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    The Twist and Whirl - A Motorized Carnival Ride

    created by DerekMedina on 2012.06.05

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    A minifig scale carnival ride made in homage to one of my favorite rides as a child; The Tilt-A-Whirl. This ride has 8 cars that spin while the platform rotates. It is designed using a solar-gear in the center, with planetary gears around it. It could easily be motorized

    Please view the following videos to see the ride in action:
    MOTORIZED Twist and Whirl Ride
    MOTORIZED Twist and Whirl Ride (different views)

    Twist and Whirl Ride
    Twist and Whirl Ride from Multiple Angles
    Twist and Whirl Ride with Roof Removed

    This is a very basic model that demonstrates the ability to use a very simple gearing mechanism to create the thrilling movement of a carnival ride. The design of the cars, the platform, the fence, is all very basic, and can easily be customized and refined by LEGO designers. The largest incentive and value to the design is the gearing mechanics, and the theme of an amusement park ride. If you want amusement park sets with motion and mechanics, please support this one to let them know.

    Thanks for your support in this design.,it could lead to a whole series of Carnival Rides which would be a perfect fit for Lego I think. Please provide any feedback or criticism in the comments area.

    NOTE: This model is on display at the Longmont Museum until September 8th
    http://www.longmontmuseum.org/exhibitions/lego/

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    This is a view of the platform and carriages with the roof removed.

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    Removing the platform reveals the solar gear planted in the center of the base-plate, and the tiled perimeter for the wheels that support the platform.

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    The bottom side of the platform reveals the 4 central planetary gears and subsequent gearing that drives the carriages as the platform rotates.

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    Having fun at the Lego Carnival
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    Congratulations on 1,000 Supporters!

    2013.10.03

    Whether as teacups, mushrooms, barrels, or just basic encased shells, for generations carnival riders have twirled on the Twist and Whirl. Whether it makes you giggle or makes you vomit, this is one of the most iconic rides there is. Now, LEGO Minifigures can have their perception dizzied by this attraction!

    Good luck as you spin toward 10,000 supporters!

    The LEGO CUUSOO Team


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