Build a LEGO® shark with moveable fins and a jaw that opens and closes!  Then make him attack some minifigure pirates in their LEGO® boat – ha!  See below for building instructions.

How to Build Awesome LEGO Sharks

Stick only the dorsal fin to a baseplate to make it look like the shark is swimming through the ocean…

LEGO Shark Building Instructions

Then the shark attacks!  AHHHHH!

LEGO Shark Building Instructions

Ready to build one?

How to Build an Awesome LEGO Shark

Step 1:  Start with a 4 x 8 white plate.

LEGO Shark Building Instructions

Step 2:  Attach six 2 x 2 white inverted slopes, four 1 x 2 white inverted slopes, a 2 x 6 white brick, and a 2 x 2 white brick.

LEGO Shark Building Instructions

Step 3:  Add two 4 x 4 dark gray plates and two 3 x 6 dark gray wedge plates.

LEGO Shark Building Instructions

Step 4:  Add five 2 x 4 dark gray bricks and a 2 x 3 dark gray slope.

LEGO Shark Building Instructions

Step 5:  Add a 2 x 4 dark gray plate and a 1 x 4 dark gray plate.

LEGO Sharks Building Instructions

Step 6:  Add a 1 x 4 dark gray plate, a 2 x 2 dark gray plate, and two 1 x 1 black round plates for the eyes.  Then find the bricks shown.

LEGO Shark Building Instructions

Step 7:  Build the front of the face as shown.

LEGO Shark Building Instructions

Step 8:  Put a 2 x 6 dark gray plate and a 2 x 4 dark gray plate on top of the body.  Then add four 1 x 2 plates with one stud on top, which will hold the dorsal fin.  Build the lower jaw.  Bricks used:  two 1 x 4 white plates, 1 x 2 light gray plate with two clips, 1 x 2 white plate with a handle, 2 x 4 white wedge plate, four 1 x 1 white plates with a vertical tooth.

LEGO Shark Building Instructions

Step 9:  Attach the lower jaw to the body.

LEGO Shark Building Instructions

Step 10:  Add two 1 x 2 slopes, two bricks high for the dorsal fin.  Add a 1 x 2 gray plate with a handle and a 1 x 2 gray place with clips on each side.

LEGO Shark Building Instructions

Step 11:  Turn the shark upside down and gather the bricks shown.

LEGO Sharks Building Instructions

Step 12:  Place the 1 x 2 dark gray plate with a ball on the side at the tail end of the body.  This will hold the tail.  Place a 1 x 2 white plate next to it.  Then add a 2 x 2 white brick and a 2 x 2 white plate.

LEGO Sharks Building Instructions

Step 13:  Assemble the tail as shown.  The two remaining wedge plates will go on top of the others.

LEGO Sharks Building Instructions

Step 14:  Attach the tail to the body!  If you don’t have the ball and socket joints, substitute a plate with clips and a plate with a handle.

LEGO Shark Building Instructions

Need more LEGO® building project ideas?

You can browse all of our LEGO® projects here:  LEGO Ideas

Also, it can be much easier to build from printed instructions rather than a screen, which is why we created a LEGO® BOOK!  It’s called Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have, and it’s full of 50 new LEGO® projects with instructions.

Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have

Have fun building!

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LEGO Sharks Building Instructions

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