Instructions – Build Your Own Leadmill
Equipment required: Good quality glue stick, scissors and a ruler.
Additional recommended equipment: Craft hobby knife, cutting mat.
Time to build: Between 1 and 2 hours, depending on experience.
Helpful tips: When folding edges: use a ruler and scissors to score the fold lines to ensure a neat fold line (be careful not to score too far and cut the flaps).
When sticking: make sure to hold for a minimum of 20 seconds to ensure they are securely attached.
Check out this video for a guided step by step video of the model building process.
Step 1 –
Cut out the pieces on all 6 pages along the outside lines.*
*For extra detail, you can also cut around the bottles, beer taps and the singer, but this isn’t required.
Step 2 –
Find ‘Main Entrance’ and ‘Base’ pieces (piece with Flap A).
Fold Flap A on ‘Main Entrance’ and apply glue to attach to Strip A on ‘Base.’
Step 3 –
Find ‘North & East Walls’ piece and lay flat, with the exterior wall (with the graffiti) facing upwards (piece with Flaps D, B and C).
Create a bend along the dash line in the middle of the piece, in between Flap D and Flap B. Take care to not cut this section into two separate pieces; you just want to create a corner.
Fold Flaps D, B and C.
Apply glue to Flaps D and B, sticking to the corresponding Strip B and D, leaving Flap C clear.
Step 4 –
Find the ‘Stage’ piece (with Flaps F, G, H, and Strip L and P).
Fold Flaps F, G and H inwards.
Score across the ‘Cut Here’ line on the external wall. Do not cut across the entire piece – just the length of the dashed line.
Apply glue to folded Flaps F, G and H and stick to Strip G (Base) Strip F (Wall) and Strip H (Wall).
Important, do not miss the next step.
Find the ‘Sliding Door / Rock Star’ piece.
Insert the tab with the Rock Star illustration into the slit that you cut so the ‘Rock Star’ is on the inside of the model where the stage is.
This piece should slide back and forth along the slit as a sliding door.
Step 5 –
Find the ‘Bar’ piece (with Flaps L, M, K and J).
Lay flat with the interior (bar) facing upwards.
Carefully score along each of the fold lines below Strip J.
Turn the piece over and score Flap L and M.
Turn the piece over and with the interior (bar) facing upwards.
Fold along the dashed lines inwards and roll upwards to form a 3D, cuboid bar. We recommend glueing the folds at either end of the bar to the inside to keep it in place.
Glue Flap J (which will have been on the other side of the card) to Strip K at the bottom of the bar.
Find the ‘Bar Pumps’ piece (with Flap I).
Slot this piece and glue the back of Flap I to the top of the bar. You can then glue Strip I to Flap I so that everything sits flush.
Finally, apply glue to the bottom of the ‘Bar’ piece (Flap K) and to flap L, then stick to the ‘Base’ and ‘stage’ pieces (strips L & K).
Step 6 –
Find the ‘Bar Walls’ piece (with Flap N, O and P).
Lay flat with exterior (brick wall, vending machine) facing upwards.
Create a bend along the line in the middle of the piece, in between Flap N and Flap O. Take care to not cut this section into two separate pieces; you just want to create a corner.
Fold Flaps N, O and P. Apply glue and stick to Strip N and Strip O on the ‘Base’ piece.
Apply glue to Flap P and join to Strip P, which will already be structured and is by the sliding door.
Step 7 –
Finally, find the ‘Main Roof’ piece (with Flap T & S).
Lay flat with interior (beams) facing upwards.
Fold along the dashed lines. The first fold needs to be inwards and the second fold going outwards, so that you are able to glue Flap S to Strip S and Flap T to Strip T.
Apply glue to both Strip S & T and the corresponding Flap S & T for maximum hold. You may want to hold these together for longer than others to ensure that they stick together securely.
Next, create a slight bend along the line in the middle of the roof; please note the bend should be diagonal, not straight. We recommend placing a ruler down the line and folding one side of the piece over this.
Find the ‘Bar Roof’ piece (with Flap R & Flap Q).
Complete the same steps as on the ‘Main Roof’ piece.
Both of the Roofs will now be ready to place on top of your model.