9 ft. 6 inch Tall Tower ... for Contest . This is just "phase one" of a tower i'm building for a Tower Contest at http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/225 . This is a Lego Tower i worked on overnight after recieving an invitation for a LEGO TALLEST TOWER CONTEST ... it ain't pretty, but as the rules said - it doesn't have to be (lol).
At first, i was alittle stumped as i began to build, because i had never made a tower before ... but after experimenting with some ideas, i eventually combined several techniques.
After i was done, it measured 10 ft. 2 inches tall, but i had to remove a few Lego axle segments from the antenna, because it was pressing against the 10 ft. ceiling of this old house ... but i was still happy with 9 ft. 6 inches.
In this pic, i wanted to illustrate the height of this tower by including various objects in this room - such as, the 10 ft. high wall (ceiling), the tall lamp, the door, and moon-chair. I would've preferred for none of that messy background to be seen ... but i didn't have any way to hide the gas-heater, the fluke (chimney pipe), and fireplace mantle anyways (lol).
As it turned out, i didn't have much choice anyways - in regards to where i had to stand this tower up at. This spot behind the heater was the ONLY level and solid (non-vibrating) bit of floor that wasn't covered by carpet. And as thin and frail as this tower is, it absolutely needed a firm and solid foundation from which to stand upon.
Here's a close-up of the lower-half of the mid-section ... at it's core is technic bricks and pins (of various lengths), and re-enforcing them is a layer of 2x3 bricks on both sides.
As we go up, you can finally see some technic bricks emerge (thin yellow brick). ... At this point, i had run out of 2x3 bricks (lol). Well, i actually have more, but they're in use atm - contained within other projects.... And at the top end of a yellow technic brick is the antenna mount !
Finally, we have the antenna ... Ain't it a Beauty ! (lol) ... when i was making it, i had taken great care to select brand new axles and connectors - in order to obtain maximum stiffness and tight fits, so that this last segment of my tower would stand straight and true. (still editing) ...
In these next 3 pictures, a yardstick it held-up beside the tower at 3 foot intervals ... here's the base of my tower, composed of 2 sections ... and each section is supported by 5 columns of 2x2 blocks ! ... And at the very top of the base support is "the hollow blue cube" - which firmly holds the second segment of this tower.