Picture of LEGO Bioshock Big Daddy & Little Sister
When I brought my LEGO build of Bioshock's Rapture to Brickworld 2011 in Chicago, fans of Bioshock wanted to play with the Big Daddy & Little Sister figures I had placed all around Rapture. Now you can build and play with your own. You will need a variety of LEGO specialty parts, so if you don't have some of these, you can find them on BrickLink.

I have one request! Please use these instructions for your own building pleasure. My design, the instructions and the photographs are all copyrighted. Blogging is fine. Building or copying for resale is not cool. Thanks!

To quote Andrew Ryan, "What is the difference between a man and a parasite? A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?' " So to you all you parasites out there - Enjoy!

Step 1: LEGO Elements for Big Daddy & Little Sister

Picture of LEGO Elements for Big Daddy & Little Sister
Here are all the LEGO elements you will need for this build:
3 - Dark Gray 1 x 1 Bricks with Studs on 4 Sides
2 - Black 1 x 1 Bricks with Studs on 4 Sides
2 - Black 1 x 1 Technic Bricks with Hole
2 - Tan 1 x 1 Bricks, Modified with Handle
1 - Metallic Silver Cone 1 x 1 with Top Groove (you can use a Light Gray one if you want)
2 - Brown 1 x 3 Plates
1 - Brown 1 x 2 Plate
1 - Black 1 x 2 Plate
4 - Yellow 1 x 1 Round Plates
1 - Dark Tan 2 x 2 Tile
2 - 1 x 2 Dark Tan Tiles
2 - 1 x 1 Brown Tiles
2 - 1 x 2 Brown Grille Tiles
2 - 1 x 1 Dark Gray 1 x 1 x 2/3 Slopes (Cheese Slopes)
3 - 1 x 2 Black Plates, Modified with One Stud (Jumper)
1 - 1 x 2 Light Gray Plate, Modified with One Stud (Jumper)
4 - 1 x 1 Pearl Light Gray Plates, Modified with Tooth
1 - 1 x 1 Light Gray Plate, Modified with Clip Horizontal
4 - 1 x 1 Light Gray Plate, Modified with Clip Vertical
2 - 1 x 1 Black Plate, Modified with Clip Vertical
2 - Light Gray Pneumatic T Piece (T Bar)
7 - 1 x 1 Light Gray Tile Modified with Clip
1 - 1 x 1 Black Tile Modified with Clip
1 - Light Gray Technic Bush 1/2 Smooth
1 - Light Gray Minifig Utensil, Syringe
7 - Dark Gray Bar 1L with Clip Mechanical Claw, Cut Edges and Hole on One Side (The wrench thingy.)
2 - Light Gray Bar 1L with Clip Mechanical Claw, Cut Edges and Hole on One Side (The wrench thingy.)
1 - Pearl Light Gray Bar 1L with Clip Mechanical Claw, Cut Edges and Hole on One Side (The wrench thingy.)
      (Use the Pearl Light Gray one for the Little Sister's Adam Extractor)
2 - Pearl Light Gray Barb Small (Helmet Horn)
2 - Black Barb Small (Helmet Horn)
1 - 1 x 1 Light Gray Tap
1 - Black Minifig Weapon, Whip / Plant Vine
4 - Light Gray Technic Pin 1/2
1 - 1 x 2 Black Plate, Modified with Angled Handles on Side
1 - 1 x 2 Black Plate, Modified with Handles
1 - Black Bracket 1 x 2 - 2 x 2
1 - Dark Gray Dish 2 x 2 Inverted (Radar)
1 - Light Gray Vehicle Steering Wheel Small, 2 Studs Diameter
1 - Pearl Light Gray Horn (Unicorn)
1 - Brown Minifig Utensil Telescope
1 - Black Minifig Weapon, Lightsaber Hilt Straight
1 - Trans Light Blue Bar 3L (You can substitute any color)
1 - Copper Arm Mechanical, Exo-Force / Bionicle
2 - Black Arms Mechanical, Exo-Force / Bionicle
1 - Minifig Medium Blue Legs Short
1 - Medium Blue Torso Spider-Man V-Neck Sweater Pattern (Mary Jane 4) / Medium Blue Arms / Light Flesh Hands
     (You need to replace her blue arms with right & left flesh colored arms to make the little sister)
1 - Light Flesh Minifig, Head Dual Sided HP Ginny with Freckles and Eyelashes, Slightly Smiling / Frowning Pattern
1 - Medium Dark Flesh Minifig, Headgear Hair Ponytail and Swept Sideways Fringe
     (Series 4 Minifigure Surfer Girl Hair)

Firstdalek3 months ago

I have all the right parts in all right colors for this. EXCEPT THE WHIP!!!!!!!! GRRRR

Can I please buy that off u

do you do custom sets? , if so how much would they cost?

