How to Make LEGO WWII Planes

Written by kahlea pendleton
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Make LEGO WWII Planes
The U.S. declared war after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

World War II was a global conflict that lasted from 1939 to 1945. A number of combat aircraft of the time were designed and built in the U.S. Among them were: the North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, the Chance Vought F4U Corsair, and the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. If you are a fan of the war planes of WWII, you can create your own mini-plane with LEGO pieces. However, you will need the right LEGO pieces to create a simple WWII plane.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Gray 2-by-8 plate
  • White 2-by-2 plate
  • White 2-by-4 plate
  • White 2-by-2 triangular plate
  • Red 2-by-4 plate
  • Red 1-by-2 plate
  • 2 grey lamp holders
  • 2 white 1-by-6 plates
  • Left plate 3-by-6 w. angle
  • Right plate 3-by-6 w. angle
  • Right plate 2-by-4 w/angle
  • Left plate 2-by-4 w/angle
  • 2 yellow 1-by-1 round plates
  • 2 red 1-by-2 grey plates
  • Red 1-by-6 plate
  • Red 2-by-4 plate
  • White 2-by-4 plate
  • Gray bearing element 2-by-2, single
  • Gray 1-by-2 brick
  • Red 2-by-4 plate
  • 2 grey 1-by-2 bricks with two horizontal snaps
  • 3 1-by-2 plate w. 1 knob
  • 2 roof tile with lattice 1-by-2-by-2/3

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Lay a grey 2-by-8 plate on a flat surface and attach a white 2-by-2 plate on the four lumps at the edge of the grey 2-by-8 plate.

  2. 2

    Attach the middle part of the white 2-by-4 plate on the four lumps of the grey 2-by-8 plate in front of the white 2-by-2 plate.

  3. 3

    Snap the midsection of the white 2-by-2 triangular plate onto the four lumps of the grey 2-by-8 plate in front of the white 2-by-4 plate.

  4. 4

    Connect a 2-by-4 red plate vertically on the last part of the grey 2-by-8 plate.

  5. 5

    Turn the structure around to the front of the plane and attach a red 1-by-2 plate on top of the white 2-by-2 plate at the edge. Then, add a grey lamp holder piece in the back of the red 1-by-2 plate on both sides of the structure on top of the white 2-by-2 plate. The grey lamp holders will act as the headlights.

  6. 6

    Attach two white 1-by-6 plates vertically in front of the lamp holder pieces in the midsection of the structure.

  7. 7

    Connect the wings. Attach a white "left plate 3-by-6 w. angle" on the white 2-by-4 plate that you attached earlier in Step 2 just behind the lamp holder piece on one side. Repeat the step on the other side of the structure for the white "right plate 3-by-6 w. angle." These are the front wings of the WWII plane.

  8. 8

    Attach a white "right plate 2-by-4 w/angle" on the last two lumps showing on the 2-by-4 red plate that was added in Step 4. Add the "left plate 2-by-4 w/angle" on the last two lumps on the 2-by-4 red plate. These are the back wings.

  9. 9

    Attach a yellow 1-by-1 round plate on both lamp holder pieces. Then connect two red 1-by-2 grey plates and place them in the middle of the red 1-by-2 plate that is in front of the lamp holder pieces. Add a red 1-by-6 plate horizontally behind the 1-by-2 plates.

  10. 10

    Connect a red 2-by-4 plate, vertically, in the midsection behind the 1-by-6 red plate. Then attach a white 2-by-4 plate, vertically, behind the red 2-by-4 plate. The white 2-by-4 plate should extend beyond the plane like a tail.

  11. 11

    Add the grey "bearing element 2-by-2, single" on the last two lumps of the 1-by-2 red plates in the front of the WWII plane to act as your propeller. The propeller "nose" part should extend past the structure. Place a 1-by-2 brick underneath the propeller piece.

  12. 12

    Slide the actual propeller onto the "nose" of the "bearing element 2-by-2, single" piece. Attach a red 2-by-4 plate, vertically, behind the "bearing element 2-by-2, single" piece. Then attach a grey 1-by-2 brick with two horizontal snaps on both sides of the wings as guns.

  13. 13

    Connect three "1-by-2 plate w. 1 knob" behind each other on the last six lumps on the back of the plane. Lastly, attach a "roof tile w. lattice 1-by-2-by-2/3" horizontally on both sides of the back wings close to the "1-by-2 plate w. 1 knob" pieces.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.