I’m sure that you’ve encountered at least one post on social media about these amazing structures that appear to defy gravity.
Tensegrity refers to the integrity of the structure that is derived from the balance of tension members. Essentially, opposing forces keep the structure from collapsing. (Disclaimer: I could be explaining it wrong)
Tensegrity actually got its first LEGO incarnation through cheng gang in November 2019 who built his own Tensegrity structure out of LEGO Technic parts and some string.
Jason Alleman (JK Brickworks) came up with his own take on it with LEGO elements and swapped out the string for LEGO chains which worked just as well.
It is pretty amazing some of the different versions that AFOLs have produced over the course of a few days and I’ve compiled some of the notable ones below!
There are definitely a lot more interesting Tensegrity structures that I haven’t had the fortune to come across so if you do see anything interesting, do drop a comment below or on Facebook!
Oh and if you do want to build one on your own, Jason Alleman has the instructions to his build uploaded here.
I’ll leave you with this “Tensegrity” conundrum below. Can you figure out how it was done? *wink*