How to make a lego helicopter ? As promised earlier, today we are sharing Lego helicopter building instructions for kids. These lego instructions include written information regarding Lego bricks, tiles and plates that you require to complete this Lego project. It also includes video tutorial that guides you through step-by-step procedure as Abbas makes the helicopter. This kid made project will encourage your kids to make it as it’s already a Lego design by a child.
Also I cannot stress more that creativity is a continuous process and brainstorming is an important aspect of it. Therefore, I highly recommend you allow room for kids to redesign the project with their imagination and come up with new ideas.
LEGO Legacy: Two brothers honour father with custom LEGO aircraft
OTTAWA — If there’s one toy that can expand kids’ imaginations, its LEGO. The popular bricks have been around for decades and recently, two brothers took their love of building to the skies.
13-year-old Denis Pasieka and his 15-year-old brother Mike wanted to create something original they could submit to LEGO Ideas, a website that encourages builders to create new and exciting models. A select few are chosen by the company to mass-produce.
“This took probably about 20 hours,” says Denis.
They decided to build a CH-113 Labrador helicopter. However, this aircraft has more meaning to them than you might think.
“We thought about doing something to honour our father’s career,” says Denis
Mike adds, “Kind of like a retirement gift.”
Denis and Mike’s father Dan was in the military for 26 years, and 19 of those years were spent as a search and rescue technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force. The aircraft he used was the CH-113 Labrador.
“He loved what he did,” says Mike. “He loved jumping out of airplanes and going to rescue people.”
“When there was someone in distress or someone needed medical care and they were in an isolated place, I would be the person that the Air Force would send to go render medical care,” says Dan.
Dan is now retired, and his boys thought what better way to honour their father, than with an exact LEGO replica of his helicopter.
Dan says he was “extremely honoured.”
The brothers have been obsessed with LEGO for most of their lives. Building everything from the International Space Station, to the Lunar Lander complete with Neil Armstrong.
But this was a different type of challenge.
“They said, Dad, we built this for you to kind of honour your time in the military,” says Dan. “It just makes your heart bust when your kids can surprise you like that.”
They wanted it as accurate as possible, which is exactly the type thing LEGO looks for in their fan builds.
“If it gets picked, we get our bio on the back and we get one per cent of all the royalties and 10 free copies,” says Mike. “Plus we get to go to conventions and sign autographs.”
For that to happen though, they need 10,000 supporters on the LEGO Ideas website. It’s something these two brothers want not just for themselves, but for their father too.
“It was impressive to see the two of them working together as a team,” says Dan.
Denis adds, “It took a bit of time, but in the end it was all in great fun.”
You can go here to support the Pasieka brothers and their LEGO tribute to their father.
LEGO won’t make modern war machines, but others are picking up the pieces
This is a story about a multibillion-dollar international conglomerate, arms manufacturers, a German peace group and renegades who make miniaturized weapons systems out of small shops.
Not that those tiny weapons could actually hurt anyone. Well, not unless you stepped on one.
The conglomerate is LEGO, with worldwide revenues of $6.2 billion in 2019 from its toys, retail stores, theme parks and even movie rights. Its toy sets – which are intended to “inspire the builders of tomorrow,” according to the company’s mission statement – run the gamut, from skyscrapers to boats, police stations to castles. There’s even a kit to make Rome’s famous Colosseum. Nothing from the real world, it seems, is off limits. That is, except for anything modeled on today’s military.
“We have a long-standing policy of not creating sets which feature real military vehicles that are currently in use,” Ryan Greenwood, a spokesman for the company, said in an email to CNN.
But during the summer, the Danish company released a set for the V-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor aircraft manufactured by Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron that is only used by the American and Japanese militaries.
The kit, set to launch under LEGO’s vehicle-focused Technic brand, depicted a search and rescue version of the Osprey. But it drew a quick, harsh protest from the German Peace Society – United War Resisters (DFG-VK in German), an almost 130-year-old anti-war group.
The V-22 Osprey, the group said, has been involved in conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Mali, Yemen and Syria. In a press release criticizing LEGO over the model, the DFG-VK then threw the toymaker’s own words from a decade earlier right back at it
“The basic aim is to avoid realistic weapons and military equipment that children may recognize from hot spots around the world and to refrain from showing violent or frightening situations when communicating about LEGO products. At the same time, the purpose is for the LEGO brand not to be associated with issues that glorify conflicts and unethical or harmful behavior,” the peace group quoted from a 2010 LEGO report.
LEGO quickly pulled the motorized aircraft model from its inventory in late July. The few sets that had already hit store shelves made their way into the hands LEGO enthusiasts and onto internet trading sites at prices as high as $1,000 for a set that would’ve retailed at around $120.
Greenwood, the company spokesperson, refused to comment further on why LEGO changed its mind on the Osprey model or why it was produced in the first place.
But LEGO canceling its Osprey set hasn’t stopped fans from creating their own versions. In a video interview from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dan Siskind pulled up a large model of the aircraft to the camera. Although built from LEGO pieces, this one is bigger and, arguably, even more elaborate and life-like. He spun its tiltrotor propellers in a hand-held simulated flight.
Siskind is a former “master builder,” the top LEGO designers who assemble the models you find displayed in stores. He is now part of a subculture that unites adult fans of LEGO (or AFOLs as they are known) and military buffs.
Through his company, Brickmania Toyworks, the 51-year-old takes the iconic bricks and turns them into custom military building kits spanning eras and multiple wars.
An arms bazaar for AFOLs, his inventory includes a US F-16 fighter ($425), a Russian T-80BVM main battle tank ($340) and even a Phalanx close-in weapon system, the rapid-fire Gatling gun the US Navy puts on its warships to knock out incoming threats like missiles or speedboats ($175).
There are also historical options, such as a Vietnam War-era Soviet MiG-21 fighter, a World War II Japanese A6M2 Zero or British Spitfire Mk I fighter plane, a US M4A3 Sherman or German Panzer IV Ausf G tank, or a World War I British biplane, all priced around $200.
For those with lower budgets, micro military vehicle sets are sold for around $20.
The parts are almost all genuine, made with new-condition LEGO bricks. But while the Danish company does not endorse its products being used for these purposes, it tolerates the practice, Siskind said.
“They’ve given us some guidelines – here’s how to stay out of trouble.”
He’s nonetheless blunt in describing his job. “It’s just stuff we’ve taken that weren’t supposed to be made into military things, (that) we’ve made into military things,” Siskind explained. “Ordinary LEGO bricks just used in a way they were never intended to be used.”
Because he isn’t allowed to purchase bricks directly from LEGO for his military sets, sourcing is “one big, continuous scavenger hunt” that requires his staff to comb through Walmarts, Targets and toy stores for discounts on original sets. The company also uses the website Bricklink, a kind of eBay for LEGO parts, where specific bricks can be bought and sold.
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