World Turtle




This is a small kinetic sculpture of the mythical World Turtle, carrying the world, supported by four elephants, through the cosmos.

Rotating the world at the top of the model drives a mechanism that makes the turtle appear to swim, which you can see in the video.

The World Turtle, or Cosmic Turtle, is a common theme share among the mythologies of many peoples, where the earth moves through the universe on the top of four elephants carried by a giant turtle. This concept was also used by Terry Pratchett for Great A'Tuin, the setting for is popular Discworld series of novels.

As of publishing time, all of the pieces for this model (except for the dark green quarter round slopes) can be ordered directly from LEGO's Bricks and Pieces service for for around $50USD. The element and design IDs for each part, along with a cost analysis for Bricks and Pieces, Pick A Brick and Bricklink, are also included with the instructions.

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Name World Turtle
Designer JKBrickworks
Designed 2019
Inventory 461 parts
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