Halo Ringworld

After nearly three years of on-and-off work, my Halo Ringworld is complete and has been on display at BrickCon 2012. I can't even begin to tell you how relieved I am to finally be done with this epic project! I was honored that it was chosen to win "Best Large Planetary Structure" in the Space theme.

 

The outer ring (hull) consists of eight more or less identical segments (with minor variations in texture or the use of old gray for contrast), each 72 studs long. The inner ring (landscape) floats freely within the outer ring and stays in place purely by friction. It took over two hours (with help!) to set up, and there's no way I'll be able to do it at home. However, this is most definitely being kept safe and will return at future shows.

 

My best estimate of its parts count is somewhere around 11,000. The outer ring is fairly consistent in its construction and consists of about 7773 parts, give or take a few. The inner ring, though, is extremely varied--if I had to guess, I'd say it averages around 6 or 7 parts per each of its ~570 studs of circumference.

  • Justin and Jordan W. PRO 3y

    Wow. Just wow.
    Great work with this! Love the way that you captured the look of all of the different landscapes in miniature.
  • Billy Riner PRO 3y

    This is amazing!
  • eldeeem 3y

    Yay! Now to finish other projects? (hint, hint) :P
  • Catsy [CC] PRO 3y

    eldeeem Indeed.
  • KalSkirata. 3y

    Oh my god Catsy, Im happy to see you building again!
    While theres been plenty of Halo builds, noone ever had the idea to actually build Halo...

    I have to say that Im astonished, I absolutely love it!
    About how big is it in diameter?
  • RILEYWILK 3y

    Nice
  • Stormbringer. PRO 3y

    Simply incredible! I've been living in the dark with this whole Halo 4 thing, so I've got alot of catching up to do.
  • Zeessi 3y

    'Bout time! Looking real good.
  • Dawn Hero 3y

    This.....is legendary.
  • tbone_tbl 3y

    I remember seeing the wips pics from a year or two ago. Amazing to see it completed. That's some serious dedication to keep up with a project for so long.
  • Ben Caulkins 3y

    Well it's about time! Worth the wait though.
  • Gun Freak 3y

    Looks AMAZING!
  • Sikula Visual Solutions 3y

    How stressed are the bricks?
  • TheBrickRepuplic. 3y

    7773 parts. Relevant?
  • ZacharySherman 10mo

    Perfect representation of ring world such a small area for such a large ring !
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