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The Dark Side of the Moon out of Lego Technic

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While on a conference call a few weeks ago, I muted my microphone and created a cheap-and-nasty 'prism' using some Technic liftarms. The concept worked great, but as I did not have an 11m purple liftarm I could not complete my idea of recreating an iconic Pink Floyd album cover.

I wanted the scale of design to be on a 32x32 baseplate, and match it as close to the album as I could. However, limitation in which angles will find a stud and the thickness of the liftarms made the 'prism' a lot bigger than it should be. I could increase the size of the base, but I don't have that many plates and jumper plates - this project kinda destroyed my stock of system parts. 

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Cool concept, nice array of the colors and the way you did the greebling on the black background is just awesome. Very nice tribute!

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The coloured beams are at the wrong angle, they should go down... remember your physics, angle of incidence and refraction etc. Or just look at the album cover!!

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15 minutes ago, Carsten Svendsen said:

How did you fix the black parts? I don't see any pins or axles holding it together

Black magic.. 

 

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They're held on by lego studs. 

 

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Thank you all for your kind words. 

16 hours ago, TeamThrifty said:

The coloured beams are at the wrong angle, they should go down... remember your physics, angle of incidence and refraction etc. Or just look at the album cover!!

I know, I know. When you work with Lego to create any MOC, your limitation is first and foremost physical, in other words: what will fit, does Lego make a suitable element in the correct colour, do I have the parts in stock, etc. I know that the rainbow, or output part of the prism should bend more down but the blue liftarm pushes against the purple one, leaving me with this limitation in angle. I could probably have overcome this problem with more complicated studded parts, but I wanted to keep it as Technic as I could. 

We're going to have to agree to disagree about Roger Waters being a prat though. He will forever be known a founding member of one of the commercially most successful and influential groups in music history. In addition to being a superb musician, he's quite the philanthropist and from what I can tell an all round nice guy. I have fond memories of his visit to South Africa in the mid-1990s, giving a free guitar master class to young musicians. I'm sorry he hurt you. 

8 hours ago, Carsten Svendsen said:

How did you fix the black parts? I don't see any pins or axles holding it together

I build the black greebling in sections about as large as the one in the photo. The sections clutch on to plates or jumper plates stuck to a 32x32 baseplate. 

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Hey! Builder! Leave those pins alone!

All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

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