Guests to the LEGO Home’s grownup fan occasion have been gifted a LEGO 3D printed duck, which was an ongoing AFOL (Grownup Fan Of LEGO) mission on the LEGO Home growth studio. Ronen Hadar, LEGO’s Senior Director Additive Design and Manufacturing proudly shared the mission on his LinkedIn feed including that “the workforce has been working exhausting to develop, approve and manufacture this tremendous cool factor, in collaboration with our gifted designers. This is a vital milestone for the workforce. We’re wanting ahead to share extra information with you within the coming future.”
As defined in a narrative by Brickfanatics.com, the basic wood duck is a bit of LEGO historical past, recreated in trendy bricks for 2020s 40501 The Wood Duck, which is accessible solely on the LEGO Home in Billund, Denmark. Whereas that 621-piece set features a show stand, the actual magic occurs whenever you elevate it off and pop it on a flat floor: pulling the string turns the wheels and snaps the beak, similar to the wood duck from 1935.
As a pure evolution of “toy-technology”, as an alternative of the inflexible wire used within the unique toy, although, 40501 The Wood Duck makes use of a mixture of LEGO Technic parts to realize its inside mechanism. As the following logical evolution, the tiny LEGO 3D printed duck handed out to LEGO Home guests recreates all the identical features of its larger siblings on a a lot (a lot) smaller, absolutely built-in, scale, as a single piece 3D printed by polymer powder mattress fusion.
Displaying the capabilities of PBF know-how, the diminutive purple duck is smaller than a LEGO minifigure, however nonetheless manages to pack in all the identical performance of turning wheels and snapping beak when pushed alongside. In line with one Instagram person who received their fingers on one, the duck is the ‘first ever official 3D printed LEGO factor’, however its availability past yesterday’s LEGO Home AFOL Day is unsure. In all probability, it’ll in all probability be unique to attendees.