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Working Roller Coaster!
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Working Roller Coaster! is a project on LEGO CUUSOO created by Luc2000 on October 21st, 2011. The project suggests that LEGO create a working Roller Coaster, using Technic elements. As of now, the project displays two of the author's roller coaster models, both very large. Due to their size, he says that he is "trying to build a small, affordable coaster, that has a good chance of getting through the review stage."

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To date I built 2 working LEGO roller coasters. One normal and one inverted. Both have motorized chain lifts and working gates.

My first coaster has 5 functions, all of them being powered through a gearbox by a single XL motor. - Opening and closing gates - 2 section station - 1 small and 1 large lifthill Want to see it in action? Please watch this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcQOcqFQ69c

My second coaster is an inverted one, with: - 5 cart inverted roller coaster train - Half corkscrew followed by a half loop (is this called a Diving loop? Reply in the comments!) - Total heigth: - Track: 79 studs - Overall: 95 studs - Track length of the track (measured from the middle of the track): 655,5 studs - Powered by 1 Mindstorms NXT unit - 3 NXT servo motors - 3 NXT sensors: 2 touch and 1 color - working gates Want to see it in action? Please watch this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7rgJIT-qGM

Both coasters probably won’t make it into a set, without a lot of changes. I do hope LEGO makes some sort of roller coaster once, maybe smaller, maybe withouth the flowers and working gates. It wouldn't be that expensive, probably somewhere around €50 or less. At the moment I'm trying to build a small, affordable coaster, that has a good chance of getting through the review stage.

Did you built a coaster with the same system as the 2 coasters above (so with the bendable tubes)? Reply in the comes and I'll add a link in this description!

Uploaded at 21-10-2011

A big thanks to everyone who supported this project! Over 1000 supporters now!

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A close-up on my first coaster.

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A better look on the 4 cars, and the working gates.

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An overview of my inverted roller coaster

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A close-up on the station, with the working gates.


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Congratulations on 1,000+ Supporters!

2013.02.06


Sorry this comment is exactly 64 supporters late! A LEGO Roller Coaster that actually has moving parts? It's impossible to sum up how unbelievably awesome this idea is in one comment. Kudos on your project and its support, and good luck on your journey to 10,000 supporters!
The LEGO CUUSOO Team
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