Duncan Lindbo (donutsftw) is back again today with his Nexogons (the new hexagonal LEGO® piece 27255), taking things a step up...
Phew! This build used up all the Nexogons Tim sent me, and then some!
This build grew out of a vague idea I had to use the Nexogons as steps on some sort of sci-fi or Steampunk staircase. My first experiment turned out okay, but I wasn't satisfied.
The railings were tricky to attach, and the frictionless attachments that connected each step to the next meant the whole thing was very floppy.
32016) for strength.
21462) to pin each strut to the one below it. They stick out a bit on each step, so 3L bars (Design ID 17715) might work better, but I didn't have enough of those.
Once I got a few of these sections built, I thought it'd be neat to built a "triple helix" structure with them, since I don't really have enough parts to build some sort of interior large enough to house and support a single set of steps (despite what non-AFOL friends and family might think.) Once that was done, I decided to steampunk it up, covering the various Technic support structures in all manner of gears and mechanical bits, with some gold details to add some color. They look cool, but they don't serve any functional purpose. I'll leave that to someone with more Technic skills than me!
Of course, if this is supposed to be the Sanctum of the Clockwork King, then there needs to be a Clockwork King. So I adapted a Ninjago minifigure, Echo Zane, to fill that role.
Is he good or evil? What arcane purpose does his sanctum serve? Those of you who've seen my previous entries in the Nexogon parts festival won't be surprised to learn that the answers are up to you!
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