How to Make an Epic DIY Lego Fidget Cube

Fidget spinners and fidget cubes seems to be one of the hottest new tools for all kids. Originally designed as a fidget tool for kids that struggle with attention and focus, the fidgets have now become extremely popular with kids of all needs and interests. Even before the ban of fidget spinners in classrooms, we already had a few DIY Lego fidgets in the works. Today, we are sharing our first tutorial in a slew of DIY fidgets. What’s best is this is an easy to follow tutorial on how to make an epic DIY Lego Fidget Cube that even kids can follow.

How to Build a DIY Fidget Cube With Lego You Already Own

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Ever since we first saw the first fidget cube on kickstarter, we knew we had to have one. But when it took months and months to come in, my oldest started to get super creative. He decided to build his own fidget cube out of Lego, because… well, why not?

While these are his instructions, the goal (as he says) is to get you to be creative and inventive to make your very own fidget cube with moving parts.

How to Build a Lego Fidget Cube out of Pieces You Already Have

What You Need to Build a DIY lego Fidget Cube

What We Used to make our DIY Lego Fidget Cube

We have so many huge bins of random Lego pieces. My kiddo loves technic and robotic Lego sets, so he ends up with tons of gears and joints needed for the perfect Lego fidget cube. While this is our parts list, there are tons of ways to make your own. Challenge your kids to get inventive!

Some of our favorite ways to add pieces to our collection:
Lego Technic Gears
Lego Technic Joints
Lego Axles
Lego Wheels

All Parts:

6 – 2×6 Bricks (2456)
3 – 1×6 Bricks (3009)
4 – 1x6x Technic Brics with holes (3894)
1 – Fabuland Propeller for AeroPlate (4617)
1 – Technic Pin with Lengthwise Friction Ridges and Center Slots (2780)
1 – Technic Brick 1 x 4 with Holes (3701)
2 – 1 x 4 Brick (3010)
5 – Axle to Pin connector with Friction (43093)
1 – Technic Ball Joint (18384 / 32474)
1 – Axle 2 with Grooves (32062)
1 – Technic Cross Block 1 x 3 (Axle/Pin/Axle)
2 – Double Bevel Gear with 12 Teeth (32270)
2 – Double Bevel Gear with 20 Teeth Unreinforced (32269)
1 – Axle 6 (3706)
2 – Bushing (3713 / 6590)
1 – Tire Low Profile Wide ÿ 24 x 14 with Band around Center of Tread (24341 / 89201)
1 – Wheel Rim 18 x 14 with Axle Hole (55982)

Now that you have the pieces… let’s get started!

Lego Fidget Cube Base

Start with 3 2×6 bricks side by side then build the start of your walls with the pieces you see above. We used the following pieces:

3 – 2×6 Bricks (2456)
1 – 1×6 Bricks (3009)
1 – 1x6x Technic Brics with holes (3894)
1 – 1 x 4 Brick (3010)

DIY lego Fidget Cube wall with spinner

Next, assemble your spinner and wall on one side of your cube. We used the following pieces:

1 – 1×6 Bricks (3009)
1 – 1x6x Technic Bricks with holes (3894)
1 – Fabuland Propeller for AeroPlate (4617)
1 – Technic Pin with Lengthwise Friction Ridges and Center Slots (2780)

DIY lego Fidget Cube wall with Spinner

This is probably my favorite parts to fidget with.

DIY lego Fidget Cube wall with Switch

Now it’s time to create your lever for flipping and spinning. We used the following pieces:

1 – Technic Ball Joint (18384 / 32474)
1 – Axle 2 with Grooves (32062)
1 – Technic Cross Block 1 x 3 (Axle/Pin/Axle)
1 – Technic Brick 1 x 4 with Holes (3701)
1 – 1 x 4 Brick (3010)
1 – Axle to Pin connector with Friction (43093)

DIY lego Fidget Cube wall with lever

This is so much quieter than the lever on the real fidget cube. (Teachers and parents will love this).

DIY lego Fidget Cube wall with gears

Now for the gears! This side is so much fun to get creative with! We used the following pieces:

2 – 1x6x Technic Bricks with holes (3894)
4 – Axle to Pin connector with Friction (43093)
2 – Double Bevel Gear with 12 Teeth (32270)
2 – Double Bevel Gear with 20 Teeth Unreinforced (32269)

DIY lego Fidget Cube wall with gears

Isn’t that wall so pretty! By now, your fidget cube is almost done. Just a few sides to go!

DIY lego Fidget Cube wall with wheels

For the final side with a wheel. If you like fidget spinners, this is the side your little fingers will love! We used the following pieces:

1 – Axle 6 (3706)
2 – Bushing (3713 / 6590)
1 – Tire Low Profile Wide ÿ 24 x 14 with Band around Center of Tread (24341 / 89201)
1 – Wheel Rim ÿ18 x 14 with Axle Hole (55982)

Fidget Cube Challenge with Lego with a wheel

Wheeeeeee! Seriously, who wouldn’t want to fidget with this all day long? Last step… cover it with 3 2×6 bricks!

DIY lego Fidget Cube cover

Now you have the perfect DIY Lego Fidget Cube that your kids will go crazy for! Better yet, set out a box of Lego and see just how cool they make their own DIY Fidget!

If they are in love with fidget spinners, they will love my friend’s DIY Lego fidget spinner (she beat me to making a video before I could get ours out there).

How to Build a DIY Lego Fidget Cube

It’s almost as good as the real deal and costs nothing at all! How cool! Now, if you are looking for an amazing fidget cube, we just got a new shipment in our shop, Project Sensory. (Warning: we sold out of fidget spinners in less than a day when we had them).

The Best Fidget Cube

Click here to get an awesome fidget cube! 

How to Build a DIY Lego Fidget Cube

Many people have also mentioned that fidget spinners and fidget cubes are too loud, too annoying and just toys. There are tons of other options out there if you are in the mood to try fidgets but want to stay clear of a fad. I plan to write a whole list, but for now here are a few to get you started!

FIDGETS THAT AREN’T ANNOYING

The Fidget Fix (5 awesome fidgets for a super low cost)
DIY Stress Balls
Therapy Putty
Rubber Bands (Yes, the same rubber bands you keep on your wrists)
Calming Slime (Yes, I’m scared of all the slime haters… but it’s a great tool)

Sensory Hacks DIY Fidgets for Feet and Hands

Alternatives to Store Bought Fidget Spinners

DIY FIDGET SPINNERS

Oh, and while you are here. If you are looking for more ways to engage your wiggly kids, provide support for your disorganized kiddo, or simply want to take all the frustration out of your day with your little one and you know a kid with hidden “super powers” … you will want to check out my new book coming out in August, The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day (Awesome Games and Crafts to Master Your Moods, Boost Focus, Hack Mealtimes and Help Grownups Understand Why You Do the Things You Do)!

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  9. Kori

    This is amazing! I am a head coach to a LEGO robotics team and I have been trying to find something like this that I could print out instructions, buy all the legos and create a small gift package for each of my students. Could I have your permission to use this?

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