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How to Draw a Lego as a Self Portrait

Learn how to draw a Lego person, with all their simple block shapes, and then customize the final look. A fun and easy pop culture project.

There’s nothing like drawing what you know, so a fun self portrait project for kids might be to imagine what they might look like as a Lego.

They certainly (thankfully!) needn’t worry about details of their eyes, nose or mouth. And any clothes they are wearing must be turned into very simple block shapes.

That leaves lots of time to make some very neat block letters for their name, and something to hold that shares an interest of theirs. The same goes for coloring. Who ever saw a scribbly Lego? Cartoon coloring especially, calls for neat and careful work.

TIP: Whether your students are in your classroom or you are teaching online, I really recommend they fold their paper three times FIRST to get the dashed lines that are seen on all the steps. They really help students fill the paper, get things centered, and get out of any ‘tiny’ drawing habits.



Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to Draw a Lego

  1. Draw a square head.

  2. Round the corners, and erase the old ones.

  3. Draw the torso with rounded shoulders.

  4. Add two sleeves.

  5. Add two arms with circle hands.

  6. Finish with pants OR …

  7. … make the shirt into a dress and add legs.

  8. Personalize with hair, face and something in the hand.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

  10. Note: Keep details simple!

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