The Lehvak-Kal, the latest LEGO build by Djokson, absolutely sucks, and I mean that entirely as a compliment! This swarm sentinel of the vacuum looks ready to consume all in it’s path with it’s nozzle-like claws. They’re on the ends of those excellently used pneumatic tubes, a part that’s notoriously difficult to build with. I also love the crafting of its smaller pair of arms and its mandibles. When I look at the Lehvak-Kal, I can almost hear it’s chittering. Although that doesn’t make much sense, when sound can’t propagate in a vacuum.
Personally, I haven’t seen a vacuum of this type since I was a child–it probably wasn’t my family’s first vacuum, but certainly the first one I remember. After seeing this LEGO vacuum built by Joffre Zheng, I had to do a google search to see for myself if such a model still exists; lo and behold they are still manufactured today even with all the Roombas and Dysons on the market.
Joffre’s build is pleasantly simple and conveys the original object quite well. The canister portion makes use of some bricks, tiles, and slopes in white and light blue colors while the wheels are cleverly fashioned out of dark grey 2×2 dishes. The vacuum tubing is rendered by a flexible hose with tabbed back ends. The rod and nozzle components consist of some cylinder tubes, technic parts, as well as more bricks and slopes. It’s always nice to see regular household objects portrayed by LEGO, especially machines or other gadgets.
I vividly remember having to vacuum with one of these things. I hated it. And as much as I despised this particular weekly chore, Andreas Lenander has done a brilliant job bringing this monstrosity to life.
The main portion of the vacuum is smooth, well done, and has a short cord to fully irritate you when you try and go from room to room. I particularly like the wall-plug detail, and the ribbed hose works perfect!