You may have noticed by now that I am a very big lego fan, and I've been thinking about this as an idea for ages, so recently I've decided to go through with it: What I'm going to do is build a Minifigure-scaled version of Oblivion
with a small section of track as a display base, and when I've finished it I'll put it on Lego Cuusoo (http://lego.cuusoo.com/
). If you've never heard of Cuusoo, its basically a free lego version of Kickstarter where if a project gets to 10,000 votes, Lego may produce it as an official set.
If Towers Times can set up an account (If Baffles is reading this, PM me about setting up an account) and post the project when its finished, we may be able to buy our own mini version of Oblivion.
After looking at various pictures of the ride itself (I've never been on it, or any other large rollercoasters for that matter
), I've decided that the hardest parts to build will be the arm restraints, the wheels and the track itself, so I will try to create concept ideas for these individual elements before combining them into the final model.
Here are some of my basic concepts for restraints:
I know that they're not in the correct colour, but this is just a concept to see how they fit a minifigure.
For the restraints, I used minifig arms connected to a t-pole (or whatever it's called
). This seems to be the only way to create decent-looking restraints, but if you have any other suggestions please throw them this way.