Skalldyr, on 29 April 2012 - 12:54 AM, said:
No, but it seems a bit fragile, if you want to move it.
I had the pleasure to take part in the Speed-Building event as well.
As far as I could remember I can give this quick review:
(sorry no Pics, but head over here at 1000steine
to get a few pics of the events)
- very big Box compared to the final result, i.e. the box is the size of the Space Shuttle
- three instruction booklets, #1 the body, #2 all legs, #3 top and final assembly.
- The body is quite a sturdy construction a lot of "Plate with one stud" are used to get the shape done
- Due to the nearly symmetrical construction iit is very important to keep the head and body properly oriented, especially at the first steps there is only a slight difference, but that matters ;-)
- The tools can be operated form the back (once the "doors" are opened)
- The legs attachments are a bit wobbly in my opinion and this was not the result of the Speed-Building.
- When sitting on the two legs the body rests on the two "rounded boxes" attached to the two main legs. It is pretty stable this way.
- The third leg is released with a latch on the back of R2D2. It activates a ratchet mechanism where a 2L Liftarm locks into a row of Gear Racks. The leg falls down and R2 can now be posed
- When moving the third leg up the ratchet is supposed to lock it, however due to the rather hasty assembly we had to operate the lever at the back to fix the third leg, I think it is intended to do this automatically (i.e. gravity and the smooth way LEGO axles operate when properly assembled)
- It's good looking in my opinion BUT, NOT swooshable :-) much more suited for display purposes!
- And I would like to see it next to the Technic Version in Real Life!