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How to build a LEGO elephant & more!

Just wanted to show you this cute LEGO elephant designed by LEGO fan and flickr member Bangoo H. The new printed eye pieces opened up a lot of opportunities to create very expressive brick-built creatures, and this elephant is just one of them. Bangoo also designed other adorable LEGO animals including dogs, cats, koalas, and pandas – with instructions included. The nice thing is that all of these animals require few LEGO elements and can easily be built by most LEGO fans. 🙂

LEGO Animals Elephant by Bangoo

As you see this LEGO elephant is pretty simple. All you need is some basic bricks, slopes, a few plates and of course those eyes. If you don’t have all the elements in the right color, don’t worry – rainbow colored elephants are the best! And you can also buy missing pieces either from BrickLink.com, or directly from LEGO’s Pick-A-Brick shop.

LEGO Animals Cats and Dogs by Bangoo

Instructions for this LEGO elephant, along with other LEGO animals can be found on Bangoo’s flickr page and website. Enjoy!

LEGO Animals Pandas by Bangoo

So what do you think? How do you like these LEGO animals? Have you built other creatures with the new printed eyes? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉

And you might also like to check out the Building Techniques section for more tips and tricks to enhance your LEGO building skills, or select from some of these related posts:

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  • insectoid19 August 26, 2015, 12:13 PM

    Cool! Clever sideways building with the elephants legs and body!

  • Eggbert1 August 26, 2015, 12:15 PM

    I wish I could look at a pile of bricks and think of things like this. So simple, so perfect.

  • insectoid19 August 26, 2015, 12:22 PM

    Those are really neat! I like the way the elephant was built!

  • insectoid19 August 26, 2015, 12:23 PM

    Shoot! I accidentally commented twice! Thought the first one didn’t go through.

    • admin August 26, 2015, 3:17 PM

      Sometimes it may take a few seconds for a comment to show up depending on how your browser handles cached content. But don’t worry, there are always there. 😉

  • rainey August 27, 2015, 1:36 AM

    What fun! I spent a hella amount of time sifting through colors and sizes but I found most of the pieces and managed to adapt where necessary to get an elephant that’s certainly inspired by Bangoo and very close indeed. My grandson is delighted by it and I have to say I’m pretty pleased my own self.

    It’s a pretty good scale with a mini fig too.

    Thanks so much for sharing that! When I’m up to a few more hours of sorting I’ll take a pass at some of the other figures.

    • admin August 27, 2015, 10:31 AM

      Oh, nice! I’m glad you were able to build your own elephant! 😀

  • Lowly August 27, 2015, 11:05 PM

    I’ma go cry if I don’t get the panda ;~;
    Lol jk <3

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