We had a chance to get an up-close look at this model at BrickCon a few months ago, where it won an honorable mention for Best of Show. Caleb spent over 300 hours working on it over the past year. “By the end of this project, I had so thoroughly used up my inventory of a ton of pieces that I had to try and find other solutions to connections to avoid having to buy more pieces,” he told TBB. “At [BrickCon], the biggest issue arose too, in that when you run LEGO mechanisms long enough with significant load, the pieces start to give out. Every day at Brickcon after the show, I had to replace a large number of the gears in some of the mechanisms because the teeth were bending over, and underneath other connections were piles of plastic ABS dust from pieces rubbing next to each other all day.”
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