How to Build a LEGO® Heart

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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:

1 baseplate

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.

Supplies needed to build a Lego heart
Step by step instructions on how to build a Lego heart with your kids

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.

Steps on how to build a lego heart with your kids

Continue adding the red bricks and build up. Add three 2 x 4 bricks on top of the single brick at the bottom center.

How to build a lego heart with your kids

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.

How to build a lego heart with your kids
How to build a lego heart with your kids

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.

How to build a lego heart with your kids

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.

How to build a lego heart on a baseplate

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!

Picture of a Lego Heart
How to Build a Lego Heart

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