In January, I mentioned that my Dad had started the "Build your own R2D2" partwork and it's time for a bit of an update.
He's not quite up to date but getting there. As you can see, the main dome framework is built and sits on it's provided stand. There's a nice roller bearing in the top, and more for the wheels it appears. One leg is half built and we have the bits for the second.
Generally, things are going well. The biggest problem is that the correct number of nuts, bolts and screws are provided with no spares. Since they are tiny, we now need replacements and I'm not sure where to get them from. Eileens etc. don't sell them, I think I need to check Maplins. In the meantime, the publishers helpful customer service people have promised to send an extra issue out with more attached.
The most exciting bit involve flashing lights and a small projector. I'll show you these another day once I've worked out how to display them to thier best advantage.