Introduction: Lego Magnum Rubberband Gun

Lego Magnum rubberband gun
This is my very first instructable, so if I make a mistake, please give me advice! It took about a week to put all these MLCAD steps together. Please email me if you would like to know what programs I used to make these instructions.
NOTE: it took me probably a half an hour to upload all these steps because the instructables browser to upload images only lets you upload 1 pic at a time!!!

Technically it's more of a sniper gun than a pistol...I guess you could call it a sniper-pistol. The sights are pretty accurate, but not 100% of the time. I've also added a few additions to it like a laser pointer, and a tri-pod. It's a very, very simple trigger mechanism that I figured out one night when I was moderately bored. I have only gotten it to hold about at max 2-3 rubberbands on it. (I know, It jams if I put any more on.)

I have pics and a video of my gun on.

Step 1: Building the Magnum

These are the steps and the bill of materials for the Lego gun. Make sure you have everything for it!
There's a toooooon of steps, 113 steps to be exact. Some of the pictures are a bit blurry. Please be patient while building this!

Step 2: Building the Magnum (cont.)

Step 3: Building the Magnum (cont.2)

Step 4: Building the Magnum (cont. 3)!

Step 5: The Final Product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) (almost)

Once you have the gun done, the next step will show you how to put the rubberbands for the trigger on. I'll also show you how to load, aim, and shoot.

Step 6: Adding the Rubberbands on the Trigger and Loading, Aiming, and Shooting

1st pic: first, take off one of the bent beams on the trigger

2nd pic: put the rubberbands to the axle on the elbow of the bent beam

3rd pic: put the other bent beam back on, and stretch the rubberbands onto the black ball-tipped pegs

4th pic (to load): put a rubberband onto one of the gear teeth on the gear

5th pic: stretch the rubberband over the top piece of that one brick that has 2 teeth-like things sticking out of them

6th pic: line up the sights under your target and......SHOOT!

Step 7: Making the Laser Pointer Holder

1st step: replace one of the plates on the bottom of the barrel with 2 2x4 plates or 1 4x4 plate
2nd step: place the laser pointer on top of the plates or plate that were added to the barrel
3rd step: secure the laser pointer down with tape
4th step: put 2 1x4 bricks on each side of the laser pointer (and you may want to put clay around it to secure it even more like I do)
final step: connect the 2 1x4 bricks by placing a 1x4 plate across them

Step 8: Making the Tripod Stand

Comments

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KimH209 made it! (author)2016-11-22

Do you have an xml list for the parts?

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22181 made it! (author)2015-06-27

Coolio

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fasc23 made it! (author)2013-10-03

Coooooool :)

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megustatrains made it! (author)2013-07-30

Very cool :D favorited so i can build it later

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megustatrains made it! (author)megustatrains2013-07-31

BUILT IT :D it works like a charm

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pickle5 made it! (author)2011-07-15

suuuuuuuper cooool

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dansdoc made it! (author)2010-08-22

where can i get a laser pointer?

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Brickman made it! (author)Brickman2010-08-22

Pet stores might have them for cats and dogs, and maybe walmart or a dollar store. I wouldn't know for sure, it took me a while to find one.

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dansdoc made it! (author)dansdoc2010-12-14

none of them near me

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zreakeo made it! (author)zreakeo2010-12-13

walmart,target,at the check out counter at the bottom of the self.

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dansdoc made it! (author)dansdoc2010-12-14

none of them near me

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zreakeo made it! (author)2010-12-13

i built a famas but it dosent work though sorry i post the picture later alright

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mr. cool 384 made it! (author)2009-09-07

look at mine same mechanism but much more comfy also i think mine has a little more realistic trigger guard XD

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zreakeo made it! (author)zreakeo2010-12-13

cool gun that is the best one that i have seen can you send a set of the instructions for the pistol step by step and pieces and does it work names zreakeo lets be friends alright and mabey a ak-47 red.

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mr. cool 384 made it! (author)mr. cool 3842009-09-07

also the fiber optic sights

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Brickman made it! (author)Brickman2009-09-07

That looks sweet! Great job!

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mr. cool 384 made it! (author)mr. cool 3842009-09-08

thanks the handle is super comfy and the fiberoptic sights pwn i think mine is a little bit longer than the original so it shoots a bit farther also i dug out the back so it can hold 4 rubber bands!!!!!!!!!!!! XD

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dansdoc made it! (author)2010-08-22

where ca i get a laser pointer?

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machomario1 made it! (author)2009-03-21

thats alot of instructions but awsome!pretty good accuracy and looks awsome!

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Brickman made it! (author)Brickman2009-03-24

Thanks, it took a long time for me to even post all those instructions. But, yea thanks for your comment!

