Friday, December 29, 2017

Easy LEGO block sheds

This article describes how to make sheds and small utility buildings using a core of Lego blocks.

Parts required:
  • Legos, 2x2 used here (has 4 nubs).
  • Mat board scraps from a framing shop
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black cloth tape (friction tape or gaffer's tape)
  • Acrylic paints in desired colors
Legos are glued together to make a core. A basic 2x2 Lego is 4.5 feet square (HO) or 8 feet square (N). For these HO sheds we will combine four to make a 9' x 9' shed, and two to make a 9' x 4.5' shed. Sides and roof are cut from mat board scraps. Window openings are cut out.

Sides are hot-glued onto the Lego core, then additional pieces added behind the window openings. Black "panes" are inked in. Doors are glued on the outside. Glue on the roof and apply black cloth tape for texture.

Stack some more Legos and snap into the bottom to make a temporary painting handle.

Grey acrylic paint is applied unevenly to the roof to simulate weathering.

On larger buildings, use Legos to keep the corners square and to provide a gluing surface.

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