By now, most of you have heard of Lego’s $1.6 billion purchase of Danish furniture company Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, which is currently underway.
The deal, which also includes the purchase of a majority stake in online shopping company Shopify, comes on the heels of the company announcing it would be reopening its doors to consumers for the first time in five years.
While we’ll likely see many of you visiting the Lego shop over the coming weeks, here are a few tips to make your Lego house look even more like a Lego set.1.
Get the right size.
Lego’s first brick has a diameter of 20 inches (55 centimeters) and a height of 8 feet (2.7 meters).
If you want to get the most out of the set, you’ll want to make sure that your house is about the right length and height to hold everything together.
To get a sense of how big your house will look, check out the video below:2.
Make a LEGO garden.
A well-built Lego house is a beautiful piece of architecture that you can decorate to your heart’s content.
For example, this set has three garden terraces and four trees, all of which can be planted in any direction.3.
Build your own LEGO playground.
If you’re looking to build something from scratch, you can do that, too.
This set features 12 LEGO playgrounds, and you can build them in any configuration, including a single-level backyard with a basketball hoop and a miniature golf course.4.
Make your own Lego playground with an existing Lego setYou can also use Lego’s online shop to buy and sell your LEGO sets.
However, you will need to pay a fee to use the Lego Shopify marketplace.
For more info, check the LegoShopify FAQ.5.
Get an LED light for your Lego garage.
You can use a Lego garage to add an LED to the exterior of your home.
You’ll need to purchase a light fixture to connect the lights to the garage, but Lego sells several lights that you may want to choose from.6.
Make some LEGO wall decorations.
If your garage has walls, make LEGO wall art with your Lego bricks.
You don’t need to build a whole wall, but you can add a few sections for different themes.
You should be able to create a variety of creative LEGO designs.
For more information, check our post on the best DIY projects for kids and adults.