How to Build a Lego Nintendo 3DS

Hello everyone, in this instructable, I will guide you in building your very own Lego 3DS.

For this instructable, you will need a variety of pieces, but will mostly rely on 1x8 blue plates.
Each photo will show you what you will need to build for each step, and then how to attach each section to the main structure.

For those interested, the main pictures of the 3DS are also on flickr.

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Step 1: Building the Top Screen

This part is simple. If you follow the pictures, you shouldn't get lost.

Step 2: Building the Edges

Very simple.

Step 3: Finishing the Top Half

Half-way finished!

Step 4: Building the Bottom Screen

Just like the top one, very basic, just a little different.

Step 5: Headphone Jack

This will be used later in the build.

Step 6: More Casing

Step 7: Directional Controls

Step 8: Button Controls

Step 9: Finishing Up

Congratulations! After you attach the screens together, you will have successfully created your very own Lego 3DS.

For those interested, the main pictures of the 3DS are also on flickr .

-To find the tiles, try checking the pick-a-brick wall at your local LEGO store.
-If you have finished this instructable, or are still struggling along, don't be afraid to improvise the design.
-If you see areas that can be improved, then I suggest that you try and see what you can do!

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    2 years ago

    If you want you can close your eyes or look at the ceiling and imagine the little person moving as you press the buttons

    That's really cool, could you label the bricks with notes so I could use pick-a-brick to find the pieces? Really cool!

    So cool! gonna make it now. I think in black, depending on what color most of my smooth flat pieces are...i have so many legos though i think ill be fine. I think I'm getting the 3DS in red once i sell my iPod Touch...:) yay. This will do until I get a real one!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Go to to earn a free 3DS!

    hay nice job were going to get a 3ds in about a month but we got to sell our old ds's to get it and were waiting for some games to come out.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Very good! If I can't afford my own, this build will almost be just as good!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Now there's an interesting idea... I'll have to try that one when I get the chance.