Floating tensegrity project reaches the LEGO Ideas review stage

A LEGO Ideas project inspired by last year’s trend around tensegrity builds has cracked 10,000 votes on the crowdsourcing platform, and will now advance to the review stage.

Seb_E’s Floating Island uses the principles of tensegrity – or tensional integrity – to display a serene, colourful island floating above a monochromatic city. Tensegrity builds take advantage of continuous tension to create structures that appear to float independently of their base, and were all the rage among the LEGO community in early 2020.

That was right around the time Seb_E originally submitted the proposal, which has now reached the 10K mark exactly 14 months later. It’s not the builder’s first project, but it is their first to reach the review stage. You can check out more images of the build in the gallery below, or over at the project page.

The fate of Floating Island now rests in the hands of the LEGO Ideas team, who will decide whether to produce it as an official LEGO set during the second 2021 review. Here’s the full list of models in this review round so far:

Floating Island
Medieval Harbour
Brick Walk
Working Mini Golf Course
Women of Computing
The Tavern Under the Snow
Medieval Tavern 
Boston Dynamics Spot 1:4 Scale Motorized Model 
BTS “Dynamite” 
The Costume Store 
Spaceballs 
A-frame Cabin  
Lifeguard Shack   
Movie Set   
Imperial Island Fort

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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