I was thinking for something out of knex to make for the sci-fi contest and I thought of making a knex bb-8. When I looked, I found out that there was not a knex bb-8 on instructables. I was surprised because bb-8 is one of the most popular star wars robots. So I decided to make it. At first I was going to make it with a motor, but it didn't work, so I made is so it doesn't move. Hope you like it.
Please vote for this in the sci-fi contest!
Step 1: Parts Count
Light Grey - 8
Orange - 76
Red - 1
Grey 3D - 64
Yellow - 14
Green - 50
White - 128
Blue - 12
Yellow - 25
Black Wheel (it snaps onto the end of a rod) - 1
Blue Spacers - 8
Silver spacers - 8
Step 2: The Panels
Pic 1: Make six of these.
Pic 2: Make two of these.
Pic 3: Snap the first part into the second part two times.
Pic 4: Make two of these.
Pic 5: All of the things you made in this step.
Step 3: The Head
Pic 1: Make this bottom part of the head.
Pic 2: Add a ring around the bottom for support.
Pic 3: Snap on these small parts to the bottom.
Pic 4: Add these to the middle of the head.
Pic 5: Snap yellow connectors to the top of the head.
Pic 6: Add a white connector and white rods to the top of the head.
Pic 7: Make so the front of the head looks like this.
Pic 8: Add this to hold the eye.
Pic 9: Snap the eye on and you are done with the head.
Step 4: Connecting
Pic 1: Snap 5 panels together to look like this.
Pic 2: Add the last panel to create a "box".
Pic 3: Put supports at the corners of the body.
Pic 4: Another view
Pic 5: Set the head on the body
Pic 6: Connect the head to the body with spacers and a blue rod and a grey connector at the end four times.
Step 5: Your Done!
You have just made the only knex bb-8 on instructables.