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How to Build a LEGO Snowman in 3D

During winter, every kid likes building their own snowman outside, but after the snow melts, we just watch our creation transform into a puddle of water. Wouldn’t it be nice to build a snowman that doesn’t melt? Why not just build it out of LEGO? That’s right, LEGO! The popular toy can be shaped into anything that you want! Learn how to build a LEGO snowman for a quick and easy engineering activity.

While you can make this LEGO snowman in the winter, you can also make a LEGO snowman any time of year for fun easy LEGO creations that will keep kids occupied for hours and boost their engineering and design skills, too!

Step-by-step instructions for how to make a LEGO snowman! Build a 3D LEGO snowman that will never melt in under 30 minutes!

Since this magical snowman doesn’t melt, you can make it anytime you feel like it, whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter. you can admire your work any time of year.

How to Build a Snowman out of LEGOS

One of the many wonders of the snow season is building your own snowman, but it is so disappointing that they only last for a season.

Wouldn’t it be nice for it to last as long as you want and be able to build it anytime? Then just build it out of LEGO!

That’s right the popular toy that you can use to build anything that your imagination can come up with but this time it’s a snowman. you snow to create it so that would also mean it wouldn’t melt!

Do you Need a Winter Friend? We’ve got a LEGO Snowman for You!

Winter is a magical time of year, and what better way to celebrate the season than by building your very own LEGO snowman?

With their bright colors and endless possibilities, LEGO bricks are the perfect medium for bringing this iconic winter figure to life.

3D LEGO Snowman

Whether you’re a seasoned LEGO builder or a beginner, this 3D LEGO snowman is a fun and creative way to spend an afternoon.

So grab your bricks, put on your warmest sweater, and get ready to build a snowman that will last all winter long.

Where to Find LEGO Bricks for the 3D LEGO Snowman

Here are our favorite sources for finding unusual and unique LEGO pieces and bricks!

What kids Learn During LEGO Engineering Projects

The LEGO snowman building activity enhances a student’s imagination and sparks an interest in making things the way they want.

The LEGO engineering challenge also improves a student’s motor skills and builds spatial awareness when creating 3D designs like this snowman. It also improves their sense of independent decision making.

Students get to picture the qualities they look for in a snowy friend and make it come to life.

Step-by-step directions for how to build a LEGO snowman! Make a 3D LEGO snowman that will never melt in less than 30 minutes!

If you want to turn this DIY LEGO snowman into an engineering challenge, give your students a specific direction or handicap, but let them use their creativity to make their own snowman designs.

You won’t have all of the same bricks as we did, so it will be a challenge for the students to create a similar design with the brics they have on hand.

If you want to take this activity further, try these LEGO STEM challenges by clicking the image below!

lego challenge cards

Where to Buy Bricks for LEGO Building Challenges

There are so many places to find LEGO bricks now. You can even learn how to make a LEGO brick using a 3D printer if you can’t find what you need for these projects.

But if you don’t have a printer, you can always get them from your friendly neighborhood toy store or just click the affiliate links that we have for you below!


Here are some LEGO STEM products you can use in your classroom!

All of these LEGO STEM sets have working, moving parts and are a great way to introduce complete STEM builds and activities to your students.

lego amusement park ride working set

LEGO Amusement Park Ride

lego pinball set

LEGO Pinball Table

lego fairground set

LEGO Expert Fairgrounds Set

lego tecnic mars rover

LEGO Mars Rover

lego amusement park game brick loot

LEGO Carnival Game

simple lego engineering kit

LEGO Simple Engineering Kit

lego space rollar coaster set

LEGO Space Roller Coaster

lego classics lots of bricks

LEGO Classic Lots of Bricks

lego pacman building game

LEGO Pac-Man Game

lego friends technical carnival lego set

LEGO Friends Beach Amusement Park

lego gear bots klutz

Klutz LEGO Gear Bots

klutz lego race cars

LEGO Klutz Race Cars

simple machines lego kit

Simple Building Machines

lego ferris wheel kit

LEGO Ferris Wheel

lego drones

Flying Drones Building Kit

lego solar powered robot

Solar Robot Building Kit

lego ultimate stunt riders challenge

LEGO Ultimate Stunt Riders Challenge

More LEGO Engineering Projects

I show you how to build an easy LEGO Snowman, but if you’re up for more LEGO engineering challenges, check out some of these other LEGO building ideas.

The Benefits of Learning with LEGO

Building a LEGO Snowman encourages creativity and imagination, as well as logic!

Building a 3D design with LEGO requires thinking about how to construct the snowman and what pieces to use.

LEGO builders also improve their fine motor skills, as it requires using small muscles in the hands and fingers to manipulate the bricks.

Students also develop problem-solving skills because this can help develop problem-solving skills as it requires thinking about how to make the snowman structurally sound and figuring out solutions to any issues that arise during the building process.

lego challenge cards

Completing LEGO engineering challenges also leads to increased patience and persistence. It takes time and effort to complete a 3D LEGO snowman, and sometimes kids even have to go back a step, taking apart and rebuilding certain parts to get them correct.

Even with all that work, completing a LEGO snowman gives sense of accomplishment and boosts the self-esteem of students, as it represents a tangible outcome of one’s efforts.

Step-By-Step Directions for How to Build a LEGO Snowman

LEGO bricks are used for making a LEGO snowman. Building a LEGO snowman is a great way to explore LEGO engineering while enjoying the winter season, whether it is done for entertainment purposes or as part of winter STEM activities.

How to Build a LEGO Snowman

How to Build a LEGO Snowman

LEGO bricks are used to build a small snowman as part of the imaginative and entertaining pastime known as "Making a LEGO Snowman." People of all ages can engage in this pastime and gain a variety of advantages, including the promotion of creativity, enhancement of fine motor skills, development of problem-solving skills, encouragement of patience and tenacity, and the feeling of accomplishment. Building a LEGO Snowman is a great way to explore the possibilities of LEGO building while enjoying the winter season, whether it is done for entertainment purposes or as part of a display with a winter theme.


  • 4 black round 1x1 plates
  • 1 orange 1x1 cone OR carrot OR 1 orange 1x1 brick with 1 orange round 1x1 plate
  • 1 white 2x2 brick
  • 4 white 1x1 bricks with knobs
  • 8 white 2x2 plates OR 16 white 1x2 plates
  • 4 white 2x4 plates OR 8 white 1x4 plates
  • 18 white 2x6 plates
  • 6 white 2x8 plates
  • 6 white 4x6 plate
  • 24 white 1x4 plates
  • 6 white 4x4 plate
  • 12 white 1x2 plates
  • 8 white 1x4 bricks with knobs


    1. Start by creating the base of the snowman as shown in the picture.

    LEGO Snowman Shared Process 26

2. make 2 extra more of the base and then stick them together. 

LEGO Snowman Shared Process 24

3. create two curved pieces to fill out the spaces

LEGO Snowman Shared Process 34

4. add all the shapes together to form the body of the snowman

LEGO Snowman Shared Process 7

5 to create the head start by following this small piece shown in the picture

LEGO Snowman Shared Process 14

6 add more pieces to it on the sides like this 

LEGO Snowman Shared Process 12

7 slowly making it into a smaller circle 

LEGO Snowman Shared Process 8

8. stick it on top of the body

LEGO Snowman Shared Process 6

9 finally add the eyes, nose and buttons

LEGO Snowman Shared Process 1

10 enjoy your beautiful snowman

LEGO Snowman Sample 7 5

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