Published on September 8th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett
However, what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in scale of imagination and creativeness. At his online blog, Jon went through his thought process when imagining this idea up:
â€œEarlier this summer, I was trying to think of some new ideas to build for the upcoming BrickFair. At the same time, I was watching the new series of Doctor Who and the two ideas came together. An amalgam of the Doctorâ€™s time travel device and the Lego bricks with a technological twist was the goalâ€¦based my design on the David Tennant Doctor and analyzed pictures of him with the TARDISâ€
Jonâ€™s wonderful little invention not only looks the business but also has so great extra features as well-namely a flashing landing light and another gizmo that enables the 2008 Tennant theme to play out when activated:
â€œSince the LED lighting was the easiest of the three, it was quickly added and tested to fade the lights in and out like they do when the TARDIS travels through time. The original concept was to run a bright white LED to the top and orange lighting inside. Unfortunately, the orange lighting couldn’t be seen very well in a lit room, but the white light on top was much brighter and it was the more important of the lights to me anyway… I was able to copy the Doctor Who theme from the David Tennant era in a wave format and play it with the hardware I had successfully prepared.â€
This is a well crafted recreation of a TARDIS and must have taken Jon days to complete. Why oh why canâ€™t Lego actually create a Doctor Who range to buy? It would clearly be a run away success and just imagine building your own TARDIS interior set!
Check out Jonâ€™s website at http://www.justjon.net/lego/lego-tardis/ to see this little beauty.