Lego Iron Man Sculpture




Introduction: Lego Iron Man Sculpture

About: Hi, I am Bacon Builder!

Have you ever wanted to build a Lego Iron Man Sculpture but not capable of building one by yourself ? And Lego Custom builds are too expensive? Well, it's your lucky day! Here is an instructable on how to build a life-size Lego Iron Man sculpture!(only the head)

Please vote for me in the contests if you like this instructable! :)

And the rendering program I used is called Bluerender.

Step 1: Background About the Sculpture

Technically I did not create the lego Iron Man model you are seeing right now, but I did create the instructions for it. Well, what I did was reverse engineer the model by looking at various photos I found online.(the ones above) And I rebuild the model with Lego Digital Designer and my knowledge of Legos. Which took me about 40 hours to recreate, which is painful and fun at the same time, but at least it's faster than the original Lego Iron Man's build time! The original Life size lego Iron Man was created by Lego master designer Eric Varszegi( he helped to make the life-size lego x wing displayed in New York) and the Lego group, and it took them 250 hours to build the whole thing! I really think Lego Group should give this guy and his team an award because it's such a masterpiece! Anyways, let's get started!

You can check out this link if you want to know more about the life-size Lego Iron Man and master designer Eric Varszegi.

Source of the photos:

Step 2: Making of the Scuplture

This time, I am not going to take a screenshot of every single layer because there is too much detail to show so I am just gonna show you how I made the Sculpture in LDD.

Step 3: Lego Parts Needed for This Project

If you are interested in this project, please purchase the following lego parts before you start. If you do not have the following pieces, you can purchase them on Lego Store website or other third party websites. All you have to do is copy the brick element number (it's the 6 or 7 digit number before brick) and paste them on one of the websites. The total cost of the lego parts ranges from 250 to 300 us dollars.

Links to where you can buy lego parts :

