Lego Instructable - Simple Airplane

Introduction: Lego Instructable - Simple Airplane

These instructions will provide a detailed set of instructions to make the airplane shown above.  This plane requires few steps and can be made from the parts in the most basic Lego sets purchasable.  The Lego block colors used in these instructions is not important.  Feel free to use the colors you have available or whatever looks the most appealing.

Lego pieces required:
4 - 1x4 flat bricks
1 - 2x3 flat brick
1 - 2x4 flat brick
2 - 2x10 flat bricks
1 - 4x10 flat brick
1 - 2x8 brick
2 - 2x6 bricks
4 - 1x2 bricks
1 - 1x2 axle brick
1 - propeller with 2 pins on each blade
1 - 1x2 windshield (two bricks tall)
2 - slanted brick: 1x2 holes, 1x1 pins
1 - slanted brick: 2x2 holes, 1x2 pins

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Step 1: Step 1 - the Propeller Assembly

Attach each of the 1x4 flat bricks to the blades of the propeller so that 2 pins are connected and 2 pins are overhanging.  Then, attach the propeller onto the 1x2 axle brick.

Step 2: Step 2 - the Plane Body

Place the 1x2 axle brick adjacent to the 2x8 brick.  Connect the two pieces by attaching the 2x3 flat brick to the top of them as shown in the picture.  The 2x8 brick will serve as the main body of the plane.

Step 3: Step 3 - the Plane Wings and Tail

The two 2x10 flat bricks will serve as the wings of the plane. Attach both of them onto the 2x8 brick so that only 1 row of pins is attached and 9 rows are hanging over each side.  Connect the 4x10 flat brick lengthwise onto the 2x8 brick; This piece should be directly adjacent to the wings and centered on the 2x8 brick. 

Step 4: Step 4 - the Aerodynamic Features

Connect the two 1x2 slanted bricks to the outermost pins on the top side of the wings.  Orient each one so that the slanted side points in the same direction as the propeller.  Connect the 2x2 slanted brick on the center 4 pins on the back side of the plane. Again, orient it so that the slanted side points toward the propeller.

Step 5: Step 5 - the Cockpit

Place the 2x4 flat brick so that 6 of its pins are on top of the 2x3 flat brick and 2 of its pins are on top of the wings.  Line the 2x6 brick lengthwise directly behind the 2x4 flat brick. This piece is the base of the cockpit.

Step 6: Step 6 - the Cockpit (cont.)

Place the windshield piece on the two pins of the 2x6 brick that are closest propeller.  Stack two 1x2 bricks on top of one another and attach them to the opposite side of the 2x6 brick.

Step 7: Step 7 - the Cockpit (cont.)

Place another 1x2 brick directly on top of the previous two 1x2 bricks.  Stack the last 1x2 brick directly on top of the windshield. This completes the front and back sides of the cockpit.

Step 8: Step 8 - the Cockpit (cont.)

Attach the last 2x6 brick on top of the two 1x2 bricks that were connected in step 7.  This piece serves as the roof of the cockpit.

The airplane is now complete. Now, put your favorite Lego character in the driver's seat and let them fly on an adventure!

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Neat plane and the photos are very clear, thanks for sharing!

    (Is this also you? The grain of the table and open spiral bound book in the background suggest so. If yes, why have 2 accounts? It might be better to establish a history of LEGO projects under one account so we can watch your designs evolve!)