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  1. Make a single layer of black and white blocks as shown.

  2. Add a second layer as shown, matching white and black sections.

  3. Add a third layer as before

  4. This gives a solid piece, three bricks high.

  5. Repeat, to produce a piece six bricks high.

  6. Repeat the process, using four bricks, as below

  7. And a second layer like so

  8. Make a total of five small layers, and place on top of the section from Step 3 to produce the telescope tube

    Add the dish to the top and the round piece to the bottom. Now set this piece aside.

  9. Now take two 6x1 white pieces, two 4x1 and one 1x3 black piece, and layer as shown.

  10. Use the centre piece as a hinge, and bend slightly to form a curved piece

  11. Repeat, so the colours go
    Top
    white
    white
    white
    white
    white
    black
    black
    black
    black
    white
    black
    white
    black
    white
    Bottom

  12. And the back view Back view. Set this section aside.

  13. Take the 2x6 flat piece, and two 2x6 back pieces and attach as above.

  14. Add the two studs and the white 2x6 piece.

  15. set this aside.
  16. Now take two 2x3, one 2x2 and 2 1x1 pieces, all white, ash shown.

  17. Add the three yellow wedges to the top

  18. Add the 6x6 flat piece, centred on top

  19. Now to assemble. Take the base section from Step 14, and attach the solar shield from Step 12 on top. The studs will fit into the outer holes at the bottom of the shield. Bend the solar shield to fit the studs.
  20. Now fix the piece from Step 18 onto the base as shown. It will be a tight fit, and the solar shield will bend outwards slightly, but it will fit.

  21. Add the radar dish and the two arms. The arms fit into the hole at the bottom of the 2x6 pieces.

  22. Now take the telescope tube, and attach it to the flat sqare piece, centred on it, and attach the four antenna for struts. Bend the antennae to touch the

  23. Voila: You now have your very own Lego Spitzer



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