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Working Orrery


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Everyone loves space. Whether its a beautiful sunrise, a brilliant starry night or even the immeasurable vastness of it all, everyone loves space! Bring space into your home with this kinetic model where the moon revolves around the earth, and the earth around the sun!

So don't forget to SUPPORT to make this dream come true!

To see how this model works, check out this video:

This build consists of the Sun, the Earth and the Moon, built on a vintage/antique style base. The Moon revolves around the Earth while the earth revolves around the Sun. The mechanics are hidden nicely inside the base. I have put a lot of effort into making the model as sturdy as I can, and the motion as smooth as possible. The model was built to look as nice as possible, with a detailed, brick-built version of the Earth.

Dimensions of the build: 35x18.5x28 (LxBxHcm)

This model has 1200 LEGO Bricks (give or take a few). I built the model digitally to check!

My aim with this model was not to make a 100% accurate scientific model of an orrery, but rather to make something that looked great on display, while still being functional. I also wanted to make the design as compact so as to keep it affordable. Another important aspect of this project was the varied build experience - a combination of Technic and System bricks to create an interesting and fun build.

This model would also have a very wide appeal - from space and astronomy fans to technic fans, as well as people who like collecting models for display.

Well if you actually made it down here I'm impressed! (tell me in the comments) Obviously I hardly need to tell you to support if you've read all this, but please also don't forget to share with other space and astronomy fans you know, as that would really help this on its long journey! 

Also if you like this, then go support my Rivendell project!