Legotrope No. 3 "Horses"

My first motorized Lego zoetrope. This was for public display, so I didn't want to have to stand there cranking it for 6+ hours. It is also my first 12 frame zoetrope. It is inspired by the Muybridge photos of the running horse (although he shot 16 frames, so I couldn't copy them exactly).


The horse had to be made of very simple parts so I could make 13 of them (I had one extra to show, so I wouldn't have to stop the zoetrope while on display). The only part I had to order was a few extra 1x3 plates (I needed 65 altogether).



  • Anthony Pinder 3y

    DUDE this is simply amazing. As a film studies grad I gotta say, I'm impressed and really love that you chose this zoetrope to animate/build in lego. Nice job
  • <Antimatter> 3y

    Man, this was great to see at BBTB. :)
  • Thomas Poulsom 3y

    This is incredibly good! A fantastic idea and very well executed!
  • RΟΟK PRO 3y

    Very cool. I actually thought about the about a week ago when I was looking at someone's stop motion. I started to think about early photography and cinema photography. Glad to see someone has done it!
  • Brucewaynelego-Toyshansolo 3y

    i love it !!!!
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