, grandparent, or teacher!