How to Make a Helicopter Out of Legos

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How to Make a Helicopter Out of Legos
Lego Helicopter (Kent Ninomiya)

It is simple to make a Lego helicopter out of miscellaneous Lego blocks. Only two specialised Lego pieces are required to complete the design. They are the propellers for the top and rear. Clear Lego pieces for the windshield, doors for the sides and wheels for the bottom are nice touches, but they are not essential.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Start by constructing a frame all of the same colour. Use a large flat Lego piece for the middle and a long flat piece for the tail. Lego pieces angled upward work well for the front. Use three wheels in the frame. Two are in the front while one is in the rear.

    How to Make a Helicopter Out of Legos
    Helicopter frame
  2. 2

    Build the Lego helicopter base using a different colour. Overlap the pieces in the frame with pieces base. Use Lego pieces that angle downward over the front and wheels. This give the Lego helicopter a streamlined look. Use Lego pieces angling upward to connect the tail at the rear of the frame.

    How to Make a Helicopter Out of Legos
    Helicopter base
  3. 3

    Construct the Lego helicopter tail by adding a long Lego piece. Top it with flat Lego pieces of the same colour as the frame. Build the top of the tail using that colour with Lego pieces angled downward. Use a short, flat Lego piece to create a short tail wing.

    How to Make a Helicopter Out of Legos
    Helicopter Tail
  4. 4

    Find some angled clear Lego pieces for the helicopter windshield. The Lego company makes many varieties of these pieces and includes them in any set involving a vehicle. If you don't have any clear Lego pieces, just leave an empty hole for the pilots to see through.

    How to Make a Helicopter Out of Legos
    Helicopter windshield
  5. 5

    Add doors to the sides of the Lego helicopter. Choose your own design depending on what pieces you have available. You can have doors on one side or both. The doors can open outward or slide. If you don't have doors, leave an empty space.

    How to Make a Helicopter Out of Legos
    Helicopter doors
  6. 6

    Finish the tail assembly of the Lego helicopter with a stabiliser. This is a sideways-facing propeller to compensate for the rotation produced by the main propeller. This is a necessary piece for a realistic looking Lego helicopter.

    How to Make a Helicopter Out of Legos
    Rear stabiliser
  7. 7

    Place a roof on the Lego helicopter with large flat pieces matching the frame. Top with a main propeller. This is the same kind of piece used for the tail stabiliser but it faces upward. It is also a necessary piece for a realistic-looking Lego helicopter. Place the propeller on top of two jet engines and pieces angled downward.

    How to Make a Helicopter Out of Legos
    Main propeller
  8. 8

    Complete the Lego helicopter by extending the propeller blades. Use two long, thin Lego pieces on each blade. Overlap them by two or three bumps. Add stickers of a tail number, name or logo for effect.

    How to Make a Helicopter Out of Legos
    Helicopter blades

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