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Lego Life Size TV Unit

Hi all Newbie

Need a wee bit if assistance on a project I am going to undertake

I want to build a life size TV Unit capable of supporting upto 10KG of weight.

I plan on using solely

2x6 bricks & Brick sheets


I don't think I have worked this out right

"Lego TV unit project



30 2x6 ( brick ) = 3ft @ 1.25" per brick

0.6" width 50 2x6 per brick

30x50 per layer = 480 x2 shelfs

Legs 3x3 ( x4 legs ) x12 bricks per layer @ 4ft FT height

50" with ( x2 layers lego baseplate 2mm ) height per brick layer 0.5" 1,200 bricks 2x6

1680 bricks "

Question is have I worked this out right?

Comments

  • GSiGSi Member Posts: 3
    edited January 2013
    Just to clarify in life scale I want it to be 3ft long, 3.5ft Tall & 2.5ft wide
  • MartinMartin Member Posts: 375
    I will be amazed if you can build in the structural rigidity you will need with just the 2x6 bricks and plates you quote. I can't even think of a brick pattern that will give you a single piece with any strength! I suggest you LDD/LDraw it first to see what it will look like.

    I have built a life-size large flat screen TV and it weighed a heck of a lot. It also needed to be heavily supported internally to support its own weight.
  • jon_kjon_k UKMember Posts: 233
    Hi Gsi

    and welcome to the forum, having read martins answer , its going to be a big ask, but I would agree the major issue would be rigidity and the ability of the creation to hold the 10kg weight

    but I am sure someone will be able to give you some ideas, I should have got the details of the professional lego builder who created the Christmas tree at the Trafford centre last year ..doh!!
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 831
    Read this news article about how many bricks can be stacked on one another, it might give you an idea about the weight it can hold http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2242973/How-Lego-bricks-stacked-the-breaks.html
  • GSiGSi Member Posts: 3
    Hey thanks for the links,

    I think I will need to make it 1ft longer and add an extra 2 legs make it up to 6 legs total
    To support the middle and maybe add in a crossbar between the middle legs width ways to hold it up?

    The TV itself only weighs about 5KG, Also have the idea to build a Lego frame around the TV's plastic border so it doesn't look out of place.
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