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How to Build a Lego Rose

Instructions, Lego Wedding

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:

Design Tweaks

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.

Rose Head

IDNameColourQuantity
3023Plate 1 x 2Red4
3710Plate 1 x 4Red6
3021Plate 2 x 3Red4
3020Plate 2 x 4Red12
3709bPlate 2 x 4 with 3 HolesRed1
41769Wedge, Plate 4 x 2 RightRed8
41770Wedge, Plate 4 x 2 LeftRed4
4733Brick 1 x 1Black4
3001Brick 2 x 4Red2
3003Brick 2 x 2Red1
3622Brick 1 x 3Red4
61678Slope, Curved 4 x 1Red4
54200Slope 30 1 x 1 x 2/3Red12

Rose Stem

IDNameColourQuantity
3062bBrick, Round 1 x 1 Open StudGreen15+
3941Brick, Round 2 x 2 with Axle HoleGreen1
3709bPlate 2 x 4 with 3 HolesGreen2
4032Plate, Round 2 x 2 with Axle HoleGreen18
3713Technic BushGrey1
NA* Plastic Beam – 18 cm +Any1
NASuper GlueAny1

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.
 

4 thoughts on “How to Build a Lego Rose

  1. Hi Mark, your lego rose looks amazing! I would like to build the same thing for my wife. However I’ve never really used lego before and I’m unclear on some of the steps in the pictures. Do you have something with even more detailed steps? Or perhaps a video? Anything that can help a newbie like myself!

    1. Hi Johnny,

      I have updated the image recently so it’s a little clearer. Also you can now find above a link to a video on YouTube which walks you through all the steps. Hope that helps.

      Mark!

  2. Hi Mark,

    This looks brilliant and I think i will do a couple for my wedding next year. Is there anyway to get the picture of instructions clearer? I don’t know if you can send it or upload it somewhere.

    Thank you!

    Aly

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