This one is a classic – a colorful Macaw parrot. I made this one in two most distinctive color variants – classic scarlet macaw and blue-yellow macaw. I experimented a bit with beak and legs. As you can see, you can substitute them with some other darker tones with not much difference. Just keep those colorful ones in their place.
One thing – this creation won’t stand on it’s own, so I used a black colored stand.
Lego Duplo scarlet macaw parrot
Lego Duplo blue and yellow macaw parrot
I experimented with an idea of a two-winged airplane, so-called biplane. I opted for a bigger version of airplane this time, which led to a wing related problem – the front wings were either to long or to short. What I did is a combination of 2×4 and 2×8 plates, carefully put together in a way, that upper left wing supports the bottom left and vice versa (bottom right wing supports the upper right). Final version is therefore super sleek but fragile too. I used a 2×8 plate for a rear wing and a see-through brick for a cabin. Later I found out that front wings should’ve been positioned a little more towards the front. Concept stays the same, so it won’t fall apart.
Lego Duplo biplane
There are many types of whales out there. I took a silhouette of a very distinctive “giant sperm whale”. Althought a funny name, this beast is known as the largest tooth predator. You might have trouble finding a brick I used for a tail – it should work with 2×4 or 2×8 too.
Lego Duplo whale
Badass boy in heavy weight form – minimalistic gorilla silhouette from Lego Duplo’s. This one would definitely carve its own path through the jungle. I have to say it’s a real shame I ran out of black 2×2 bricks – this one would really look great in genuine black with silverback.
You can be creative and add another brick on the bottom of the head and get a visible mouth and teeth structure. I opted for a single brick, as I think this way it retains the proportions better.
Lego Duplo Gorilla
This extraordinary sea creature can be made out of 8 to 11 basic Lego Duplo bricks, considering the use of 2×4 instead of 2×2 bricks – I did it twice this time, bause of the lack of 2×2 brown bricks. In this exact replication you can see a 9 brick version.
I opted for genuine colors, including yellow bottom.
Lego Duplo sea turtle
And a quick video tutorial with 360 degree side views of this build:
In comparison to my Lego Duplo doggy ideas, I tried to make wolf look meaner. Therefore I decided for an open mouth with evident gnashers. This was accomplished with stacking 2 long, narrow and thin bricks on top of each other in a slight mismatch-way. This way we get a thin tail on one side and an open mouth on the other. head is made out of two bricks. Bottom one represents the upper jaw, while the upper one replicates top of the skull and ears.
The build itself pretty much covers a nice minimalistic silhouette, one that would look even more awesome if you use some wolf-like colors.
Lego Duplo wolf
Another giant dinosaur, minimalized to extremes. Here’s a scaled down version of Diplodocus, a beast with a small head as opposed to his extra long neck and tail. I wanted his tail to be lifted from the ground and therefore used two thin 2×4 bricks and slightly moved them apart from each other. You can use a 2×2 brick instead a rare 2×3 brick.
Lego Duplo simple Diplodocus
Another minimalistic figure, a squirrel from 6 Lego Duplo bricks. This one has such a distinctive silhouette that I didn’t bother with correct colors. Note: I experimented with a darker background, so let’s presume squirrel was running late ;)
Lego Duplo squirrel
For a perfect farm with rooster, one surely needs a chicken too. The build is easy, I used the same concept as for seabird and duck. Color choice is crucial once again.
Lego Duplo chicken
I already published a more sophisticated version of this dinosaur. This time I tried my best to keep it very minimalistic. Outcome is the silhouette made out of 7 Lego Duplo bricks, with visible and easily recognizable arms, legs, tail and head. I spent a lot of time trying to incorporate arms in a way to not stand out that much – as you know Tyrannosaurus has very small arms. I had to use a different color for the legs thought, as I ran out of matching colors. On the other hand I purposefully used a different color for mouth piece.
Lego Duplo simple T rex
A miniature edition of one of the largest moving vehicles on earth ever.
Lego Duplo cargo ship
Redbull Air Race inspired acrobatic airplane. It’s a biplane version with 2 pairs of wings stucked one above the other. Bright and lively colors are a must, of course.
Lego Duplo acrobatic airplane