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Buzz Lightyear joint repair

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Buzz's arm get broken off in the movie?
Today my son broke his Buzz Lightyear's arm at the elbow joint.  Now I'm not sure if all the joints are similar, but I suspect that they are, and could very likely be fixed the same way should they break.

Regardless, we have a toy with a broken limb, which means it's not being played with, and as we all know a happy toy is one that is being played with.  So let's get to work!



 
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Step 1: Preprare for surgery

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Prepare your work area.  Find a nice space where you can setup shop and keep a couple tools and store the screws.  To repair a broken elbow joint you will need to remove 6 screws.  These are located on the back, and underside of the arm.
The screw that is located in the shoulder is easiest removed if you rotate the shoulder joint so that the screw is facing downward into what would be the armpit.

Step 2: Remove elbow joint

Once you have removed all the screws, remove and set aside the pieces that form the upper arm.  Using your fingers(or a prying tool if you like) pry the two gray pieces of plastic apart that hold the elbow joint in place.  While you have it spread open use a pair of pliers to remove the joint.  The joint itself is probably stiff.  If it is a tight joint the easier way to remove it is to pull downward while rocking the joint along it's axis.

Once you have the elbow joint removed, open up the forearm and remove the small gray plastic piece that is contained within.  Set aside the forearm pieces,and the hand.  We're going to focus on the small gray piece that you just removed and the elbow joint.

my buzz lightyear has his right foot broken and it won't go backon, anyways his helmet and head popped off i fixed the helmet and the head though can't find his arms. his leg is still on but not the aprt that broke off his joint broke when my friend set on him accidently I WILL NEVER FORGIVE. i wish i could show you please help me get it back on tried glue,
trailleadr (author)  starjump2371 year ago
 It's difficult to know how to help without pictures and seeing the kind of break that is involved. To the best of my knowledge all the joints in this toy are very similar so this instructable should be able to help you. Did you read through the repair steps?
Bongmaster4 years ago
no :O give him a hat, an apron and some tea instead :3
trailleadr (author)  Bongmaster4 years ago
ha!  I had forgotten about that.
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