Leg-Oh

As the bad (and oft-used) pun says, this is about a leg. In LEGO.

http://kotaku.com/oh-nothing-its-just-a-girl-building-a-prosthetic-leg-6...

As the URL says, a girl has built herself a prosthetic leg, using LEGO. An epic build, from an epically determined woman.

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LEGO Jukebox

This looks like a true 'punk' project.

* Use of whatever LEGO is available. (i.e. lots of different colours)
* Hacking with non-LEGO components where necessary
* Inclusion of hardware and software elements
* Completely pointless end result ;)

https://sites.google.com/site/ralphslegomindstormscreations/home/jukebox

But we love it, anyway!

South-facing chariot, another pic

...just because!

South-facing chariot, the workings

It all works using a differential gear.

If the two wheels turn in the same direction, and at the same speed, the differential doesn't move, and the point stays facing the same way. However, if the wheels move at different speeds, then the gear unit moves at a rate which is equal to the difference in speeds of the two wheels - this is then translated into a rotation for the pointer.

South-facing chariot

This is a model of an ancient vehicle that would always point home. No matter where it went, the arrow on the top would always direct you home. It does this by purely mechanical means, without a compass, maps, or GPS :)

You can probably guess the mechanism from the picture. If not, I'll show you a close up tomorrow...

X-Wing - Full-size

Once you've got over the shock of the size of this thing (5,335,200 bricks) you mind begins to wander and think about the transportation, the break-down, the internal structure, and so on.

It's also inspired that he decide to build a large version of the LEGO model, and not the design of the original X-wing.

Helms Deep

Sorry for the delay in posting this, I've been away running the Edinburgh marathon (4'16'56... since you asked!) so I return with this 'little' post from

http://cheezburger.com/7435848704

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Robotic hand

A rather funky combination of LEGO here, being useful in creating a prosthetic.

Unfortunately, all I can imagine is a world of LEGO-based Terminators...

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=523286

Bletchley Park

A very simple model, but a very special place.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/peggyjdb/8643486198/#

This is the last of the Babylon stations...

An epic TV show. An epic colour scheme for the model ;)

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/05/morning-roundup-babylon-5-is-our-last-b...

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