How to build Baymax out of LEGO®!

Lego Baymax Building Instructions

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Lego Baymax Building Instructions

After watching Big Hero 6 again last weekend, Aidan and I thought it would be fun to create a LEGO® Baymax.  Baymax is definitely a challenging character to build with LEGO® since he is so big and round.  Here’s how we built our Baymax, and if your kids create their own version we’d love for them to share a picture on the Frugal Fun for Boys Facebook page!

To make the head:

Step 1: This is the brick that we used for the base of the head.  I’m sure not everyone will own this – hopefully you can improvise with what you have!

Lego Baymax

Step 2:

Lego Baymax

Step 3:

Lego Baymax

Step 4: Bricks added in this step:  white flat 2 x 2, white 2 x 4, two white 2 x 1 bricks

Lego BaymaxStep 5:

Lego Baymax

Step 6:  Add two black studs for eyes, and build the round part of the head.

Lego Baymax

Step 7:

Lego Baymax

To make the body:

The body is basically one layer of white bricks with a “belly” added on in front.  The total depth of the body at the widest part is 4 studs.

We started the belly with a row of 2 x 2 slanting bricks. (Two studs on each slanting brick are covered by the body.)

Lego Baymax

Then we added another layer of slanting bricks.

Lego Baymax

We built the round part of the belly with these bricks.  They came in our LEGO® Classic Creative Brick Box (small).

Lego Baymax

Lego Baymax

To finish up the body, add a layer of slanting bricks.

To make the arms:

Lego Baymax

We wanted to make the arms jointed, and it definitely gives Baymax more personality than stationary arms.

Below, you can see how the arms attach to the body.  The brick with one stud holds Baymax’s head and allows the head to turn.

Lego Baymax

Where possible, we used smooth white pieces to cover the exposed studs.  It seemed to make Baymax look more like the movie.

If we had had more of the white rounded bricks from the front of the belly, it would have been good to use those to make the legs round.
Lego Baymax Building Instructions

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  1. sarahelisabeth Mar 13, 2015

    My youngest will be excited about this. He is always talking about Baymax.

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    1. Kristan @ Munchkin and Bean Mar 16, 2015

      My son will love this! He is obsessed with Baymax! I shared on my social media pages as well. :)

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      1. Katy Mar 16, 2015

        This is going to be a popular activity in my house!

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        1. Brandy @ Our Thrifty Home Mar 18, 2015

          Oh! This is wonderful! Thank you so very much for the idea and instructions on how to make this. Our kids will be thrilled.
          Thanks again!

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          1. Devin Chambers Mar 18, 2015

            We jumped out the window!

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            1. Terri Rossman Mar 20, 2015

              Your ideas and activities are so awesome! I am a speech-language pathologist who owns a clinic in Princeton, NJ. We work with lots of kids who love building things, Lego activities, etc and your website has been an amazing resource for us. Many thanks!

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              1. Amanda Mar 27, 2015

                My son LOVES Baymax! Not sure we have all of the pieces to do this, but this is really great! Thank you!

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