We are continuing with our series on LEGO Designs and this time we set out to make a LEGO Robot.
We are keen on robots and thought this would be the perfect project. If you have a robot lovin’ kid, get out the bricks and have a go. You can use whatever LEGO pieces you happen to have on hand.
I do admit that throwing a few specialty pieces onto the robot really makes it look neat. Dig around in a few sets to see what pieces look “robot-y.” We found those pieces first and built our robot around them.
You can try to make the ones we have made if you have the proper pieces but if you don’t have them don’t let that stop you – totally go for making your own LEGO designs 🙂
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LEGO Designs: Make a Robot
One thing we found out right away is that making LEGO Robots is a very creative project to work on.
Get out all your LEGO bricks and elements and sort through looking for robot looking bits.
It is a little hard to explain how to make each of these robots as we just grabbed fun looking pieces and worked on trying a bunch of different things until we got the results we wanted.
Use the images for inspiration and create your own LEGO robots for a fun project.
Many of the pieces we used came from the classic series but we also used elements such as the bendable arms and some LEGO Technic pieces that we had.
The robot with the spinner on the top is a fairly easy one to make.
- Take two longer 1x2s for the legs (if you don’t have those just use 2-3 1×2 black bricks and stack them to make two leg pieces.
- The grey 2×4 brick has ends sticking out from it to which we attached a flat red piece with a circular piece attached.
- We then used a light grey 2×2 with a 2×4 flat on top.
- A slanted back piece was used behind the clear stud eyes.
- A flat with a knob sticking up was used to attach the rotation at the top and it actually spins!
I may do a video or two showing more details on making these is there is a call for it. Otherwise just have fun experimenting! That is what we did 🙂
Making your own LEGO designs is a great learning experience for boys and I hope you will encourage them to try a few different ideas.
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LEGO Books can really help to take your building to another level and we have reviewed a lot of them.
Try our Homeschool Unit Study Robots for great robot learning ideas including how to make your own robot and other fun robot activities for kids of all ages.
And if you have a young robot fan you have to see this Robot Memory Game!
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