How building your Jeep is just like building with legos as a child

Do you remember the excitement of opening a new Lego set as a child? The thrill of piecing together a new creation brick by brick, until finally, you have completed your masterpiece. As a Jeep owner, building your rig can give you that same sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. But did you know that building your Jeep is just like building with Legos? It's all about finding the right pieces and putting them together in the right way. So, how exactly is building your Jeep like building with Legos as a child? Let's dive in.


The Initial Build

When you start building something from scratch, whether it’s a Lego set or a Jeep, you need a plan or an idea of what you want to build. There are countless ways to build a Jeep, and it’s essential to decide on what you want to achieve with your build. It could be a rock crawler, a daily driver, or something unique to your personality. Once you have a plan, it’s time to start picking out the pieces, whether it’s a set of wheels, a lift kit, or a new bumper. As you put everything together, you start to build a vision in your head of what the final product will look like.

Pieces Must Be Compatible

Just like with Legos, the pieces you use to build your Jeep must be compatible with one another. One of the most significant mistakes you can make is trying to fit a piece that just won’t work. For example, installing a part designed for a different make or model of Jeep. This can be a costly mistake, as it can damage the part or your vehicle. It’s essential to research and ensure that the pieces you use are made for your specific Jeep model. Understand by changing one piece, it may require changing another part or piece to have a structurally sound build. An example; if you put larger tires on your Jeep you need to take into account the gear ratio in the differential and change that to align with the new tire size. That is just one example of maintaining balance while changing pieces.

Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference

When building a Lego set, even small changes in the design can make a considerable difference in the final outcome. This same principle is true for building your Jeep. Upgrading parts, even if they seem small, can make a significant difference in the overall performance and appearance of your vehicle. This also goes hand in hand with the idea above that one change can lead to changing another piece to maintain correct balance.

Follow The Directions

Using the instructions to build a Lego creation is critical. The same is true for building your Jeep. Many Jeep owners want to customize their vehicles to make them unique. While that’s great, it’s crucial to follow the directions from reputable sources when installing parts for your vehicle. Skipping steps or not following directions can lead to costly mistakes and, worse, unsafe vehicles. Having a “master build plan” helps to alleviate surprises in your build. You know what changes and upgrades you will make with an order to follow to allow for driveability, function and longevity of your Jeep.

One Size Does Not Fit All

In Legos, pieces come in various shapes and sizes, and the same goes for Jeep parts. The great news is that you can create your own end product and masterpiece in your Jeep build. Uniqueness is one of the most inspiring parts of owning a Jeep.


Building your Jeep is no easy feat, but it can be a fun and exciting project, much like building a Lego creation. Just like with Legos, pieces must be compatible, small changes can make a big difference, directions are essential to follow, and one size does not fit all. By keeping these things in mind when building your Jeep, you can create a unique and personalized vehicle that you can be proud of and enjoy for years to come.

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