Engineering lego projects
For those old enough to appreciate the movie “Ferris Bueller’s day off” you can probably remember this car.
I certainly will never be able to afford a real one (they are over $10 million bucks!) i figured id build myself a real one.
At over 1.8m long and 50,000 bricks, I think you will agree that it is “soooooooo choice”
I’ve always wanted to fly a plane, but I never did manage to get my pilots license, however that didn’t stop me from building the Pilatus P-9 from the RAAF’s acrobatic Roulettes.
(Complete with working propeller!)
Whilst this colourful hot air balloon looks pretty it certainly was no easy build, its crazy shape along with colour changes made it one of the more difficult things we have ever built.
(Combine that with the fact that it is designed to be hung from above!)
My own personal Mount Everest has now been climbed!
Unquestionably one of the hardest shapes to make out of LEGO bricks, my 75,000 brick version shows the famous Australian landmark off inside and out.
(I love doing my trademark cutaway treatment on the big models!)
For more detailed pictures check out my flickr.
Here’s my LEGO Melbourne star observation wheel. At just over 3m in diameter it is unquestionably the most difficult thing I have ever built.
It is fully motorised using LEGO power functions using just over 30,000 bricks.
The hardest part was the maths and process in doing a 7 pointed star held by a flying buttress while being powered.
(I have no idea if there are bigger LEGO wheels around, if there is I’m yet to see one)
The model is mounted on permanent display in the gift shop after you ride the observation wheel.
The kids and I are in this shot just for scale!
The Melbourne star opens tomorrow (the 23rd of December, check it out!)
Well Brickvention 2010 is now over for another year! It was unquestionably the best brickvention ever, with over 2700 people coming throught he doors on the public day! The queue to get in went down flinders street, and around into Elizabeth street!. I was lucky enought his year to be crowned the best in show […]
Airbus Update, Well its about time i posted an update on the Airbus, and posted a little picture 🙂 It is going along really well, i have been very focussed on the NXT side of things, and a bit of programming work for the controlling systems, i had to get some help from some external […]
I’ve been asked by a lot of people to share my progress on my latest large MOC, my Airbus A380. Normally i am loathed to take and share pictures of Work in Progress, as so much can change and may not have finished parts or certain details. Which is the case here, i have just […]