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1x2 Plate with pin hole Ring Builder
While messing around with part#11458 in May 2018, Nathan discovered that by attaching the hole to a stud and adding a slight twist a ring structure could be formed. By slowly turning each individual piece, rings of different sizes can be constructed.
Large Propeller Housing
Using various wedge plates I was able to form a prototype prop housing for the larger blades. At one point I was going to build a Minifigure scale Helicarrier with this design incorporated but it never got off the ground.
A sleek looking turbine can be built with just a few pieces, there is even a spot to attach the engine to the side of a plane or on the bottom of a wing. The key part for this build is the fan blade, there is not a great substitute for this particular assembly.