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Chairlift (Working)


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I’m glad to present you my working Lego fixed grip chairlift. It can carry your minifigures up the mountain so they can have fun riding down the slope situated next to the lift. This project also include decorations, like some trees and rocks, but also a waiting line, ski pass scan system, and some other details.

Quick description of the system :

  • The chairlift is powered by a Power Function M motor
  • It has 6 chair which can each safely cary 2 minifigure up the mountain thanks to the safety bar
  • The chair lift is composed of 2 supports, a top and bottom station
  • The top station is powering the cable, and the bottom one is adjusting the tension of the cable
  • The chairlift also has a slope, but be carful not to crash into the trees !

I tried to make this chairlift as playable as possible.

I made a presentation video where I mostly show the technical side of the lift :

The whole is very sturdy which help for a good reliability. I designed it so it's easy to install the cable : the whole is made of two parts that can slide in each other and are connected by two linear actuator, so it can adapt to different length of cable. There are also shock absorbers that help regulate the tension in the bottom station. I show all of this in my presentation video.

I love ropeways and lego, so I combined both and built this chairlift ! I also created a detachable lego chairlift, but it’s too complex to be made into a set. However, you can find videos of it on my channel.

I made this version to improve the chairlift I built one year ago which couldn't transport any minifigures. That’s a feature I really wanted to add in my chairlift, and I think it looks pretty good.

The chairlift is made of almost 3000 parts.

Support if you find this idea interesting and if you like it :)

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