Everything is under control

This vig started out as a way of showing some ideas using levers with grill pieces to create more interesting looking controls.

Let's face it. The standard Lego lever base make everything look very silly. ;-)

After that initial intention it all grew with more ideas for controls and the idea of an entire control room was pretty obvious.

 

I've also uploaded a pic with some of the techniques explained.

  • Ike WB 5y

    Great! *favs*
  • Truman Nihilist 5y

    Looks cool. I love all the little details.
  • Iain Scott 5y

    This is just full of awesomeness! I hope its ok to "borrow" these designs!
  • Dylan B.. 5y

    The MOC is great, the levers are outstanding. Nice work.
  • Calvin 5y

    Haha Reminds me of my Dads office!
  • peter shutter 5y

    brilliant!
    perfect controlroom for..... ICBM's?
  • Larry Lars 5y

    Thanks for the comments and compliments guys.
    Much appreciated.
    I've now uploaded a pic with some further explanations.
  • Katie Walker 5y

    Nice! :-)
  • Larry Lars 5y

    ^iainy73: Of course you can.
    The point with this Moc was to inspire others. Use these designs and/or develop them further for me to borrow some day.
    Generally any kind of controls would be the weak spot in official sets. Mainly due to all the printed pieces, or even worse stickers. I think that aspect makes this an interesting area to explore.
  • zamboni_driver 5y

    The first thing that comes to mind from this is the control room to the nuclear plant in the movie "China Syndrome". Way Cool.
  • Matt Rasmussen 5y

    A Homer Simpson fig would be right at home. Or, could easily be turned into a DJ table.
  • Jojo (…) 5y

    100
  • Garbageman13 5y

    Excellent job!
  • Ernest Ip 5y

    Nice...
  • Mike C 5y

    That's very cool! I love the lever effect.
  • pbentl 5y

    This is awesome. The levers are great.
  • Aroŋ. 5y

    great!! faved already!
  • @fgr62 5y

    just come across your MOC after I've spent some time trying to design control panels. Now I'll consider "borrowing" some of your brilliant ideas ( may I, please ? )
  • Larry Lars 5y

    @fgr62 Yes of course.
    The point with showing this Moc was to inspire others. Be sure to check out the instructions pic.
    Behind the controls
  • david 2y

    Wow! so very nice !
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