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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

A model bird made from LEGO bricks.

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.


  1. Decide what type of bird you want to make. You can use your imagination, look at pictures, or copy our rosella.
  2. Gather and lay out your LEGO pieces
  3. Sort the pieces into colours and sizes
  4. 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.


Share your creation

Email a photo or video to so we can see what you made.

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