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A Giant Shuttlecock

Impressed and inspired by the large aluminum + fiberglass shuttlecocks installed at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, KCMO, I designed this brick version.

The four museum shuttlecocks are claimed to be the world’s largest, with a height around 19 feet (5.8 m). The brick ones are of course not as big (h: 7 inches/18 cm), but they are still twice the dimensions of regular shuttlecocks in badminton games.

While normally a shuttlecock has 16 feathers, the museum version has 9, and in my design I clip 8 brick feathers (consists of wedge plates and technic tubes) to the base because this geometric layout is better compatible with the LEGO brick palette.

The most amazing things about the Nelson-Atkins shuttlecocks are their diverse postures. In my design, we are able to imitate the way they originally stand in the sculpture park of the museum. Some of the postures are a bit challenging. I provide locking hinges and slopes of different angles to make them possible.

Please support this design, come up with your unique way of posing the shuttle, and let it become an icon of your home/office too.

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