Hi dear COMO® fans, today let’s deal with the COMO giraffe. It is the first giraffe build of toy bricks that is movable. This giraffe in the big brick format is especially joyful for children in the age from 2 to 4 years. Older children may build giraffes using COMO®+ plates with studs and bricks of the small format, e.g. using Q-Bricks®.
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What do we need?
Do you and your children also love to admire the giraffes with their long necks and their long legs in the zoo? It’s always amazing to watch them eating from the top leaves of a tree, isn’t it?
Now you can bring our giraffe to life in your children’s room. That’s the beginning of your zoo. You need 20 yellow and 8 brown or red bricks of the big format with two by four studs. We always take Buggi® bricks, but it should work well with many more brands, too. Furthermore, you need 8 COMO® plates with holes.
Here is our “list of parts” in short:
- 20 yellow bricks with two by four studs,
- 8 brown bricks with two by four studs, and
- 8 COMO® plates with holes
How do I build a movable COMO Giraffe?
By the way. Do you like to eat sandwiches with your children. If yes, then you have probably prepared them with your children. So our children can easily use this technique for building our DUPLO giraffe.
The first layer
First, we put the first layer of bricks so that we can already guess where the head, the neck, the body and the long legs will be.
The second layer comes here
Second you “put the butter or the mayonnaise on your bread”, i.e. you put the COMO® plates on the bricks so that you connect the single bricks with each other. You can see what to do exactly in picture No 2.
And layer number three …
Third we “put the salami or cheese on our bread.” Put again a layer of bricks on the plates, but this time the studs have to show to the plates. Where you want the giraffe to have brown flecks, you use a brown or red brick.
The fourth and last layer
Our giraffe’s body can’t be as thin as its legs. So build on another layer of bricks on each side of the belly. And there is your giraffe.
Now you can move almost every part of the giraffe, the neck, the legs and even the tail. Perhaps you can build another giraffe. Life is much more fun if you have a friend. Let them trot across your children’s room’s savanna. I am sure you can easily build a tree where your giraffes can eat the leaves from. Here your giraffes can crane their necks upwards.
When they have eaten enough, they can sit down and relax on their hind legs or take a short nap. One of your giraffes is perhaps a talented giraffe which lives in a circus. It is able to put its forelegs on a stool or it can catch rings with its long neck. What kind of tricks can your giraffe show us?
Further ideas for playing
Sure that you can create many more animals with the bricks form your box. What about bringing a butterfly to life which then will fly on the giraffe’s nose? – Atishoo! You can also find elephants in the savanna.
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Our last hint for you:
You can admire a three dimensional model of the COMO giraffe following this link in case that you need more information for building:
We recommend you to buy the “COMO® Set movable models” if you like to build the COMO® giraffe. This set is available here:
Buy colorful BUGGI® bricks in many colors and for a good price at our partner Buggi Toys:
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