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Here are step by step instructions to build a swimming pool and diving board out of basic lego pieces. Pictures are also available for your convenience.
 
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Step 1: Step 1- Building the perimeter of the pool

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On 16 X 16 green platform build the perimeter of the pool by using white Lego pieces. The perimeter should be 10 X 16 using pieces 2 spaces wide (see picture). Make the perimeter 2 blocks tall. Note: Keep an opening 7 spaces in on both sides that is 2X2. This will be used for the diving board!

Step 2: Add Water (blue Legos)

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Add blue Legos inside the white Legos. It is important that the blue Legos are only one block tall compared to the perimeter that is two blocks tall. Note: It is up to the builder to decide which individual Legos to build with. As long as the final dimensions are correct. 

Step 3: Construction Diving Board

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In the open space on the side of the triangle insert 2X2 yellow Legos 4 blocks tall. Connect 2 of the short 1X4 black Legos to the top of the yellow Legos so that 2 spaces are extended past and over the "water"

Step 4: Building the Stairs

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In the space directly adjacent to the yellow Legos, place 2X2 red Legos 3 blocks tall. Connect a 1X2 on top of the third block closest to the yellow Lego (see picture for clearer detail).

Step 5: Finishing on Stairs

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To finish the stairs to the diving board, place two (2) 1X2 red Legos on top of each other behind the 3 Lego tall structure already in place. Finish by placing one more 1X2 red Lego in the spot directly behind the structure just added.