Last month we saw Jason Allemann’s functioning LEGO combination safe. His latest work is no less mind-boggling. It’s a small mechanical sculpture of Sisyphus, the mythical Greek king who’s a lot like Marvel’s portrayal of Loki.
The sculpture sees Sisyphus endlessly pushing a boulder – Zeus’ punishment for his hubris and trickery. The stories actually have him pushing the rock up a steep hill, only for it to roll back down just as he’s near the summit. But I can’t dock points against Jason for making Sisyphus work on a flat surface because here he simply moves in place. An equally Sisyphean fate. You can start Sisyphus’ punishment using a Power Functions motor – driven by electricity! – or with a small hand crank.
Feel like punishing a king? Head to Jason’s website for the sculpture’s building guide and parts list.
[via The Brothers Brick]