Giving the roller coaster that was 2020 a run for its money, enjoy this GoPro’s point-of-view ride along the 68-meter (224-foot) roller coaster constructed by Akiyuki Brick Channel. Could you imagine if this had existed in Honey I Shrunk The Kids?
Roller coasters and I don’t really get along. Let’s just say shaking me up and flipping me over until I’m ready to puke is not my idea of a great time. But maybe riding on this huge 90,000-piece LEGO replica would be a great way to experience some thrills without all of the nausea.
The original Alien movies were definitely rollercoaster rides in their own right, but now you can go for a ride on an amazing Alien themed thrill ride, courtesy of Hin Nya. He built the elaborate ride using amusement park construction and management simulator Planet Coaster.
You know summer is here when LEGO minifigs can be found hanging out at the beach. After all, they like some fun in the sun and sand too. Robert Carlson of 5MadMovieMakers and some friends to built this awesome LEGO Sand Roller Coaster, and it is a joy to watch in action.
There are LEGOmaniacs and then there are LEGOmaniacs. James Burrows is a LEGOmaniac of the first order. Check out Beyond the Brick’s video of him giving a tour of his massive dinosaur themed LEGO park, complete with functional CoasterSaurus II roller coaster.
Roller coaster enthusiasts are going to love this construction kit. The Cyclone is a 1:48-scale roller coaster that you can build yourself and put on your desk. Just because. Do you really need a reason?
If it was a pre-built model, it wouldn’t be nearly as fun, so it is very cool that you can build this yourself.
Imagine a roller coaster that has no motors or winches. Instead, you must use your brute strength to pedal your way along its rails. One that is four stories high, with no guard rail, and the only thing keeping you in your seat is a seat belt.
The Alton Towers adventure park in the UK has whipped up a new roller coaster that looks really cool. The coaster is called Galactica is being built using an existing flying-style coaster previously known as Air.
You may have seen videos of people being floored by the virtual roller coaster demo for the Oculus Rift. Edmond O’Driscoll and Jonathan Forder recently took the experience to another level by recreating a roller coaster ride for the Rift, and then watching that recreation while riding the actual roller coaster.
Everyone loves amusement park rides. Will Pemble and his son Lyle are no different. They love to visit amusement parks and ride the roller coasters. So naturally, one day, when returning home from an amusement park, Lyle asked, “Why don’t we build our own roller coaster, Dad?”
Many consider the Roller Coaster Tycoon series to be a classic game that satisfies your SimCity-like urges to build stuff, but without stuff like earthquakes. Roller Coaster Tycoon is simple, but can also be a deep experience.
When I was younger, I was obsessed with two things: toy cards and Coca-Cola. So one day, my cooler-than-cool father surprised me with a toy car he put together from scrap blocks of wood, all covered with cut-up Coke cans.
I have an insane fear of heights. Even just looking over the railing when I’m on the third floor of the mall makes my stomach just a wee bit queasy. That said, you probably won’t expect me to hop on any roller coasters soon, but that’s just what I did when I went on a trip last week to a theme park.
I was at the LA Auto Show once for the press preview and spent many an hour walking around the show hall drooling over the cars on display. I spent lots of time at the Ferrari display because that is as close as I will get to owning one.
Looking for a cheap thrill (ride)? Why not avoid paying the $50 admission and standing in endless lines at your local theme park and instead ride a tiny roller coaster that you can keep in your pocket?