Volvo Construction Equipment and LEGO Technic are showing a series of LEGO construction models designed by enthusiasts of any age in the FutuRE:BUILD exhibition. It will be on display at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London, from May 10-16.
Sections planned by people the world over were trimmed down to the main 10 models picked by a panel of judges. The panel studied participants on by and large coolness and innovation, most motivated subtleties, significance to the contest theme, and best use of LEGO elements.
Each entry also showcased technologies within construction including driverless automation, 3D printing, solar panels, and drones. Entrants were asked to build their models using at least 50 percent existing LEGO Technic bricks.
The amazing prize went to Transylvanian local Vida Andras, a 27-year-old modeler who was propelled by the “challenge of finding an environmental solution to construction machines,” according to a press release. His self-driving model called the Volvo Rottweiler, has a pneumatic drill, dozer, and 3D printer, making it capable of autonomously taking on any construction challenge.
“To me, the design is not just about playability, it’s about really exploring the potential for future technologies,” Andras said in a press release. “In my industry, 3D printing is one of the biggest trends at the moment, so I wanted to incorporate that into my model. I have 20 years’ experience playing with LEGO sets. I’ve loved it forever and have always had this confidence that I could sit down and build for hours and eventually it would all come together in the end.”