LEGO 7140 Luke Skywalker (rebel pilot)

136010 LEGO 7140 Luke Skywalker (rebel pilot) (January 20, 2013)
from: LEGO Star Wars theme / size: ± 26 cm

parts (3,67 MB PDF file)
instructions (2,42 MB PDF file)

alternative grey lightsaber parts (262 kB PDF file)

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About ninjatoes

I love papercraft - so I made my own for you to download, print and build! :o)

Posted on January 20, 2013, in A New Hope, LEGO, Star Wars, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. What kind of paper did you use?

    • I always use 200 ‘gsm’ paper, which stands for 200 ‘grams per square meter’. That’s quite thick for papercraft (about 2.5 times as regular printer paper, which is usually about 80 gsm).

      A lot of papercrafters like to use 120 – 160 gsm paper, but I like my papercrafts to be extra strong. ;o) I think especially for these papercraft LEGO figures, it helps if you make the parts and holes that connect the separate body parts together nice and strong because it should be quite a tight fit so the friction allows you to position the arms and legs etc.

  2. Hello,

    I would to thank you about this fantastic template.
    I have use it to make a 60cm tall model et it’s a really pleasure to fold and glue all the even if I scale by 3 from the original one.

    you can see some pictures here

    It was a christmas give to my nephew, whom was very happy !!

    thank you again.


  3. Can you please release pdo file also?
    If u do not want to release pdo file, then please make your pdf file from bitmap to vector; otherwise,I can not use my cutting machine :(. Please think it over and decide to release :p

    • Because of the way I make the 3D model, Pepakura PDO version is not the finished version: after I test build the models, I usually only fix the things that need fixing, test again, etc. so in the end, I usually have multiple files that all have some good parts and some wrong parts.

      Then I export the good parts as raster images and put them together on sheets in Photoshop, to fix the final things, add new textures and the layout etc., because that’s easier for me in Photoshop than to have to go back to the 3D model each time, unfold it again etc.

      But I’m afraid that means there is no vector version of my papercraft models, sorry… :o( I think most cutting machines come with software that let you trace the fold lines and the cut lines of a raster image manually (see the manual and/or help files of your cutting machine software!) so you can still use it with the cutting machines. It’s a lot more work, but for my paper models it’s the only way if you want to use a cutting machine… :o(

      I’m sorry I can’t help you better…! :o(

  4. how to make the pepakura

    • Altough I did use the Pepakura Designer program to unfold the 3D model for this papercraft model, the parts are not releases in Pepakura Designer’s *.PDO format, only in the standard “Portable Document Format” (*.PDF)

      To open those types of files, you will need a “PDF Reader”; most computers nowadays already have one installed, but if your computer doesn’t, you can download and install the free Adobe Reader (link) or one of the many others you can find online.

      Then you can click the download links for the “parts” and “instructions” in the post above, and normally, the PDF files will open directly in your browser window, so you can view them before saving them to your computer (you can also right-click the download links and choose “Save as…” to download the files directly to your computer).

      Then you can print the parts, preferably on thicker paper for extra strength (you don’t have to print the first page of course, and the light saber hilt can be printed on metallic paper and the blade on transparant sheets if you want to so make sure you choose the right pages to print!)

      Then you can cut out the parts your printed, and fold and shape and glue them together as shown in the instructions! ;o)

  5. scerrmanok noi

    your papercraft is cool!!
    your papercraft lego is articuled
    visit this site
    your papercraft would be too cool to be he was articulate

    • I know the Paper Robots site well, they made several neat papercraft robots like Transformers, but also Spider-Man and other characters with rubber bands as joints so you can move the arms and legs in all kinds of positions! ;o)

      The papercraft LEGO minifigs I made don’t use rubber bands, but the separate parts are held in place by “pins” with friction: one part will have a pin, and the other part will have a hole.

      So just like real LEGO minifigs, you can take them apart into separate pieces, and turn and twist the separate parts into different positions (but they’re not as articulated as real people of course, only as much as real LEGO minifigs ;o)

  6. Definitely making this one! This is gonna be fun! Not to mention it’s bigger then a vintage Star Wars figure and 10 dollars less. Just one request…. Can you make a hair piece for him if you find the time?

    • Hi there! I’m glad you like my papercraft LEGO Luke minifig! Some parts are a bit tricky, but if you take your time building it, I’m sure you can do it! ;o)

      I guess so far, I only made hats and helmets for my papercraft minifigs, but I probably will end up making minifigs with hair pieces too; but I really can’t promise beforehand which ones exactly, sorry…!

      • That’s fine just thought I would ask, he’s impressive enough already :) I’m gonna show him to all my friends and say, hey this cool guy named ninjatoes made him, you should check his stuff out.

  7. Oh no!!! Now you’re making Star Wars Lego figs! I’m doomed!!! Bye bye free time… lol! ; )
    Awesome job as always! Wow… nice silver lightsaber too! whoa!

    • Haha, well what did you expect from someone that likes papercraft, LEGO and Star Wars?? ;o) I’m glad you like him, I’m very happy with the way the lightsaber turned out too, the silver/mirror paper and the semi-transparant blade do look really nice together!

      • Yea, true. All the best things combined! Woot!!!
        I never thought of using mirrored paper… brilliant idea! I’m gonna have to find some and try it. I imagine it could be hard to keep from showing folds / wrinkles… like with foil wrapping paper… and I picture the transparent hard to glue… was it?

        • Yes, the “silver/mirror” paper I used was quite thick (I think 220 gsm) and had a different, white backside so especially when you have to curve it (almost every piece for the lightsaber hilt ;o) it does want to wrinkle…

          But by taking extra care pre-shaping it,, I was able to keep the wrinkling to a minimum and it doesn’t look bad at all! ;o)

          The transparant sheet is basically plastic, so you can’t really pre-shape it to take the tension out of it like you can do with paper… And because the lightsaber blade is basically a thin tube, it wants to “unroll”, become a flat sheet again…

          And because it is basically plastic, it is a lot harder to glue than paper yes, especially when it’s under this much tension… So you need a really good glue, or simply use scotch tape (that’s probably the easiest solution I think ;o)

      • And you obviously like Batman too… so my hopes of Batman Lego figs look like a possibility as well. LOL! ; )

        • You’re totally right, I do like Batman a lot too, so it’s definitely a possibility, but I really just don’t want to make a promise I might not be able to keep, because papercraft is just a hobby for me and I never know which models I feel like making in the future of course. ;o)

  8. Nannette Billings

    ThankYou,You always do great work.

  9. I love these guys. Thank you for sharing.

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