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wire-frame lego
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Wirego satisfies the need (mine anyway) to build real wire frame models using the "traditional" Lego method. Each component is a wire-frame replica of a solid Lego brick, and fits together in the same way. Permanence can be achieved by a little bit of soldering.

Structures assembled using Wirego resemble computer models, and cast impressively complex shadows when brightly illuminated.

xenzag, May 04 2006

Kinda like this, huh? http://www.ldraw.org/
(Google suggests they offer a wireframe mode.) [DrCurry, May 04 2006]

(?) Magnetic wireframe construction kit http://news.aol.com...0060421075609990001
Sorta. [DrCurry, May 04 2006]


       See link. I think someone done that thing.
DrCurry, May 04 2006

       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.
xenzag, May 04 2006

       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" ?!
DrCurry, May 04 2006

       try to imagine making a Lego brick out of thin wire rods. The part where they join would be a hollow ring, connected by 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 slightly 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.
xenzag, May 04 2006

       Why not just forget the pegs (nubbins?) entirely, and magnetize the wire?
DrCurry, May 04 2006


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