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Help With The Friends Lipstick

OrthobotrexOrthobotrex Member Posts: 165
edited February 2012 in Building and Techniques
I'm gonna start by saying that I'm NOT collecting the lipsticks of the new theme...I just hope the title will be catchy enough so people could notice.

It's just that I'm building a new MOC and I'm having a hard time figuring out how to mount an inverted dish along the axis of a technic axle pin with friction ridges.

Then I saw the lipstick and thought it could do the job. Though I want to confirm two things first:
1) If the handle fit through the pin, and:
2) If the colored end can be separated from the whole assembly.

I'm hoping someone who has the Friends set can confirm if the assembly is feasible. The sets won't be available yet in our country.

Many thanks!


  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    Your link doesn't work! I have the Friends lipsticks but not sure about the technic thingummy (don't really do technics). But if you fix the link and I've got the part, I'll check out your suggestion when I get home.
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,907
    2) It's one moulded piece.

    (@LostInTranslation it's this piece, you're bound to have one)
  • OrthobotrexOrthobotrex Member Posts: 165
    edited February 2012
    ^^Sorry for the non-functional link...I can't edit anything now. Any pin type will do as long as it's the one you could put it through those bricks with holes in them. It doesn't have to have friction ridges.

    ^Thank you for that one... I should've just done that in the first place, I guess.

    So, since it's one moulded piece, I guess I have to cut one of my Lightsaber blades instead of having those things ordered.

    Anyway, I'm still wondering if anyone can suggest an alternative build without having to cut things up? So the concave side of the small inverted dish could get aligned through the long axis of the technic pin's hole?

  • sidersddsidersdd Member Posts: 2,432
    Pneumatic T-Bar?
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    I fixed the link in the first post for you.
  • julian977julian977 Member Posts: 65
    Would the handle of the minifig-scale screwdriver be long/grippy enough? You could 'hide' the 'blade' end at the back.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,108
    is it looking like a satalite dish or a wheel hub the dish? if its satalite dish then it should just clip in to the technic peice. unless its
  • OrthobotrexOrthobotrex Member Posts: 165
    edited February 2012
    WOOHOOOO! I am back again!
    I fixed the link in the first post for you.
    Thanks very much! :-)

    Lifting form the other thread I made:

    @sidersdd: the pneumatic T-piece has a small portion protruding and makes the dish sit proudly[against the structure], but If I can't have anything else, then it will be the one I shall use.

    @julian977: The screwdriver is also feasible, but I don't like bending hide it, if that is what you mean!

    @Redbullgiveswind: It is the small satellite dish, but it won't fit through...assembly below...

    The reason why I was mulling the use the lipstick is that were it feasible, the dish would be closer to the technic piece. But since it is a single piece, the colored part would stick through. I don't think I can hide that with a 1x1 round plate.

    I have attached where the dish is supposed to be.
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