Help these intrepid scientists with their quest to find the (Mini)Figgs Boson! Or maybe just to find out what a 2x4 LEGO brick is made of.
This working particle accelerator uses a simple system of spinning wheels to accelerate a LEGO ball around a ring. Although the propulsion system is different than that of a real particle accelerator, it's a great way to illustrate the concept. Not to mention, it is fun to play with. Multiple balls can be inserted simultaneously and obstacles can be introduced for the ball(s) to collide with.
The set could be scaled anywhere from the basic accelerator and ring (which combined are only 170 pieces) all the way up to a fully styled installation like the one I have designed. The inclusion of a small control room with a few minifig scientists would also be a nice addition and add to the play value.
Be sure to check out the updates, as I will be posting step by step building instructions for building the basic ring and accelerator.