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Mr Flibble

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An aternate eye level for Mr Flibble

The original ideas submission used 2x2 flat disks, when did the test build I changed these to the curved satellite dishes. With the curved dishes there is an option to lower the eye level by a few millimeters. Its a simple change using three black 1x4 plates instead of a single 1x4 brick. Put two plates on top of the clip of Mr Flibble's bill (step 36 in the instruction), then the row of bricks his eyes attach to (step 37), followed by the third 1x4 plate. Its a small change and its down to personal choice which way you prefer. I've done a quick render so you can see the difference with the original on the right.


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Building Mr Flibble - Part two

To complete your Mr Flibble


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Building Mr Flibble - Part one

These are the building plans for Mr Flibble, this is not an official LEGO product but it has been test built (see previous update). These are free plans for any fans who want to make their own Mr Flibble.

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Mr Flibble Parts List

Here is the parts list for the completed build. All the part numbers were generated by LDD. I used transparent red flat 1x1 circles for the eyes and the colour of Mr Flibble's Bill and Feet are described as  'Flame Yellowish Orange' by LDD (Not bright Yellow or bright orange). The other colours used are Black, White and bright Red.

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Mr Flibble test build

The parts arrived and it was all systems go with a test build of Mr Flibble. The build went well but there was one issue which needed to be addressed before I could offer up any building instructions. Mr Flibble's wings worked loose very easily. The wings were attached to a 1x2 plate which in turn attached to bricks with side studs. The attachment to the plate was very strong but the side studs just did not grip as tightly. The solution was to relace the 1x2 plate with two L shaped plates - the wings are now attached to six side studs which gives a much stronger attachment and you can flap his wing without it working loose.

The finished model is 116mm tall, 81mm from the tip of his toe to the tip if his tail and 79mm wingtip to wingtip. Now that I have a finalised and tested design I will make up a set of building instructions. Next update in a few days

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Mr Flibble gets a tail and a smart bow tie

The next stage in turning Mr Flibble into a set is to rebuild him using existing pieces of Lego. Not all of the parts used in the submitted design appeared to be readily available. This also gave me a chance to improve the model, adding a tail and a curve to his back, a more rounded chest and a smarter bow tie.

I am still waiting on parts but as soon as they arrive I will complete a test build and post photos of the completed Mr Flibble. For anyone wanting to build their own I will be creating a set of building instructions which I will add as a further update.

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Mr Flibble gets a tail and a smart bow tie

The next stage in turning Mr Flibble into a set is to rebuild him using existing pieces of Lego. Not all of the parts used in the submitted design appeared to be readily available. This also gave me a chance to improve the model, adding a tail and a curve to his back, a more rounded chest and a smarter bow tie.

I am still waiting on parts but as soon as they arrive I will complete a test build and post photos of the completed Mr Flibble. For anyone wanting to build their own I will be creating a set of building instructions which I will add as a further update.

 


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Creating a set - part 1

Thanks for everyone's comments. I am not sure this idea will reach the Lego ideas goal of 10k supporters, however, there are some fans who have asked about build instructions. I have started the build process and made the necessary changes to the design to allow Mr Flibble to be built using currently available parts and colours. All the parts I needed to complete the build have been ordered and my next update will be of the completed model. If you want to make your own Mr Flibble you should be able to get the parts for around £30.

Waiting for the post now......Next update in 10 to 14 days :)