LEGO and DUPLO printable grids

After seeing the creative things you could do with LEGO, paper, and a hole punch, I used an online graph-paper generator to make up some .pdf files that print out templates for hole punching nicely and exactly. [Note: when printing, make sure any option to ‘automatically scale page to fit paper’ is turned off.]

LEGO Grid Demonstration

LEGO Grids US Letter-Size A4-Size
Squares and Studs Download Download
Squares only Download Download
Studs/Holes only Download Download
DUPLO Grids US Letter-Size A4-Size
Squares and Studs Download Download
Squares only Download Download
Studs/Holes only Download Download

Or, download all of the above in a .zip file.

Creating your own grids of studs and squares, with different colours and for different page sizes, is really easy. Creating the combined grid is more involved. If you are interested, read, how to create your own printable LEGO Grids.

Brick On Lego Grid

So, what can I do with it?

  1. Start with a suitable construction material — paper, construction paper, felt or ribbon
  2. Print out the grid to use as a template
  3. Take a hole punch (for LEGO) or scissors (for DUPLO)
  4. Add some imagination and stir gently or shake wildly, as appropriate.

And make some things like these:

Some other ideas include:

  • Colour a lego mosaic on the paper
  • Draw yourself a ruler for different LEGO parts
  • With an adult’s help, use a drill to cut holes through small pieces of wood (popsicle sticks) and use them with your LEGO.

Add your own ideas in the comments.

Posted by Clinton Blackmore - Monday April 5, 2010.
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