Ocean LEGO® Project Ideas – Sea Turtle, Fish, Otter, and Crab!

Last week, we visited SeaLife Aquarium for the opening of their new Rainforest Adventure, which got us in the mood to build some ocean themed LEGO® animals.

Ocean LEGO Projects to Build

Sea Turtle:

This one is my favorite!  I have always loved turtles.

Here is the real sea turtle that we saw at SeaLife’s turtle rescue area:

Ocean LEGO Project Ideas

Our LEGO® turtle does not do it justice by any stretch, but I think it’s pretty cute.

Ocean LEGO Projects to Build

In order to make the arms posable, Aidan used the nozzle part of a LEGO® fire extinguisher.  We have several that have come in various sets.

Ocean LEGO Projects to Build

The nozzle pieces attach easily to the underside of a brick.  I had no idea!

Ocean LEGO Projects to Build

A layer of flat bricks on the bottom of the turtle keeps the nozzles securely in place, and the legs can move!

Ocean LEGO Projects to Build

Crab:

Ocean LEGO Projects

Aidan built the crab.  The pieces that he used to attach the legs to are special bricks that came from some kind of space ship set that we bought a couple years ago.  I can’t think of the name of the series!  Aidan says that these pieces also come in some of the Ninjago sets.

Ocean LEGO Projects

Otter:

Ocean LEGO Projects

From this angle, you can see the pieces that I used to make the neck bend.

Ocean LEGO Project Ideas

Tropical Fish:

Ocean LEGO Projects

Ocean LEGO Projects

If your kids are just getting started with LEGO®, I highly recommend the LEGO Classic tubs.  This medium box comes with three sets of eyes (the same ones that we used with these animals) and 484 bricks total.  We used pieces in this post that are not included in this box, but it’s a great starting place if you don’t own a lot of LEGO® bricks!

Ocean LEGO Projects to Build

Have fun building!

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Ocean LEGO Project Ideas

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  1. Peggy Aug 2, 2015

    Thank you for the ideas! They always are so much fun for us. We home school with 3 girls and 1 boy. He loves your projects. Perfect timing on the ocean lego build. August is our Tide Pool and Marine Life Unit!

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    1. Michael Aug 5, 2015

      These are lovely Lego sea animals! I made them with my daughter and she loves them.

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      1. ASHLEY Aug 31, 2015

        love this!!!!! can you give any tips about the otter and what parts you used that weren't in the box? im trying to get all the pieces please!!! thank you :)

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        1. Merlyn Curls Jun 28, 2018

          Hi you have a cool website It was very easy to post all the best

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