How to Build LEGO® Minions

Who doesn’t love minions?  We just watched Despicable Me (again) last weekend, and decided to build some minions!

Lego Minions - Building Instructions

There’s something irresistible about these silly guys!

Lego Minions - Building Instructions

After you build them, it’s time to find things for them to do.

Ooooooooh…

Lego Minions - Building Instructions

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

Lego Minions - Building Instructions

You might even want to build a whole minion family.

Lego Minions - Building Instructions

Ready to build them?  Here are some instructions!  

Update:  We have also added a second post with the “bee do” minion, Captain America minion, pirate minion, and more!  You can find those designs here:  MORE LEGO MINIONS

How to build a two-eyed minion:

Step 1: 

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Step 2:

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Step 3:

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Step 4:

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Step 5:  It would be better to do a 2 x 2 flat yellow brick instead of what you see below – we just couldn’t find one!

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Step 6:  The eyes are a flat 2 x 4 gray brick with round white flat bricks and black round one stud bricks.  We had to borrow the white circles from a Star Wars set!

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Step 7:

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How to build a one-eyed minion:

Step 1:

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Step 2:  Add a 1 x 2 flat yellow brick and a 2 x 1 flat blue brick.

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Step 3:  Not sure what these pieces are called!  Add 2 for arms.

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Step 4:

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Step 5:  Add one 2 x 4 yellow and one flat 2 x 4 yellow.

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Step 6:

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Step 7:

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Step 8:

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Step 10:  Draw on the mouth with a marker.  Either use dry erase or Sharpie.  (Sharpie washes off with rubbing alcohol.)

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Please comment if you need instructions for the minion mom or the minion on fire!  We did not have time to post full instructions for all four minion designs, but we may be able to add them later if there is interest.

Be sure to stop by our second LEGO® minion postMORE LEGO MINIONS

Like this Lego project?  Here are more LEGO® ideas you might enjoy!

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Lego Minions - Building Instructions

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  1. Sheila @ Brain Power Boy Feb 26, 2015

    Ha ha ha, these are so great! We love LEGO and I cannot wait to show these to my son. I know what we will be doing this afternoon! Thanks for a neat project.

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    1. Carmen Feb 26, 2015

      My 4 year old daughter is obsessed with these. Thank you for sharing

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      1. JJ Feb 26, 2015

        There is a Minion NUT at my house right now (my nephew)...I'm afraid to even show him these! Oh how the Legos would fly in a scramble to find the right pieces! :o)

        JJ
        www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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        1. Kellie Feb 27, 2015

          Where did you find all these lego parts to build these?

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          1. Sarah Mar 1, 2015

            We had all of them on hand. I will try to post links soon to pick-a-brick on Lego.com.

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            1. Emily G Apr 20, 2015

              These are the best! I would love links for pick-a-brick on Lego.com!

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              1. DEBORAH SUTHERLAND Feb 8, 2019

                Are the Lego eyes, for the two eyed minions, the "White Plate Round 2x2 Lot x25 Friends Elves Disney Axle Hole Parts 4032" I have bought all your books... LOVE LOVE LOVE.. We adopted four little boys two years ago, ages 6,5,4,4. THEY LOVE Legos... I am so excited to have your site as a resource.

                I would LOVE if you took your post on 20 Beginner Project - The the next post on the Beginner project and made a step by step book like your other books.. Your ideas are adorable... I would love it all in a book instead of looking at a screen.

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            2. Chyrll Apr 5, 2015

              Love these; can't wait to build with my grandson!

              Yes, please send instructions for entire family. Great job! Thanks!!

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              1. Gude @HodgePodgeCraft Apr 21, 2015

                WOW - these are fantastic! I've featured them in my ultimate round up of the most awesome DIY minion party ideas :)

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                1. http://www./ Mar 1, 2017

                  Good luck at the ball and avoid those evil step-sisters, Doubt and Worry.Good to learn you are leaving a THE BIG EMPTY shoe for the Prince and the rest of us to find you.

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                2. Dana May 31, 2015

                  Thank you for sharing! Very creative. Please, kindly forward instructions for the other two minions - minion mom, and minion on fire. Thank you in advance.

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                  1. Sarah May 31, 2015

                    We have not yet created the instructions for the other two minions, but hopefully we can add them soon!

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                    1. Kelly Jun 7, 2015

                      What pieces do you use to attach the Minion Mom hair?

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