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Two of my favorite toys are Lego building blocks and picture puzzles. So naturally, I decided to combine them to make building block picture puzzles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steps

Step #1: Build the Block Frame

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  • Start by attaching a bunch of blocks together to form a surface for the picture. This can be a simple rectangle or any fiendishly complicated shape that you want to use.
  • Press the blocks firmly together so that the picture can be applied evenly.

Step #2: Apply the Picture

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  • Next select a picture to use for the puzzle. Scale it to the appropriate size on your computer, and then print it out on self-adhesive photo paper.
  • Alternatively, you can use regular photo paper and spray adhesive. Carefully apply the picture to the block frame. Press the picture down firmly to ensure that it is well adhered to the blocks.

Step #3: Cut out the Pieces

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  • Finally you’ll need to cut out the individual blocks. Take a sharp knife and gently fit it into the groove between two blocks. Carefully slide the blade along the groove to cut the picture into pieces.
  • Once all the blocks are cut out, press down on all the cut edges to make sure that they are properly adhered to the block.
Jason Poel Smith

Jason Poel Smith

My name is Jason Poel Smith. I have an undergraduate degree in Engineering that is 50% Mechanical Engineering and 50% Electrical Engineering. I have worked in a variety of industries from hydraulic aerial lifts to aircraft tooling. I currently spend most of my time chasing around my new baby. In my spare time I make the how-to series "DIY Hacks and How Tos."


  • John Daniels

    Might work even better if you use the inkjet silicon transference technique to getting your pictures onto the bricks. They’d be less likely to peel off of the blocks.

  • sngitar58

    ?__________dears 77dollors in one hours with makezine —- Find it More __________??

  • Claude Rieth

    Cool, I made some of these several years ago, they make for perfect presents, too.

    I used a rotary cutter for cutting, gave cleaner edges, you may see some old examples here: http://team.lu/phobrizzle/phobrizzle1.html