How to make Christopher’s Crimper from Lego

After many requests and serious consideration, my 10 yr old nephew Christopher is proud to show how to make his wonderful quilling crimper from lego pieces, from the “Lego Crazy Action Contraption” book by Klutz. The most important pieces like gears and handles were hard to find elsewhere. We hope this helps those who have physical challenges in using conventional crimpers. Just click on the photos to enlarge – I left them very visibly large.

1) All the parts needed:

2) Gear and handle:

3) Bottom:

4) Back:

5) Top:

6) Front:

7) Complete:

8) Crimping:



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ann
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 10:38:42

    That’s really cool. How nice of him to share how he made it. I have a whole box of lego’s from when my son was a kid but I don’t think he has all those pieces in there. I’ll have to look


  2. Charlotte
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 02:50:13

    What a talented nephew you have and so sweet of him to help. I had heard that a crimper could be made from Lego gears — thanks for the clear photos showing how it is done. 🙂


  3. wousie
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 06:27:16

    Super COOOOOOOOOL! Thanks for showing us Christopher!!!


  4. JoT
    Dec 29, 2010 @ 10:31:01

    That’s pretty cool! I loved Klutz books when I was younger, especially the Klutz Lego book.


  5. Danna L. Maggard-Park
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 07:16:29

    love it!


  6. Nick Chace
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 10:32:17

    Thank you for sharing how to make this. I decided to rummage through some old lego’s my girlfriends sister had lying around. We had to modify the size since the gears we had were slightly larger then what your nephew had used.The design worked great. Tell Christopher thank you and to keep up the creativity.


    • Cee
      Nov 19, 2011 @ 17:49:02

      Hi Nick, thanks for taking the time to comment. I look forward to telling him his influence on the crafting world! 😀 Cecelia


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