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Wirego satisfies the need (mine anyway)
build real wire frame models using the
"traditional" Lego method. Each
a wire-frame replica of a solid Lego
and fits together in the same way.
Permanence can be achieved by a little
computer models, and cast impressively
complex shadows when brightly
Kinda like this, huh?
(Google suggests they offer a wireframe mode.) [DrCurry, May 04 2006]
(?) Magnetic wireframe construction kit
Sorta. [DrCurry, May 04 2006]
||See link. I think someone done that thing.
||Nope ! not like any of the examples - all
computer models. Wirego is made from
real material ie a stiff wire. Though that
was clear from description - ie solder.
||Oh. Only heard the term wireframe in connection with CAD CAM - had no idea there was a real world analog.
||But how could wireframe Lego ever fit together "the same way" ?!
||try to imagine making a Lego brick out
thin wire rods. The part where they
join would be a hollow ring, connected
four verticals to a set of cross lines
bisecting the main body of the brick. On
the top of each brick would be two
similarly rings mounted flat, of a
larger radius to receive the protrusions I
have just descibed. Get it now? May
delete idea until later in June when I get
time to launch a site with some
illustrations. Have a lot of ideas that
only make sense when you see them.
||Why not just forget the pegs (nubbins?) entirely, and magnetize the wire?