Well, ordering ELEVEN THOUSAND Lego bricks (plus a few extras) takes a while. In the meantime I wanted to make a little helper template. The inside of BB-8 needs to be hollow so that our "hamster" robot can drive the body. So that means smooth. This Lego brick jig helps fill the void so that I can make sure I'm not invading the interior space when I build the model. We have a digital file, but this helps reduce the errors.
It has a bunch of eyes because I needed flat tiles, after all, I don't want the panels to stick to the jig. And eyes were cheap on "The Lego Wall" at the local Lego Store.
|Initial jig for BB-8 interior shape.|
|Start of the first edge of "Panel 3" of BB-8.|
|BB-8 Build area.|
|Jig and BB-8 building area|