When I brought my LEGO build of Bioshock's Rapture to Brickworld 2011 in Chicago, fans of Bioshock wanted to play with the Big Daddy & Little Sister figures I had placed all around Rapture. Now you can build and play with your own. You will need a variety of LEGO specialty parts, so if you don't have some of these, you can find them on BrickLink.
I have one request! Please use these instructions for your own building pleasure. My design, the instructions and the photographs are all copyrighted. Blogging is fine. Building or copying for resale is not cool. Thanks!
To quote Andrew Ryan, "What is the difference between a man and a parasite? A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?' " So to you all you parasites out there - Enjoy!
Step 1: LEGO Elements for Big Daddy & Little Sister
Here are all the LEGO elements you will need for this build:
3 - Dark Gray 1 x 1 Bricks with Studs on 4 Sides
2 - Black 1 x 1 Bricks with Studs on 4 Sides
2 - Black 1 x 1 Technic Bricks with Hole
2 - Tan 1 x 1 Bricks, Modified with Handle
1 - Metallic Silver Cone 1 x 1 with Top Groove (you can use a Light Gray one if you want)
2 - Brown 1 x 3 Plates
1 - Brown 1 x 2 Plate
1 - Black 1 x 2 Plate
4 - Yellow 1 x 1 Round Plates
1 - Dark Tan 2 x 2 Tile
2 - 1 x 2 Dark Tan Tiles
2 - 1 x 1 Brown Tiles
2 - 1 x 2 Brown Grille Tiles
2 - 1 x 1 Dark Gray 1 x 1 x 2/3 Slopes (Cheese Slopes)
3 - 1 x 2 Black Plates, Modified with One Stud (Jumper)
1 - 1 x 2 Light Gray Plate, Modified with One Stud (Jumper)
4 - 1 x 1 Pearl Light Gray Plates, Modified with Tooth
1 - 1 x 1 Light Gray Plate, Modified with Clip Horizontal
4 - 1 x 1 Light Gray Plate, Modified with Clip Vertical
2 - 1 x 1 Black Plate, Modified with Clip Vertical
2 - Light Gray Pneumatic T Piece (T Bar)
7 - 1 x 1 Light Gray Tile Modified with Clip
1 - 1 x 1 Black Tile Modified with Clip
1 - Light Gray Technic Bush 1/2 Smooth
1 - Light Gray Minifig Utensil, Syringe
7 - Dark Gray Bar 1L with Clip Mechanical Claw, Cut Edges and Hole on One Side (The wrench thingy.)
2 - Light Gray Bar 1L with Clip Mechanical Claw, Cut Edges and Hole on One Side (The wrench thingy.)
1 - Pearl Light Gray Bar 1L with Clip Mechanical Claw, Cut Edges and Hole on One Side (The wrench thingy.)
(Use the Pearl Light Gray one for the Little Sister's Adam Extractor)
2 - Pearl Light Gray Barb Small (Helmet Horn)
2 - Black Barb Small (Helmet Horn)
1 - 1 x 1 Light Gray Tap
1 - Black Minifig Weapon, Whip / Plant Vine
4 - Light Gray Technic Pin 1/2
1 - 1 x 2 Black Plate, Modified with Angled Handles on Side
1 - 1 x 2 Black Plate, Modified with Handles
1 - Black Bracket 1 x 2 - 2 x 2
1 - Dark Gray Dish 2 x 2 Inverted (Radar)
1 - Light Gray Vehicle Steering Wheel Small, 2 Studs Diameter
1 - Pearl Light Gray Horn (Unicorn)
1 - Brown Minifig Utensil Telescope
1 - Black Minifig Weapon, Lightsaber Hilt Straight
1 - Trans Light Blue Bar 3L (You can substitute any color)
1 - Copper Arm Mechanical, Exo-Force / Bionicle
2 - Black Arms Mechanical, Exo-Force / Bionicle
1 - Minifig Medium Blue Legs Short
1 - Medium Blue Torso Spider-Man V-Neck Sweater Pattern (Mary Jane 4) / Medium Blue Arms / Light Flesh Hands
(You need to replace her blue arms with right & left flesh colored arms to make the little sister)
1 - Light Flesh Minifig, Head Dual Sided HP Ginny with Freckles and Eyelashes, Slightly Smiling / Frowning Pattern
1 - Medium Dark Flesh Minifig, Headgear Hair Ponytail and Swept Sideways Fringe
(Series 4 Minifigure Surfer Girl Hair)
Step 2: Bioshock Little Sister
This is pretty self explanatory. So just put her together. The syringe does go on a slight angle to make it look more like the Adam Extractor.
Step 3: Bioshock Big Daddy Parts
Here are the parts you should have set out for the Big Daddy.
Step 4: Big Daddy Body Assembly
Here are the steps for putting the center of the Big Daddy together. After completing this assembly, set aside and move on to next step.
Step 5: Big Daddy Face Unit
Build this unit to insert into the body, but set it aside until you have the body sides built in the next step.
Step 6: Big Daddy Side Body Pieces
Be sure and check the placement of all the unique parts for each side. Attach one side of the body, then grab the head you put together already in the last step and insert it under the whip before attaching the other side.
When you slip the dish under the whip, it does not click onto anything. The pressure of the whip should hold it in place, but it may slip out once in awhile.
Step 7: Big Daddy Leg Assembly
After completing the torso, this should be relatively easy. Put these aside until after you finish the arms in the next step. Or, if you're impatient, see if you can stick them on now....
Step 8: Big Daddy Arms Assembly
Be sure and check the placement of all the wrenches so they face the right direction. When the 3L Bar is inserted into the cone, leave a gap between the cone and the 1 x 1 with 4 Studs.
Step 9: Putting Big Daddy Together!
Now simply attach the legs and the arms. You can use a baseplate to secure the legs if you want. Then finally put the Little Sister with her Big Daddy!
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Game.Life 2 Challenge