2 x 4211389 BRICK 1X1 - Stone Grey

36 x 300521 BRICK 1X1 - Bright Red

14 x 300524 BRICK 1X1 - Bright Yellow

2 x 300523 BRICK 1X1 - Bright Blue

4 x 300401 BRICK 1X2 - White

97 x 300421 BRICK 1X2 - Bright Red

2 x 4121739 BRICK 1X2 - Bright Orange

68 x 300424 BRICK 1X2 - Bright Yellow

6 x 300423 BRICK 1X2 - Bright Blue

2 x 362201 BRICK 1X3 - White

57 x 362221 BRICK 1X3 - Bright Red

2 x 4118787 BRICK 1X3 - Bright Orange

6 x 362224 BRICK 1X3 - Bright Yellow

2 x 235721 BRICK CORNER 1X2X2 - Bright Red

40 x 300321 BRICK 2X2 - Bright Red

2 x 4153825 BRICK 2X2 - Bright Orange

12 x 300324 BRICK 2X2 - Bright Yellow

20 x 300323 BRICK 2X2 - Bright Blue

1 x 4211394 BRICK 1X4 - Medium Stone Grey

88 x 301021 BRICK 1X4 - Bright Red

2 x 4118827 BRICK 1X4 - Bright Orange

12 x 301024 BRICK 1X4 - Bright Yellow

16 x 4122449 BRICK 1X4 - Bright Yellowish Green

2 x 301023 BRICK 1X4 - Bright Blue

4 x 300201 BRICK 2X3 - White

83 x 300221 BRICK 2X3 - Bright Red

2 x 4125971 BRICK 2X3 - Bright Orange

27 x 300224 BRICK 2X3 - Bright Yellow

2 x 4122452 BRICK 2X3 - Bright Yellowish Green

4 x 300223 BRICK 2X3 - Bright Blue

25 x 300921 BRICK 1X6 - Bright Red

3 x 300924 BRICK 1X6 - Bright Yellow

1 x 300928 BRICK 1X6 - Dark Green

7 x 300101 BRICK 2X4 - White

157 x 300121 BRICK 2X4 - Bright Red

77 x 3001106 BRICK 2X4 - Bright Orange

24 x 300124 BRICK 2X4 - Bright Yellow

11 x 300128 BRICK 2X4 - Dark Green

2 x 4625629 BRICK 2X4 - Medium Azur

37 x 300123 BRICK 2X4 - Bright Blue

2 x 300801 BRICK 1X8 - White

29 x 300821 BRICK 1X8 - Bright Red

1 x 300823 BRICK 1X8 - Bright Blue

1 x 611121 BRICK 1X10 - Bright Red

4 x 245621 BRICK 2X6 - Bright Red

2 x 246524 BRICK 1X16 - Bright Yellow

8 x 4558886 BRICK 1X1 W. 1 KNOB - Bright Red

12 x 4244371 ROOF TILE 1X1X2/3, PC - Bright Red

6 x 4283095 ROOF TILE 1X1X2/3, PC - Bright Yellow

14 x 304021 ROOF TILE 1X2/45° - Bright Red

4 x 304024 ROOF TILE 1X2/45° - Bright Yellow

42 x 366521 ROOF TILE 1X2 INV. - Bright Red

16 x 428621 ROOF TILE 1X3/25° - Bright Red

2 x 4211489 ROOF TILE 1X3/25° INV. - Medium Stone Grey

8 x 428721 ROOF TILE 1X3/25° INV. - Bright Red

4 x 4515371 ROOF TILE 2X1X2 - Bright Red

11 x 303921 ROOF TILE 2X2/45° - Bright Red

2 x 303924 ROOF TILE 2X2/45° - Bright Yellow

5 x 366021 ROOF TILE 2X2/45 INV. - Bright Red

2 x 4211817 ROOF TILE CORN. INVERT.2X2/45° - Medium Stone Grey

2 x 4216248 ROOF TILE 1X2X3/74° INV. - Medium Stone Grey

2 x 446021 ROOF TILE 1X2X3/73° - Bright Red

8 x 4211399 PLATE 1X1 - Medium Stone Grey

62 x 302421 PLATE 1X1 - Bright Red

28 x 302424 PLATE 1X1 - Bright Yellow

2 x 302423 PLATE 1X1 - Bright Blue

8 x 4211398 PLATE 1X2 - Medium Stone Grey

116 x 302321 PLATE 1X2 - Bright Red

2 x 4122464 PLATE 1X2 - Bright Orange

85 x 302324 PLATE 1X2 - Bright Yellow

1 x 4122439 PLATE 1X2 - Bright Yellowish Green

2 x 302323 PLATE 1X2 - Bright Blue

5 x 379421 PLATE 1X2 W. 1 KNOB - Bright Red

2 x 379424 PLATE 1X2 W. 1 KNOB - Bright Yellow

1 x 4533742 FLAT TILE 1X3 - Bright Red

1 x 243124 FLAT TILE 1X4 - Bright Yellow

67 x 362321 PLATE 1X3 - Bright Red

20 x 362324 PLATE 1X3 - Bright Yellow

2 x 4122440 PLATE 1X3 - Bright Yellowish Green

4 x 242021 CORNER PLATE 1X2X2 - Bright Red

4 x 242024 CORNER PLATE 1X2X2 - Bright Yellow

24 x 302221 PLATE 2X2 - Bright Red

60 x 302224 PLATE 2X2 - Bright Yellow

135 x 371021 PLATE 1X4 - Bright Red

18 x 371024 PLATE 1X4 - Bright Yellow

1 x 371023 PLATE 1X4 - Bright Blue

26 x 302121 PLATE 2X3 - Bright Red

14 x 302124 PLATE 2X3 - Bright Yellow

52 x 366621 PLATE 1X6 - Bright Red

7 x 366624 PLATE 1X6 - Bright Yellow

1 x 366623 PLATE 1X6 - Bright Blue

4 x 4211395 PLATE 2X4 - Medium Stone Grey

19 x 302021 PLATE 2X4 - Bright Red

18 x 302024 PLATE 2X4 - Bright Yellow

37 x 346021 PLATE 1X8 - Bright Red

1 x 346024 PLATE 1X8 - Bright Yellow

2 x 4210212 PLATE 1X8 - Bright Yellowish Green

7 x 447721 PLATE 1X10 - Bright Red

6 x 379521 PLATE 2X6 - Bright Red

2 x 4121741 PLATE 2X6 - Bright Orange

1 x 379524 PLATE 2X6 - Bright Yellow

2 x 303121 PLATE 4X4 - Bright Red

2 x 4504850 PLATE 4X4 - Bright Yellowish Green

2 x 303421 PLATE 2X8 - Bright Red

2 x 3034106 PLATE 2X8 - Bright Orange

2 x 303521 PLATE 4X8 - Bright Red

2 x 302921 PLATE 4X12 - Bright Red

2 x 303621 PLATE 6X8 - Bright Red

2 x 303321 PLATE 6X10 - Bright Red

Step 4: Actual Instructions

