Today, we began the first in a series of projects of the week. Each week we will feature something we are currently building creating at the makerspace. The complexity will vary week to week, but to begin we are tackling something big (or is it small?), as we attempt to build a life-size, remote controlled (r/c) LEGO minifigure!
While we certainly aren’t the first to pursue the idea of building a large LEGO minifigure, we will be putting our own “spin” on things and hope you will check in weekly to see the progress.
r/c fig: the process
Research LEGO minifigures
Design a 3D minifigure model
Print relevant minifigure parts
Add remote control (r/c) hardware components
The process began this week with steps #1 and #2. We referenced a couple different minifigure models on Thingiverse and reviewed the dimensions of a standard minifigure. Then we built a model, using Adobe Fusion 360, and 3D printed one of the hands to verify the relative life-size’ness of our minifigure.
We are excited to share this project with you and hope you will join us next week to see our 3D printers in action, as we continue to print life-size LEGO minifigure parts.