Rogue One, A Star Wars Story-Have you seen it? Loved it? Now you can build it! Build one of the new cool ships from the movie. Make this U-Wing from a few simple wooden blocks. Kids can easily create a simple replica of the ship with just a few blocks in minutes. All the Star Wars stories are so creative I'm sure the creators of this fantastical saga must have played with imaginative toys like wooden building blocks when they were kids. Just like Star Wars is always coming up with cool new ships and weapons, kids can always come up with something new when playing with toys that spark their imagination, like wooden building blocks.
This may not be a detailed lego creation of the ship, but it's a pretty good likeness and uses just simple geometric shapes found in a wooden block set. Let their imagination fill in the details! Try it out just follow the easy step by step instructions and soon you'll be having out of this world fun!
(2) 6" small basic blocks
(1) 6" large basic block
(4) 4" columns
(2) 4" small wedge
(2) 6" small wedge
(2)4" large wedge
(1) 2" single hole window block
(2) small items such as straws, toy pieces, sticks, pencils
STEP 1-MAKING THE COCKPIT
Place (2) 4" large wedges next to each other with the flat side down and angled side up.
Now add a small 4" wedge on each side of the first blocks. The small wedges will face the opposite direction
and will be lying flat on the table with the angled edge on the outside.
STEP 3-MAKE THE WINGS
At the end of each 4" small wedge place a 6" small wooden block laying flat as shown below.
At the end of the 6" blocks add a 6" small wedge. This block will be lying flat with the straight edge to the
inside and the angled edge to the outside.
Put the 2" single hole window block on the large wedges of the cockpit. This makes a window for the
STEP 6-MAKE THE ENGINES
For this part you will use some clear tape. When playing with blocks there's no rule that says you can't
use a little tape to help them stay together. Clear tape can easily be removed from your wooden blocks.
Make the engines by laying the 6" large block on the table flat. Then hold a 4" column on one end so that it
just extends maybe 1/2" inch out over one side of the block. Tape it in place with a small piece of clear tape.
Repeat on the opposite end of the block.
Now flip the block over so the column blocks are on the table. Repeat above step by adding 2 more columns
on top of the 6" large block.
The engine of your U-Wing should look like this. Now you will slide the engine into place at the
back of your Star Wars vehicle.
STEP 8-ADD THE GUNS
Last of all add some guns to your U-Wing. You can use any small item such
as a piece of a straw, a pencil, a stick, or a toy piece. We used two short pieces of K'NEX toys. Just lay
them on the table in front of the cockpit part of your Star Wars vehicle.
And there you have it, the U-Wing from Rogue One.
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You can do anything with a little creativity and some simple wooden blocks!