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FREE Lowe’s Kids DIY Holiday Train Kit | Take-Home Project Available 12/12 & 12/13

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Lowe’s has a FREE holiday building kit!

Get ready, little DIY-ers! The Lowe’s Build & Grow program is now open for registration! December’s take-and-make project is a DIY Holiday Train kit – perfect to assemble and play with while they wait for Santa to arrive.

Be sure to register each kiddo to reserve your kit(s) and then make arrangements to pick it up on Saturday, December 12th, or Sunday, December 13th!

To keep everyone healthy during Coronavirus, the the Build & Grow program is no longer an in-store event – so you’ll just need to stop by the Customer Service desk to score yours. The kits are pre-packaged with everything you need to build the project at home.

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To register, simply head here, search your zip code, and select your desired Lowe’s location. Then, follow the steps and fill out a short form with your contact information.

Reserved kits can be picked up at your local Lowe’s on December 12th or 13th. If your kit is not picked up by 8PM on Sunday, December 13th, it may be given to a non-registered customer upon request.

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Projects in the past have ranged from wooden toys like bulldozers, firetrucks, birdhouses, games, kaleidoscopes, treasure boxes, and more.

These take home projects from Lowe’s Build and Grow are ones that both boys and girls enjoy! The kits are designed for kiddos 5 years old or older, but even younger siblings might adding the stickers to completed projects.

Here’s a helpful tip from our very own reader, SavingsMama…

These kits have been super fun for the kids to do! We set it up outside on nice days and it’s great for a screen break. 🙂 I would also recommend getting to Lowe’s on the first day versus the second, because people are saying they run out even if you’re registered.


Feeling crafty? You’ll love these holiday craft ideas!

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Comments 22

  1. rocme2

    Whoa. That went fast. They’re already full up at my location. I don’t even live in a metro area.

    • Jennifer Lisa

      Sign up has been available for at least several days.

      • rocme2

        Ah, how do you find out about them? I don’t see them advertised at my store – the only way I know about them is through H2S.

  2. Tiffany N Kroll

    Two nearest locations are full 🙁

  3. eaweaver79

    Half the time the stores have no clue about these. It is frustrating

    • Jerica

      Yes! I went this weekend to pick it up and customer service said I had to go to the back of the store to get them. When I checked with the worker there, she said they didn’t receive the kits. I asked why I was able to register online and she had no idea. And she also didn’t know if they would get next month’s one (even though I was able to sign up online for it). It’s not their fault for not knowing why and not receiving the kits, but I wish the online registration would reflect that the store wouldn’t have kits, or at least if I could get an email saying they canceled the pick up. I will just call next time before going there.

      • Jen

        I was signed up for this one (first time!) and called on Friday to ensure they were still having it, or that I could pick them up instead of building in-store, because of covid restrictions. They told me that it was the weekend before and I missed it. I tried to tell them that I was looking at my reminder email that said this weekend. Oh well!

        Based on my experience, i’d say definitely call before you go.

  4. Elisa

    I took my kids to Lowe’s (in Texas) yesterday for the Nov one. We didn’t sign up and my kids walked up and asked for it themselves. They asked the CS desk for one and they each walked out with one.

    • Rey

      It probably happens a lot, which is why people who register don’t get one.

  5. Rose

    We went to our Lowe’s this weekend to get the bulldozer and we’re refused. They said they had no idea what we were talking about even it clearly stated they were participating and we even registered. Call first!

  6. jennifer-41

    We went Saturday to pick up our kits and my store was all out. Really disappointing that they don’t at least hold them during the designated pick up weekend for those who registered!

  7. Jenn

    For those who registered and didn’t get it – send a note to corporate – they need to know stores aren’t honoring the reservations. I missed out and forgot to go by today to see if they had any left (registered kids had until Sunday evening at 8pm). Gonna do that tomorrow!

  8. Jenn

    Interesting, my store seems to be doing an in-person workshop. Had to check the waiver box and it’s on the Saturday from 9-12pm. We’ll see what happens as we get closer.

    • Princess’Mom

      That’s the standard form for reserving your slot. The workshops are not taking place now because of COVID, it’s just a take home kit. Don’t know why they haven’t updated the website.

      • Jenn

        I thought October’s said pick-up only from the start, but that was awhile ago when I signed up lol. My confirmation did indeed say we had the weekend.

  9. Kellie Johnson

    I couldn’t pick up our registered kits till I got off work Sat around 8pm. They told me it was good I didn’t come earlier in the day as their kits didn’t arrive at the store until that evening. They said people had stopped by all day and they had to apologize and say they didn’t have them yet…it’s odd. I can only guess the pandemic delayed the shipping??

  10. Daniibeth

    We picked up our Bulldozers for this months kit! We are making them tomorrow! Pickup was super easy and you just go to Customer Service and ask for the Kids Workshop Kits. Easy peasy!! I signed up for the Train for December when they opened registration on 11/13.

  11. Couponanimal

    Our store has been so great about it. We’ve done curbside pickup. I just call and give my name from registration and they bring it out! Love that my daughter and hubby still get to do this together!

  12. sarann27

    This is great! I wouldn’t have known about it otherwise! Thanks so much!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome!

  13. Miranda L

    We have had great experiences with these! The only trouble my store has is finding my kids’ names on the list. (Not in alphabetical order for some reason). My husband even asked for an additional apron for my 4 year old. That took about 15 minutes, but no complaints

  14. Jean

    There seems to be no consistent date they hold these events or put out information for sign up. I also do not see any way to sign up for getting notifications of these events. How many spaces do they have available that every store within 50 miles is filled?

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