Introduction: Knex Barricade/Frenzy Transformer Combo Build

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I guess this is the first Transformer instructable from the movie. I would like to see other people posting their own transformers. If that happens I would be willing to post another one of my own. Also I would like to know who built this and let me know what you think of it. So here you go The transformer build of Barricade and Frenzy.

Also you are going to need a lot of ball joint and connectors for this transformer.

Step 1: Front of Barricade

Picture of Front of Barricade

1 with the bendy pieces create these things
2-3 create this
4 combine items from pics 1-3
5-9 create the front bumper each pic is from different angles
10-11 is the top and bottom of the finished front end of the car.

Step 2: Creating the Face

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OK so i know this doesn't look like barricades face at all but it needed to be created this way. If you think you can do better id like to see.
1-3 build this piece twice for both sides of his face.
4 build 2 of these
5 connect a ball joint to each half of the face you built in pictures 1 -3 on opposite sides for both sides of his face
6 connect them together and his face is complete

Step 3: Creating the Legs and Body

Picture of Creating the Legs and Body

The legs and torso aren't that difficult to make.
1-4 this is the leg both legs are the same so build it twice
5 these are your finished legs the red connectors are the back of the legs and the white rods on the white connector should face each other like they do in the picture.
6-8 this piece looks the same from both sides. to create this you need 12 of those black connectors i mentioned in the earlier steps.
9 connect the top white connector into the blue connector on both sides and the other white rods should just have the very ends into that black connectors and the bottom this is for stability so the legs don't wobble from all the weight thats going to be put onto this thing.
10 the legs and torso should look like this

Step 4: Combining Steps 1 -3

Picture of Combining Steps 1 -3

As the title says take what you built so far and combine it per these pictures.
1-2 take that white rod that didn't do anything from the first step and attach it to the blue connector and it doesn't matter which way the legs are right now because you can rotate them to correct which way they face as long as the blue connector and the white rod are connected together correctly
3-4 take the torso and legs and swing them so that the part you built in step one sits on top like the picture. It may get stuck just have to fiddle with it but this is important because it will keep the top of his body from slipping off of the torso.
5-7 take the 2 halves of the face you build in step 2 and connect them to the blue bendy rods toward the yellow connector like in the picture.
8 there all thats left is the arms and barricade is complete.

Step 5: The Arms the Biggest Step to Build

Picture of The Arms the Biggest Step to Build

I took a lot of pictures for so you wont get confused on how to build these arms This is the reason i created barricade having the arms incorporate the front and back wheels onto his arms when he transforms which is why i like this transformer.
1-2 build this twice they have to be opposite like picture 3
The next pictures show how to construct the arm its only for the left arm you just have to build it opposite for the right arm. I did it that way because there is no difference except there opposite.
4-7 is different views of the shoulder for his arm
8-9 is a really good joint i came up with, its great for a lot of things i couldn't of made any of my transformers without variants of this piece.
10-11 show how to connect it to the shoulder piece you created
12-15 shows how to create the hand.
16-17 show where to connect it to the rest of the arm
18-19 if you built your arms correctly they should look like these 2 pictures
On the green rod you put on the blue connector on his shoulder on each arm is where you will connect the female ball joint connector to from pictures 1-2. so that it looks like picture 20
21-23 fold up the piece around the shoulder( this piece is important for vehicle mode)
There arms are finished

Step 6: Connecting the Arms to the Torso

Picture of Connecting the Arms to the Torso

Short step and with it you will be done
1 the middle slot on the purple connector is where the arms will connect into and the white rod is where the red connector will snap onto to keep the arms stable
2 what the back of barricade looks like with both arms attached. you cant have just one arm on you need to have both otherwise it will be off balance and break off or fall over and break not a good idea to just have one on on there.
3 arms are now attached and your done there a little bit of flexibility so the arms can move to the side a little but wont stay. Now to transform it and your done.

