Sunday, January 28, 2018

How to Make a DIY Fidget Spinner with LEGOs

How to make a DIY Fidget Spinner with lego

In my opinion, the best way to make a DIY fidget spinner is with LEGOs. LEGOs are identical in size and shape, so a DIY fidget spinner made from LEGO will spin better and faster than one made from handcut cardboard for example. 

Using LEGOs to make fidget spinners is perfect if your kids are already LEGO fiends and have a good size stash of different sized bricks. Learning how to make a fidget spinner is a fun way to spend an afternoon because once you learn how to make a LEGO fidget spinner from me, you and your kids will want to experiment with all kinds of other ways to make DIY fidget spinners from LEGOs or other things you find around the house.

If you have been wanting to get away from lead in fidget spinners by learning how to make a fidget spinner yourself, you are in the right place! With so much concern about lead in fidget spinners, I love being able to make LEGO fidget spinners because new LEGOs consistently test lead free. As long as your kids are old enough not to swallow them, they are an AWESOME way to make your own DIY fidget spinner from safe materials. And if you get tired of your LEGO fidget spinner, you can just make a new one! Or take it apart and use the LEGOs for a new project. 

How to Make a Lego Fidget Spinner


Supplies

Some of the links above may be affiliate links where a purchase made after clicking will support this website without costing you extra! The pieces linked to are the correct sizes but may be different colors than the demo spinner.

I'll be honest: I'm not a technical LEGO guru. I want to give a big thanks to the team at Bricks and Minifigs in Beaverton, Oregon for helping with the technicalities so I can give you better part names than "yellow spacer thing" and "blue slanty brick." They are also a great place to pick up fidget spinner supplies so you don't have to buy 4,000 1/2 size technic bushings at a time.

How to make a Lego Fidget Spinner - How to make a DIY fidget spinner with Legos


Directions

How to Make a Lego Fidget Spinner


How to make a LEGO fidget spinner step-by-step

LEGO fidget spinner step 1: 

How to make a Fidget Spinner with Legos - DIY fidget spinner tutorial

LEGO fidget spinner step 2:

How to make a fidget spinner with Legos - Lego Fidget Spinner DIY

LEGO fidget spinner step 3:

Lego Fidget Spinner DIY instructions - How to make a fidget spinner

LEGO fidget spinner step 4:

DIY fidget spinner tutorial - Lego fidget spinner instructions

That's it!

Printable LEGO Fidget Spinner Instructions


Yield: 1 fidget spinner
How to make a DIY fidget spinner with lego

How to Make a Fidget Spinner with Legos

Using LEGOs to make fidget spinners is perfect if your kids are already LEGO fiends and have a good size stash of different sized bricks. Learning how to make a fidget spinner is a fun way to spend an afternoon because once you learn how to make a LEGO fidget spinner from me, you and your kids will want to experiment with all kinds of other ways to make DIY fidget spinners from LEGOs or other things you find around the house.

supplies:

instructions:


  1. Thread the 1x3 axel through the center hole of the 2 x 4 Lego Technic Plate. Add a 1/2 size Lego Technic bushing above and below the plate along the axel.
  2. Add a 2 x 2 Lego round to either end of the axel. Test the spinner to be sure the plate can spin freely. If not, adjust the spacing of the Technic bushings as needed.
  3. Snap a 2 x 3 Lego slope brick onto either side of the technic plate with the tall side closest to the center.
  4. Add 2 x 2 Lego inverted slope bricks to the underside of each 2x3 slope brick. Test the spin and adjust as needed.

notes

See step-by-step photos of how to build a Lego fidget spinner as well as an instructional video on CreativeGreenLiving.com
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How to make a Lego fidget spinner - learn how to make a fidget spinner with legos


For more great LEGO fidget spinner instructions, check out:
How to make a DIY fidget spinner with legos
on DoodleCraft

How to make a fidget spinner with legos - easy instructions for how to make a lego fidget spinner
at Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls.


About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

Her creative pursuits don't stop at crafts - she is also the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and several ebooks. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living community group.
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