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My son had the exact same problem with this set at Christmas. In step 1, you put the red joiner on the axle. In step 2, there is a smaller axle that gets put in the other end. The only clue is that each step shows what parts are needed, so you can see that there is a little axle there that needs to be incorporated.
The part you are looking for is 4532a - Container, Cupboard 2 x 3 x 2 - Solid Studs. There is also a 4532 version with hollow studs.
At a larger scale, a similar hole that includes an indent that can accept circular connectors, preferably 3-brick long for anchoring, for a true connection. But at that size, it would be roughly 3.2 times the size of a typical laptop. For a tiny model, just do a 2 x 1/3 x 1 brick hole, into which a no-studs plate can be slipped. If you are going for an ...
It's not deep enough, but depending on what the model is for it might be sufficient: a 2x1 brick with no center pin is almost exactly the right width/height for a USB plug. These are easy to find in transparent colours but solid colours exist as well.
Since you do not give a desired size of the palm, I'd like to propose the following solution, consisting of 1x 6222 - Brick, Round 4 x 4 with 4 Side Pin Holes and Center Axle Hole and 4x 6628 - Technic, Pin with Friction Ridges Lengthwise and Towball, arranged like so: You might need to work on the size of the fingers to make this work with "grip" - but ...
The Nexo Knights sets have a new piece, the Bar 1L with Towball, which might work for putting a bunch of mixel joints in a small space: Also, if you could get your hands on the maxifig hand, it's great for connecting to mixel joints. It's a 1x1 round tile with a hole in the stud and a ball on the side: Either of these attached to the brick with 4 ...
After some experimenting, here is another solution that might fit your needs. It consists of 3 alternatives: Required: 1x 4733 Brick, Modified 1x1 with Studs on Four Sides 4x 6628 Technic, Pin with Friction Ridges Lengthwise and Towball 4x 4697b Pneumatic T Piece New Style (T Bar) (Build 1&2) OR 4x 4070 Brick, Modified 1 x 1 with Headlight (Build 3) ...
Take a look at 11203 - Tile, Modified 2 x 2 Inverted. Works like your 2x2 round plate but is flat at the bottom.
As Caleb already explored the 'rebuild it in bricks' option, let me add a few other options. There are a few LEGO products that have a Female USB slot built in. You could look at integrating these into your build. Most of them have an awkward shape though. E.g. LEGO Mindstorms EV3 brick: LEGO Mindstorms NXT brick: LEGO Digital Camera: If you ...
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