1 Mega-Watt - Wind Turbine
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Hey my name is Fabian and i studied mechanical engineering at the university of applied science in Osnabrück, Germany. Actually, I'm working (suprise) in the wind turbine industry.
I was really disappointed in the wind turbine models, which you can find in actual lego sets. Thats the reason why i decided to build my own turbine. On the pictures you can see the final project.
I tried to build the wings of the turbine as close to the originals as i can. They are oriented on modern wind turbine.
If the lego-dude on the picture is 1.80 meters tall, the blades would be around 20 meters. A real turbine of this size produces by 10 meters per second wind 1 mega-watt.
Of course the blades can rotate about 360 degrees. ;)
In the machinehousing on the top of the tower you will find a small motor. With that motor it's possible to rotate the blades of the turbine automatically. I thought that could be great for all of you, who build citys or train-parks to make them more realistic.
Furthermore the machinehouse can also rotate about 360 degrees to catch wind form any site. Just like a real turbine.
The tower is build of 80 massiv bricks to stabilze the turbine.
On the bottom you will find the entrance for the lego maintenence-team. Inside is a small ladder and some computer stuff to control the turbine from the buttom.
Over all the turbine is build of just 400 bricks to make it less pricey.