Tonight on LEGO Masters they had to build a tower so my thoughts wandered to a tower that I built with Ankerstein.
This tower is not as tall as what they built tonight as it is only built with with three boxes of Ankerstein? In the picture above you see the first three boxes in the series. Number 6 is the Basic Box and 6A and 8A are Extension Boxes. The 3 boxes together make up set number 10: 6+6A+8A=10
You can see that each box adds new types of stones as well as simply adding more of the earlier stone types.
As you add more boxes the structures that you build become more complex.
One of the plan books shows pictures of what the completed structure should look like, and the other is a layer plan.
The structure that I built is called Lookout Tower.
As you build a structure it slowly comes together as you add layer after layer of stones.
This building was a bit of a challenge as you had to make sure you kept everything level. Especially as the top is wider than the bottom.
You may think that it is a shaky construction since the stones are simply stacked on top of each other. However, the weight of the stones above make for a solid base.
I don’t think that it would have survived the shake table they had on Lego Masters, but it would have done pretty well considering that it is not snapped together.
The tallest lighthouse that I have built is over 4 feet tall, but I don’t have time to look for the pictures tonight.