Stephen Pakbaz, a mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) who actually worked on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), also known as NASA’s Curiosity Rover has built a small LEGO model for others to build and enjoy!
This model features an offset differential suspension system that works so well on Mars, and this video on Flickr shows that it works well during play as well!
This model comes with free pdf instructions (download here) and a LEGO Digital Designer Model (download here).
More information can be found at LEGOCuusoo.com and Rebrickable.com
One can also build the descent stage and sky crane pictured below!
Category: Build, Design, LEGO Engineering, NASA, Sets
Tag: Curiosity, Curiosity Rover, LEGO, LEGO model, LEGO set, Mars, Mars rover, Mars Science Laboratory, MOC, NASA, robot