We’ve been seeing tons of awesome Lego projects from fellow kid bloggers, like these adorable Lego Minions from Frugal Fun for Boys. I keep trying different things, but we always end up a few pieces short.
This week is also Dr. Seuss week, so my 4 year old is in full out Seuss mode. Every day he asks me to join his Dr. Seuss book club. In this club, he “reads” me a Dr. Seuss story. (He has most of them memorized we read them so often.) Then I pick my favorite character from the story and make him out of Legos. How fun and creative is that?
So, yesterday, I made the Lorax, one of our favorite Seuss characters, out of Legos! I was so excited. After that, my son extended the activity by making a Swamee Swan, a Brown Barbaloot, and a Truffula Tree.
We even found a grey cone to change out the beak on the Swamee swan when it gets clogged with smogulous smoke. He was thrilled! I love when we can take a favorite story and connect it to activities that challenge us creatively. I would have made the Truffula tree differently, but that’s the beauty of letting your kids use their imaginations and create. It doesn’t have to look exactly like what you’re trying to replicate.
Here’s are the pieces you need to make a Lego Lorax:￼
I started with the center and built up, then added on the legs. For the mustache, I used flat yellow pieces to fill in the space around those triangular pieces that stick out. Hopefully you have all the pieces you need and can figure out how to make your own Lego Lorax from the photo. The extra flat orange piece on his right arm should also be on the left, but we ran out of pieces.
Update: Of course after I spent the time to taking all of the photos and hit publish, I thought of an even better way to make the Lorax. If you have yellow blocks like the white ones with the circle on the side you can make his mustache stick out. This version also takes less flat yellow bricks and you can use the taller blocks which are more readily available.
If you don’t have any pieces you can order them at the Lego Pick A Brick Shop. The ones listed here are for the alternative version.
I hope you enjoy this project! Have you ever built any of your favorite characters out of Legos? Come share your photos on our Facebook page.
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