Can I buy a Lego Big Daddy from you also are you going to be a tDenver Comic Con 2014?

Imagine_ (author)  Babyhippo271 year ago
I'm not going to be at DCC this year. I'll be at Brickworld Chicago instead. They're at the same time. As for the Big Daddy, you can email me directly here: imagine dot rigney at me dot com (obviously inserting the correct symbols for the one's spelled out) for more information.
Holy crap that is awesome!!
Imagine_ (author)  Xx2draktastik7xX2 years ago
Haha! Thanks. :D
Don't mention it no problem sucks that I can't find all the right parts
Can you tell me were you got them from?
Imagine_ (author)  Xx2draktastik7xX2 years ago
If you go to the inventory list I have in the instructions, each of the parts is linked to the catalog page for it on BrickLink. So just click on the orange text for each part. Once you open that page, you can see what's for sale below the picture on the lower left. I would search for a store that has an inventory of several of the parts so you don't have to pay shipping from a bunch of BrickLink stores. If you haven't ordered from BrickLink before, check the feedback on the store before you order. Most of the stores are have good quality and ship out fast. But some are a little overpriced or slow at shipping out.
ttoyryla2 years ago
Can you say favorites?!
It's great, love the creative use of the whip.
Imagine_ (author)  Jellyfish7892 years ago
Thanks. :) It was really the only way to do it and still keep it minifig scale.
forman3372 years ago
Dude, totally awesome! I'm trying to collect all the pieces I need to build the big daddy and i found all of them except for the copper and black mechanical arms for exo-force, bionicle. I looked for them on brinklink.com and they don't seem to have them. Any advice on how I might aquire these last three pieces I need to finish the build? If you have any extra's I'd be willing to buy them from you if you wanted to sell them. I really want to finish this thing!!!
Imagine_ (author)  forman3372 years ago
Here's a couple of the copper arms on BrickLink:http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=mcovert007&itemID=36961534
Or if you want to choose the buyer yourself, scroll through the list of available sellers:

Black mechanical arms - same thing - here's a list of available ones through a few sellers, just pick and order. There might be a seller who has both the copper and black if you want to save on shipping, you'd have to click around and see who has what. Here's the list for the black ones:

Just for future reference, the part list I have with links for each part, pulls up the catalog entry for each part. When you open that page, then the first list on the left where it says "Lots for Sale" is where you click on the color you need for that part. That will pull up all the ones available for sale. BrickLink is the best place to find parts, especially older parts like these.

Let me know if you have any more questions. Have fun putting it together!
Thanks so much! I found them after some searching. Just placed my first order and can't wait to start. I'm a bioshock fanatic and your whole set was amazing
Imagine_ (author)  forman3372 years ago
Cool. Glad you found them. Thanks! It was a fun build. I guess you could say I'm a Bioshock fanatic too. :)
You my friend, have a gift...
Imagine_ (author)  vroom...vroom...3 years ago
Thanks. I do my best. :)
Well, also alot of legos, time, and definetly skills...
TigerNod3 years ago
Well, this thing is cool. :-D
monsterlego3 years ago
OMG The Tardis is the best thing ever my favorite episodes are the two part weeping angels story on season 5
Um, sure.
I have several Dr. Who lego models
you should try and build something from the show
I built a sonic screwdriver (instructable in progress btw) and a not-so-great tardis
Sweet I built a ten inch Dalek

May he rest in peices
Imagine_ (author)  monsterlego3 years ago
I am totally voting on this
nice job
Imagine_ (author)  BIOhazard_inc3 years ago
Thanks! And thanks for the vote!
You need to show this to the world!
tardis fan3 years ago
Amazing! I love it!
Imagine_ (author)  tardis fan3 years ago
Thanks. :)
WYE_Lance3 years ago
Wow, this is an astonishingly feat of imagination and LEGO ingenuity. Very clear photos, too. I hope you entered into the GameLife challenge because this is a winner!
Imagine_ (author)  WYE_Lance3 years ago
Thanks. Entered... you can vote for it if you like. :)