March 3, 2012

LEGO Falkirk Wheel!

HEY!!!  HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY!!!  :-D  This is Joe here showing you my latest MOC!  A LEGO version of the famous Falkirk Wheel!
Here's the description I gave on my EuroBricks post:

"Did you know one of the architects of the Falkirk Wheel (Tony Gee) originally made the gearing mechanism out of LEGO? [1] The Falkirk Wheel is a "boat elevator" in Scotland. It was opened on May 24th, 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II. [2]

This is just a bunch of random facts. Let's get down to my build:

This is it. The specs:
  • 2 PF Battery Boxes
  • 2 PF Switches
  • 4 PF M-Motors
  • 2 PF IR Receivers
  • 6 short turntables
  • A bunch of panels (but not enough in the same color Posted Image)
  • A bunch of (mainly) 24t gears
  • And a bunch of other parts

There are more pictures in my G+ folder here:

First Video:

Second Video:

Thanks for taking a look at it!
Joey "jojoguy10"

[1]: Falkirk Wheel PDF file
[2]: Falkirk Wheel Wikipedia Page "