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Lego Cryptex (Concept Model)

Based on the original cryptex, and the key item from The Davici Code, here is a cryptex made from Lego. Although it's not like a regular cryptex, its function is the same.

 
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Step 1: Pieces Needed

Refer to the pictures in the nest steps for pieces:

Outer Chamber
-1x2 brick (21)
-1x3 brick (6)
-1x4 brick (12)
Inner Chamber
-1x1 brick (1)
-1x2 brick (8)
-1x3 brick (1)
-2x2 brick (6)
-1x3 corner brick (5)
-1x2 downward-sloped brick (3)
-1x2 upward-sloped brick (3)
-1x2 flat panel (3)
-2x2 flat panel (1)
Front Endcap
-1x2 brick (1)
-1x4 brick (1)
-1x6 brick (2)
-2x2 brick (2)
-2x3 brick (3)
-2x4 brick (1)
-1x4 flat panel (1)
Back Endcap
-1x2 brick (4)
-1x3 brick (2)
-1x4 brick (2)
-1x6 brick (2)
-2x2 brick (1)
-2x4 brick (2)
-1x4 panel (1)
Locks (may vary based on what type of locks are built. This is the number of bricks for all three types.)
-1x2 brick (13)
-1x6 brick (6)
-2x2 brick (1)
-2x3 brick (2)
-2x4 brick (2)
-1x8 panel (4)
-1x6 flat panel (3)
Top
-1x2 (14)
-1x4 (5)

Step 2: Build the Outer Chamber

Follow the pictures. As a side note, the cryptex is built in a uniform style that can create a long cryptex with many locks.

Step 4: Build the Front Endcap

Follow the pictures. The inner chamber comes out from this endcap.

Step 5: Build the Back Endcap

Follow the pictures. This endcap is where you will push out the inner chamber from. You can try to pull the innner chamber out, but it will likely break, so a type of rod may be needed.
username252 (author) 3 years ago
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ejaguar1 year ago
I was looking for a lego cryptex, and i was thinking that its just impossible to make a lego cryptex... But this.... Oh man! This is amazing and this is very easy to make... I have just one question: This is your idea? If it your idea, you are genious!!! Thanks, i love your site... ( Sorry for my english, im not American , i am Russian :) )
i made one

urtlesquirt2 years ago
Bravo!
urtlesquirt2 years ago
Lego vinegar canister?
RSV262 years ago
ah yes my favriet inventer DAVINCI
rzheang2 years ago
how do u make this part
ivolpe3 years ago
my criptex is not moving at all when solved why is that?
ivolpe3 years ago
nice pics on last one and also this is awesome!
username252 (author) 3 years ago
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Technically, this isn't based on a video game so I doubt it would meet the criteria for the game.life challenge.

That said this is a pretty clever invention, however those wishing to get to the secrets inside could just smash it on the floor. Maybe you could superglue the blocks to overcome this.
username252 (author)  countable3 years ago
That's okay. It was rejected anyways (somewhere in the background: OBJECTION!).

Yeah, gluing the pieces together will really help. But I wanted to keep the pieces available for my V2 version. See the last step video, and subscribe to keep updated.
i rated. very amazing!!
username252 (author)  RocketPenguin3 years ago
Thank you!
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