The antics of the FliteTest crew is one of my YouTube guilty pleasures. Yesterday they unveiled a video that effectively intersects my love of tinkering and LEGO, and brings everyone’s childhood dream to life. Check out this video of the conversion of LEGO 60193 to an actual flying model, with surprisingly minimal modifications.
What costs a lot of money, sounds like a swarm of angry hornets and really shouldn't be used near airports? Drones, or more accurately quad copters (drones implies autonomous, they aren't). I have one of these things languishing in my garage (there's only so many aerial views of my culdesac I need) but it required a lot less skill to put together than this offering by vitreolum, and it makes a lot more noise.
This is impressive. I've been wondering if something like this is possible, now I wonder no more. Builder 4estFeller has created a fully functioning quadcopter from technic. Obviously the electronics and props are not LEGO, but the frame is, and it's perfect. Check out the video to see it in action.