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June 30, 2017 - Buildinst moves to new address

It is my pleasure to tell you that I've launched "new buildinst" at You can find many new building instructions there. I also plan to write regular reports from my LEGO workshop there. This "old website" will be kept online but I will not update it any more.

December 31, 2016 - New Year's Eve with new building instructions

You can start new year 2017 with new building instructions for anticipated CLEV3R CAR built out of Mindstorms set 31313, dragster built out of set 42036 and three smaller models built out of Creator sets 31037, 31045 and 31046. You can learn more about what I was working on, what I'm working on now and what you can expect in future at my blog.

February 14, 2016 - Two new instructions and record in blog

At the beginning I'd like to announce that building instructions for hovercraft built out of set 9394 were finally released. I've also added instructions for cute cat built out of set 31044. If you are interested in what I was working on last half of year and what I am working on now, read the latest record in blog.

December 31, 2015 - Christmas are going on

I would like to wish you many pleasant moments spent with building instructions from buildinst and LEGO bricks in new year 2016. I also want to gift you with building instructions for my biggest model so far - forwarder built out of set 8053. Launching improved website has complicated little bit so I suppose it will be online in the beginning of February 2016.

November 17, 2015 - Get ready for great changes

You've probably noticed that there was nothing new at buildinst for almost half a year. I'll compensate you for this stoppage soon. I'm going to innovate whole web site to make its administration easier for frequanter updates. I also plan to introduce the third language - Russian. Since it will cost some money, I'd like to thank all of you who financially supported buildinst up to now, especially: Olivier Dumont, Ohr Shottan, Michal Cieciora, Diego Curcio and Sergey Gnilitsky. I think it was enough for prologue so let's check which building instructions were added: panda built out of set 31021, flower and bee built out of set 31031 and yellow duck built out of set 31029. Instructions for other (bigger) models will be added soon.

June 29, 2015 - More building instructions for models built out of 2015 sets

There are four new building instructions for alternative models built out of 2015 Lego Technic and Lego Creator sets at buildinst. These models are Moby Dick and speedboat built out of set 31034, mantis built out of set 31031 and plane built out of set 42035. Finally I'd like to mention that my second article was published in 22nd issue of HispaBrick Magazine. It begins on page 37 and this time it is about building alternative models out of Lego Technic sets.

April 29, 2015 - The first building instructions for alternative models out of 2015 sets

Beginning of spring continues in sign of new models and building instructions especially out of 2015 sets. At first I'd like to introduce building instructions for plane built out of set 8041 that you can also build out of set 42041. I've also added building instructions for alternative models out of set 31030, polar bear out of set 31034, dragon out of set 31017, scene with surfer out of set 7346 and scooter out of set 42001. You can read more about new models on blog.

February 13, 2015 - A lot of new models and building instructions

I have been very productive in building alternative models this winter. I've built most of them out of amazing set 31017 - unbelievable 9 models in addition to existing four. Other alternative models were built out of sets 31019, 9394 and reborn set 8041 (42041). Building instructions for most of them are already available and you can learn about rest of them more on blog. And if you are interested in how I build my alternative models you can read about it in 21st issue of HispaBrick Magazine on pages 46 to 49.

November 6, 2014 - Building instructions for loader were released

And here it comes - building instructions for compact wheel loader were released! You can download them in pdf here. Besides them there were also added instructions for trike built out of set 42010 and four alternative models built out of set 31017. But what I want to mention most are new more detailed descriptions for models with ratings. You can find them at most of 2013 and 2014 sets. I plan to add this new style of descriptions to older sets too. You can read more about it on blog.

August 17, 2014 - Eventful summer

Beginning of summer was full of various events - I've prepaired models for exhibition at Lipno Point, participated in selective procedure for new Lego Creator designer and also built new models. You can read more about these events on blog. Besides, I bring you 4 new building instructions for alternative models built out of sets 31002, 31021, 42020 and others are coming soon.

April 27, 2014 - New Creator models

There are new building instructions for boar built out of set 31004 and for 5 models built out of small set 30189 available on buildinst now. Set 30189 is perfect example of unlimited building possibilities of Lego bricks - you can build so much even out of few bricks with little bit of imagination. You can read more about new models on blog. In the end I'd like to point out new feature. If you like buildinst and you want to support it you can donate money for its development via PayPal now . I'll appreciate any amount of money and I'll be happy if you write me message what you would like to be improved at buildinst or which set should be chosen for next alternative model. Link to PayPal is placed on the left under menu.

March 14, 2014 - Great spring building instructions issue

Spring is coming and new building instructions for models that were created during winter time are here with it. Specifically I mean two alternative models built out of set 42010 (sports car and tractor), brand-new grader built out of set 8067 and sweet duck that ends on tyrannosaur plate :-) built out of set 31019. I've submitted tyrannosaur and duck to "BE THE SPECIAL" competition on so if you like them you can give them "like" here. You can also look forward to other interesting alternative models that I've described on blog.

January 18, 2014 - Little website improvements

First buildinst update in 2014 is in sign of current results of survey. Based on them I've added my "Lego Story" and links to lists of parts for most of alternative models. You can read more about these news on blog. If you haven't participated in survey yet you can still give me your feed back by filling up this short survey. And finally I've added new building instruction for mammoth built out of set 31004.

November 24, 2013 - Christmas at buildinst one month earlier!

This year Christmas comes to buildinst one month earlier and Santa Claus gives you brand new building instrution for bulldozer that was built as alternative model out of set 42006. Besides this instruction there is new report in blog and finally I've prepaired short survey for you and I'd like to ask you to fill out it. Your answers will help me to improve buildinst in future.

August 9, 2013 - New instruction for snow groomer was added

I'm bringing you building instruction for snow groomer that is third alternative model built out of small set 9391.

July 9, 2013 - Two new instructions were added

Number of sets that buildinst offers alternative model building instruction for was swelled by two. There are new instructions for red shark built out of set 9394 and helicopter built out of set 9393 here.

May 1, 2013 - Beasts are coming

After Easter bunny I'm happy I can share with you two new animals - shark and dachshund. You can already build dachshund out of set 31004 and you can meet shark on blog but be careful to avoid being bitten... :-)

April 1, 2013 - Celebrate Easter with Easter bunny

I wish you happy Easter and give you another building instruction for rabbit built out of set 8048 that lifts its head and paws when its tail is pressed down.

February 27, 2013 - The first instruction of year 2013

I'm bringing you the first building instruction of this year. It is rabbit built out of set 31004.

December 28, 2012 - Santa Claus gives you instruction for forklift truck

Christmas time is here and Santa Claus has come to buildinst and brought you brand new instruction for forklift truck built out of set 8052. You also can check blog to know what is waiting you in future.

November 5, 2012 - Instruction for hot-rod with remote control was added

Finally instruction for my first car with remote control is here! It was built out of set 8041 with minimal amount of other parts. You can read more about this hot-rod in blog or get instruction here.

August 26, 2012 - Instruction for 7th alternate built out of set 8048 was added

Time of summer vacation ends slowly and I'm coming back with new instruction for trike built out of set 8048 and little progress in development of new car with remote control - check blog for more information.

June 3, 2012 - New instruction for hot-rod built out of set 8041

There is new instruction for hot-rod on buildinst. It was built out of set 8041 and it features V8 engine, steering and openable doors, hood and trunk.

May 6, 2012 - Instruction for scooter built out of set 8048 was added

Today I've brought you new instruction for scooter that features single cylinder engine under seat and is built out of set 8048.

April 11, 2012 - buildinst celebrates its 1st birthday!

Yes, I launched buildinst with just three building instructions for small Creator alternates and great vision for the future this time one year ago. Meanwhile, I increased number of instructions to 29 - 14 of them are for Technic alternates and rest is for Creator ones. For this special day I prepaired brand new instruction for motor boat built out of set 8068, link to my first instruction ever (still photogaphic) for truck with work platform built out of set 8052 and instruction for grasshopper built out of set 4916 for you. I've also added new report to blog.

