Brick Built Nameplates

"Even though this was my first Lego project, it was really very easy. Easy to follow instructions came with it on a handy disk. I had a really good time doing this. I had all my friends come over to see it and they were thoroughly impressed. It's so cool!" —Kemper, age 11

Can kids build these?

It's a question I hear frequently, and given the advanced building techniques used, it's a good question to consider if you want to give a nameplate to a child.

Every child is different, and you're going to know them better than I do, so you'll be the best judge of what they can do. But it helps to know what others have done.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Longer nameplates have more parts and take more patience to build.
  • The number 1 is the hardest character to build. If you are getting a nameplate for a younger child, consider substituting the letter I instead — that's the easiest character to build.
  • The letter T is the second-hardest character to build.
Therefore, "ANTOINETTE" may need to be a bit older than "MARIE" to enjoy building her nameplate.

But parents can always help...

"I really enjoyed creating this. I did it all by myself. I think it looks really cool and so do my friends. Nobody else has anything like it!" —Casey, age 10

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