How to Make a Dalek out of Legos

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How to Make a Dalek out of Legos
A Lego Dalek is easy to build with the right parts. (lego 1 image by Nathalie P from

Daleks are extraterrestrial creatures from the popular British television series "Doctor Who." These robot-like creatures gained popularity during the airing of the science fiction show and are still popular today among science fiction aficionados. You can build a simple Dalek out of Legos, although more complex Lego versions require less common Lego pieces that you may need to specially purchase from a Lego store or website.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • 1 plate 2x3 piece
  • 3 brick 1x2 pieces
  • 1 roof tile 2x2 Inv. piece
  • 16 round plate 1x1 pieces
  • 1 brick 1x2 M 2 piece
  • 1 round brick 2x2 piece
  • 1 turn plate 2x2 upper part piece
  • 1 dome piece
  • 3 light sword shaft pieces
  • 1 turn plate 1x1 piece
  • 2 connector peg knob pieces

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  1. 1

    Lay flat a grey or white plate 2x3 piece.

  2. 2

    Stack two black brick 1x2 pieces on one end of the plate. On the other end of the plate, add a black roof tile 2x2 Inv. piece.

  3. 3

    Cover all of the sides with yellow round plate 1x1 pieces. Do not cover the top piece.

  4. 4

    Add a white or grey brick 1x2 piece on the top, on the side of the Lego fixture that is opposite the roof tile.

  5. 5

    Cover the top of the roof tile with a white or grey brick 1x2 M 2 piece.

  6. 6

    Add a yellow round brick 2x2 piece to the top of the structure.

  7. 7

    Cover the yellow round brick with a yellow turn plate 2x2 upper part, and then cover the turn plate with a yellow dome piece.

  8. 8

    Attach two grey light sword shaft pieces to the exposed caps directly above the roof tile.

  9. 9

    Add a black turn plate 1x1 piece on one of the shaft pieces (either will work).

  10. 10

    Attach a grey light sword shaft piece to the dome on the same side as the roof tile.

  11. 11

    Glue two red connector peg knob pieces to the dome.

Tips and warnings

  • You do not need to use the exact colours specified above, but try to use similar colours if you want the Dalek to be recognisable.

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