A dirt cheap LED lego guy

Step 1: Tools

The tools you will need are:

Soldering iron

Rotary tool

Hot glue gun (not shown)

Step 2: Supplies

The supplies you will need are:


Lego guy


1 3 volt button cell battery

Step 3: Off With His Head!

First you need to cut off the lego guys head, I used my rotary tool to do this.

Step 4: Drilling Out

Now you need to drill a hole where the head used to be about the same size as your LED.
After that hollow out the inside of the lego guy.

Step 5: Wires

Now attach 2 wires to your LED and push it through the hole in the top of the lego guy then fill with hot glue

Step 6: Switch

The switch is optional but is highly recommended.
after you have wired your switch glue it to the back of the lego guy.

Step 7: Battery

Now solder both sides of the battery to the wires using the correct polarity.
(I am not responsible for bodily injuries caused by exploding batteries)

Step 8: Legs

Now cut the stubs off the legs and glue them back on the body.

Step 9: ITS ALIVE!

Now test it out.
I used a connector to secure the battery and it has been very reliable.
Dude, you can't solder button cell batteries... They will explode in your face. Ask anyone.
yeah i did it once and burned up my hand<br /> <br />
well, he just did. and he still has a face.
he just didnt break the metal so the alkanine didnt leak
i second that
I was waiting for a comment like this, And yes the battery will explode if not handled carefully, But if you are only adding small blobs very quickly it won't explode in your face.... I hope.
Alright... As long as you know the risk...
um next time i wouldnt put the switch there..................... um yea... doesnt seem to go well.....
Don't keep us in suspense, tell us where <em>you</em> think the switch should go.<br/>
on its foot or something its just a joke cuz the button is in a place that it shouldn't be.... if yo dont get it then your weird... :)
yea i get it but its still not very funny
Lego dead
That is <strong>AWESOME</strong>!!! Great lego-man!<br/>Does anyone have any ideas what you can get an LED off of?<br/><br/><em>P.S. I'm voting +1!</em><br/>
a great way to get led's in bulk is to buy a string of christmas lights. there is an instructable <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Extract-LEDs-Form-LED-Christmas-Lights/">here</a> that should be able to help you<br/>
You can usually get them from cheap kids toys, if not chances are that if something has a light on it its probably an LED.
have you seen what this guy did with this he hacked holes in a mini head to turn it into the headless horseman<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://duggmirror.com/mods/How_to_hack_LEDs_into_Lego_minifigures_for_Halloween_step_by_step_Photos/">headless horseman</a><br/>
'LOL' means that you think it's funny.
I no
So basically that wasn't funny at all.
lol what? im totally lost.
well it just twists off......
hahahaha You evil person.
you should use a jumbo yello led, then carefully paint eyes and a smile on.
You do not nessarily need the switch to turn it on and off. I am sure there is a way you could postition the wires so when you aply pressure to his body the connection is made.
Paint his clothes black, hands blue and he can join the Blue Man Group! :D
thanks for all your comments
nice looks cool! i think a whole bunch of them would look tight!
lol. the LED is it's head. good job!
Really cool idea LaxLuvr. If you could, then you can drill out the holes like how Evil Mad Scientist Labs did, and it looks really awesome.
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