It’s not often that I revisit older models, and even more rare that I’m able to provide instructions for them. Many of those models just aren’t together anymore, so going back and reverse engineering them would take time and effort that I’d rather use to create new things.
On rare occasions, dedicated builders will spend the time to got through the video and photos I created for those models to build their own versions. This is a huge accomplishment in itself, but in this case Kevin Williams not only built his own copy of my Hoberman Sphere stand, but also saw fit to create instructions so that others could do the same.
A huge thanks to Kevin for doing this! I know how much time it takes to put together instructions, and I’m really excited that he’s done this for one of my models. Most of the time when people ask me for instructions, I have to say, ‘No, sorry, I never made instructions for that one.’ Now I can finally say yes for one more model! 🙂
He’s also designed a hand crank for it, which is a pretty cool addition, and included the modifications you need to make to the Hoberman Sphere to be able to insert it into the stand. Also included are instructions for powering it using the old LEGO 9V electric components, which is what I originally used. There are probably not many of those around these days, but it should be fairly straight forward to swap in some Power Functions components instead.
My original instructions for building the Hoberman Sphere itself, along with a video of it in action, can be found in my original blog post for it.