Brightly colored LEGO® bricks create a fiery glowing effect behind the rainbow LEGO Easter cross. I love the effect of a beautiful rainbow reminiscent of God’s promises adorning a symbol of the most precious promise ever kept. A step-by-step LEGO building guide through images is included in this post.
Building a LEGO Easter cross like this one or our equally cool Stained Glass Lego Cross is a great way to remind your kids of the true focus of our celebration. This holiday is not about the bunny, it’s not about the eggs, it’s not even about the peeps, much as I love them. It’s all about Jesus.
Using LEGOS to Teach the Gospel
You can spend Passion Week and Lent doing a lot of different things but I can’t think of a better way to spend the last week leading up to Easter than spending time reflecting on the great sacrifice Jesus made to save us, and the incredible miracle of the resurrection. Make this cross a family LEGO building project and a time to talk about Him.
I don’t know how things work in your house. In our home, LEGOS are basically currency. In fact, for an indefinite period of time the little round studs were actually used as currency between children to make LEGO purchases in the mini-village economy they set up. This brilliant toy pretty much rocks our house. Therefore, if I want to make a big impression I quite naturally ought to reach for LEGO bricks to teach. I don’t nearly as much as I should.
You can use the rainbow LEGO Easter cross in several different ways to talk to your kids about Jesus and teach them about Easter. One idea is to take turns reading the Easter story as you build together. Read Matthew 26-28, which tells the story beginning with the fateful Passover meal.
You could focus on Matthew 26 and the first half of 27, and then build this LEGO® empty tomb of Jesus Christ while you finish reading Matthew 27 and 28. If you want a LEGO build for each chapter, make sure to look at the Stained Glass cross I linked to earlier.
The Bricks You Need
You’ll need a decent collection of rainbow color bricks, a green platform, and light-colored bricks to build the cross. If you don’t have any bricks at home, I recommend this set. If you don’t have these exact bricks, see if you can come close with what you have! Here’s the exact list of the bricks you will need for this rainbow LEGO Easter cross.
- Three 2×4 blue bricks
- Two 2×3 blue bricks
- Five 2×6 blue bricks
- Four 2×4 light purple bricks
- Three 2×4 dark purple bricks
- Seven 1×2 dark purple bricks
- Two 2×4 red bricks
- One 2×3 red brick
- One 2×2 red brick
- Two 1×2 red bricks
- One 2×8 red brick
- Six 2×6 orange bricks
- Two 2×2 orange bricks
- Two 1×2 orange bricks
- Seven 2×4 dark yellow bricks
- One 2×3 dark yellow brick
- Three 2×2 light yellow bricks
- Three 2×3 light yellow bricks
- Seven 1×2 off-white bricks
- One 1×8 off-white brick
- One green platform
Step-By-Step LEGO Easter Cross Building Guide
To build the cross, have your kids follow along with these pictures of each step. Just like using an official LEGO instruction book, these images will show you how to build a rainbow LEGO® Easter cross.