Currently, I am all in with the world of LEGO because my oldest is starting to really enjoy them. I remember when I was a teenager, I’d spend hours playing with them. It really was a very specific order to it. I had to create the thing I bought first. If I loved it enough, like my Star Wars Slave I ship, I’d leave it crafted til someone accidentally breaks it.
(Don’t worry, the Slave I ship is still assembled and sitting on a bookcase in my basement.)
When I had decided I was done with the boxed creation or a sibling came along and wrecked it, it was time to create my own inventions. I felt like Dr. Frankenstein, sometimes making something only I saw beauty in. Many times, school projects incorporated LEGO characters or whole buildings that I had made.
(Side tangent, but for sixth-grade social studies, I created a miniature model of the Pyramids in Egypt with actual sand and LEGO skeleton in a custom sarcophagus which earned me an easy A.)
Get Your LEGO Creations Sold
Depending on how far the LEGO rabbit hole you want to go and how good/popular your creations are, you can actually submit your creations to be reviewed by LEGO employees via LEGO Ideas to be actually sold officially by LEGO. Here are some they have previously selected:
If you are interested in submitted your designs, there are a couple of achievements you need to get:
- Share your ideas for new LEGO sets on their site. This includes photos and a description of the build.
- Gather Support—10,000 supporters qualify your project for review.
- The LEGO Review Board chooses which projects become new LEGO sets.
- The LEGO team transforms your design into an actual LEGO product sold around the world.
Here’s a video on the process:
[Video via YouTube]