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LEGO ‘Tensegrity’ Builds Are The Latest Rage Amongst LEGO Fans

While the mainstream audiences were enraptured with Dalgona coffee and handstand tee challenges, the LEGO community themselves are not spared from trends as everyone is stuck in indoors.

LEGO ‘Tensegrity’ builds seem to have been sparked off by reddit user ilhan86m, in showing off a build where LEGO pieces are seen to be ‘floating’ and only held together by string or chain.

https://twitter.com/engineeringvids/status/1250843701502283776

How the entire thing is held together is a matter of physics. Coined by Buckminster Fuller, the term is a combination of “tensional integrity” where tensegrity is a system of isolated components under compression inside a network of continuous tension.

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In layman terms, this means that there are components which push and pull against each other such that a object is held together by opposing forces.

It was only a matter a time before more elegant builds hit the community –

Posted by Yak Yih Cheng on Saturday, April 18, 2020

This Slave-1 build is next level –

Slave I Tensegrity – ron_mcphatty

Slave I Tensegrity ron_mcphatty

Posted by Brick and Bricks on Sunday, April 19, 2020

If you’re keen to put together a LEGO ‘Tensegrity’ build of your own JKbrickworks has an entire tutorial and parts list for you to figure out.

Dope!

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