Star Wars Bobbleheads
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A bobblehead is a toy figure with an oversized head that is connected to the body with a spring. When you lightly tap on its head it wobbles (or bobbles) back and forth for a while. The first modern bobbleheads appeared in the 1950s.
I was thinking about how a bobblehead could be made by LEGO bricks, and how the wobbling effect could be built. There is no real LEGO spring that can be used for this purpose, so I had to think of something else to use. After some trial and error I found a simple technic using an LEGO antenna piece which creates a wobbling effect that works really well. How it is done can be seen in the photos and video below.
I decided to recreate six characters from the original Star Wars movie into LEGO bobbleheads - Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Boba Fett, Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper. Each character consists of between 80 to 100 pieces.
The LEGO bobblehead can, compared to the traditional bobbleheads, easily be rebuilt and the head can be detached and swapped with other bobblehead figures. The head can also be turned in all directions.
In the video below you can see how the LEGO bobbleheads work in reality.
There is a Facebook page for the Star Wars Bobbleheads.
Have a look at my other Ideas project as well: