Step-by-step instructions with alternative brick solution and some newly-discovered functions.
About this creation
Sorry, this page's size is too large and my internet connection is lousy so I got to brake it down to 2 parts. The second part can be found here.
Ok, so here is the instruction for my Lego paper wasp gun . It's (obviously) a gun that shoot paper wasp (a.k.a hornet, paper pellet, paper V, paper U, stinger). It's very simple, will take only about 5 minutes to build. Bohdan Tkachenko kindly made another 3-stud-wide version (mine is 4 studs wide) But I've got to say that it is a bit harder to reload and more picky on the size of the wasp.
On the main picture you'll see all the pieces you need to complete the gun. Among the rods, 2 are 6-stud long and one is 4-stud long. 2 of the studded beams are 9-stud long. The rest all measure 7 studs.
I designed the gun based on pieces I have. So, if you don't have some of the pieces, please see the instruction anyway, you may find a way to replace them. I'll cut short some steps that I think you can figure out yourself and focus more on trickier steps. If you successfully built the gun, please notify me!
Add the 4x4 plate to the bottom. This is the base.
These 2 pieces are the 2 sides of the body of the gun. If you don't have the pieces, just build it so that it has the same overall look and correct dimensions.
Put 1 side of the body, ONLY ONE SIDE of the body on to the base you have built previously.
The handle can be made from any angled beam of suitable size.
I connect the 2 angled beams with rods, but pegs can also be used.
Connect the handle to the body. Mind which is the correct hole!
The hook piece. The rod is 6 studs long. Put in two 3-hole small beams with those cross at both ends. Secure with the "rings".
Remember to put the rod into the right hole!
1st step for the trigger. The rod is also 6 studs long. And there's a small 2-stud rod on the other end.