70613 Garma Mecha Man is missing an important accessory from The LEGO NINJAGO Movie – his giant war staff. Brick Fanatics seeks to correct the omission and build a weapon for Lord Garmadon’s mighty machine
The LEGO NINJAGO Movie features almost all of the major sets from the product line in the film’s opening act, including 70613 Garma Mecha Man. The set is a fairly good representation of the source material, but differs in two distinct ways. Firstly, it is dramatically scaled down – indeed the actual version would likely be almost a metre tall. Secondly, the LEGO set mech carries no war staff. While the first difference would take tens of thousands of parts to alter, an accurate staff can be built with a much smaller investment.
Here is how to properly kit out your 70613 Garma Mecha Man…
Start by constructing the hammer portion of the staff. This consists of two brick built panels on either side, with the various blades sticking out from the construction sandwiched in the middle. Each component, with the exception of the bar which will connect to the handle, needs to be built twice.
Next the handle needs to be constructed. This will attach to the bar which was left sticking out of the hammer portion of the war staff. The only deviation from the repeating pattern is the connection point for where the staff will ultimately attach to Garma Mecha Man’s hand.
Finally, a slight modification to the official set must be made so that the staff can be attached to Garma Mecha Man’s hand. This is the only alteration to the set that is needed, and is modelled after how melee weapons were held firmly by the Exo-Force mechs released in the mid-2000s. Click the staff into the pin upon completion and grasp the handle with the mech’s fingers.
Congratulations – Lord Garmadon is now ready to conquer Ninjago City.
This set was provided for this feature by the LEGO Group.
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