X-Wing Fighter From Office Supplies

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Introduction: X-Wing Fighter From Office Supplies

This instructable was strongly inspired by "Build the Starship Enterprise from useless office supplies," so thank you instructables user bchafy! And if you make it, send me pictures!

Step 1: You Will Need:

1 chisel sharpie
4 pen lids
1 small pencil sharpener
4 2" brass fasteners
2 medium binder clips
2 large binder clips
1 defunct memory chip or similar
1 strip of staples (not pictured)
epoxy or hot glue (hot glue works a LOT better)
poster putty

Step 2: Wing Base

Glue the memory chip under the clip of the sharpie. You don't actually need to use glue as the binder clips will hold it in place, but I highly recommend it for structural stability.

Step 3: Wings

Remove the legs of the binder clips. Replace the legs of the medium clips with the legs of the large clips. This takes a bit of force but it can be done!

Step 4: Wing Assembly

Clip the medium binder clips to the memory card. Use some glue here too if you like to prevent future wobbling. Glue the pencil sharpener in place for the cockpit.

Step 5: Thrusters

Beginning with the underside, glue the pen lids in place for thrusters (I suppose you could use tape, but glue looks a lot nicer). Glue two of the fasteners on the bottom wings for cannons. Tape will hold them in place while the glue dries.

Step 6: Finishing Steps

Glue the top two thrusters on. This is the fiddliest bit as they don't have anything to rest against. A little blob of poster putty will be your good friend here. Glue on the top two cannons, and glue a strip of staples behind the cockpit to give more body. You are done - unless you can think of some way to add an R2 unit. You can also use one of the discarded large binder bodies as a display stand.

Okay, I really need to get back to work now.

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Hi, I just joined since this looks like a fun site and I wanted to make and post my X-Wing attempt. What do you think?

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this is so cool! i am currently gathering the materials for this. credit to whoever came up with this! whoever did, they are a GENIUS!

Stumbled on this page the other day and i had to build one. Very fun little project with the grand kids.

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This is great since I almost have to much office supplies!

Here's mine, with a few mods... I started off using masking tape then ended up doing the whole thing! added a couple of large paperclips! :)

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Very cool - nice project to do with the kids in the school hold - nice job.

Don't know if this will be of interest but a Facebook page has been put up called. INSTRUCTABLES PROJECT CHAT - I am always interested in the back story to a persons build and thought this might be a nice way for folks to.
Tell their project back story.
Get quick feedback and help with build issues.
Let others see how excited builders are about their new projects, where they are now, where they are heading.

Hope to see ya around some time.

To anyone wanting to make more!

http://1800recycling.com/2011/07/diy-star-wars-recycling-vehicles

Suggestion for the R2 unit- bottom end-plug of a Blue Bic pen glued on with poster putty or double sided tape.

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brought it into school to show my friends and i got it confiscated and it was put in the bin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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this inspired me to make a milenium falcon witch i will post on here soon