5 Tools for LEGO Fans to Geek Out Over Bricks

Mihir Patkar 04-02-2017

You can’t not love LEGO. It’s impossible. It’s an integral part of our childhood, and continues to be so for children today. Heck, forget children, as an adult, LEGO can help manage your time better How To Use LEGOs To Manage Your Time Better I think I've found the ultimate productivity tool: LEGOs. Don't leave! Let me explain. Read More .


LEGO holds a special place in the hearts of all geeks. Give a geek a LEGO box set right now and he or she will immediately want to put it together.

Naturally, when so many geeks are so in love with an object, the internet has more than a handful of brilliant websites dedicated to it. So we went hunting for a little bit of fun, a little bit of utility, and a little bit of pure entertainment. Let’s put some bricks together.

1. Let’s Build It Again (Web): Find Instructions for Old Sets

LEGO box sets always came with a set of instructions on how to put it all together. But over the years, you might have lost those instruction manuals. Heck, you might have even picked up second-hand unboxed LEGO brick sets without any instructions. Let’s Build It Again helps you put it back together.

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The site has collected over 1,500 LEGO instructional sets, dating back to 1958. You can directly search for the manual, or try and find it through the “theme” and “set” categories. The latter might be a better way to get a manual for something whose name you don’t know.


If you need a manual, you’ll find it here. Go, check your old LEGO sets and get building again!

2. Rebrickable (Web): Find Things to Build With What You Have

Unless you have been the most organized child and then adult in history, you should have a bunch of box sets that are missing some bricks. So yeah, you probably can’t make whatever the box picture says. But you can still get quite creative!

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Rebrickable lets you add up to three box sets and shows what you can make by combining pieces from all three. While the box set way is cool, it’s the MOC (My Own Creations) which I really like. You might not always remember the original boxes, but MOCs are great for inspiration. See something you like? You’ll find which parts were needed to make it and how to make it, with detailed instructions.

Rebrickable is an active community of LEGO enthusiasts, so you will invariably find someone or something to geek out. It’s a great way to rediscover your love for LEGO 8 Sites to Rediscover Your Love of Lego & Build up Your Collection If that old LEGO box is gathering dust in the attic, it's time to bring it out. The playset is enjoying a resurgence. But eight sites say that it never went away. Read More .

3. Mecabricks (Web): Build LEGO on Your Screen

A couple of years ago, Google and LEGO came together to launch the amazing Build with Chrome project Google Announces New LEGO Project: Build With Chrome Ever wanted to build something out of LEGOs but avoid the danger of stepping on one of those foot-destroyers? Well, the Chrome team and LEGO Group have a treat for you: Build With Chrome. Read More , where you can build LEGO houses anywhere on the globe. Mecabricks is a much better version of it, and with better pieces.

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The app works completely in the browser, and doesn’t require you to install any proprietary software or plugins. A large variety of bricks and pieces await you, with a seemingly endless platform. Change their colors, change their texture, and do anything else you want. It’s a bit like LEGO meets Photoshop.

I’d recommend reading the starter’s guide, which has useful tips and advice on how to use Mecabricks correctly. Start with a house, one of the simpler LEGO constructs, and then move on to complex figures.

4. Brick Street View (Web): Google Maps in LEGO!

Everyone loves Google Maps and its Street View feature Take Virtual Walks in Google Maps Using Street View Player Google's Street View is great for getting a sense for a location, but you can get an even better sense by using Street View Player. Read More . It’s a special feeling to sit at your screen, look at a map, and then zoom in to a ground-level view of everything.

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Brick Street View takes this fantastic innovation and renders the view as if it were LEGO land. You can go anywhere in the world, just like you would with Maps. Search for a place or pan-and-scan to it. Grab the little LEGO figure’s hand to jump down to street view.

The only issue is that you can’t move around while in Street View. It takes a few minutes of Brick Street View to render the street scenes in LEGO bricks, so moving around won’t be possible. But it’s still pretty cool to see LEGO trees and cop cars instead of the real deal.

5. Legoizer (Web): Turn Images Into LEGO Murals

Handmade gifts are always better than buying something. Legoizer might be the greatest way to build a gift for a geek. It turns images into LEGO murals.

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Upload an image to Legoizer and it will turn that image into a LEGO structure. The best part is it also tells you exactly how many bricks you will need of which color and size. Buy the right ones from a site like Bricklink or LEGO’s official store and start building it.

Do You Still LEGO?

When was the last time you played with LEGO? Do you still enjoy laying those bricks together and making some cool structures? Have you found creative uses like organizing technology with LEGO 6 Ways Lego Can Organize Your Technology In 1932, a small toy company in Billund, Denmark launched a line of plastic bricks which could be interconnected in order to build structures and shapes. It was called Lego. Read More ?

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  1. Tracy Fleming
    February 5, 2017 at 5:39 am

    I own a new patten on a software application that will allow you to take a picture of anything and it can be produced into a Lego called BRICK MAGIC it is now available for sale on the open market through NEW PRODUCT CONSULTING. Tracy Fleming

  2. Andy
    February 4, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Do you still Lego?? What kind of shite journalism is this?

    • Jouni "rautamiekka" Järvinen
      February 5, 2017 at 7:58 am

      The problem is ... ?