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(Lego)   I admit it... I am an adult that still plays with Legos. These guys over here built a functional Clockwork Solar System and they need some of our help to get this made into an actual Lego set   (ideas.lego.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Planet, Solar System, Mechanical models of the solar system, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Orbital resonance, Mercury  
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2021-09-17 12:57:44 PM  
I would absolutely buy that.
 
2021-09-17 12:59:36 PM  
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Working on this right now, who cares what other people think,?
 
2021-09-17 1:33:09 PM  
My son is 48 and builds Lego stuff on line.  does some amazing stuff.
 
2021-09-17 1:57:16 PM  
From Jupiter's stripes to Saturn's majestic rings, each planet has been re-created to show it's relative size and iconic features.

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Ummmmm... no.  Not even close to relative sizes.  Or distances.  Cool, no doubt, but don't be claiming it's to scale when you should know damn well it isn't.
 
2021-09-17 1:58:08 PM  
And where's Pluto, dammit??
 
2021-09-17 2:27:50 PM  
It's cool and all but you don't really start earning Nerd Cred until you start customizing.
 
2021-09-17 2:29:04 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: And where's Pluto, dammit??


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2021-09-17 2:45:59 PM  
Wow a second orrey within a week. That's really impressive. How is this one different than the first one he made?
 
2021-09-17 2:53:50 PM  
Is the clockwork orange?
 
2021-09-17 2:55:43 PM  
I remember when Lego was just a big tub of bricks that you could make anything you wanted out of.
 
2021-09-17 3:04:15 PM  

Quantumbunny: Wow a second orrey within a week. That's really impressive. How is this one different than the first one he made?


The last one was the end of the world. This one could be the beginning.
 
2021-09-17 3:09:32 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Ummmmm... no.  Not even close to relative sizes.  Or distances.  Cool, no doubt, but don't be claiming it's to scale when you should know damn well it isn't.


For sure.  It wouldn't fit in your neighborhood never mind a room in your home.  However, I'm given to understand the relative orbital progressions are 99.98% accurate or something like that.

I dunno, though, I think I'd rather have a smooth white ceiling in my bedroom and a wall-mounted projector with epic keystone correction turning it into a planetarium.
 
2021-09-17 3:14:50 PM  
Just built this guy 2 weeks ago, thanks Costco.
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2021-09-17 3:25:26 PM  

oldernell: My son is 48 and builds Lego stuff on line.  does some amazing stuff.


But if you can build sets online, that means there's potentially no limit to the size of whatever you design...

*purplehaze.wmv*
 
2021-09-17 3:50:51 PM  

WhippingBoi: I remember when Lego was just a big tub of bricks that you could make anything you wanted out of.


...which was the style at the time.
 
2021-09-17 3:57:50 PM  

The Silver Mullet: WhippingBoi: I remember when Lego was just a big tub of bricks that you could make anything you wanted out of.

...which was the style at the time.


And, just to sound like another old kook - EVERYTHING WAS AWESOME.

Just enough shapes to build whatever you wanted, very few giant custom parts good for only one specific thing.
 
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