aoffan23 wrote:Yeah, I don't really see the benefit of having attachments moulded on. The problem with clip-ons is that the barrels look different on the IRL ones. My suggestion is to make the receiver and the barrels separate pieces, with a short bar sticking out of the receiver and a hole in the barrel. This would be great for swapping out barrels, and would allow for some great integration with Lego pieces like lightsaber handles.
I'm not sure I follow completely, but it sounds like your talking about a system similar to this
. Given the scale of minifig accessories as well as the types of molds necessary to produce those types of parts, it's nothing that Will plans to pursue. Larger accessories that connect to weaponry via a U-Clip are what we're discussing here, in particular, a flamethrower attachment (like was seen as part of the M16A1 Flamethrower prototype).
Keldoclock wrote:I second MGB's idea, although that seems like it would be quite a bit of work... Will might have to keep those as prototype designs or modify his molds...
Will were to decide to create a separate attachable flamethrower prototype piece, he would simply cut another aluminum prototype mold for it with his personal CNC. That does take some time and effort, but only a tiny fraction compared to designing and cutting new production molds.
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