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“This [issue] includes three parts for R2-D2’s left leg. Keep the white cover until later, when it will be fitted to tidy up the inside of his ankle joint. This time, you will be fitting the metal part that supports his left driving wheel, plus the metal plate that closes off the outer details.”

The Left Leg Bottom Cover and Plugs are not used in this issue and will be installed later.



Materials: The wheel mounting plate is metal, the plugs are soft rubber, and the rest is plastic.


TypeQuantitySizeColorHead TypeFor
Screw32.5x5 mmSilverPanMetal
Screw52x4 mmSilverPanMetal


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Assembling the Left Leg

Steps 1-2

Slide the Left Ankle Mounting Plate over the ankle of the leg assembly from Issue 44, with the curved side out and shallow recesses facing up towards the blue and silver details:

Steps 3-4

Align the Left Wheel Mounting Plate with the leg frame, matching the two locating pins to the proper holes, and secure with two (2) 2.5×5 mm silver screws:

Take care not to lose the loose Left Ankle Mounting Plate as it will not be secured in place until later.


With all of these short issues, I constantly wonder if this model could have been built in much shorter time with issue consolidation. But, DeAgostini has their reasons for extending it out to 100 issues and I don’t want to speculate.

Next Up

 Issue 48 – Left Leg Shoulder Sensor

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