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#1 Isbjorn

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 04:06 PM

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This is my first nerf gun mod (and my first post) so forgive any mistakes I make (quite a few) but I documented it fully in case anyone is insane enough to try it.

This is mainly a post to outline what NOT to do so people don't make the same mistakes I did

once again I have no idea why anyone would want to do this as the nerf Rapid Fire cs-18 is out and is way more powerful and reliable

So here we go

Step 1: find your old barricade. Here is mine. It is stock.
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Step 2: Take out the screws
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More steps:

Remove the turret
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Cut out a well for the magazine (yellow piece in upper left hand corner was cut out)
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Cut off the rotator thingy for the turret (turret advancer or something)
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Take out the manual dart pusher mechanism (some screws must be removed to do this)
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Put a push button switch in behind the trigger, also take out the jam door at this point
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(okay this wasn't my FIRST mod, I removed the locks from my stampede, but that's it. And I guess I "minimized" both my nitefinder and stampede)
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Draw a square where you gonna put your motor
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Cut out said square (I used a drill and file and wire cutters)
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The next few things ended up not being in the final product so I'll keep them brief

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The gear tooth mechanism ended up not working (It can be done but you have to reduce the speed i.e modify the gear ratio
which is difficult with very limited space inside the blaster, and I was tired of dealing with it)
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Gear tooth mechanism used original puller back spring
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Got everything wired up to a 9v (it's actually a 12v motor)
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In short, this wasn't very reliable.
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Sooooo I took it all apart and moved the motor back to better suit my purpose
(this requires some measuring and stuff to figure out how far the pusher needs to go etc.)
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Replaced the mechanism with a more reliable one using some more lego parts (had to cut apart a few studs etc.), a bit of tin, some scrap metal from a binder I took apart, and hot glue.
At this point I also cut out an indentation in the top so the parts could make a full rotation
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Added a guide for the dart pusher (when put together it will keep it from popping up)
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Put it back together, covered the big hole with packaging plastic and hot glue, and filed the stock attachment point inside until I could fit a 9v in there snugly.
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Used some fat electrical tape to make a guide for the magazine.
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Finally hot glued the wires in place so no connections would break. The battery can still be removed and replaced. Also make sure to cut a little hole where the wires go into the push button switch, and to make room in your cut for the motor for the wires running in over the top.
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Probably do this outside instead of on your desk in your room.
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As previously stated, not the most reliable blaster in the world (I need to up the voltage to 12v for it to not have the awkward "Ugh I can't push the first dart" issue, and I have neither a 12v batter nor trustfires)
http://vid1055.photo...en/MVI_0153.mp4

Thank you guys for bothering to read my post, I had a good time modding the blaster, and learned a decent amount, hope I shared some of it with you!

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#2 shmmee

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 04:37 PM

Wow. I haven't witnessed this level of "fugly" since TaerKitty modded. Functional, but... well I'm sure its your baby so I'll not finish this thought.

Interesting concept. I dont think I've seen anyone try to put a diy dart pusher into a blaster. I'd like to see it with a strife or raven as a base since they're already clip compatible. It may help with your reliability issues if the clip seats consistently.

Spiffy though. Its basically a ghetto'd rapid strike.
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 04:46 PM

If I may ask, does the clip even stay in? Saw nothing for that.
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 05:21 PM

If I may ask, does the clip even stay in? Saw nothing for that.


No clip release, but I added padding to make it fit snugly, You just kind of have to jam it in and yank it out> at least it won't fall out though
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 05:26 PM

Wow. I haven't witnessed this level of "fugly" since TaerKitty modded. Functional, but... well I'm sure its your baby so I'll not finish this thought.

Interesting concept. I dont think I've seen anyone try to put a diy dart pusher into a blaster. I'd like to see it with a strife or raven as a base since they're already clip compatible. It may help with your reliability issues if the clip seats consistently.

Spiffy though. Its basically a ghetto'd rapid strike.


It's alright, I know it looks terrible :3

Thanks for the idea, I think I'll try it soon.

And thank you, it is pretty much exactly that.
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#6 Ivan S

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:30 PM

Great mod! Funnily enough I also modded a barricade to full auto with legos a long time ago, except I used two rotating arms to pull the darts out of the clip. If there's one good thing about flywheels, it's their ability to do full auto. I hope we see more stuff like this in the future.
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 11:26 PM

I actually like this. Its a little fugly yes but its much cleaner than the first person who made a full auto barricade using lego. That was a nightmare. Good job on this dude it looks good. I would look up how to put a recon/raider mag well onto the blaster so you can have the clip functionality. You seem to have the skill so it shouldn't be hard for you at all.
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Posted 09 August 2014 - 02:17 AM

As a flywheel person this looks awesome, I am really hoping you get some extreme 180s and a lipo. With those it should be able to destroy stock rapidstrikes and stryfes.
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Posted 09 August 2014 - 08:02 AM

Being Lego based you could probably make the pushed length easily adjustable son you can switch from full sized darts to shorter steffans. That'd be an awesome feature.
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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:33 PM

How quickly does this empty the cylinder? Are you losing range because the flywheels don't have time to get back up to speed? Like shmmee said, it's rather ugly looking, but it's a clever solution to an old problem. Although this is the second full-auto Barricade I've seen that uses Legos, it appears you did so in a new and innovative fashion. Hopefully you'll come up with another cool mod soon.
p.s. Can you not use such a large font next time? It makes your write up difficult to read.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:32 PM

I actually like this. Its a little fugly yes but its much cleaner than the first person who made a full auto barricade using lego. That was a nightmare. Good job on this dude it looks good. I would look up how to put a recon/raider mag well onto the blaster so you can have the clip functionality. You seem to have the skill so it shouldn't be hard for you at all.


Thank you much, I figure anybody can do anything when they've got a hacksaw and a hotglue gun, I'll have to get some old guns though, running low on parts :)
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:47 PM

How quickly does this empty the cylinder? Are you losing range because the flywheels don't have time to get back up to speed? Like shmmee said, it's rather ugly looking, but it's a clever solution to an old problem. Although this is the second full-auto Barricade I've seen that uses Legos, it appears you did so in a new and innovative fashion. Hopefully you'll come up with another cool mod soon.
p.s. Can you not use such a large font next time? It makes your write up difficult to read.


Fires 14 darts in around 3 seconds (my drum jams if you put more than 14 in) I do lose range when fired fully automatic, but three or four darts can be fired in a burst with minimal loss of range. Thank you, I hope I have time to mod some more!
And yeah, thank you to whoever fixed the type size (first time posting and not really sure about html) (well it looks fixed to me, thank you moderator person)
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:36 AM

Ok so nice job really but for all that trouble why not minimize a rapidstryke and rig it up to some trustfires like coop772s nerf Uzis
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:15 AM

Ok so nice job really but for all that trouble why not minimize a rapidstryke and rig it up to some trustfires like coop772s nerf Uzis


Well this is a fun DIY project that is a lot cheaper, and are cool that its a lego pusher, DIY home tools to the max!
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 11:19 AM

Creative. I like the use of Lego. We don't get enough of that.
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:50 PM

WOW! The lego mods are really creative. The minimized nite finder is awesome.
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:51 AM

Nice mod...My mod

Barricade mod
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Posted 04 January 2016 - 06:51 PM

That is really cool and a genius design. It is cool that you made it out of lego too. Its a little messy but I know wish I didn't take a part my barricade, but the mod I am going to do with is going to be really cool, if I can get all the parts I need. 


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