Step 7: Building and Transforming Frenzy

Picture of Building and Transforming Frenzy

Before i get to transforming Barricade I'm going to show you how to build Frenzy because he is a part of barricade.
1 there he is frenzy a tiny bot but still a transformer
2 build his arms and legs
3-6 build his torso a few different views to help see it
7-8 is his head its a chain link wit ha ball joint and a small black connector
9 should have 6 parts to him now to assemble
10-12 arms leg and head attach just follow the pictures
to transform is very easy
13- 14 the arms snap into his hips near his legs
15 his head fold over to one side behind his arms
16 legs swing around to cover the front and the feet rotate around and bam instant boombox

Now to transform barricade and your done

Step 8: Last Step Transforming Barricade

Picture of Last Step Transforming Barricade

After this your all set with your very own Barricade/Frenzy Transformers

1 is the finished barricade
2-3 you grab the torso and pull it out from under the chest and lay it down as you do that disconnect the red connector holding the arms to the torso also you have to rotate the arms from the front to the back so that red connector you disconnected goes underneath the hood of the car then push both arms toward the body on the blue rods.
4 is the top view of what it should look like now
5 when it is like this straiten out the arms so the wheels are level
6 take the two parts wrapped around the shoulder tires and spread them like the picture.
7-8 take the white rods and disconnect them by sliding them to the sides
9 take the legs and flip them toward the front of the car with the white rods removed from those black connectors it should move easily, the legs wont be secure until the arms are
10 flip the yellow connectors or feet around until until you hear a click then its secure
11- 14 the 4 connectors on the bottom of the tors are where 4 of the fingers will snap into to form the back bumper the middle fingers will be revered and fold into the bumper and stick out like picture 14 so they wont move anywhere. Also the two legs will have to be pushed together and the white rods that used to secure the legs will have to be pushed together like picture 14
15 -18 take those parts that are sticking out of the sides of the arms and fold to make the side panels of the car including the windshield
19 -21 now to fold up the head onto the hood just follow the pictures its simple the head will split an each half will fold onto side of the hood
22 -23 flip the car on its side and the 2 red connectors that were on the shoulder should line up with the 2 blue rods under the car just rest them there don't connect them resting there will be enough for stability and so you can transform it easier later
24 -28 The car may be finished but don't think i forgot about frenzy if you look at the back of the car in picture 26 there is a space between the legs if you fix the his head like in picture 25 he should slip right in the back with no problems and there you go barricade transformed and holding frenzy
Just reverse these steps to transform it back any trouble let me know, Have fun with your new transforming knex figure


knex dude 2000 (author)2013-03-14


XxMechTechxX (author)2011-07-26


XxMechTechxX (author)2011-07-26

dude you really think wrong male ball joint female hole joint that is nasty

jingo69 (author)2011-07-23

Amazing transformer, I actually couldn't build it becuase I ran out of joints, but I boosted your ratings to 5 stars!

onizuka2 (author)2008-02-03

i like transformers i wanna make frenzy :3

yah, I guess it's okay but it's the best if i just had the starscream instructions i could compare them and see which one is better.

What does having starscream instruction have anything to do with building frenzy?

sorry i meant comparing starscream and barricade to see wich one is built better

So you can only give you opinion on barricade if its compared to Starscream? I don't understand what one has anything to do with the other.

just forget it, well anyways i want to see the new transformers movie it looks good but people say it's suppose to suck

