Our next builder in the NEXOGON parts festival, our celebration of LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ Combo Power shields, is Tom Klatt (thirteenthmonkey on Flickr) who hails from the state of Minnesota, USA. Tom's initial investigations paired the Nexogon with another brand-new LEGO piece we investigated recently...
This first build came together as I had the parts to LEGO Minecraft 21130 Nether Railway and one of the Nexo Knights battle suits lying near each other on my table. When I put the new Minecraft piece, Reddish Brown 'Plate 2x2, w/ design' (Element ID 6163991|Design ID 27928), where the NEXO power shield would normally go, I saw the potential for a face.
The body was quickly built around the battle suit cockpit. The limbs use the Mixels joints. It is a simple build that doesn't utilize many of the connections offered by the Nexogon but I think it shows the part off in an interesting way. I hope you think so too.
Once I had enough Nexogons to form this arrangement, I had to try it out. I love the tessellation that occurs. After adding hinges to the back I noticed that the resulting shape could be opened and closed alternately making a large and small hexagon in the middle. I found this oddly satisfying to repeatedly open and close.
My son found that it made a nice crown.
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