Make your favourite object out of LEGO, inspired by the amazing creations in the Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks exhibition at the National Museum of Australia.
Fun fact: The word ‘Lego’ comes from the Danish phrase ‘leg godt’, meaning ‘play well’.
How to make a LEGO bird
Time: 10 minutes to 1 hour, depending on what you make. We made a LEGO rosella inspired by a crimson rosella specimen from the Museum’s education handling collection. It took about 30 minutes.
Skill level: ★★
What you need: LEGO! We used 41 blocks for this creation.
- Decide what type of bird you want to make. You can use your imagination, look at pictures, or copy our rosella.
- Gather and lay out your LEGO pieces
- Sort the pieces into colours and sizes
- Put the blocks together to give your 2D bird shape and colour
Stand back and admire your creation! What else can you make out of LEGO? Take a look at the Museum’s Collection Explorer to find other interesting objects to model, including the pink caravan below.