The LEGO Base Plate Valentine tutorial is an easy LEGO build inspiring love to bloom. The activity does not require any special bricks as you can construct the Valentine’s Day Card using the small LEGOs you have on a base plate of any color.
I personally love seeing him sitting with a huge box of random pieces and creating something new. Building with LEGOs is a great boredom buster. So when he complains about having nothing to do, I will often choose a random topic to give him a challenge.
One slow afternoon, I asked him to create a LEGO Valentine using only a baseplate and flat plates.
Using a LEGO Base Plate
Similar to LEGO pixel art, this style of LEGO building uses a flat base plate and 1×1 plates to create a picture much like monochromatic art.
The 1×1 plates can be shaped like flowers, circles, or squares. The shape of each individual piece is not as important as the overall shape of the heart. You can even use different shades of red and pink, making it easier to locate enough LEGO plates from your current collection.
Building a LEGO Base Plate Valentine
What you will need for this LEGO Valentine build:
- 1 baseplate
- 37 pink, red, or other colors 1×1 round plates, for the bloom
- 6 green 1×1 round plates, for the stem
- 1 bow
To start, begin by outlining a heart on the base plate.
For our heart, my son used flowers to outline the heart but any shape will work.
Next, fill in the heart with additional 1×1 plates and pieces.
Remember that the colors are more important than the shape. If you only have 1×2 plates, those will work.
Once the heart is completed, create a stem using 1×1 plates in green.
We discovered a small bow in our LEGO collection and added that halfway down the stem.
You can easily add to this design by creating more hearts around the base plate, making a bouquet of flowers or heart-shaped balloons.
Need to add words to your LEGO Valentine Base Plate?
Creating letters with 1×1 plates can be tricky due to the size of the base plate. If you use a very large base plate, you can create letters using a block style as shown as a LEGO pixel alphabet at Brik.com.
Brik.com sells complete kits but you could easily just use the pates you have and the product image for your inspiration.
Or, create 3-D words using the techniques in this LEGO alphabet video.
Regardless of your final design have fun! Be as creative as you want to be. And have a happy Valentine’s Day.