This is the Observatory of the LEGO City. It is destinated to investigate the cosmos in various wavelenghts, Radio, InfraRed, Visible, UltraViolet and Gamma. It's an optical observatory, whose primary mirror is two meters wide (in minifig scale). The Galilego Observatory depends on the LEGO City Gobrickment, and can be visited while the scientifics are working.
These are the guards of the Observatory, Juan and Luis:
This is María, an astrophysicist:
This is Pepe, the maintenance worker:
This is Francisco, an astronomer:
Arancha, a physicist, and Ricardo a high energy astronomer:
Pablo, a young quantum physicist:
Quique, an optical engineer and the only one who actually knows how the telescope works:
And Perico, the parrot and pet of the Observatory:
Some photos of the telescope:
The entrails of the Observatory: A Power Functions XL motor is attached to a Gear Worm Screw (BL 4716) that makes a Gear 40 Tooth (3649) spin slowly. This gear is also connected to a Gear 24 Tooth (3648) that sends the movement to an equal gear through a brown chain (some 3711), that moves the wheel on the top, and through a system of Gear 16 Tooth (4019), sends the movement to the wheel on the other side.
Opening part of the back wall you can acces to the switch and the battery box:
I love it. Can I have your mocpages autograph please? It is where you type your autograph on the computer. It is the closest to a real autograph you can get for MOCpages. I am collecting autographs from mocpages celebrities.
wonderful work! wery original,and well conceived! i love the mix with technics motors!
it s all so detailed,and well structured,the build,the personel,we actually learn something here!the turning mechanism seems in need of minor adjustments,but,the video is great,the music is well chosen,the lettering,the greenery,really great work!
i ve made a mix of my own,check my recycling facility!
Very cool! Working functions and all... this is a masterpiece!
I like it
August 19, 2010
omg omg i love it!
I like it
Ryan The Noble
August 19, 2010
Muy bueno y original, todavía no había visto un observatorio en MOCpages.
Una cosa, "joven" se escribe "young", no "joung", no se si ha sido un despiste a la hora de escirbirlo, pero para que lo tomes en cuenta.
An observatory... an intersting, creative, and challeneging subject for a MOC. You portrayed it perfectly, and the dome actually spins? Awesome! I particularly like both the dome and the main telescope.