A giant wood Lego man standing just short of 1'-3" tall (10x the size of a typical lego man!!) all made from just a single 8' long 2x4. I scaled every dimension from a typical Lego man and you can find those free plans at the link in the first step. He is a miniature version of myself, even with his own hammer. He is about as useful as me too.
Legs and hips were finished with burning and linseed oil. Body and arms were finished with red wood dye and linseed oil. Hands and head were simply finished with linseed oil.
Be sure to check out the build video too! https://youtu.be/xjOT5r2wNX8
(music in video is by Kirk Fleta, an independent musician from Gatlinburg, TN: www.kirkfleta.com)
Step 1: Scaling & Drawings
It all started by measuring every piece of the Lego man and transferring these dimensions into my computer. Autodesk AutoCAD was used to create the drawings. The exact dimensions were input for each piece and the whole model was scaled up so that the depth of the body & legs were 3" -- perfect for working with a 3-1/2" wide 2x4 with just a little bit of a waste factor built in for the round corners.
I went a little overboard creating a 3d model of the guy too. If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing.
These plans are available for free at my website: http://www.jackmanworks.com/Plans