MOD: R2-D2 thrusters and periscope
Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:58 AM
I always wanted R2-D2 to have maneuvering thrusters after watching him fly around in PT. I used a pair of Clone Trooper helmet lights and drilled a hole of the same diameter as the helmets into each leg.
Also you can stick an antennae into R2's head and pretend it is a periscope.
Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:21 PM
Posted 15 April 2011 - 02:35 PM
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 03:14 PM
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 09:51 PM
What did you use to take the studs off with? And did you need to drill a little hole to fit the swivel disc.
Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:05 PM
I have a hobby manual drill called a "pin vise" It comes with very thin drill bits. I had a drill bit that was the perfect size hole as the Clone Trooper helmet holes.
You need to make sure the hole you drill is the right size. if you make it too large the turn table disc will not pop into place. I used super glue and put a drop in the hole and plugged the turn table on. Then kept moving the disc for a few minutes. That way the glue will not set properly and fix the turntable permanently. You just want to tighten the friction but only do this if you made the hole too big.
Also I had to trim the top half of the leg posts. Otherwise the technic pin that pokes out will get in the way f the turn table post.
hope that makes sense.
Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:28 PM
The third leg was Pepa Quin's idea. I thought the swivel dome might have been as well, but he cut the studs off the body piece instead of the ends of the dome piece as in Pepa's.
Posted 17 April 2011 - 12:08 PM
Although it's a joke, I would like to have at least one.
Anyway, it great.
Are you planing to do it with other R2/R4 droids you have?
Posted 19 April 2011 - 02:23 AM
Hope I explained that well.
Posted 19 April 2011 - 03:16 AM
Posted 19 April 2011 - 03:26 PM
An R2 with a periscope is about as movie accurate as you can get.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 03:31 PM
Thanks Solscud007. I certainly have technic pins that I'm sure I'll never use, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to bring myself to cut them.
It would be nice if Lego would change the head, and give it holes like the clone helmets. Then we could easily attached accessories.
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