One year, my kids and I turned some old LEGOs into a bird feeder! The Baltimore orioles were showing up in our yard, and as I was looking at a wooden oriole feeder, I realized just how simple the design was. Here’s how we did it.
- Gorilla glue
- Wood dowel
Create your design.
Every great LEGO builder knows that you need a good design. Look at bird feeders or oriole feeders to find a shape you want to mimic. For this one, we decided to mimic a simple oriole platform or tray feeder where you simple put the oranges on the flat portion of the feeder.
1. Build it.
Once you have your perfect design, do a mock build. You might need to test it a couple of times to make sure it’s going to be a good, strong design.
2. Build it again.
After you’ve found the perfect design, take it apart and then start from scratch, gluing each piece in place.
3. Call for reinforcement.
Let your creation sit overnight. Reinforce weak or wiggly areas with more glue. Then stick a piece of a wood dowel through an orange and secure it in a LEGO hole.
4. Hang and watch for birds!
Don’t forget to add on a hook or screw to hang in in the tree. We used our feeder for oranges, but you could also put suet on here as well. Best of all, you can use any kind of LEGOs for this creation.