Follow our directions to create a simple DIY LEGO Lanyard, perfect for trading LEGO minifigs on your next fun trip to LEGOLAND!
Did you know that you can bring your own LEGO minifigures to swap with the employees around the park?
Every person from the cleaning crew to those working the rides and even at the restaurants wears a lanyard or has a large name tag that sports minifigs ready to trade. You just have to have all the parts and they will willingly swap with you-head, legs, torso, hair or hat.
This is one of many reasons we love taking the kids to LEGOLAND. The kids feel pretty special being able to interact with the employees (and get LEGOS in return!)
If you have plans on visiting LEGOLAND, make this simple DIY LEGO Lanyard. Then, take plenty of LEGO minifigs to trade. Your kids can wear the lanyard and use it to display their LEGO trophies.
This DIY LEGO Lanyard isn’t only for the park!
You can use this lanyard as an activity for your LEGO club or as a fun activity for a kids birthday party, too! It really is a fun and easy way to get your kids ready for your trip to LEGOLAND.
DIY LEGO Lanyard
- lanyard with a badge pouch
- 2×4 or 2×8 LEGO
- colorful cardstock including yellow
- black marker
- alphabet stickers
- hot glue gun/sticks
Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the back of your LEGO brick and press it into place on the lanyard. If you want the kids to do this part you can use tacky glue instead, it will just take longer to dry. Add about 4-5 bricks to each side.
Cut a solid piece of cardstock in any bright color (besides yellow) to the same size as the little card that is in the badge holder.
Cut a small rectangle that is at least 1” smaller than your first cut piece. Round the corners so that it shaped like a LEGO head, and add features with a black marker and a little square piece at the top.
Add an initial or name to your card with alphabet letters and slip it back in the pouch. Stretch your lanyard out, be sure that it isn’t twisted and they are laying the way you will want to wear them on your neck.
Allow glue to harden completely before use.
Gather up all of your kids and make these lanyards a few days in advance of your trip. Then spend a day gathering your minifigs to attach to the lanyard. There are so many fun ride opportunities at LEGOLAND, even for the smallest of kiddos.
Being able to have their minifigs on their neck and trade them in a moments notice will make it such a great experience.
If you haven’t stayed at the LEGO hotel, do it! It’s such a fun experience! Not only are the rooms LEGO-themed, there are fun opportunities for them to earn extra LEGO goodies.