Build a moving LEGO® butterfly

August 9, 2022



Have you seen butterflies flying around in real life yet this summer? If not, you can now build this beautiful sunbathing LEGO® butterfly. And of course you can also recreate it if you have seen them. Of course you can change the colours of the butterfly to your heart's content, because butterflies exist in many variations. It is estimated that there are 160,000 different ones.

This butterfly is made from an open 8 x 8 base with a fairly simple movement mechanism but it works super effectively. and a butterfly doesn't make a lot of movements of course. When you turn the handle, a total of 5 gears are set in motion which eventually convert the rotating movement into the up and down movement of a lever mechanism. Gravity causes the wings to come down again. The entire movement mechanism is covered by a green layer of stones, which makes it look as if the butterfly is resting on a leaf.

This butterfly is designed and made by JK Brickworks. And those who have been following our news for a while know that we have written about him before. We've written about his moving koi carp or the flying bee before. Do you want to see more of JK Brickworks? Then take a look at his YouTube channel for even more great ideas.

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