How to make a Lego Lobster

The Lego lobster on my Rogano model brings the building to life and gives it a unique character.  Here I’m going to show you how to make one. First here’s a quick video to whet the appetite.

It’s not difficult, but you need to have the right pieces.  I use a mix of red and dark red to give a more 3D look; although some pieces (for example the hinged plates) are not available in dark red.  And the face plate is only available in light bluish grey.

For the body, you need to start with two curved plates (4×4).  Click them togther with the top one stud lower than the bottom one.  The tail piece is a wedge plate with a notch, and is attached with a 1×2 double clip plate and a 1×2 plate with bar.  The head and pincer arms are attached to the body using a 2×3 plate.  The face plate is a right angle plate with two studs facing forward.

The pincer arms are connected using two 1×1 red pates with a U-clip.  The first bit of the pincer arm is a 1×2 plate with a bar that clicks onto the U clip.  The next bit is 1×2 plate with clip, followed by another 1×2 bar plate (as pictured below).  For the claw I use a 4×1 curved plate (either red or dark red as in the pic) and two similarly coloured 1×2 plates.

 

Taking shape now! A red 1×2 plate completes the bottom of the pincer.  The feelers are red gear sticks, and the eyes are red 1×1 round plates.  They fit onto the grey right angle plate as shown.  To decorate the lobster and hide some of the joins I use 2×1 triple slopes in red and dark red. One on the tail, one behind the eyes (on top of the two U-clip plates).  You can also use these triple slopes to decorate the body, but ordinary 1×2 tiles also work fine.

 

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