How to Build LEGO® Pandas!

This past weekend, my oldest son was on a trip with his grandparents, my youngest son had a cold, and the two middle sons were more quiet than usual.  We dumped out the LEGO® bricks on the carpet and spent time building!  I suggested a zoo. Gresham got right to work on a herpetarium (this kid loves his reptiles) and I built panda bears.

LEGO Pandas Building Instructions

It always amazes me how much personality you can get with LEGO®!

LEGO Panda Building Instructions

The eyes that I used are from the LEGO® Classic tubs.  We also purchased more at the brick wall at the LEGO® store.

Lego Panda Building Instructions

Ready to build some?

Mother Panda Building Instructions

(And if you’re looking for more animals to build, scroll down to the bottom of the post for links!)

Step 1:  Start with a 4 x 2 flat brick.  Attach a 2 x 3 flat brick under it as shown.

Lego Panda Building Instructions

Step 2:  Add a 2 x 2 flat brick on top.

Lego Pandas

Step 3:  Add a black 2 x 4 flat brick, a 1 x 4 white flat brick, and a 1 x 2 white flat brick.  The black will be the nose.

Lego Pandas

Step 4:  Place a 1 x 4 white flat brick on the two exposed studs of the black brick. Add a 1 x 2 white brick on top of that.

Lego Pandas

Step 5: Attach two 1 x 2 white bricks – one on each side of the face.

Lego Pandas

Step 6:  Build the eyes and face as shown below.

Lego Pandas

Step 7:  Attach the eyes/face to the nose.
Lego Pandas

Add a flat 2 x 4 brick to the back of the head.

Lego Pandas

Step 8:  Add two 1 x 3 white bricks, a 1 x 4 white brick, and two flat one stud white bricks.

Lego Pandas

Step 9:   Build up the back of the head.  Add a 2 x 2 white brick, a 1 x 2 white brick, and a 1 x 2 white brick on top of the square brick.  (Or use a 2 x 3 white on the bottom – that would have been more efficient but I couldn’t find one!)

Lego Pandas

Step 10:  Add a flat white 1 x 4 brick and a flat black 1 x 4 brick.

Lego Pandas

Step 11: Add a black flat 2 x 4 brick on top of the white and black pieces you just added.  Build two white structures as shown below.  These attach to the overhanging edges of the pieces just added.

Lego Pandas

And you panda’s head should now look like this: (Or similar, use whatever pieces you have!)

Lego Pandas

Step 12:  Start building the body with a 4 x 8 white flat brick.

Lego Pandas

Step 13:  Add white and black bricks as shown.

Lego Pandas

Step 14:  Add two white 2 x 4 flat bricks.  (It’s not necessary for one of the flat bricks to have holes in it – I just couldn’t find a regular one!)

Lego Pandas

Step 15:  Attach the head to the body.

Lego Pandas

Step 16:  Add a white 2 x 4 brick.  On top of that, add two flat 1 x 4 black bricks and two flat 1 x 4 white bricks.

Lego Pandas

Step 17:  Three 2 x 4 white bricks.

Lego Pandas

Step 18:  Add another layer of white bricks.  Use sloped  2 x 2 bricks on the pieces that hang over – this will be the tops of the legs.

Lego Pandas

Step 19:  These are the pieces I used for the back end of the panda.

Lego Pandas

Assemble them as shown below:

Lego Pandas

Step 20:  Build up the back a little more with white flat bricks.

Lego Pandas

Step 21:  This was the hardest part to show!  This is the top of the front legs.  It adds width to the body of the panda, but only attaches to the front leg.

Lego Pandas

Another view:

Lego Pandas

Attach this to the underside of the front leg.

Lego Pandas

Like this:

Lego Pandas

Step 22:  Build the legs.  Each foot is a 2 x 3 flat black brick.  The back legs have three black 2 x 2 bricks and the front legs have two.

Lego Pandas

Build the baby panda:

I was intending to show step-by-step instructions for the baby panda, but I had fighting boys and a toddler girl wanting lunch. So here are some close up shots, and hopefully you can figure it out from these!

How to Build Lego Pandas

Lego Pandas

This is how I attached the nose:

Lego Pandas

Have fun building!  If you build some pandas, we would love for you to share a picture on the Frugal Fun for Boys Facebook page! (And of course girls are welcome to share too – we have never intended this site to be Frugal Fun for *only* Boys, just boy-approved!)

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LEGO Panda Building Instructions

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  1. Sam Apr 1, 2016

    This is fantastic! I loved your pictures as well. You Rock! It's my first pin for our Lego board. Thanks.

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    1. Pauline Annis Dec 20, 2016

      This is incredible ! My daughters boyfriend (aged 41 !!!) is lego AND PANDA CRAZY so i would love to buy him the lego pieces he would need to build it! Can you please help me and send me list of what I need to buy ? Don't worry about Xmas only being 5 days away cos i wouldn't expect you to drop everything just to help me but i could give it as a belated xmas gift

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      1. Kavita May 6, 2019

        Hi there, did you get the list of pieces required to build the Lego Panda?

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      2. PANDA ROSE Jul 22, 2017

        Hello! I LOVE PANDAS so thank you. Even though we didn't have all the right pieces it turned put very well! THANK YOU AND WELL DONE! #PANDA

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