Sunday, February 21, 2010

K'nex Sears Tower (Willis Tower)

This 1:153 scale model of the Sears Tower (Willis Tower) was built in about 8 hours by myself, Sam Ihlenfeldt and Paul Davis. The tower stands 12 feet high and uses about 3,000 pieces. Details include accurate antennas, entrance at the bottom and even air conditioning units. The base of this tower is embedded in 6 inches of ice and snow, and weighed down with 100lbs of bricks, and with the inherently strong 9-column design of the Sears Tower, it is pretty much impossible for this model to tip over, even in the strongest wind.

We were able to build this tower without having to dissassemble the 25,000 piece Labyrinth ball machine.

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