LEGOs consist of the colored interlocking plastic bricks that can be assembled in several ways to construct objects such as buildings, vehicles, robots and more. You can take them apart as many times as you like and reuse the pieces to build new things.
Since it was launched in 1950, the LEGO system has been extremely popular with people of all ages including senior citizens. Apart from offering the opportunity for enjoyment and creativity, Lego has released thousands of sets with instructions for designing the objects. In this article we will be exploring 4 websites covering more than 5000 kits, that will help you to download the Lego Instructions as PDF documents or images. So, let’s get started.
1. LEGO Building Instructions collection from the Internet Archive
This was created in May 2023 and as per a description on the site, it comprises of a dump of all the available instruction booklets in PDF format from the LEGO website (as of March 2023).
You can simply browse the extensive collection or search for LEGO sets by their number or name. You can sort the booklets by the number of views that week or since the collection was originally launched. But there is no facility to sort them by the date that they were initially released.
Just click on the link that we have provided below to navigate to Lego Building Instructions collection. Browse through the available collections or search for them and then click on the one that you desire. If there are more than one viewable instruction files, the list will be displayed in the panel on the left.
To download any LEGO instructions to your computer, just scroll down the page till you reach the ‘Download Options’ section, expand ‘PDF Files’ and download them individually or all at once in the form of a compressed file.
Click here to navigate to Lego Building Instructions collection from the Internet Archive.
Let’s move on to Peeron, which is another large archive of instructions for LEGO sets that you can download as separate image files instead of a single PDF document.
Just navigate to Peeron using the link that we have provided below and click on the number next to ‘Sets with Instructions’ to bring up the ‘Scans’ page. Click on the year when the LEGO set was released and then click on the required set to show all the instruction pages for it. You can now go ahead and click on any page to view and manually download it to your computer.
On the ‘Scans’ page, you can also click on the respective links to select the instruction scans by set number, theme, catalog type and more.
To navigate to Peeron, click here.
This database offers an instruction collection of more than 18000 sets and similar items released over the past 7 decades. In addition to this, it also boasts of a database of more than 50,000 parts that have been sourced directly from LEGO. Simply click on the link that we have provided below to navigate to Brickset.
Sets and Minifigs are listed on the ‘Our Database’ page and neatly categorized by Theme & Release year, Release year and Month, Retirement year and Month and more. Click on any these links and then click on the corresponding set to view the details of the collection such as number of pieces, packaging, launch / exit date and more including. Click on the ‘Yes’ beside the Instructions field to open to get the download links and then click on any of the given links download the file in PDF format. You must remember that not all the LEGO sets or designs will have an instructions document.
To navigate to Brickset, click here.
4. Lego Official Building Instructions
This is the official Building Instructions page from LEGO.com that houses thousands of instructions booklets online for old as well as new sets. You can search for your LEGO using the set number, theme etc. or Filter by Theme, Year, Relevance and more. Simply navigate to this website using the link that we have provided below.
Input the search string and / or use the drop downs to filter the results, based Theme, Year and more. Once the results are displayed on the screen, click on the button ‘View Instructions’ and then download the booklet in PDF format by clicking on the corresponding button.
Click here to navigate to Lego Official Building Instructions.