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Functioning Classic Television

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Description for TV

In my debut Lego Ideas project, I have brought a model that combines both function and display. This model is based on a classic American television. The main atraction of the project is it's scrolling sreen. I first got the idea for this model at a toy store a couple of years ago when I remember seeing a non-LEGO scrolling TV that used a similar function.

Features:

  • Scrolling screen depicting a car driving in hilly terain across a sunny, blue sky horizon
  • Working on/off knob
  • 10 1/2 inches wide and 9 inches tall (Not including movable antenna)
  • 1 power functions battery box
  • 1 power functions medium motor
  • About 1,200 parts
  • Back panel and roof open for easy access
  • Great display piece!

How it works:

The model is relativley simple in design but took a long time to perfect. The screen part is made out of SNOT (Studs Not On Top) bricks that are attached to holes on the large variety of Lego technic treads. One challenge that I encountered while building was how to prevent gaps in between the panels. A simple fix was created by alternating 1x1 and 1x2 segments. Another intersting part is how you turn it on.

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