February 29, 2012 - Instructions for two alternates out of set 9391 were added

After two weeks I am back with two new instructions for alternative models built out of mini-set 9391. Snowmobile with ski steering is first of them and Captainmib's tracked dumper with dump body tipping is another one.

February 17, 2012 - New instruction for Snow Cat

I'm giving you instruction for snow cat at time when almost whole Europe is under snow cover. I hope it it will help you to get out of it... :-) Snow cat is mostly built out of set 8294 and it features even remote control thanks to added PF parts. You can read more about it on blog.

January 25, 2012 - Tyrannosaurus is coming

Today's update brings instructions for one of my cutest creations I've ever built out of Lego Technic. I'm talking about Tyrannosaur built out of set 8048, that surely impresses you by its appearance.

December 24, 2011 - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I wish marry Christmas, a lot of Lego under Christmas tree and happy New Year 2012 to all buildinst fans. I've prepaired building instruction for plane built from set 8068 as Christmas present for you. This plane features retractable landing gear and stick in cockpit controls ailerons and elevator.

November 25, 2011 - New features on web

This time I haven't attached any new building instruction on web but I've added few new interesting features. Specifically there is new gallery and links to discussion forums on blog and it is possible to download building instructions for all alternative models built from Lego Technic sets in PDF now. Check blog for more information.

November 12, 2011 – Instructions for models from two new Technic sets were added

Number of sets, for which I offer instructions for alternative models, was increased in two more pieces. Instructions for formula built from set 8041 and weeing dog built from set 8067 were added. In total you can find building instructions for 21 alternative models built from 6 different sets.

P.S. In next update I’m going to expand blog by adding gallery and links to forums where you’ll be able to express your wishes, comments and praises for buildinst easily. ;-)

October 16, 2011 - 3 instructions for models from set 4916 and 5763 were added

Number of instructions for alternative models from set 4916 was increased by snail which is already 10th model from this set. I've also added 2 more instructions for T-Rex trike and motorbike from set 5763.

September 20, 2011 - Instruction for telehandler from set 8052 was added

Range of instructions for alternative sets was extended by another Technic set. I’ve just added building instruction for telehandler built from set 8052. It features motorized lifting boom, deployable stabilizers, rear axle steering and adjustable rearview mirrors.

August 16, 2011 - Instruction for plane from set 5763 was added

I've added instruction for propeller plane built from set 5763 today. This plane is my second creation from set 5763 and it features turning propeller and fixed landing gear.

July 17, 2011 - Instructions for dragster and helicopter from set 8048 were added

I’ve multiplied number of building instructions from Technic set 8048 twice by today’s update. I've added new instructions for dragster and helicopter. Dragster features V4 engine with moving pistons and front axle steering. Helicopter rotates its rotor blade and anti-torque rotor by turning gear on side of body. Helicopter is also unique for its use of bendable parts (flexible axles). It is my first building instruction with bent flexible axles. Its rendering is not perfect but anyway it is good beginning. I’ve also added instruction for bear from set 4916. I shouldn’t forget record at blog which I plan to update more often than before.

June 2, 2011 - Instruction for motorbike from set 8048 was added

Today I added instruction for my first alternative model which commenced my “building career”. It is motorbike built from set 8048 featuring V2 engine with moving pistons and rear wheel suspension. This motorbike was inspired by alternative model from set 8829 which was my first Lego set.

May 19, 2011 - The first instruction for Technic model and other 2 animals!

Finally I’ve finished the first building instruction for Lego Technic model – wasp from set 8048 which flaps wings when its abdomen is being turned. Also I’ve added other 2 building instructions for animals from set 4916 – squirrel and goat.

May 3, 2011 - 1 new instruction was added

In spite of I'm very busy recently, I come with new building instruction for beaver from set 4916.

April 17, 2011 - 2 new instructions were added

Today I added other two building instructions for animals from set 4916 - camel and cat with mouse.

April 11, 2011 - buildinst has started!

I’m happy to introduce you the new website with building instructions for unofficial alternative models form Lego sets. In the section Instructions you can find the first instructions for building animals from set 4916 and formula from set 5763. I also work on the first building instruction for Technic model. There are just my creations here but I plan to publish building instructions for models from others in the future too.