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Kaleidoscope - Observation of Beautiful Forms

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Kaleidoscope have always fascinated children and adults alike, the devices have been around since 1817. I have fond memories of having several throughout my childhood, mainly plastic with small plastic pieces inside the object chamber that would change and dance around when twisted.

I built this so we can experience this is LEGO form to re-live those memories and perhaps make new memories with our children. I have built this on Stud.io but can be easily built in real bricks, the mirrors are made up from metallic tiles which could be made using foil type stickers. It is a functional model that would work as a real kaleidoscope. The object chamber can be opened up and the element changed to which ever element you want to add, I have included it with translucent pieces and in my last picture I have included minifigure heads as this was fun to do.

The brick build stand, which the kaleidoscope rest on, features a name plaque and a space for a minifigure or David Brewster, who invented the original Kaleidoscope. I have included a colourful design too, to show that you could add your own tiles/plates and even minifigure accessories.

This would make a great display piece for a desk or shelf and be picked up by anyone to look through and see those beautiful colours and patterns.

Thank you for your support :)