After we made LEGO dogs, it only seemed right to make some LEGO cats!
(If you want to see the dog instructions, you can find them here: LEGO Dogs)
These cats are very posable, but the design is sturdy enough that they are not constantly coming apart – important for little hands!
The white paws are a big part of what makes them so cute, in my opinion! We had two of these pieces from a police car set, and we ordered more from Brick Link.
The part name is white slope 45 2 x 1 with 2/3 cutout.
The gray cat has back legs that are fully posable, but has pieces that you may have to order. The tan cat has legs that are constantly lying down, but should be easier to build with what you have on hand.
How to build the gray cat: (Make it whatever color you want!)
Step 1: Start with a flat 2 x 4 brick.
Step 2: Add a 4 x 1 brick.
Step 3: Add a gray bracket (2 x 1, 2 x 2)
Step 4: Gather these pieces for the face.
Step 5: Add eyes. Find 2 – 2 x 1 flat bricks to go between the eyes.
Step 6: Add two 2 x 4 bricks to fill in the head.
Step 7: Finish up the head with a flat 2 x 4 brick and 1 stud sloped bricks for ears.
Step 8: Add a 2 x 2 flat brick to the bottom of the head. Add a 2 x 1 slope piece.
Step 10: Add a 4 x 6 flat brick for the body.
The top of the body has two layers of flat bricks as shown.
Step 11: Add a 2 x 4 brick, two 2 x 1 bricks, and two inverse slope bricks to the bottom of the cat.
Step 12: Add a 3 x 2 inverse slope.
Step 13: Build the front paws as shown below.
Step 14: Build the back legs with these pieces for the hip joint.
Step 15: Build the rest of the back legs as shown.
Step 16: Add the front paws to the body.
And your cat is finished!
Here is the simplified version of the back legs for the tan cat:
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