Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lego Merry-go-round

So with the weather still pretty crappy yesterday, the boys and I had plenty of time for more Lego. The kids like me to build amusement rides for them. I have built Merry-go-rounds before, but this time I wanted the horses to go up and down.

I used some technic's parts for the poles, I then needed a way to have them go up and down. Then it hit me, I could build some ramps underneath and then have the bottom of the poles rounded off. As it turns the bottom of the poles would ride the ramps.

The next issue was the top. Every time they Merry-go-round would turn, the horses would spin. I used some more technic parts to build the top to stop this from happening.

All in all a fun project to work on. Here it is in motion.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lego Iron Man

So as the wife was leaving for work the other day, the kids asked can we play lego tomorrow. "Sure" I said. The wife said "Make me Iron Man", ummm ok.

I did some research and found a few awesome models that others had already done.

I panicked, and then built this....

Get it :)