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!

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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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77 Discussions

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Jelefante
Jelefante

3 years ago

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

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YOUTUBEFREEKYOYO
YOUTUBEFREEKYOYO

3 years ago

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!

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darrenhall
darrenhall

4 years ago

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.

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NelsonG
NelsonG

5 years ago on Introduction

To anyone wanting to make more!

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

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flameape
flameape

6 years ago on Introduction

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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Mac1997
Mac1997

8 years ago on Step 6

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

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BGxNOCCout
BGxNOCCout

7 years ago on Introduction

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

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dave614
dave614

8 years ago on Introduction

to quote re: removing & replacing the legs on the binder clip, Step 3:

"This takes a bit of force but it can be done!"

If you are building this stuff, don't you already have "the force" with you ...

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mak24
mak24

8 years ago on Step 6

instead of normal pen caps we can also add those LED pens with those blue LEDs on top, that way we can have really cool ion thruster and if placed beside your bed can add up as a really cool night light..

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Mainkai
Mainkai

8 years ago on Step 6

Now all we need is a tie fighter version... Maybe the ball from a defunct old-school mouse and some of the cardboard backs from post-it notes?

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thealeks
thealeks

8 years ago on Introduction

dude theres an article(with a link) about this in Star Wars Insider magazine! congrats. also awesome 'ble!