My LEGO loving son has been designing again and this time has created a lovely LEGO Mother’s Day card.
This LEGO baseplate card is kind of generic on purpose. Our basic instructions for the LEGO Mother’s Day card will spark your child’s creativity so he or she can personalize and expand the idea, making it their own.
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Bricks Needed for the LEGO Mother’s Day Card
For this LEGO build tutorial, you will need the following bricks (or similar bricks.)
For the card:
- 2 baseplates
- 4 1×2 plates with holders
- 4 1×4 plates with shaft
- 4 1×4 flat tiles
For the heart card:
- 2 red 2×4 roof tile with 45º angle
- 4 red 2×4 bricks
- 1 red 2×2 brick
- 1 red 1×2 brick
- 2 red 1×3 bricks
For the message card:
- 1 black 1×6 plate
- 2 black 1×4 plates
- 5 black 1×3 plates
- 10 black 1×2 plates
- 3 red 1×4 plates
- 2 red 1×2 plates
- 1 vine
- 1 leaves
- 1 flower
Building a LEGO Mother’s Day Card
We kept the first baseplate of the LEGO Mother’s Day card very simple by fashioning a heart from red 1×2, 2×2, and 2×4 bricks.
If you do not have enough red bricks, any color will do. You also do not need to use the exact same bricks sizes that we used.
In the Lego Base Plate Valentine Tutorial, we used a different technique for outlining the heart and then filling the middle with random 1×1 tiles.
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On the second baseplate, use tiles to create letters and a heart.
If you do not have 1×4 or 1×6 plates, several 1×1 tiles or 1×2 plates can also be used.
These tiles do not need to be in the same color either. Just use what you have when writing mom a note on the LEGO Mother’s Day card.
Need different words for your LEGO Mother’s Day Card?
Creating letters with 1×1 plates can be tricky due to the size of the base plate. We were able to make a very simple message int he space we had. If you use a larger 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.
Putting the LEGO Mother’s Day Card together
In order to put the two decorated base plates together as a LEGO Mother’s Day card, you have to create hinges. Your child might be able to come up with a simpler solution than what we tried so feel free to get creative and tweak the design.
We used four plates with holders and four 1×4 plates with shaft to create two different hinges.
The trick is allowing enough space between the two baseplates so the card will close completely.
Once a hinge is attached,, you can cover any place where the bricks attached with flat tiles.