How to Make LEGO WWII Planes

By Kahlea Pendleton
The U.S. declared war after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

World War II was a global conflict that lasted from 1939 to 1945. A number of combat aircraft of the time were designed and built in the U.S. Among them were: the North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, the Chance Vought F4U Corsair, and the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. If you are a fan of the war planes of WWII, you can create your own mini-plane with LEGO pieces. However, you will need the right LEGO pieces to create a simple WWII plane.

Lay a grey 2-by-8 plate on a flat surface and attach a white 2-by-2 plate on the four lumps at the edge of the grey 2-by-8 plate.

Attach the middle part of the white 2-by-4 plate on the four lumps of the grey 2-by-8 plate in front of the white 2-by-2 plate.

Snap the midsection of the white 2-by-2 triangular plate onto the four lumps of the grey 2-by-8 plate in front of the white 2-by-4 plate.

Connect a 2-by-4 red plate vertically on the last part of the grey 2-by-8 plate.

Turn the structure around to the front of the plane and attach a red 1-by-2 plate on top of the white 2-by-2 plate at the edge. Then, add a grey lamp holder piece in the back of the red 1-by-2 plate on both sides of the structure on top of the white 2-by-2 plate. The grey lamp holders will act as the headlights.

Attach two white 1-by-6 plates vertically in front of the lamp holder pieces in the midsection of the structure.

Connect the wings. Attach a white "left plate 3-by-6 w. angle" on the white 2-by-4 plate that you attached earlier in Step 2 just behind the lamp holder piece on one side. Repeat the step on the other side of the structure for the white "right plate 3-by-6 w. angle." These are the front wings of the WWII plane.

Attach a white "right plate 2-by-4 w/angle" on the last two lumps showing on the 2-by-4 red plate that was added in Step 4. Add the "left plate 2-by-4 w/angle" on the last two lumps on the 2-by-4 red plate. These are the back wings.

Attach a yellow 1-by-1 round plate on both lamp holder pieces. Then connect two red 1-by-2 grey plates and place them in the middle of the red 1-by-2 plate that is in front of the lamp holder pieces. Add a red 1-by-6 plate horizontally behind the 1-by-2 plates.

Connect a red 2-by-4 plate, vertically, in the midsection behind the 1-by-6 red plate. Then attach a white 2-by-4 plate, vertically, behind the red 2-by-4 plate. The white 2-by-4 plate should extend beyond the plane like a tail.

Add the grey "bearing element 2-by-2, single" on the last two lumps of the 1-by-2 red plates in the front of the WWII plane to act as your propeller. The propeller "nose" part should extend past the structure. Place a 1-by-2 brick underneath the propeller piece.

Slide the actual propeller onto the "nose" of the "bearing element 2-by-2, single" piece. Attach a red 2-by-4 plate, vertically, behind the "bearing element 2-by-2, single" piece. Then attach a grey 1-by-2 brick with two horizontal snaps on both sides of the wings as guns.

Connect three "1-by-2 plate w. 1 knob" behind each other on the last six lumps on the back of the plane. Lastly, attach a "roof tile w. lattice 1-by-2-by-2/3" horizontally on both sides of the back wings close to the "1-by-2 plate w. 1 knob" pieces.

About the Author

Kahlea Pendleton has worked as a freelance editor since 2008. She has edited content for ChaCha.com a well-known, fast-moving texting company as an expeditor and has served as a homeschool teacher assistant for the past two years. She also has her degree in music education.