Introduction: Simple LEGO Toys: Propeller

How to build a simple propeller toy from LEGO parts.

Step 1: Find Your Parts

This simple project only requires two parts:

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

Part numbers are from http://www.bricklink.com/

Step 2: Build It

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.

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Prometheus made it!(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...

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seabananers made it!(author)2010-10-29

or buy it of pick a brick

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ghavo made it!(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....

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mysticperson23 made it!(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.

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huubzz made it!(author)2008-06-05

that was not so usefull

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cmwslw made it!(author)2008-01-04

I need help on step 2.

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stewmeat95 made it!(author)2007-11-24

wow thats complicated woo

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adamthiede made it!(author)2007-07-22

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

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edison142 made it!(author)2007-07-12

I remember doing this when I was about 5 years old. Ah good times.

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o.....m......g.....lol%21 made it!(author)2007-06-28

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

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claudiocost made it!(author)2007-04-30

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

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icedog515 made it!(author)2007-04-24

coolness i think..

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Crash2108 made it!(author)2006-05-13

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

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Skyone made it!(author)2006-05-08

Took a genius to think of that.

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padfoot447 made it!(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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