ISSUE 90

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“This issue’s parts include the second set of components to make R2-D2’s centre foot and its supporting leg, including the silver lubricant filter/reservoir. You also have two parts for the bumper bar that reacts to any contact that the droid’s foot makes with an obstacle in its path.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Pivot Rod is metal, but everything else is plastic in this issue.

Magazine

  • Building The Galaxy – Filming on Location
  • Droid Directory – R2-D2 Astromech Part 12
  • Understanding Robotics – Lab Robotics
  • Build R2-D2: Model Instructions

Build


Assembling the Lubricator

NOTE: These steps are the same as the previous issue, only the Center Foot (Right Side) is different.

Step 1

Arrange one set of Leg Detail lubricator parts as shown:

These lubricators are assembled in the same way the others we have built before, so I will summarize these steps:

Steps 2-4

Fit one of the Leg Detail BP-68 rings over the stepped end of a Leg Detail BP-69. Then, fit the tabs of the top Leg Detail BP-67 through the ring and into the matching notches of Leg Detail BP-69. The assembled part should look like this:

Steps 5-6

While holding these parts together, drive one (1) 2.3×6 mm black screw into the hole inside the base of BP-69 to connect the parts:

Step 7-8

Repeat the previous steps to build the other Leg Detail assembly in the same exact way:

Steps 9-13

Slide a Leg Detail assembly over each end of the Leg Detail BP-39, aligning their tabs into the slots as shown:

Steps 14-15

Fit the two tabs and two lugs of this assembly into the Centre Foot (Right Side), as shown.

This can be fitted either way, it does not matter:

Step 16

Secure the Leg Details to the foot from behind with two (2) 2.3×6 mm black screws:

Thoughts


It feels like we just did this, doesn’t it? Keep the unused Pivot Rod and Bumper Bar nearby as they will be used in the next issue.

Next Up


 Issue 91 – Centre Foot Base, Leg Key, Leg Pivot Cover, Infrared Sensor/Cable, Switches/Retainers, Castor Wheel, Plastic Plugs (Coming Soon)

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