Flags of the World

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A few weeks ago I thought I’d try my hand at building a Canadian flag.  A little while later I built a Swiss flag.  Before I knew it I was on a flag building bender.  In the end I built flags for 28 countries.  Most of them are pretty basic builds, but a few of them were kind of tricky.  You can see them all below, and instructions for the Canadian flag are above.

In order of appearance are the flags for Jamaica, Canada, Gambia, Kuwait, Finland, United Arab Emirates, Botswana, Laos, England…

Flag Set 1

 

…Japan, Switzerland, Denmark, Scotland, Germany, Sudan, France, Nigeria, Niger, Latvia…

Flag Set 2

 

…Norway, Congo, United State of America, Italy, Czech Republic, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Ireland and Sweden.

Flag Set 3

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Enterprise Update

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A 1:3250 scale LEGO model of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D (Starfleet Galaxy class explorer) , from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

After building my Galor Class Destroyer I decided to revisit my Galaxy Class Explorer and give it a refresh.  The main goal of the update was to make the color scheme uniform, but I ended up tweaking some of the other details as well.

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Hoberman Sphere

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This is a LEGO version of the popular Hoberman Sphere toy.

Although the sphere is pretty stable, it can’t really take the repeated abuse of being handled by the public at a show.  I built the spinner so that I didn’t have to hang around and open and close it myself, or keep putting it back together.

Update 10/18/2016: Instructions for building the stand are now available here.

It works really well when connected to a programmable controller to repeatedly start and stop it.

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Micro Farm Equipment

A selection of micro scale LEGO farm equipment.

I originally designed the basic tractor to sit on my micro farm layout.  Since then I decided to see what implements I could build to go with it. Instructions for all of these can be found below.

Farm Equipment

The tractor does require custom lengths of LEGO flexible tube to be cut for the muffler and engine detail.

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The disk harrow can be a little delicate to put together, given the odd angles the clips connect to the central bar, but one constructed it actually stays together fairly well.

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Both hay wagons require two small custom lengths of LEGO flexible tube, which are used to attach the lever to the wagon.

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Panel Puzzles

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These puzzles make use of a technique of meshing LEGO panel pieces together.  The instructions provided are for a basic square version but the technique can be extended to build puzzles of any size.  The complexity can also be varied by changing the number of separate puzzle pieces, as pictured below.

This technique could also be used to create patterns that represent interlocking bricks or tiles in other models.

Note that this only works with the older version of these panel pieces.

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Micro Farm

While building my Micro Steam Engine I started to think about how I would display it.  I initially planned to build a set of train tracks to put it on, but the the project quickly grew into this entire farm layout, complete with crop circles and aliens abducting cattle.

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