Sisyphus LEGO Kinetic Sculpture


Hey everyone, Jason here. Today I’m excited to show you my latest custom LEGO model which is this kinetic sculpture of Sisyphus endlessly
pushing his boulder. So, before I explain how all the mechanics work I thought I would
show you the base of the model where I have depicted my interpretation of some of
the scenes of Sisyphus’ life in this Greek relief style. On the front we
have him in his chariot and horse attacking some of the visitors to his
kingdom. This is actually Hades in the underworld being chained up. He was
actually supposed to chain Sisyphus up but Sisyphus managed to turn
the tables on him. Here he is hosting a dinner party and stabbing some of his
guests. He really was a pretty evil dude. This is Zeus who finally had enough of
his shenanegans and punished him by having him roll the boulder up the
mountain. And of course Zeus cursed the boulder so that it would always roll back down
when it got to the top. The stand also opens up in the front and the back, so
you can really see what’s going on on the inside. Right now I have it powered using this Power Functions M motor and battery box which you can just turn on.
You can also disengage the motor just by sliding this gear to the back and once
that’s done you can close it up again and you can
see that there’s an axle sticking out of the back which you can attach a crank
to. And then you can operate it manually. So, let’s take a look at the mechanics. Of course, I have this stand-alone model so you can really see what’s going on and it’s all driven
by this central shaft in the middle. And if we take a look at the legs first you’ll see that it drives through these two gears to this crankshaft at the bottom here, and that drives the leg pushers, which are just simple beams, and they are attached to the feet at each end to get that nice fluid walking motion. The driveshaft also
drives this crankshaft up here through this Technic chain in the back, and that crankshaft drives the body pusher which basically behaves the same as the leg pushers. The geometry is just a little bit different
so that the body doesn’t move as much as the feet. At the same time it is also
connected to the boulder through these two links here and the boulder pivots at
its base, and that way as the body rocks forward the boulder also moves forward. And that way we get this nice bending of the arms which really makes it look like he’s pushing the boulder. One important thing to note is that the drive shaft is connected to the rear
crankshaft using a 12 tooth gear meshed to a 24 tooth gear, and that way every time the legs go through one full motion cycle the boulder and the upper body
actually go through two cycles and in that way every time either the legs gets
pushed to the back, the boulder and the upper body move forwards. If you’d like to see how it is built in more detail or even try and build one yourself I have created building
instructions for the core model which you can find over at jkbrickworks.com As always I hope you enjoyed the model and the video. Thanks for watching, keep on building and I’ll see next week.

100 comments

  • МАКСИМ/СОБИРАТЕЛЬ 20[13]

    afiget

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  • Skarkios

    video enorme c'est un pro des lego

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  • Jamas78

    amazing i will make one… when i get the pieces

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  • Logan Riki

    Hi Jason, first of all I really enjoy your art, my question is: Do you have any plans to sell these creations?

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  • Jocelyn Le

    I love sisyphus. His story is very interesting.

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  • Leonard_Cst

    I want to buy it😍

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  • Demon Gothic

    Ps its Thanatos that Sisyphus chains btw build is amazing

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  • Random Name

    Can I buy this? I'd like to use this as my project that I didn't make

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  • Quin0911 Gracia

    That black thing looks so wrong

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  • Daniel Rios

    Central Shaft ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  • radbeham

    He should have like 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 subs

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  • Fluterra

    INCRDIBLE! And so generous of you to offer free instructions!! Bravo!

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  • Beyblade Burst God Editz

    Do a turtorial

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  • Marco Christensen

    I'm speechless, in a very positive way!

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  • Jim King

    Jason! I echo and amplify the previous positive comments! I have been showing the video (and other of yours) to my young Chinese students of English – great teaching aids!
    I have a few suggestions: 1. Consider using a transparent stays to move the torso and connect the feet to the drive mechanism – as you did recently when adding a Sisyphus-type figure to Josh's lawn mower kinetic sculpture; and 2. (though I love the base and frieze as is), a possible alternative version, whereby the base housing the mechanism is inclined and made to look like a sculpted rock face / mountainside – and finally 3. possibly even incorporate BBOY ASIST's suggestion to allow the boulder to rotate on an axis… Easy for me to suggest, I know… but for you… a Sisyphean task!

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  • Wafity

    THICC

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  • Mark Rosales

    That

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  • Mark Rosales

    Looks cool

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  • Mario and FNAF fan 991777 Youtube

    Cool

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  • funny195orange Fortnite

    Wwwwwwwwoooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😨😨😨😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😮😨😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😮😮😮😮😮

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  • Clen Vingt-trois

    I love the tiny stone details on the bottom.

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  • jack marshall

    Your awesome

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  • Michelle Brodsky

    i got mine here: heartbricker.com hope it's okay to post, they had the pieces organized so well and 100% NEW LEGO- They highly recommend supporting Jason's MOCs and have links to his site so it doesn't seem like they stole his idea… I LOVE MINE, everyone comments on it.

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  • chris miller

    #futurelegoset

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  • Wayne Igoe

    Your videos make me feel really insecure about my lego creations. My lego Jagër from Pacific Rim is my best build to date. And literally this whole channel makes that look like a glitter and macaroni mothers day card.

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  • Rich and Tryna YT

    900th comment

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  • Rodney AK-81

    I saw this on Tested. Fantastic work

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  • Adrians Kalvis

    Amazing!! Realy perfect work

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  • Juan Carlos Britez

    TUTORIAL PLIS IS SO COOL AND LIKE!!😀

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  • Wolf RC

    look at where the "body pusher" is why didnt he notice it

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  • Pedro Silveira

    i could watch that for hours

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  • Leandro Atencio Diaz

    Porque esa musica😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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  • Juan Carlos Britez

    TUTORIAL

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  • paul breedveld

    Very ingenious, stylish and dramatic. If this living statue would be for sale as a LEGO box I will definitely buy it! Did you already try LEGO ideas?

