Here's my entry for David Wang's TRON Lightcycle Contest, where you have to make a purist lightcycle (not using decals, rubber bands ect.). So here's my entry which, by using maths (yes, real maths) I have made them perfectly in scale with the minifigure. Enjoy!
About this creation
^Here is the white Lightcycle^
I'll tell you about the maths now. Here goes....
A lightcycle (5th generation) is meant to be 254cm long, and an average UK man is 175cm tall. The minifigure driver is 4.2cm high, so by dividing the height of the real man by the height of the height of the minifigure you get 41.66, which I am calling the scale. If you divide the 254cm of the real lightcycle by this you get 6.1cm, which is the EXACT length of my lightcycle :D Impressive, huh!
^Here is the yellow cycle (used by the evil TRON people :D).^
I never got a good shot of the 2 cycles next to eachother, sorry guys :(
^I was planning on making lots of cycles but I only have two of those 1x2 technic bricks with 2 holes in black.^
^This proves that a complete minifigure fits inside, and how like the real model, the legs flow into the rest of the bike.^
^Here's the yellow cycle.^
^Minifigure hands are great!^
And just becuase E.K.O. asked, here is a comparison picture:
Accuracy: 4.5 points! Parts Usage: Very creative to use hands! 5 points! Presentation: Good, 4 points! How well it fits a standard minifig: 4.5 points because his position to me is kind of odd. Your total is... 18 points!! Very well done!!
Quoting David Wang
Cool job, George!!! Excellent job, actually. You are the first MOCer I know that used MATH to make a Light Cycle, and the fact you made TWO of them.
You may use rubber bands and stickers, but they just have to be LEGO rubber bands and stickers.
Thanks! The only way you can make maths fun is by applying it to Lego :D