Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lego Globe

Kohsuke Kawaguchi, staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, used a LEGO CAD software to design, then build a Lego Globe:

[T]his globe is fully filled inside without any empty space. I built 8 pieces of 6x6x5 brick (because of the dimensions of a lego brick, this is the perfect cube), with 3 1x4 brick with studs on the side, so that when assembled together, the resulting cubic core has studs in all the directions. I'm actually not quite happy with the result, as many of the distinctive northern hemisphere coastal shapes are no longer visible, but Africa and South America are still quite recognizable.
He's already working on an even bigger one!

HT to Lance!



At Sunday, June 21, 2009 , Blogger Michael5000 said...

That BASTARD! How did he beat me to that idea?!?


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