Removing a Lego Keychain

Here, we will revisit removing a keychain from a lego minifigure. While there are other methods, here is how we perform the deed. Once you have traversed to your nearest lego store, over 100 miles away if necessary, and selected your minifigure keychain you're ready to begin. The important tool in this method is a soldering iron. Any clamp that can secure the chain should work. The little one in the yellow shirt running away is mine too. I think he just saw the Jawa Sandcrawler!

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Prep Your Minifig

First, you need to get your minifigure ready for keychain removal. I like the Irwin brand quick clap, but a vise or similar device will also work. Clamping on the ring is my preferred method.

Step 2: Apply Heat

Next, I apply heat from a soldering iron. I place the tip of the iron in the ring closest to the figurine's head. In this demonstration the iron is set to 40watts and held for about 40 seconds. After this short period of time, I twist and pull the minifigure. The stud slides out easily.

Step 3: Play

After the screw/stud is removed you may have to reassemble your minifig. Then play and have fun!

The legs might be Kra Gl e 'd in. But that keeps little boys from making a construction Ewok worker!

Community Contest: Toy Building Blocks

Participated in the
Community Contest: Toy Building Blocks

Share

    Recommendations

    • Indoor Lighting Contest

      Indoor Lighting Contest
    • Stone Concrete and Cement Contest

      Stone Concrete and Cement Contest
    • DIY Summer Camp Contest

      DIY Summer Camp Contest

    4 Discussions

    0
    None
    LegoHalo5

    5 years ago

    Ah looks so much like Austin!