Slithy Toves - Kinetic Sculpture




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Name Slithy Toves - Kinetic Sculpture
Designer aeh5040
Designed 2016
Inventory 470 parts
Theme Technic


  • 1 year, 5 months ago namowen Level 18
    Amazing kinetic sculpture! It's hard to find another plan using the same colour parts but not orange. I have to build it with two different colours, it's still awesome. Thanks again for the wonderful instructions!
    • 1 year, 1 month ago ZTBricks Level 15 MOC Designer
      I've been trying to figure this out, as well! I found out on Bricklink that red might be easier to get.
  • 1 year, 9 months ago Trueblood Level 13
    What a strange and beautiful moving sculpture AEH5040 has created. Naming the creation after Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky is inspired. When I came upon the MOC recently—late to the party, as usual—I could not take my eyes off it as the video above played. I decided I had to have the model at home to contemplate. Building the MOC in the original orange colored bricks was just way too expensive. Even in red, the angled Technic bricks are very pricey. I settled on black with some red highlighting. If the angled bricks had been available in green, I’d likely have jumped at the opportunity—since the movement of the Slithy Toves makes me think of an undersea plant moving in the water currents. The building instructions are excellent, concise but very clear. The design of the base with sideways black beams sandwiching the nine gears is ingenious. The only changes I made—besides my choice of colors—were to add longer axles to the top of eight of the strands and cap them with black cones. The only real trouble I encountered was a lack of calibration of the nine strands when I first turned on the motor. It seems that the “+” shaped tops of the Technic axles extending up through the gears and the base have to be exactly parallel for the moving strands not to collide. My second build fixed this issue and the Slithy moves with grace. I’ve submitted a few photographs. You can see my fairly humble video in my gallery here.
  • 2 years, 10 months ago psmyth Level 16
    wonderful kinetic art piece, I have to try this.....thanks for great instructions!!
  • 2 years, 11 months ago Miro Level 15 MOC Designer
    Excellent concept and design. It gives an impression of marine plants like kelp or seaweeds undulating with sea currents.
  • 2 years, 11 months ago mocbuild101 Level 15 MOC Designer
    Cool! I wonder how long it will take me to get that many joiners.....
  • 3 years, 1 month ago filsawgood Level 13 MOC Designer
    Awesome work! Hypnotic thing! I have to check my wallet ... :)))
  • 3 years, 2 months ago agrof Level 12 MOC Designer
    A piece of ART.
  • 3 years, 2 months ago Technic Scale Crawlers Level 15 MOC Designer
    Now that's really cool! A little creepy though or is it just me.
    • 3 years, 2 months ago Ibraheem Level 7 MOC Designer
      for me, its relaxing to look at
      • 3 years, 2 months ago Technic Scale Crawlers Level 15 MOC Designer
        True but illusion stuff I think is always a little creepy but it's pretty darn cool!
  • 3 years, 2 months ago thea Level 29 Inventory Admin ADMIN
    Amazing contribution! I had some Christmas music playing in the background while I watched your video, Sir Cliff Richard's Saviour's Day. Then a Jazz version of Deck the Halls followed by a Celtic Harp piece, and I envisioned this as Peppermint Sticks in Red, Green, and White moving perfectly in time with the music.
  • 3 years, 2 months ago PONPANPINO Level 13 MOC Designer
    Cool! It makes a deep impression :-) Nicely done!!
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