Green Light LEGO, Red Light Stop

Master LEGO craftsman [Baron von Brunk] had the same childhood passions as a lot of us—LEGO (obviously), Transformers, and Nintendo. But he also harbored a passion for traffic lights and road signs. His latest offering, a fully functional LEGO traffic light, is some pretty fantastic plastic. You might recall that we featured [Baron von Brunk]‘s LEGO mosaic lamps a few weeks ago. This project is that one on steroids.

The body is made of 1700+ LEGO and Technic pieces. [Baron von Brunk] was kind enough to provide his LDD file, though he says it should be considered a rough guide to construction. The red, yellow, and green 1×1 areas are each lit with a 48-SMD LED floodlight bulb. Colored lights are available, but he used the solid white variety for greater luminescence. The lights are driven by a traffic light controller typically used for model railroads.

[Baron von Brunk] ended up lining the inside with black 1x1s and metallic reflective duct tape to keep the light from leaking out of the masonry. He used some Technic bricks on the rear door to form hinges, and Technic pins to hold the LED lamps.

Comments

  1. Z00111111 says:

    That’s really pretty!

  2. kommune78 says:

    Really cool, all hail the LEGOs!

  3. MoJo says:

    Congratulations for not making the classic mistake of saying “Legos”.

    • Blue Footed Booby says:

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  4. Thanks for the shoutout! This project was actually made simultaneously with my mosaic Super Mario Bros. lamps, but was delayed for almost a month due to variety of technical malfunctions, from weak light bulbs to issues with the traffic light resistor — the latter of which had to be solved at the last minute.

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