One year after the Lego themed wedding…. life feels the same, but with a lot less Lego! I kept a single Lego Vase which now sits in our hallway, and a number of friends still have their Lego Roses in their living rooms/ bedrooms. The rest reside broken into bricks within large crates in our spare room upstairs – one day I will find them useful for a new project!
Lego Rose Instructions
It’s been a long time since I revisited my blog, so a few weeks ago I decided to log in and see if there was an activity. To my surprise I found a number of comments and emails from around the world, requesting instructions for my Lego Rose! You can now build your own Lego Rose by following the below instructions. Image and YouTube video available:
The Lego Rose was never designed to be rebuilt by others, so I have made two small tweaks for stability and added realism.
Improved Leaves: I used a single piece leaf part for my original Lego Rose design (part 2417). This was primarily to help separate the roses from each other when arranged together in my vases. However they never looked authentic though, so the instructions include a new leaf design for added realism.
Glue: No glue was used for any of my Lego Roses and Vases at the wedding. The design worked well…. until many of my drunken guests grabbed a rose by the stem, resulting in a smashed rose on the floor! If you build the Lego Rose and intend to give it to someone else as a gift, I recommend you super glue the plastic pipe to a Technic Bush clip inside the base of the rose.
Which Lego Bricks?
You can find all the parts you need within the footer of the instructions. To make life even easier I have also listed the part numbers below. I source all my bricks as new or second hand on bricklink.com.
|3023||Plate 1 x 2||Red||4|
|3710||Plate 1 x 4||Red||6|
|3021||Plate 2 x 3||Red||4|
|3020||Plate 2 x 4||Red||12|
|3709b||Plate 2 x 4 with 3 Holes||Red||1|
|41769||Wedge, Plate 4 x 2 Right||Red||8|
|41770||Wedge, Plate 4 x 2 Left||Red||4|
|4733||Brick 1 x 1||Black||4|
|3001||Brick 2 x 4||Red||2|
|3003||Brick 2 x 2||Red||1|
|3622||Brick 1 x 3||Red||4|
|61678||Slope, Curved 4 x 1||Red||4|
|54200||Slope 30 1 x 1 x 2/3||Red||12|
|3062b||Brick, Round 1 x 1 Open Stud||Green||15+|
|3941||Brick, Round 2 x 2 with Axle Hole||Green||1|
|3709b||Plate 2 x 4 with 3 Holes||Green||2|
|4032||Plate, Round 2 x 2 with Axle Hole||Green||18|
|NA||* Plastic Beam – 18 cm +||Any||1|
Tamiya 3mm Plastic Beams
I struggled to find enough plastic beams on bricklink.com for the size and amount I required for the wedding. If you have the same problem, I found an alternative at a crafts store when I lived in Japan – Tamiya Plastic Beams 3mm Round. You can also get this online from various online craft stores. The Tamiya beams fit the Lego Rose stem well, but don’t expect the Technic bush to clip on. If you want to hold the Lego Rose by the stem, glue the Technic bush to the end of the plastic beam inside the rose as illustrated by the instructions.
Go Build a Lego Rose!
Now it’s up to you. I have created the instructions and listed the parts. Let me know how you get on, share a picture and let me know if you have any questions. Have a read of my other posts like Perfecting the Lego Rose for the Wedding for more details.