Cuusoo of the Week : A Motorized Carnival Ride

In this section we help promote LEGO Cuusoo idea’s to help them reach the 10,000 likes needed for their idea to get created! This week we feature the idea called The Twist and Whirl – A Motorized Carnival Ride created by DerekMedina. Here’s what the creator had to say about the idea:

Cuusoo of the Week : A Motorized Carnival Ride

A minifig scale carnival ride made in homage to one of my favorite rides as a child; The Tilt-A-Whirl. This ride has 8 cars that spin while the platform rotates. It is designed using a solar-gear in the center, with planetary gears around it. It could easily be motorized

Please view the following videos to see the ride in action:
MOTORIZED Twist and Whirl Ride
MOTORIZED Twist and Whirl Ride (different views)

Twist and Whirl Ride
Twist and Whirl Ride from Multiple Angles
Twist and Whirl Ride with Roof Removed

This is a very basic model that demonstrates the ability to use a very simple gearing mechanism to create the thrilling movement of a carnival ride. The design of the cars, the platform, the fence, is all very basic, and can easily be customized and refined by LEGO designers. The largest incentive and value to the design is the gearing mechanics, and the theme of an amusement park ride. If you want amusement park sets with motion and mechanics, please support this one to let them know.

Thanks for your support in this design, it could lead to a whole series of Carnival Rides which would be a perfect fit for Lego I think. Please provide any feedback or criticism in the comments area.

Cuusoo of the Week : A Motorized Carnival Ride

This is a view of the platform and carriages with the roof removed.

Cuusoo of the Week : A Motorized Carnival Ride

Removing the platform reveals the solar gear planted in the center of the base-plate, and the tiled perimeter for the wheels that support the platform.

Cuusoo of the Week : A Motorized Carnival Ride

The bottom side of the platform reveals the 4 central planetary gears and subsequent gearing that drives the carriages as the platform rotates.

Cuusoo of the Week : A Motorized Carnival Ride

Happy minifigs on the Twist-And-Whirl Ride.

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What do you think about this idea? Would you buy it?

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