Robin just shared some of the best LEGO ads yesterday, and he hit the nail right on the head when he said something about simplicity and genius. What I am going to show you today, however, is pure genius with all thoughts about simplicity thrown out of the window.
Todd Wilder shared his biggest LEGO project with the rest of the world, and I believe that it is going to be a hit with every AFOL out there. Todd’s idea is anything but simple. He created a box that has eight compartments, and each compartment must be opened following a certain order. Todd says the idea took seed when his nephew asked him to build a box. From that simple task, he started building a prototype, which evolved into the mind-boggling masterpiece that he has finally completed.
Todd uses tessellation to design his box with question marks1, and he used almost 8,000 LEGO parts for the whole thing. He also used the PC Paint program to create his patterns and graphs – which took him many many tries.
If you take a quick look at the completed box, you may wonder what I am raving about. Well, if it is closed, you may be justified. But, take a closer look at the images below, and you will see just how intricate this box is.