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“This issue’s parts include three sections and two connectors for the third ring frame that supports R2-D2’s body. This one runs around just below his dome. You’ll complete the ring (which includes adding a pair of sensors) and attach it to the rest of the body framework in [Issue] 83.”




Materials: All of these parts are metal.


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Assembling the Top Ring

We have done these ring connections many times before, so I will simplify these steps.

Steps 1-5

Connect Top Ring Section BF-05 to the right end of Top Ring Section BF-04 using a Ring Connector and two (2) 2×4 mm silver screws, as shown below.

All of the stamped part numbers should be facing up:

Steps 6-8

Connect the other Top Ring Section BF-05 (also with the part number facing up) to the left end of Top Ring Section BF-04 with a Ring Connector and two (2) more 2×4 mm silver screws:

This top ring should look like this now:


This will end up being the last ring section we have to build. Keep this assembly nearby for Issue 83 when we will complete it.

Next Up

 Issue 82 – Right Tool Compartment/Door, Centre Tool Compartment/Door, Front Housing/Grilles, Ultrasonic Sensors/Housing, Hinges

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