Introduction: Simple LEGO Toys: Propeller

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How to build a simple propeller toy from LEGO parts.

Step 1: Find Your Parts

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This simple project only requires two parts:

1x2952 Propeller 2 Blade 9 Diameter
1x3708 Technic, Axle 12

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Step 2: Build It

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Push the propeller onto the end of the axle.

Step 3: Fly It

With the propeller pointed up and away from people, place the toy between the palm of your hands. Quickly move one hand forward while keeping it pressed against the other. This should launch the toy into the air.


Prometheus (author)2006-05-22

Actually the LEGO company has curiously-tight standards on it's components. The propeller blade in view is actually aerodynaically accurate for what is supposed to be a toy. Mount it on a hobby motor (mabuchi 535, check your local R/C shop), and you will have a powerful and efficient cooling fan for many projects. Only troubvle is paying the exorbitent prices for the kits. Raise your kids on LEGO and you will spawn the next generation of mechanical engineers, I promise...

seabananers (author)Prometheus2010-10-29

or buy it of pick a brick

ghavo (author)2009-07-22

Hehehe... the most basic of toys. We had those when I was growing up but they were made of those plastic popsicle sticks. Good times.... good times....

mysticperson23 (author)2009-02-11

I don't think that axle in the picture is a 12. There should be like this launcher thing for it. That would be cool.

huubzz (author)2008-06-05

that was not so usefull

cmwslw (author)2008-01-04

I need help on step 2.

stewmeat95 (author)2007-11-24

wow thats complicated woo

adamthiede (author)2007-07-22

lame. why waste server space on something that's just two pieces?

edison142 (author)2007-07-12

I remember doing this when I was about 5 years old. Ah good times.! (author)2007-06-28

man wish there were more lego instructables too many legos so little knex

claudiocost (author)2007-04-30

Prometheus dude my brother is a lego genuis hes umbelieveable up to the very last detail

icedog515 (author)2007-04-24

coolness i think..

Crash2108 (author)2006-05-13

I think you are supposed to put the propeller on top of the axle..

Skyone (author)2006-05-08

Took a genius to think of that.

padfoot447 (author)2006-05-08

wait, i'm confused. do we put the axle into the propeller AFTER we buy it? just kidding. its a neat little toy for kids :P

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