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  • Vince V

    https://brickfantasy.myshopify.com/ these people are using your video to promote fake Lego and sell your moc. Couldn’t find a way to send you a pm on mobile.

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  • Vito Scaletta

    What do you say to the Lepin Fake

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  • Emmet Brown

    I NEED IT!

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  • Jai Nair

    ha

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  • Jai Nair

    hades is not satan seriously

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  • Pizdabolish мелкий

    Why didn't you helped him?

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  • Gamesrob

    So inspiring, absolutely amazing work, I have tried making moving custom builds it’s so difficult 👍😀👍

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  • Ryan Lynch

    GENIUS

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  • Czeküntic

    i would get stuck building the boulder

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  • 허경영

    Wow……

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  • Lee Trott

    Attach the Stone of TRIUMPH!!!!

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  • Will Moore

    The Chinese cloned this build.

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  • Patrick Larkin

    jaaaaaason
    here

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  • lord arcani

    Please make for this video a making of!

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  • Spectrally

    Make them into legosets PLEASE!!!!!

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  • khinhnin soe

    so nice

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  • Tussan

    Please buy a real mic.

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  • Kalisto wwe

    hi i am Italian my name is Alessandro

    ciao io sono italiano il mio nome è Alessandro

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  • Ethan Bennett

    By the way, Adam Savage copied this and said he was the first to make it. Meanie!

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  • Light the World

    Although I do hotglue, I love how lego is your medium for this fantastic display! Great work

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  • Jade Elliott

    Awesome!

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  • dotte1133

    that just blows my mind!!!!!! great job. I love this

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  • immrnoidall

    motor or crank. freaking awesome. the movement s so lifelike.

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  • Gus Kennedy

    Wow

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  • Разноцветный нарезчик

    Хэй, русики делать перевод собираетесь? Афигенное же видео!

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  • DABO

    Ball no roll 3/10

    Jk its amazing

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  • Thijs Wieldraaijer

    Brilliant! 😃

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  • dotte1133

    that is sooooooo cool
    i would so pay for a set like that

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  • LegO scar

    It’s amazing how your good at technic movement and sculpting

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  • Jimi Parras

    Snake🏀

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  • Jimi Parras

    🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏈🏈🏈🏉🏉🏉🎳⚾🎽✈

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  • Annabelle Bautista

    That is so cool and that guy is a pretty good action figure

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  • Jose Batista

    I'm glad you incorporated a manual crank for emergencies.

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  • Pianime- Gaming, Music, Memes

    He deserves more subs.

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  • Raeqwon17

    This is FUCKING AMAZING!

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  • Javier Torres

    Hes pointless hes not even rolling the ball around hes just makeing his legs sore.

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  • Denisov Animations

    WOW!

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  • Kalleesto

    The linked video below has a clip from this at around 2:01 to 2:12
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csjhIkKnz4Q
    I'd copystrike them if I were you but I'm not you … do with this as you will. x]

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  • Lao 001

    Only, On Lego Technic

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  • SirWetBread

    When he reach the top of the mountain and let it roll down again ?

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  • Thành Moritz Juve gaming

    Wow OMG wwwwow

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  • swindlebot 69

    Click like if you think this guy needs more subs than he has

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  • Seth Leoric 2

    I kinda want one for a decoration

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  • Nathan Kwan

    Wow

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  • ddd t

    Amazing!!

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  • Kaleb Houston

    jaaaaaaaason

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  • Шл Рок

    Question how do I make the new look 👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👍👍👍👅👀🧠👂🏻💍💄👃🗣👣💋👨🏻‍🍳👩‍⚕️👷‍♂️🕵🏼‍♂️👷🏻‍♀️

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  • MR CREEPER

    Не чё не понятно что ты говоришь!!!

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  • MoreThan1alent

    It has such realistic moments
    Amazing!

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  • Itchy Tiger7

    I like the way u describe the story:)

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  • Nich

    Where I can find the music of the intro?

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  • LVA bricks

    OMG this is amazing!!!

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  • Antonio Montemurro

    Tried to buy this model, amazing model, off of Mochub from JK Brickworks, and never received it. Spent over $350 dollars and got scammed. Very disappointed….this guy's work is amazing, and its a shame.

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  • BuildingBuddies

    hello

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  • Mater games

    Can I buy this kit with the pieced

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  • D.S TO DAB

    Wow

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  • Stevee A.M Rose

    Made it for school project

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  • Chip Smith

    Two Questions. Why didnt you build it on an incline?
    Where can I get one?

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  • The Rock Music Channel

    Take a look at this top ten video of album cover art made from Lego. https://youtu.be/hHrLLqckBsA

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  • Márcio Silva de Oliveira

    What software do you use to create this mechanical animation?

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  • Tiffanie Berg

    🎟10000$

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  • Wonton

    It would’ve been better if it was at a 35 degree angle.

    Other than that, it’s great.

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  • Stufwaffles

    0:52 it wasn't hades it was Thanatos

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  • Szikora Máté

    Pls tutorial

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  • Joshua Bates

    I have seen this many times but I have never seen this video with the actual creator. So much respect man! This has to be one of the best mocks I have ever seen! How did you do this? How did you come up with this? This story was always my favorite! I simply can't tell you how much respect I have for you!

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  • Juliia Miersch

    wow… so cool

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