Earlier today I walked into my local department store to find out that this year's LEGO Star Wars advent calendars were heavily discounted as it was already four days into december, and I, being 19 and loving the movies, thought that buying one would of course be the greatest idea of this month. When I got home I naturally got to open as many as four gifts, it being the fourth day, and I was hooked once again...
Pretty soon after I had assembled a mini model of a Star Destroyer, I started playing with an idea to make it into a keychain. I started searching Instructables if anyone had posted a guide on making one, and I was sure there was at least one, I only managed to come up with a couple of rather "interesting" Instructables, both of which basically involved drilling a 5mm hole in the middle of a model and attaching some sort of string to it and calling it a keychain. Tut tut, but sure, it works fine enough for a simple brick; I'll give you that. I knew that I could do wayyy better.
So here it is, my guide on how to convert a LEGO mini model into a sturdy keychain.
Note: Sorry if the pictures are more or less a bit dark! The Sun goes down at around 2:30pm around here at this time of the month, and, well, I'm doing some late night 'ibling so it doesn't exactly help with the lighting either...
If you have any questions about this Instructable, feel free to comment. :)
EDIT; (NEARLY) TWO YEARS IN: I stumbled across here to reply to a comment today, and found out that this Instructable has been viewed by over 15k people so far, which is awesome and a bit stunning considering how simple I thought it would be. Thanks to everyone who's taken the time to read through, and I hope people have taken the idea to make a kickass keychain. Mine has lasted insanely well, and at this rate the plastic will wear off into a round slab before it breaks :)
So here's what you need: