ISSUE 42

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“The first of this stage’s parts are two metal sections from the internal frame for R2-D2’s left leg, which is assembled in a similar way to the right leg. You also have an external moulding for his ankle.”

Get ready for what might be the shortest issue we’ve seen so far…

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Building The Galaxy – The Bear Necessities
  • Droid Directory – Polis Massan Medical Droids
  • Understanding Robotics – Carnegie Mellon University
  • Build R2-D2: Model Instructions

Build


R2-D2’s Left Leg Frame

Steps 1-3

Take the Front Left Leg Frame and the Rear Left Leg Frame and slide the two dovetail joints together until flush, as shown:

Thoughts


What the heck was that?! I feel robbed. All of the steps are basically just one procedure. The plastic Left Ankle Joint was not even used and will have to wait for a later issue. Both of the leg frames are metal and will be used again in Issue 44. At least I still feel some residual excitement from building the lightsaber in the last issue.

Running Total of screws used so far: 227

Next Up


 Issue 43 – Left Ankle/Leg Details

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