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How to Make A Lego Valentine’s Heart Necklace

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This month, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day. Here at STEAMLab, we think that every day should include some fun and learning, and Valentine’s Day is no exception!

In this blog, we’re going to share some interesting facts about Valentine’s Day and show you how to make a Lego Valentine’s Heart Necklace that you can gift to the Lego lover in your life.

Lego Valentine's Day heart necklace

Interesting facts about Valentine’s Day

  • The tradition is believed to have started in Rome in 270AD where men were ordered not to get married as the Emperor thought that it made them weak. The Bishop at the time, who we now know as Saint Valentine, performed weddings in secret so that men could marry the women they loved. The Bishop was put in prison for this and while he was in prison, he wrote a letter to a jailer’s daughter who he was in love with. He signed the letter ‘Your Valentine’ and this is where the tradition of sending Valentines is thought to have started. He was executed on February 14th.
  • King Henry VII declared Valentine’s Day a holiday in the year 1537.
  • Have you ever heard someone say that they wear their heart on their sleeve? This saying comes from the Middle Ages when men and women would choose names from a bowl and wear the name on their sleeve for a week. The name they drew was the person who was supposed to be their Valentine.
  • Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries across the world including the UK, USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, France, and Denmark.
  • Chocolate is the most popular gift that people give on Valentine’s Day.
  • Over one billion Valentine’s cards are sent each year across the world.

How to make a Lego Valentine’s Heart Necklace

For the Lego lover in your life, this simple but effective Lego heart necklace is a very thoughtful gift. It could be given at any time of the year, but it’s a perfect Valentine’s gift.

What you need:

Two Lego coupling plates

A chain of your choice

How to make it:

Cross the coupling plates over each other to create a heart shape, and then simply thread your chosen chain through the holes. You can use any colour plates, but obviously red is best for a Valentine’s Day necklace!

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