How to build a kinetic LEGO model

What better way to demonstrate kinetic LEGO building than with some adorable prairie dogs poking out of their burrow?

Kinetic LEGO building seems daunting. For those unaccustomed to Technic, it can be tricky to figure out just how to add motion to a model. The basics are quite simple though, as Jason Alleman is great at demonstrating.

The fan builder behind 21305 Maze releases regular videos on YouTube showing how to build different moving models, with this one showing how to create prairie dogs that peek up and down, just as they do in real life.

What makes this video so useful is that Jason shows each stage of complication that is added, making it easy to keep up with and understand what he is doing.

By the end of this video, he has shown how to add motion to four different little critters so they really come to life. With instructions like this, there are no excuses for fans not to add movement to their builds!

Keep up with Jason’s kinetic LEGO builds by subscribing to JK Brickworks on YouTube.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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