In the spirit of Valentine's Day...

How can I build a two-dimensional LEGO heart? Here is an example of the shape I'm looking for.

Perhaps the model should be built from the bottom upward? I would prefer that some Red Slope 45° 2 x 2 bricks (and their inverted counterparts) be used to achieve this.

Red Slope 45° 2 x 2

The size of the finished model should not be much bigger than one's hand.

  • Feel free to add or change tags as appropriate; I wasn't sure which ones would be best. Additionally, the first link is to Wikipedia: go ahead and switch that for the image listed there if it would be easier to read. – Peter Cassetta Feb 14 '12 at 2:43

If you live near a LEGO store you might have enough time to pick up the seasonal Valentines set 40004-1: Heart:

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If you're short on parts, you can build a basic heart out of 2x2 and 2x4 bricks for a truly brick-style:

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You can always smooth out the edges with red 2x2 sloped tiles and a few cheese slopes:

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Super simple one:enter image description here

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  • .........clever – LarsTech Feb 17 '12 at 23:37
  • That is probably the only heart necklace I'd ever wear. :) – Peter Cassetta Feb 18 '12 at 9:24

I came up with the following design:

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Using the following parts:

1x [part:2341:4]
2x [part:2449:4]
1x [part:3005:4]
2x [part:3024:4]
2x [part:3040:4]
1x [part:3070b:4]
3x [part:3622:4]
2x [part:3623:4]
2x [part:3665:4]
2x [part:54200:4]

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  • ♥ You could swap the four cheese slopes (54200) for two 2x1 double-sided slopes (3044) – Ambo100 Feb 14 '12 at 10:31
  • True, although I liked the subtle change in angle the cheese slopes give, with a slightly more rounded top. – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Feb 14 '12 at 10:37

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