I think all the designs for the robots are terrible which is making this movie look horrible to me, but I wontknow for sure until I see it this weekend. =(

i'm really looking forward to seeing the movie i agree with the design thing but also i think megatron is a car design in this movie and i'm not so sure about that, but what i really like blackout is still a helicopter but what they really need to get rid of in the movie and the video game is auptimus prime because he's to herioc, but speaking of the video game i own the 1st transformer video game and i really want to get the 2nd because on the show X play they gave an intro about it and it looks so good i want to get it so bad

get rid of optimus?
you've obviously no idea what your saying

ontopic:awesome build

jackj222 (author)2011-04-20

i made one simerlar but i havent posted it but its good

tuffbear8 (author)2010-07-29

for the bendy blue rods i didnt have any so i used one of the bendy rods that are the same size of a yellow one and i took one of thos double orange connectors and messursed the thing and taped the bendy yellow rod on the orange connector so it was the length of a bendy blue rod:)

jconway777 (author)tuffbear82010-10-06


sizzam960 (author)2009-09-03

so many black ball tip pieces i ran out

nutty guy (author)2009-07-31

can you use any other piece of knex other than the blue bendy rods?

Danny (author)2007-08-02

cool!! but before i build it i need to know how many ball joint connecters there are the ones with the ball on top becuse i have like 6

glitched9700 (author)Danny2007-08-02

you need quite a bit and its no exception all my transformers require alot of these kinds of joints to build

for barricade you need 20 but i counted and I'm using with all my transformers and things built 120 ball joint pieces and thats just the piece with the ball at the end and i still have more to use, So i don't know how many people actually have that many knex man pieces.

ColtenSmith (author)glitched97002009-07-27

Glitched seriosly post one of those cool autobots (except optimus i don't have enough peices)

Im sorry. I should have explaiened better. What I mean is what knex sets do I need?

you just need the pieces from the knex men sets and the bendy rods but I don't remember where i got them from.

justavip (author)glitched97002007-08-02

what transformer will you post next

glitched9700 (author)justavip2007-08-02

it will be a surprise i want to see other people post transformers

justavip (author)glitched97002007-08-02

is a real transformer and could u post it sune

justavip (author)glitched97002007-08-02

hey you can use two blue and black hinge thang in u dont have blue flex rode

glitched9700 (author)justavip2007-08-02

yeah you have to be creative if you don't have the pieces, well done

justavip (author)glitched97002007-08-02

thanks i got a LOT of flex rods but no blue ones lol

Kaiven (author)glitched97002007-08-02

your on while im on? cool

Kaiven (author)Danny2007-08-02

about: 36 hands... 14 sockets... 18 ball connectors... excluding frenzy

glitched9700 (author)Kaiven2007-08-02

you only need 20 for barricade and you may be able to cut that down if you get creative with replacing peices

dude! barricade and frenzy are awsome!!!!!!!!!! the only thing I want to know is what sets of pieces do I need to get? your barricade is so awsome!! that I really want to buid it! the only reason Im asking is because I want to build it!

ColtenSmith (author)2009-06-29


erikos kostarikos (author)2009-06-22

i love it

Raz1r Knex Bull3t (author)2009-06-04

I had a lot of trouble on step 3 pictures 6-8 can you make better steps.

If you can be more specific of what the problem is, I can help you out.

well i actually finished it but i didnt feel like having it so i destroyed it

smilee (author)2009-05-10

Two more peope posted a transformer now pretty please post one of yours!!!!!

nathan121 (author)2009-05-09

good one

Bright Shadow (author)2009-04-19

okay, now that it's just plain annoying.


Bright Shadow (author)2009-04-18


Bright Shadow (author)2009-04-16


bhuty (author)2008-12-20

could you post an instructable for your optimus prime please?:) :) :)

dsman195276 (author)bhuty2009-03-18

what would be the point? not only would it take for ever, nobody would have the pieces to build it.

Mintyhippo (author)2008-01-21

I made an awesome k'nex motorcycle, should i post? Watch the video too.

360XXXKNEX (author)Mintyhippo2008-05-26

plz make instructable in the next 4 days plz

Mintyhippo (author)360XXXKNEX2008-05-27

Sorry but I destroyed it to make a rifle which i regret to inform you that also won't get posted because of high matinence and the danger of the ram exploding and denting my wall =p. Also when I shot a cd, a shard cut my thumb <= I.I

barricade643 (author)Mintyhippo2008-07-07

what did you wreck it for dude?

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