Yet another addition to my ever-growing custom LEGO games collection. Unlike most other MOCs, this one has stood proudly on my desk, its pieces standing tall and proud, whilst MOCs were disassembled all around them. Basically, I've had this for almost a year now. The fact that I only now get around to posting it makes me wonder.
About this creation
In the Summer of '09, I had been trying to test my skills at imitation. What I would do is search the web, find a LEGO creation, then do my best to mimic it. Since puzzles intrigue me, I'd made quite a few replicas of them in LEGO.
For you statistics-lovers, each piece is 16 bricks high (48 plates if you're too lazy for the math), 4 studs wide. Each gap found in a piece is a multiple of 5 plates (or 2 studs).
Inspired by this. I'm betting you're thinking "Isn't there anything this guy has done that's actually original?" Probably not, I answer.
Another view of the multicolored puzzle.
Let's start by removing the olive-green piece. I forget what the official title of the color is.
Piece #1 is out!
Moving on, we attempt to remove the brown piece.
Piece #2 is out! We move on to the dark blue piece.
Piece #3 is out! We move on to the tan piece.
Piece #4 is out! Moving on to the light blue piece.
Piece #5 is out! Hence, Piece #6 is out! The crowds are going wild!
Anyway, here are the pieces, all rolled out for your viewing pleasure.
It's the color code! This photo is like a cross between Guitar Hero and some pop video. Same thing, really.
Due to me not owning small enough plates in the right quantity in dark green, this piece is two plates lower than the others. I don't wanna talk about it.
How about some detail shots?
Ironically, this is far from a detail shot.
An overview of the brown piece.
All the 2x2 stacks in the Burr pieces are made up of plates, so as to reinforce it's clutch power. This strengthens what would otherwise be an extremely weak pillar.
The dark blue piece. On an unrelated note, during the weekend I made what could quite possibly be the greatest discovery in virtual gaming; Killing demons while listening to ABBA. Great combo.
Quite possibly my favorite piece is shown here.
The light blue piece.
As far as I know, the largest light blue tiles are 1x2s.
And the sixth and final piece.
Last photo of this post. I hope you enjoyed it, at the very least, mildly. Until next time.
Quoting Ryan Durant
I'm really going to have to ask you this: How on earth did you manage to design this? ~Ryan
Using the 2 bricks = 5 plates equation. To make a perfect cube in LEGO, you need multiples of 2 bricks, and 5 plates. Using this, I was able to design a way to "lock" the pieces so they fit perfectly when assembled to complete the puzzle. It's a little complicated, but you should be able to find a guide concerning this.
I'm really going to have to ask you this: How on earth did you manage to design this? What I like is the short overhead view that looks like a Guitar Hero board that would slide across the TV. Excellent work! ~Ryan
originality is a mute point. the fact that you actually made a functional Burr puzzle with LEGO is impressive on its own. In a completely arbitrary and meaningless ranking system: 10 points for intrigue, 10 points for build quality, and nine for originality. Let's add a bonus point for good color coordination, haha. This MOC is nicely seasoned with awesomespice.