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“The parts provided with this [issue] include the large outer casing for R2-D2’s left leg. You have also received the first two components to build the lightsaber that fits inside his head compartment, which you will be assembling in the next [issue].”

I took the photos for this issue with my new Canon 90D DSLR. However, after a long micro focus adjustment session, I neglected to turn RAW format back on. So, I apologize if these images seem to be of less quality than usual!




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Adding the Leg Detail

Steps 1-3

Align the Left Leg Outer Casing with the matching recesses in the Left Leg Outer Plate from the previous issue and press it into place:

Step 4

Make sure the part is fully seated:


Four steps completed in one action. That makes for a very fast issue, but this assembly will not be needed again until Issue 44. Regardless, it is nice to see some of the first lightsaber components. These lightsaber pieces in this issue are metal, but the Left Leg Outer Casing is plastic.

Next Up

 Issue 41 – Lightsaber Crystal Housing/Grip Ridges/Stabilising Ring/Blade Emitter/Activator

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Building the 1:2 scale Star Wars R2-D2 from DeAgostini