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Lego Orrery

orrery (n) - a mechanical model of the solar system, or of just the sun, earth, and moon, used to represent their relative positions and motions

Created using instructions by Lego creator Jason Allemann (JK Brickworks)
  • 1 turn of the crank = 1 day
  • The moon completes one cycle around the Earth every 28 days (actual: 27.32 days)
  • The Sun completes a full rotation every 25 days (actual: 25 days at the equator)
  • The Earth and moon complete one cycle around the Sun every 375 (actual: 365.26 days)

Next steps

  • Model the tilt of the Earth
  • Add other planets
4x4 house Tadao Ando

Mies Van Der Rohe's German Pavilion


Created with images by blipsman - "Farnsworth House" • Tim Brown Architecture - "Farnsworth House, Mies van der Rohe, 1951"

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