It’s not long till Thanksgiving! Here is a simple LEGO turkey you can build with basic bricks! Thanksgiving is always a blast around here and finding fun and creative ways to play with our LEGO pieces is a must. Make sure to check out more easy seasonal LEGO building ideas! Now read on for the complete LEGO turkey instructions.



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TIP: Use our turkey design as an example if you don’t have the same bricks! Make your own creation.

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  • 1 red 1×1 nose cone
  • 2 yellow 1×1 nose cones
  • 2 1×1 round eyes
  • 1 brown 1×2 brick with bow
  • 1 brown 1×1 plates
  • 1 black or brown 1×1 brick with 2 knobs
  • 1 brown 1×2 45º roof tile
  • 1 brown 3×3 cross plate
  • 1 brown 1×3 brick
  • 1 beige 1×1 brick with a knob
  • 1 brown or gold 2×2 flat plates with a knob
  • 1 yellow 1×2 flat plate with knob
  • 2 orange 1×2 plates
  • 2 red 1×3 plates
  • 1 yellow 1×2 plate
  • 2 brown 3×3 ¼ circle bricks


STEP 1. Align the two 3×3 ¼ circle plates. Over the seam, press the yellow 1×2 flat plate with knob and the brown or gold 2×2 flat plate with knob.

STEP 2. To create the tail feathers, add one 1×2 orange plate to each corner of the 3×3 ¼ circle bricks. On the next knob on each side, add the red 1×3 plates. Finally, over the 1×2 plate with the knob in the middle, add the 1×2 yellow plate.

STEP 3. For the body of the turkey, place the cross plate on the 2×3 brick with one end of the cross plate extending to become the base for the turkey neck. On the back of the cross plate, add the 1×1 brick with a knob. This will be the connection to the tail.

STEP 4. To create the turkey neck and face, stack the 1×2 45º roof tile on the extended portion of the cross plate with the angle sliding towards the tail.

On top of the roof tile knob, add the black (or brown) 1×1 brick with two knobs. Add an eye to each knob.

Snap the brown 1×2 brick with bow over the top of the black 1×1. Squeeze the two 1×1 plates together to form a cube and snap it under the bow. Attach the red nose cone under the cube to be the turkey’s waddle.

Attach the two yellow nose cones under the 2×3 brick as the turkey’s feet.

Enjoy your finished LEGO turkey!



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