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optimist123 made it! (author)optimist1232010-07-30

somebody's really gotta make a lego revolver

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callumkhang made it! (author)2010-07-25

OMG! IS THERE A VARIATION WITHOUT THE WHEEL THING THAT HAS 4 HOLES! I'VE GOT BIONICLES SO I GOT THE MINI 1 BUT NO BIG 1 ! OMG HELP PLEASE

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horrorboi made it! (author)2010-02-07

Took me ages to make but the outcome was well worth it, awesome instructable.

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ericnguyen made it! (author)2010-01-18

there isnt a 4x5x1 piece in lego

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deniz9636 made it! (author)2010-01-18

nice! my brother always bothers me and takes my stuf i will be sure to shoot him.

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ericnguyen made it! (author)2010-01-17

can you make the pics bigger. and also can you show diferent views of the gun  during construction cause its hard figuring where the pieces go.

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Joanassie made it! (author)2010-01-12

Wonderful. Just wonderful. I think I'll build it some time soon.

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nitrolego made it! (author)2010-01-02

this is just fine now since i built this i can get revenge on my stupid brother

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salisbury made it! (author)2009-09-09

This Gun is really great but I thought that you said you made a tripode for this gun do you have instructions for it. And also do you build with legos often I do I have 15 10 gal bins level full of legos so could yuo possible reply today please

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Brickman made it! (author)Brickman2009-09-09

I did have a tripod for it but I took it apart for more pieces. I can probably build it again and make instructions for it in a few days, and that's a crap load of legos you got there! I wish I had that much, though I have a decent amount. But ya, I'll probably make instructions for it soon.

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LegoGunsCompany made it! (author)2009-07-20

Good gun. Maybe you would like your gun to be at

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Brickman made it! (author)Brickman2009-07-23

Thanks. I was thinking about it but I didn't know how I'd get it there or post it there.

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LegoGunsCompany made it! (author)LegoGunsCompany2009-07-25

I can send lego.com an LDD File so people can download it from lego.com

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Brickman made it! (author)Brickman2009-07-26

Well, I thought of using LDD before but the problem was it kept crashing because it can't handle big projects like that. That's the whole reason I used MLCAD because it can handle projects with 500 or so pieces. But if you know how I can do it, please tell me.

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LegoGunsCompany made it! (author)LegoGunsCompany2009-08-29

Send to me the MCLAD file I will do the gun in LDD and I will send it to you my email>I WILL SEND IT TO YOU LATTER<

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LegoGunsCompany made it! (author)LegoGunsCompany2009-08-29

OK>>>This is not my email but a friend gave me his email <<< IT IS : ricardojosegarrobo@hotmail.com

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Brickman made it! (author)Brickman2009-08-30

ya, i'm gonna need to find that file first. I haven't seen it in a while. But thanks, i'll send it to you later.

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LegoGunsCompany made it! (author)LegoGunsCompany2009-07-30

dont woory if you did it in MCLAD or other thing doest matter . But if you did it in MCLAD could you send me the MCLAD file...

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Instructoguy12125 made it! (author)2009-03-30

takes forever to build but thats what lego builders like is unique models that challenge them. not to mention the end results of this thing are frickin awsome! "note to self, do not shoot self point blank with this thing. IT HURTS!!!"

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Brickman made it! (author)Brickman2009-03-30

Thanks alot for the comment! Yea thats what I have to go through as a Lego builder and I, for some reason, had an obsession with rubberband guns. So I tried, and tried to make a firing mechanism for one. So one day it just popped into my head! But yea, I've shot my dad with it point blank and well......let's just say he wasn't too happy afterwards.

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Instructoguy12125 made it! (author)Instructoguy121252009-07-06

lol im suprised you werent grounded

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ballistics expert made it! (author)2009-07-03

THIS LOOKS AWESOME BUT DOES IT FALL APART EASILY? I AM PLANNING TO MAKE ONE SO JUST ENQUIRING:)

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Brickman made it! (author)Brickman2009-07-06

Surprisingly, it is very, very sturdy, though the trigger mechanism can only hold up to 3 rubber bands. I'm still trying to figure out a trigger mechanism that can hold more rubber bands. It's not an easy process.

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Shredder543 made it! (author)2009-06-05

ugh.... I'm still on step two after a day.... If I had all of the pieces readily available... I'd probably have about 4 of these done! I just have trouble finding all of the pieces that I need.

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leonknex made it! (author)2009-04-24

awsome gun dude!

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sauc88 made it! (author)2009-04-23

hey this is the best!!!!!!!!

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Silverton made it! (author)2009-04-15

hey AWSOME lego rubber band. do you think you could just sind me the MLcad file? because the pics will not load for me for some reson.

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cofiddle made it! (author)2009-04-02

aww man!!!!on step one pic 19 i dont have dat piece dang dang dang dang dang!!!!!i want it any subsitutes?

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Brickman made it! (author)Brickman2009-04-03

Well, i dont know what other piece looks like that....um...you could maybe use 3 1x1 black bricks for one, or if that doesnt work use 1 1x1 and 2 1x2 black bricks. Thats all I can think of for the moment.

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