K'nex Halo Brute Shot- Cannon With Mag




About: pretty laid back, have some pretty long time lapses with this site, I enjoy a challenge and being forced to use logical deduction and solve problems. building and creating things has always interested me as ...

I've decided to post a brief 'ible of this so that (hopefully) someone can work with it and make it awesome. It is essentially a cannon that has a four shot, horizontal mag above the barrel that loads into the chamber and can be fired. The rounds are unique, and made of wheels, and the whole thing uses quite a bit of pieces, but it's manageable.  I wanted to keep this documented somewhere before moving on to other projects, so here it is. Also, I post all the pic details in notes. Also, this will more than likely not ever be finished with in-depth photos of the rear piece...hopefully someone will get it or something. 

It's a bloody cannon with a mag.
It shoots pretty hard- two band chains of two #64's sent a round through cardboard. 
Unique trigger and hand placement.
Unique round type.
Ratchet is pretty durable.
Forward swinging grip.

It doesn't look too great.
It's probably very uncomfortable for those with smaller hands.
Bands can be hard to pull back.
Loading system isn't 100% reliable, and it needs to be in an upright position when in use.

But keep in mind, this is more of a concept than anything. Hope you enjoy it!

Step 1: Random Bits You'll Use Later.

Let's build some random parts that came off of the gun first, shall we?

1-5: Weird top railing.
6-7: Loader
8-12: Forward grip
13: smaller fake barrel
14: weird thing that goes over one of the fake barrels
15-18: mag pusher

Step 2: The Mag, Part of the Receiver, and Part of Lower Barrel

This is a chunk from the midsection that houses multiple parts.

Step 3: Lower Barrel, Bullet Lock and Wheels.

Title says it all.

Step 4: The Blade, Handle and Trigger(incomplete)

This is not really an instructed step so much as a bunch of pictures to give an idea, since it's kind of crappily built anyways(other than trigger). This is very complex and I died even trying to cover this part, because I sort of just did things randomly all over the place...sorry.

Step 5: Putting It Together.

This is death at the back half to front half connection. I didn't cover it, but you're going to need to stretch, remove, replace and jam pieces together to make it all fit. I don't even know how I managed to do it. My tip is remove the (green) rods, make the connections first, then stuff the rods in somehow afterwards.

Step 6: The Round.

Simple enough.

Step 7: Loading and Firing.

Be safe, and have fun.

This assumes that you have it built, which I doubt. Sorry again...



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    Oh goodness no, this is long gone. What I know is that I have less than 100 yellow connectors so this cannot use more than that, it requires numerous wheels, somewhere around 6 grey/black rods, 6 bendy grey rods, probably like forty grey clips(a lot are decoration), around 60-80 snowflakes(many can be replaced with blue 3-d connectors, a few grey 3-d connectors, like twenty red rods, around 200 green rods, around 80-100 white rods, 40-50 orange connectors, around 4 hinges, about 40 yellow rods(probably less), maybe 20-30 blue rods and there are like 100 green connectors but we all have more of those than we need. These are by no means accurate, but I know that I don't have too many pieces so if you have a decent amount then you'll probably be fine.

    i just built the knex heavy cannon by i_am_ Canadian so i thinks i have enough once i have dissemblance it


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you. I tried to pick out the most challenging one I could think of that hadn't been done.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! I don't like Halo too much either honestly, but I figured attempting a brute shot would be the most interesting thing to do at the time.

    DJ Radioapples!!!!!

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Not really, although if you took the excess decoration off, it could be a good low-part alternative to the only other 2 repeating cannons, IAC's bow and Knexfreek's tank.

    apples!!!!!DJ Radio

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, I looked at both of theirs and KnexFreek's isn't even a cannon lol. They both fire rather small ammo ._.

    apples!!!!!DJ Radio

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    True. I thought of this...but, it's not hard to do so since all you'd have to do is take the entire tail off, break off the little decoration barrels and you're good to go lol.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Really? The instructions aren't so great, so it may be a bit of a challenge, and I apologize for that. You'll also probably need to work with this a bit and modify it to suit your needs. Hope it goes well, if you do.