John Peters takes his colossal LEGO Super Star Destroyer from Empire Strikes Back, to the next level by incorporating single strand fiber optic filament into his build. Here’s John with his comments, insights and photos:
JOHN: ‘This build contains over 3200 LEGO bricks. There’s approximately 800 feet of .50mm single strand fiber optic filament running inside. All of the holes were drilled individually using a Dremel. The lines of fiber were threaded through one by one and then glued in place. Some of the interior was gutted out and re-engineered in order to make room for the fiber and the three LED’s inside. They run off of three 9 volt batteries. The engines are comprised of 13 LED’s that run off of 120v.
This project took almost a year to complete while working in my free time. While the actual number of hours is unknown – it was A LOT!’
Thank you John for bringing together three of our favorites! LEGO’s + Star Wars + Fiber Optics!
~ Paul & Dave
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> Fiber Optic Filament used in this project: 800 feet of .50mm single strand fiber optic filament