Long Live the Nexogon Festival (1)

It’s been a while since my last post. Life’s been quite busy lately. But on top of that, I was also busy with the Nexogon Festival over at the New Elementary. I was honored to be selected by Tim to take part in this wonderful event. I’ll share with you the techniques that I’ve came up with this new and very useful part.

Nexogon Mecha

I got my parts shipped all the way from the UK a little late. So to come up with something quick for Tim, I built a little mecha. The nexogon seems like the perfect way to build a buff inverted triangle torso. So here’s my attempt.

The shoulders are fixed which is a big drawback. I need to think of a new way to attach the shoulders to make them articulate in the future.

One thing that I really liked about this MOC is how nicely the Hero Factory piece known as Drone Detail in the TLG/Brickset database and Shoulder Armor with Wings on BrickLink (Element ID 6001087|Design ID 98589) fits with the Nexogon. First I attached two 1×1 round plates with hole (Design IDs 85861 & 28626) to the 3.18mm connectors to create a stud connection.

Nexogon Hex

The Nexogon really reminds me of some sort of sci-fi beehive, so I created a large sci-fi colony.

The origin of this model was that I wanted to explore ways to make tight beehive shapes with Nexogons. With the hinge plate piece (Design ID 73983), we can connect two Nexogons on their long sides.

Then expanding on this, we can create a large hexagon.

We can also expand this hexagon out a bit with this trick…

… and then expand again.

This expansion can be continued, but the result will become more and more fragile.

Here are a couple of other things that I came up with using these large hexagons.

We can stack two of these together and build a cone like shape.

To be continue…

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