Introduction: Lego Excavator for the Kids
Here's my little Lego excavator I built the other day so the kids could build more of their Lego City.
It uses mainly parts of the "My First Lego Set" number 10657 and some other bits. See the next step for all the bits laid out
I love reliving my childhood Lego times with my kids!
Step 1: The Parts List
See the picture for all the parts required for this little digger
Step 2: The Base
Start with the base and add the wheels to it.
Step 3: The Base
Step 4: The Base
Place the two red 2 by 2 blocks in the middle of the base
Step 5: The Base
On the centre of these blocks add the turn table tile and place the rear lights, grill and safety bar as shown
Step 6: The Base
Flip it around and add the front lights, safety bar and slope bit and surround the turn table tile with safety bars and grills as shown
Step 7: The Base
Finish the base off by placing the black 4 by 6 plate centrally on the turn table tile and mount the half round 1 x 4 yellow brick on the back.
Step 8: The Arm
Attach the black 6 x 1 swivel part to the 2 x 2 plate.
Step 9: The Arm
To this add two 2 x 2 swivel blocks
Step 10: The Arm
And finally click on the bucket.
Step 11: The Arm
Place the arm on the base as shown
Step 12: The Cab
Add a control panel, levers, and the two 1 x 2 yellow bricks and the L plate as shown
Step 13: The Cab
Place the other two 1 x 2 yellow bricks and L Plate on the other side as shown
Step 14: The Cab
Add the wind shield and rear glass
Step 15: The Cab
Place the black 1 x 4 plate on top of the wind shield and the 1 x 4 black side mount block on the rear glass.
Step 16: The Cab
Add the "Safety Lights" and sloped plate as shown
Step 17: The Cab
Add the roll bars, place your "minifig", start her up and start digging!
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