The Christmas gift all LEGO aircraft interested kids want this year.
The majestic Airbus A380.
This is a non-official LEGO project for the benefit of research on cystic fibrosis.
LEGO is a trademark of the LEGO Group, Denmark.
This is my version of the aircraft Airbus A380. The new front and rear part were made by me in CREO 2.0 and printed in ABS on a Stratasys UprintPlus machine.
Adobe Illustrator was used to be able to capture and parameterize the outline of the original LEGO cockpit base and the rear part.
I´m a teacher in CAD but I´m also a devoted LEGO fan and the main reason I made it was because I needed suitable part that could be used in an assignment that was about how to transform a geometry from the industrial designer, i.e. a prototype design, into a fully acceptable mold geometry. Or easily said: Transform this part so it can be produced on a commercial plastic injection machine!
Test yourself: What features has to be adjusted? Are the draft angles suitable for a mold in ABS? What geometry changes do you suggest (i.e. what suggestions would the toolmaker have?)
Well there are some other reasons as well. I have waited a long time for the release of an official double deck aircraft from Lego. It hasn´t been realized so I had to make It myself. Here is another reason; my 6-year old son needed a unique birthday present...