Funfair Models

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  1. micronexer

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    I wondered if anyone here does any sort of modelling of funfair rides? I've been doing it for a few years now and thought I'd share it with you guys. I've done various models in the past, including different roller coaster designs, a octopus ride, a 9ft Ferris Wheel, and more.

    Here's a pic of the wheel, which was built over the course of 3 weeks last October and disassembled after a week or so;

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    Also, this is a design I'm doing now;

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    Anyone else do (or has done) anything similar? It'd be pretty interesting to see ^_^
     
  2. emolover

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    That is incredible! What is it made our of? I a long time ago did this to a much less impressive extent with "kinects".
     
  3. micronexer

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    It's all K'Nex, I own about 46,000 pieces and if I had enough space I'd still be getting more ^_^
     
  4. ThomasJE

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    Take your cube for a ride on it :p And is it me, or does the rollercoaster go out the window?
     
  5. Ernie Pulchny

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    I've done this stuff before too. I used collect different Knex sets(mostly the roller coaster sets) before I got into cubing. However, I ended up quitting it for 2 years when cubing took up my time. Now I'm currently building a roller coaster in my basement, thanks to nostalgia.
     
  6. Bapao

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    *imagines what micronexer could make out of Lego and mentally drifts off topic...*
     
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  7. micronexer

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    Haha, nope the coaster just rests on the window cill :p

    Awesome. pm me a pic or two of it? :)

    I barely own any Lego, for me it's K'Nex all the way ^_^
     
  8. Bapao

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    *sheds a tear or two*

    Good stuff though. Well done :)
     
  9. Ickathu

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    How dare you? :mad:
    I have loads of legos. Honestly, I probably have 1m+ pieces.
     
  10. emolover

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    One million?

    I call bull****.
     
  11. Bapao

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    Wouldn't be too sure about that luv, although 1m is a big call though...I own around about 30,000 pieces and that sh*t weighs 40kg. 1m is probably best stashed on the ground floor if anything...
     
  12. apoplectic

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    I was never much for knex, I was a lego kid. I got rid of all of them, but I'm starting to collect the architecture models now. I've got the Space Needle, Empire State Building, and Rockafeller Center. I am also trying to track down a red biplane I had when I was a kid back in the late 90's.
     
  13. micronexer

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    I'm gonna do some more work on the coaster in the morning, then I should have an update for you guys!
     

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