Build your own adorable LEGO parakeets! This is a fun building idea for anyone who loves these beautiful birds.
My second son (age 14) has been saving up his money to buy a parakeet and all the equipment for it, and while he waits to get his real bird, he decided to build a couple of parakeets out of LEGO bricks. I thought they were adorable and decided to make a quick tutorial for you!
This isn’t the first time we’ve built pets out of LEGO bricks… we’ve also got cats, dogs, and even guinea pigs!
Parakeets come in different colors, so kids can substitute different colored bricks wherever they need to in this project.
The parakeets can sit up on their own, but it’s better if you make them a perch to sit on.
Their little faces are just too cute! And very simple to build.
Ready to build your own adorable LEGO parakeets?
Step 1: Find the pieces shown for building the parakeet’s body.
Step 2: Use a 2 x 2 blue inverted slope to connect a 2 x 4 blue plate and a 1 x 4 blue plate. Then add a 1 x 2 blue inverted slope, a 1 x 3 blue brick, a 1 x 2 white slope, and a 2 x 2 black slope.
Step 3: Add a 2 x 4 blue brick and two 1 x 3 white plates (a 2 x 3 white plate would be even better).
Step 4: Place a 1 x 2 white brick, two 1 x 1 light gray bricks with a stud on the side, and two 1 x 1 black slopes (30 degree) on top of the white plates.
Step 5: Add a 1 x 3 black brick and a 1 x 1 white slope (30 degree).
Step 6: Turn the body of the parakeet around and add a 1 x 3 white brick, two 1 x 1 white bricks with a stud on the side, and one 1 x 1 blue brick. Find two 1 x 1 purple round plates.
Step 7: Place a 2 x 3 white plate on top of those bricks. (Shown is a 1 x 2 plate and a 2 x 2 plate. A 2 x 3 white plate is better!)
Step 8: Turn the body back around again. Add a 1 x 2 white slope in the middle. Then put a 1 x 1 white plate and a 1 x 1 black slope (30 degree) on each side.
Step 9: Turn the body back around. On each side of the bird, add a 1 x 1 light gray brick with a stud on the side and a 1 x 1 white brick with a stud on the side (these are the headlight style). Then place a 1 x 1 brick with a stud on the side on the front of the bird’s head. This can be white or this mint color that we used. This brick won’t show.
Step 10: Place a 2 x 3 white plate on top of the head. Attach the eyes. Then place a 1 x 2 blue plate with one stud on top (these are called jumper plates) on the front of the face. Add the beak to that (a 1 x 2 tan curved slope).
Step 11: Finish up the head by adding three 1 x 1 white slopes (30 degree), a 1 x 1 white tile, and a 1 x 2 white jumper plate. Find some 1 x 2 black grills – these work well for making the black bars on the parakeet’s body.
Step 12: Attach the grills to the sides of the parakeet’s head and the top of the head.
Step 13: Grab the bricks shown for rounding out the bottom of the parakeet’s body.
Step 14: Attach three 1 x 2 inverted slopes as shown. Then add a 1 x 3 brick. Substitute with other colors if you need to.
Step 15: Add a 1 x 2 plate. Then add 1 x 2 light gray plates with a clip on the end for the feet.
Step 16: Build the tail! Start with a 2 x 6 blue plate. Add the same bricks we did, or make your own design! We used a 1 x 2 light gray plate with a handle on the side, two 1 x 1 dark blue slopes (30 degree), a 1 x 2 dark blue curved slope, a 1 x 2 blue jumper plate, a 1 x 2 black jumper plate, a 2 x 2 dark blue curved slope, and a 1 x 2 white plate with clips on the side.
Step 17: Finish up the tail.
Step 18: Attach the tail just behind the 1 x 3 blue brick on the body. Then make the wings. Each wing is a 3 x 6 white wedge plate and a 2 x 3 white wedge plate. We added black grills to look like the black stripes on parakeets’ wings.
Step 19: Attach the wings to the light gray studs on each side of the body. Your LEGO parakeet is complete!
Here’s another view of the green version. Which color do you like best?
Try building a perch for your LEGO parakeets.
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Emily Sep 3, 2021
This is such a cute project! I'm wondering, do you use pieces from previously-built Lego sets for these DIY designs, or do you use a set that has a variety of pieces just for making your own creations? If we mix up boxed sets then it's hard to rebuild them. Would love some suggestions!
Sarah Sep 6, 2021
The LEGO Classic sets are just a variety of pieces for making your own creations! However, there is not one set that would have all the pieces needed to make these birds. Our family has collected a ton of random pieces over the years. We have not kept every set together. We've also bought a few classic sets, bought loose bricks from the brick wall at the LEGO store, and ordered lots and lots of bricks from Brick Link.
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