So, I'm building "8039 Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser ™ Star Wars TM" and I've hit a snag.

I need help fudging the instruction from page 76 of book 1 for that set (see picture below).

I'm out of piece number 4158830 and the variant (Technic Cross-block 2x1) that is one brick shorter. I also tried the 2x2 Cross Block Fork but that splits the L-beams.

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Might not be ideal, but have you tried replacing each Crossblock 2x3 with a Crossblock 90 and a Technic Lever 2M?

Crossblock 90 prototype

You lose a little bit of stability on the bottom edge with only two pin connections instead of four, but I think it'll do the job just fine. The new parts list is then: 2x Crossblock 90 Deg 2x Technic Angle Beam 4x2 90 Deg 2x Technic Lever 2M 1x Cross Axle 3M 1x Cross Axle 5M

  • Thanks for the idea Nathan. I really need it to help stabilize the connection between the "front" and "back" sections.
    – Sam
    Mar 21 '14 at 11:11
  • Even losing those two pin connections should give you enough stability to tie the front and back together based on the rest of the instructions I was looking at. It's worth a try anyway. Besides, in the worst case there is always BrickLink, right? Mar 21 '14 at 16:25
  • Implemented and worked brilliantly!
    – Sam
    Mar 22 '14 at 19:26

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