December 1, 2015 AT 7:00 am

Awesome Sisyphus LEGO Kinetic Sculpture #ArtTuesday

Amazing custom LEGO kinetic sculpture of Sisyphus continuosly rolling a boulder. via JKBrickworks

A couple of months ago someone pointed me to this fascinating video from Disney Research – Computational Design of Mechanical Characters. It’s full of some amazing character models featuring realistic motion, all achieved using mechanical links and gears. Of course I was immediately inspired to build my own version of the Sisyphus model out of LEGO parts. I definitely wanted to add my own touch to it though and, in addition to tweaking the geometry a little, I decided to add a boulder and extend the motion to it as well.

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