Lego Mars Curiosity rover replica made from 1000 Lego bricks is closest to the real thing
NASA successfully managed to land Curiosity rover on the surface of the red planet Mars and this opens even more opportunities for exploring traces of life other than mother Earth. So far so good and Mars rovers will surely bring home images that will change our perspective about the Universe on the whole. But for now the amazing news is that back on Earth there is a Lego replica of Curiosity rover rolling wheels especially for the Future in Space event at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Doug Moran and Will Gorman build this Lego scaled down model of the Curiosity rover from 1000 LEGO Technic and Mindstorms bricks sans any use of glue or adhesive material.
For the movement there are 13 motors, two power function motors and 7 NTX bricks with control provided by two operators. One driver is used for the rotation and direction of four powered corner wheels and the other one is for moving the Lego rover’s mast and arms via a Waldo-like manipulator which is also made out of Lego. The signals are send using Bluetooth connection for moving around Curiosity rover.
# Watch Lego Mars Curiosity rover replica in action below