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Fractal Lego

Mold quality could become tricky...
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Lately I've been attempting to build some realistic- looking trees out of our Lego collection. Coming up with sturdy ways to have organic angles and limbs out of plane is always a bit of a challenge as we AFOLs know. It would be nice to have a few Lego bits that are fractal-ish in basic geometry. Perhaps as simple as a V-branch upon which you can place more V- branches until you run out of space.

Some Mandelbrot leaves would be nice. Mold design should be simple. Just have the machine pull in a one and a half dimensional direction...

RayfordSteele, Aug 31 2020

Miniature Lego Miniature_20Lego
needed to build self similar patterns at various scales [kdf, Aug 31 2020]

Double-size Lego double_20size_20lego_2fduplo
and going the other way... [kdf, Aug 31 2020]

https://kotaku.com/454517991 [xenzag, Sep 01 2020]

Penrose tiles https://youtu.be/jJnEIjqbkR4
2 tiles that make a pattern that is not symmetric [DenholmRicshaw, Sep 02 2020]

http://mathtourist....tree-in-bronze.html Anton Bakker sculpture [xenzag, Sep 04 2020]


       I love both lego and fractals +1
po, Aug 31 2020

       Mandelbrot Lego [+]
8th of 7, Aug 31 2020

       Be interesting to see if there was more or less foot injury potential with these. [+]
doctorremulac3, Aug 31 2020

       My granddaughter is the Queen of all that is Lego. She builds shit faster than anyone I've ever seen. She is also the fastest and most patient puzzle completer. Bigger the better.   

       Anyway, I'll stop with the bragging and just say this, she would love to be able to make a forest. I'm so very sure. So +++++
blissmiss, Aug 31 2020

       If you're going to build fractals - self similar patterns at varying scales - you'll need pieces built at different scales. But how to you get the nubs of different sized pieces to snap together?
kdf, Aug 31 2020

       Mandelbrot [+]
Voice, Aug 31 2020

       Reminds me of Penrose tiles.
DenholmRicshaw, Sep 02 2020

       See Anton Bakker's fractal tree piece in link.
xenzag, Sep 04 2020

       //How to you get the nubs// Scale recursion? a Lego model of a Lego block with careful tweezering of Miniature Lego.
wjt, Sep 04 2020


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