Use our printable LEGO Flag instruction cards to build the flags of 50 countries from around the world! Whether for education or entertainment, these LEGO flags make learning geography fun.

50 Printable LEGO Flags with Instructions

LEGO hardly needs a special introduction. It must be among the most recognizable toys in the world. My favourite thing about LEGO is how amazing it is at being educational while being engaging for such a variety of ages.

Children build while learning colours, patterns, shapes, forms, and simple mathematical operations. But adults enjoy building with LEGO, too!

And with this activity, everyone can learn about the flags of the world while playing with LEGO.

In order to make building extra easy, we created printable cards with designs. Using these cards, you can easily set up a flag-building centre in your classroom or playroom!

50 LEGO Flag Ideas

Why Build LEGO Flags?

Flags are a focus of interest for many children and adults. As representations of different countries, they are truly fascinating. Did you know, for instance, that red is the most common flag colour in the world? It appears on 74% of national flags! It is usually associated with strength, bravery, and revolutions. Blue, on the other hand, is associated with water and skies, as well as justice and prosperity.

If you want to learn about flags, I recommend the book DK Complete Flags of the World. It’s thorough and accessible. For more fun tidbits, you can also play our Travel Trivia game, which touches on flags and many other geographical topics!

We recommend our LEGO flag-building pack, for the development of a wide variety of skills:

Geographical Knowledge: Building LEGO flags will introduce children to the diverse world of international flags, helping them learn about different countries and their national symbols. And when they build them from bricks, they will remember them better than if they only look at them.

Cultural Awareness: Each flag has a story, symbolizing a country’s history, culture, and values. This activity can spark curiosity about world cultures and promote a global perspective.

Pattern Recognition: Constructing flags from LEGO requires recognizing and replicating patterns, which enhances visual-spatial reasoning.

Problem Solving: Children learn to recreate complex flag designs with the pieces available, improving their problem-solving abilities.

Creative Thinking: This activity encourages kids to think innovatively, as they might be challenged to replicate detailed elements of flags with a limited variety of bricks.

What Kind of LEGO Flags Can I Build?

We’ve created 50 LEGO flag designs. Among them are Austria, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Greece, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, New Zealand, Norway, Nigeria, Palestine, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay. You can look at the full list of flags here.

Some of the easiest LEGO flags to build are striped designs. Some are horizontal, and some are vertical. Neither requires the use of rare parts.

LEGO Flags of France and Germany

Other flags have stripes but add another shape, like in these pictures. Isn’t it interesting how Kuwait and Palestine use the same colours but in different combinations?

LEGO Flags: Palestine and Kuwait

And some flags have unique elements that we tried our best to represent with common LEGO bricks!

LEGO Flags of Turkey and Lebanon

But What If I Don’t Have Enough LEGO Bricks?

When creating our LEGO Flag Pack, we deliberately used more common LEGO pieces, sometimes simplifying the proportions and details of the original flags as a result. However, it is difficult to predict what everyone’s LEGO collections are like, so we can offer two possible solutions.

Each flag comes with two cards. The inspiration card features the country’s name, a picture of its national flag, and our LEGO flag design. The instruction card includes a list of the necessary parts and step-by-step building instructions. It is possible to go through the cards, look at the lists of parts, and order any that you are missing – you can even order all of them to create a complete flag-building centre.

Lego Flag: Canada

On the other hand, you can ignore the instruction cards altogether and only use inspiration cards, stressing from the beginning that some substitutions will have to be made!

For instance, if your collection is short on plates, you can easily use bricks instead, as demonstrated with these alternative Japanese LEGO flags.

LEGO Flag Japan

Base plates are fundamental to building the flags! We built all of them on two types of plates: 8×6 for simpler designs and 16×10 for more complex ones. If you don’t have these plates or if you want to build numerous flags, you can combine smaller plates to create each base.

How to Build LEGO Flags

In Short, What’s Included?

While you can build flags from LEGO as a creative challenge, our LEGO Flag pack would give you:

  • 50 Flag Designs: Algeria, Austria, Australia, Canada, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mauritania, New Zealand, Norway, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Palestine, Panama, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay.
  • Inspiration Cards: Feature the name of the country, the flag, and an example of how it can be built from LEGO.
  • Instruction Cards: Provide a list of parts and a step-by-step tutorial on how to build the flag.
  • Dual Functionality: The inspiration card and instruction card can be printed on one double-sided card for convenience.

More Geography-Themed Activities

Featuring the flags of 120 countries and with several ways to play, Flag Bingo is a fun game to learn about flags!

Flag Bingo Game

Explore cultural diversity with kids by getting our printable paper dolls ready for school and dressing them up in a variety of school uniforms around the world!

School Uniforms of the World Paper Dolls

Explore civic, domestic, and vernacular structures with these architecture magnetic tile ideas!

Architecture Magna-Tile Ideas

Enjoy building! Share your creations with us by tagging @adventureinabox on Instagram or Facebook.

50 Printable LEGO Flags with Instructions