This is a description of how to create a model of the Easter Rabbit using fischertechnik elements!
I play with different educational manipulatives for a living. (Visit www.weirdrichard.com). Over the years I have built different holiday themed models using all sorts of toys. This instructable will describe how to create a model of the Easter Rabbit carrying an egg basket!
Note: The CAD looking images were generated by LDraw/MLCAD and a fischertechnik elements library.
Step 1: Gather fischertechnik Elements
You will need to gather your elements. The fischertechnik elements are available from a range of kits available from ebay, Craig's List, or fischertechnik retailers. Elements can be purchased individually from www.fischertechnik.com.
4 Angular Block 60 Degrees
1 Angular Block 30 degrees
1 Winch Drum
1 Link 15
2 Link 30
1 Clip Axle 20
1 Spring Cam
6 Building Block 30
5 Building Block 15
1 Building Block 15 with 2 Pins
1 Clip Axle 30
1 Clip Adapter
4 Chain Link
2 Single Rivet 4
1 Building Block 5 with two Pins
2 Coupling 30
Step 2: Ft Easter Rabbit
Begin a leg by inserting a Building Block 15 into a Building Block 30.
Step 3: Ft Easter Rabbit Continued
Insert a Building Block 15 with 2 Pins into the side of the Building Block 15. Slide a Link 15 into the top of the Building Block 15 with 2 Pins, and an Angular Block 60 into the rear face of the Building Block 15 with 2 Pins.
Step 4: Ft Easter Rabbit Continued
Add a second leg by sliding a second combination of Building Block 15 and Building Block 30.
Step 5: Ft Easter Rabbit Continued
Slide a Building Block 30 onto the Link 15. Insert a Link 30 into the Building Block 30.
Step 6: Ft Easter Rabbit Continued
Slide a Building Block 30 onto the Link 30.
Step 7: Ft Easter Rabbit Continued
Create two Easter Rabbit arms by adding a Building Block 15 on each end of the uppermost Building Block 30. Add an Angular Block 60 onto the front face of each Building Block 15.
Step 8: Ft Easter Rabbit Continued
Center a Building Block 5 with two Pins on the top of the Easter Rabbit. Set the model aside.