Unlocking Your Creativity: A Guide to Finding Inspiration for Your Next LEGO® Project
If you're struggling to come up with ideas for your next LEGO® project, don't worry - you're not alone. Many people find it difficult to decide what to build with their LEGO® bricks. However, there are many sources of inspiration all around us that can help you choose your next project.
One great place to start is with your personal interests. Think about your hobbies and the things you enjoy. If you're a fan of a particular movie, book, or video game, you can create a custom LEGO® set based on that theme. For example, if you love Star Wars, you can build a LEGO® set of a Star Wars spaceship. The key is to focus on something you're passionate about, as this will make it more enjoyable to build.
Pop culture is also a great source of inspiration for custom LEGO® sets. If there's a movie or TV show that's currently popular, you can use it as inspiration for your next project. Not only will you have fun building something you're interested in, but you'll also be able to capture the attention of others who are familiar with the subject matter.
Another source of inspiration is historical events and landmarks. You can find inspiration in ancient pyramids, famous buildings, and other historical places. If you're a history buff, you'll have a treasure trove of ideas to choose from.
The World Around You
You can also look to real-world objects for inspiration. From the screen in front of you to the building you're in, there are many sources of inspiration right in front of you. Building a model of a real-world object can be a fun challenge, and it can also capture people's attention as they can't believe it's made of LEGO® bricks.
Challenges and Contests
Another way to get inspiration is to participate in LEGO® building challenges and competitions. LEGO® Ideas is a great place to start, as they post new activities and contests every month. Participating in these challenges can help you hone your building skills and teach you new techniques.
Collaborating with other builders can also be a great way to come up with new ideas. Joining a LEGO® User Group (LUG) is a great way to explore new ideas with a group of friends. When you collaborate with others, you can play off each other's creative energy to come up with ideas you may never have thought of on your own. This has been the key to fostering our creative strengths at Playwell Bricks.
Interests of Others
Finally, don't forget to consider the interests of others around you. Ask your family and friends what they would like you to build, and you'll be exposed to many different ideas that you may not have thought of yourself. This is particularly important if you wish to consider taking on commission work, like we do at Playwell Bricks, or working with The LEGO® Group in the future.
In conclusion, choosing your next LEGO® project may seem daunting, but with a little inspiration and guidance, you'll be able to find a project that you're excited to build. Remember to focus on your interests, look to pop culture and history for inspiration, and don't be afraid to collaborate with others. Happy building!
In the next article, we will explore how to develop a concept for your custom LEGO® design.
Before you go!
Check out this guide on some simple designs to get you started https://frugalfun4boys.com/simple-projects-beginning-lego-builders/
To see how far you can take your custom LEGO creations, these life sized models are incredibly inspirational!