How to Make a LEGO Keychain.

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About: I'm Mikey!

Hi, I first got the idea from Gunk On Floor's instructable (It was LEGO man-Keychain). I liked it, but I wanted the chain to be somewhere else so I decided to make this.

This is very easy and cheap, will only take you about 1 minute or so.

What you need:
LEGO man or brick.
Hook thingie (look at picture).
Chain thing or string, just something so it can stay on a key chain.

P.S: Sorry about the blurry pictures, I couldn't find my camera so I had to use the webcam.)

Step 1: Screwing on the Hook.

Ok, this only works with a Lego figure without a hat or hair, I'm still working on that.
You need to screw the hook into one of the little holes in the figure's head, and then screw it in.
The head MIGHT pop up so then you have to unscrew a little, push the head down and hold it really tight, then screw it inside until it stays.

Step 2: Adding on the Keychain.

Now all you have to do is add on the key chain and you're done! I hope you liked my instructable!

Step 3: Extras...

Here are some other things you can do with the hook and chain to Lego items!

( I ran out of hooks, and I need to buy more :-P )


Thanks for checking out my instructable, I hoped you liked it!

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    borgem

    5 years ago on Introduction

    For hats you could use a tiny drill bit and drill from the inside of the hat. I would suggest using a nail starter/punch to get a good center started. Pre-drilling and adding a drop of super glue for the hook is probably best-practice anyway.

    I may shell out the $5 for an official lego keychain just to disassemble and see how they allow for the head-turning. It can't be all that complicated, but there is only one way to find out....I'll report back if I ever get around to this.

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    borgemborgem

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    In looking at the disassembled lego man in another post, it just dawned on me that they (lego) probably use a hook with a long enough shank (or whatever you want to call it) and glue/affix it into the body only. This would allow for the head to rotate, but prevent any vertical play at the same time.

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    matrix828cormac3050

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    this is just a bit random but the white/brown"R2-D2" thing is R7-A7
    its quite cool.

    ~Operator99

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    poiu12340

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I think it is a good idea to put a small neodymium magnet in on of the holes a hot glue it in it make it easy to hang your key's on a refrigerator or light swich

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    martymunch

    10 years ago on Introduction

    This is a cool idea. My son will like this. BTW he says "The red R2 was in fact an R5-D4 from Episode IV..." I have no idea but he can quote the movies and tell me stuff I never knew. Cool 'ible!

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    arnoldt

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Finally something to do with all those lego dudes.

    You can find them almost anywhere! 99 cent store is a good place, they must have like little toys on them or something.

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    williamkidd

    11 years ago on Introduction

    thanks.. now ill never lose the keys to my lego house! lol.. awesome..

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    ledzep567eldonmanuel

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    you can find them at hobby stores. they are used(from my experience with them) as the connectors for soabbox racers. you screw two (or more) into the top of your car and run a string(or wire) through them and its used to help guide them down a track without wheel guides.

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    Brennn10

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I was always curious about what to do with all the extra LEGOs I own, I guess this is one of them. These might be good to sell on ebay.

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    GorillazMikoBrennn10

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    yeah i was curious about them too, and i decided to do this haha. sell them on eBay (if you want) and if you do, tell me how much you got for it hahaha

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    Vertigo666

    11 years ago on Introduction

    R4-something something Yeah, what pipeski said, just glue the head and legs to the body. Actually, now that I think about it, it seems like you put the screw into the part where the head pops onto, so that the screw's doing a double job of keeping the head on and being a hole for the chain. The legs are def, though. Ooh, spell check....simple.

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    pipeski

    11 years ago on Introduction

    The keychains made by Lego are not quite the same as standard Lego figures. They dont come apart in your pocket. To avoid your keychain coming apart you might want to consider gluing the legs onto the body with cyanoacrylate glue. The heads on the commercial kechains are also permanently attached, but will rotate - I'd guess they probably use a special hook that also bolts the head to the body.