How to build a LEGO R2-D2!
Well, the boys have been into all things Star Wars this week, and Aidan built this LEGO R2-D2. He looked at several options with a Google image search and then created this design. It should be fairly easy to put together if you have enough white and gray bricks!
R2-D2’s head rotates all the way around.
Use a hinge, a 4 x 4 blue plate (flat brick) and a 2 x 2 round black plate for R2-D2’s face.
Attach the hinge like this:
Then add the black circle.
R2-D2’s body is a basic column. The bottom is made up of gray plates, as shown. There are brackets on the front to hold the two gray round bricks.
These are the pieces that Aidan used to make the head turn. It’s cool because it swivels all the way around when you turn it, but it doesn’t spin freely.
Leave an opening in the body for the turn table. This is a 4 x 4 turn table with locking base.
The arms are attached to a 1 x 2 Technic brick on each side of the body.
The arms are built like this (inside):
And the front leg:
Aidan didn’t put wheels on R2-D2, but it would be easy to do.
Aidan is working on a C3PO, but we’re running low on the right types of yellow bricks, and I told him that I’m not ordering any more bricks since we just spent money on Christmas gifts. So we’ll see. 🙂
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