So, this time, I made a video to show you the instructions because there are too many steps for me to screenshot. The video might be too fast in some parts so you can slow it down by changing the speed. And here are the parts list. I wanted to upload the HTML guide and the Ldd file but somehow I keep getting errors when I upload the files so I might upload it another day or so. The number of lego brick used in this sculpture is 2011.

P.S. Here is the link to the video in case you are using the app version of instructable.

And the LDD file of the Iron Man Sculpture is available for download now!

Step 5: 360 View of the Sculpture

Just to provide extra info for people who wanted to build the Lego Iron Man Sculpture! : )

Step 6: Conclusion!

Thank you, everyone, for reading this instructable, and please vote for me in the Summer Fun and Heroes&Villians contests because I worked very hard to create this instructable. If you have any question just ask me in the comment section and I guess that's it for today. See you next time! And I will upload more instructable in the future! And you can request me to make something you want to see by leaving a comment, and I'll see what I can do!

P.S. Please check out my new instructable!

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    26 Discussions


    Question 1 year ago on Step 2

    Is there a PDF of pieces needed? Thanks


    1 year ago

    any chance you.can do a flash 1


    2 years ago

    I would like to have a software to build 3d lego sculptures please name of the software

    Super space ninja
    Super space ninja

    Reply 2 years ago

    Lego Digital Designer, it's free!


    Reply 2 years ago

    I refer to the software that goes from 3d model to instructions and not certified software of lego but free


    Question 2 years ago

    Any reason you didn’t use dark tan instead of bright yellow? It might have been closer to match the model. Great work!


    Question 2 years ago on Introduction

    Amazing work! Will you ever try to get the rest of the body done? That is my favorite Lego sculpture.

    Super space ninja
    Super space ninja

    Answer 2 years ago

    Umm... I don't think so. It is possible for me to build it if i have more photos from different angles, but it'll probably take forever to make. Sorry man XD.


    4 years ago

    where do i find those LDD instructions , please ????????

    Super space ninja
    Super space ninja

    Reply 4 years ago

    the instructions is on the fourth page if I am correct, also you need to download the Ldd program to view the LDD instructions. Hope this helps you!


    4 years ago

    Hey man, I can tell you are super talented with making these type of stuff, but I have a few questions. These questions also go for your Stormtrooper helmet.

    Is it heavy?

    About how much would it cost to buy the individual pieces?

    Super space ninja
    Super space ninja

    Reply 4 years ago

    Hey Mutahir, I guess it would take 250 to 300 us dollars to buy the individual lego pieces from lego store. It would be much cheaper if you buy lego parts at a third party website such as Bricklink or Brickowl, but Lego Store is the most convenient one because it sends all the parts to you at once. And I guess it's not very heavy because I have made a very similar model in real life. Just ask me if you have more questions, I am looking forward to your final model!

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    Reply 4 years ago

    OK, thanks for the reply, and thanks for the awesome model! When I build it, I will probably put it up, but I gotta get all the pieces first. It might take a while. Thanks again!


    4 years ago

    Sweet that would be awesome to put in my cubical at work


    4 years ago

    Wow... You are very talented!!

    I like to see how you are improving your skills.

    Hope to see more in the future :D

    Ps: Captain America seems to be very complicated but I bet you can make it

    Super space ninja
    Super space ninja

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you! : )

    I guess my skills are a little better than before, but there is always space for improvement! And I hope to make more life size lego sculptures in the future. But you'll have to wait for while for the Captain America sculpture because of some techinal issues. : (


    4 years ago

    very cool dude, nice work

    Super space ninja
    Super space ninja

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks for the appreciation!