After having two LUL Mace Windus for a few years now, they were getting very annoying with their non movable right arm. So, I decided that I should take one apart and see what is inside! Then, if all went well I would make it into a minifigure.
All you need is large paper clip, tweezers and a sharp knife (with adult supervision if you are a child ).
First, I took off the right arm and saw it had a wire running through it. Then I took off the other arm, and could see the circuits. I had already seen the holes under the arms and the panel on the back of the torso. I tried to press inside the holes to release the panel, but no success. Then I stuck the paperclip in the left arm hole and pushed the panel as hard as I could releasing it slightly. Then I picked up the knife and levered it out. It caused a tiny bit of damage to the inner side of the panel, but who is going to see that? I thought to take some photos to show you what it looked like:
You can see the batteries, and the wire in the arm.
The back panel:
The stages of battery removal:
The arm wire (note the black knob which held it in place):
The arm. See that once I cut the wire, I used the tweezers to push the black knob inwards, out of the way. But, it did snap one of the plastic battery holders.
The panel can now be placed back on easily, and be taken off easily using the tiny holes under the arms. The batteries prevented this before.
The figure afterward, without the parts added.
The Mace Windu Clan (From left: Transformed LUL, LUL, Custom Mace):
The two Turbo Tank Mace Windu figures:
I hope this is helpful for those of you who wanted to change their Mace Windus and Luminaras!
Btw, the legs are NOT removable.
Edited by KimT, 12 August 2009 - 07:47 AM.