Take a 12 foot high ride on the Worlds largest Lego Ferris Wheel [Video]

While LEGO’s own official Ferris Wheel set stands at a measly  23 inches (60cm) high, this World record holding LEGO Ferris Wheel is a whopping 12 feet (365cm) high. Built by Tomáš Kašpařík, the same builder as brought us the amazing wooden-style LEGO rollercoaster, this creation contains over 40,000 parts and took around 300 hours to build. Amazingly, the ferris wheel is powered by 2 small LEGO Power Functions motors.


If you want to have a go on this massive ride , then Tomáš has taken a video showing the ferris wheel in action and it includes a view from a seat on the ride.

A couple of stills from the video put the size of this LEGO creation into perspective. It was on show at LEGO World Copenhagen and understandably caught the attention of the crowd.


7 comments on “Take a 12 foot high ride on the Worlds largest Lego Ferris Wheel [Video]

  1. trilobite

    You can see the model in Prague at the Hamleys store in the basement – there is a nice installation of various models based on real life buildings in the Czech republic.
    Definitely worth the visit!

  2. John R Chase

    How long does it take for a full rotation of the Ferris Wheel? Dying to know!

    Also, if you have the measurement up to the center of the wheel, that would be great too.

    Trying to turn this into a math project for my class :-)

  3. Elspeth De Montes Post author

    Hi John, I’ve just sent a message to Tomáš (the designer and builder of the Ferris Wheel) to pass on your questions. Thanks!

  4. Elspeth De Montes Post author

    Hi John,
    Tomas replied – “at the usual speed I set it on, it takes about four and a half minutes per turn. The diameter of the wheel frame is about 332cm”

  5. Elspeth De Montes Post author

    John, I meant to add that Tomas has only used LEGO in his build and the weight of the wheel (without carriages) is 11kg and about 15kg with carriages. The strings are LEGO strings too with just their tension holding the wheel together. Here is a Insta video showing setup https://www.instagram.com/p/BfrFq8xhpet/?hl=en

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