Minneapolis is acting a lot like it’s west coast cousin this weekend. It has been raining for hours, which has made cranking out this DIY really wet. But the showers let up for an hour this afternoon so I was able to put together my LEGO flower pot and take some good pictures. I think it’s adorable!
This little LEGO flower pot also bears some resemblance to the evil flower pots in the Mario games, which makes it all the more delightful. (CORRECTION: My brother has informed me that in fact, the Mario feature I’m describing is actually a “pipe” not a “pot” - so I’m reporting back with that correction.)
Plus, it’s super easy to make and I imagine a little kid would get a kick out of it, if you have one of those.
Here’s how you make it!
1. Get a LEGO baseplate and start constructing your bottom row. If you need a baseplate, I suggest eBay. Plus, they have different colors or sizes besides the standard green 32 x 32 stud square. I was able to buy up enough of these green bricks at my local LEGO store, but you could also head to the toy store and just buy the big mix pack too. Stripes would be fun.
2. Make sure you don’t just click one LEGO brick on top of the other in the same pattern. Alternate the overlapping of the bricks so that you don’t just end up losing the whole structure. See the video for more detailed view of what I’m describing.
3. I wanted to create a little definition in the shape, so I built outward too - but feel free to try your own thing.
4. Once complete, get the inside a little damp with some water and place in your flowers! Tap down the dirt to make the top nice and flat.
5. Water regularly and enjoy!
Total cost: $7.99 for bricks and $2 for flowers.