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Wynn Las Jell-O : Will It Stand?

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 7th May 2009 12:06am
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As part of our Jell-O CityCenter project, we've decided to build a number of prototypes of similarly shaped buildings to help get a feel of how the Jell-O works and perfect ratio of mix to water for optimal structural rigidity.

Below is a pictorial documenting the process, and the final results of Wynn Las Jell-O.



Comments & Discussion:

RAD. I can't help but notice it looks like a buffalo liver from Dances With Wolves.

It looks like Chuck may have a career working as a construction contractor for Harrah's...

Some unqualified arm-chair observations.

1. Are you sure it was a true scale model. I would think you need to get the right hight width length ratios to assure stability.

2. For the "swoop" taken from the front, don't you need a symmetrical "swoop" from the back? If not the narrow middle might not be able to carry all the weight from the sides.

3. How do you feel the use of dowels or balsa wood as internal structural supports? Might make things easier, particularly if you want to build in stages.

i'd say its built more to a wynn macau scale than wlv. this is merely a prototype to see if it is even possible to get a tall slab of jello to stand up on its own. at this point, i'm doubtful that it will work unless we add a ton of gelatin mix to the jello.

the rules, as stated at the outset, are that the construction needs to stand without assistance and I've got to eat it on a webcam afterwards. therefore balsa wood/dowels are out as would be adding tremendous amounts of gelatin to the mix.

there is a great probability that this project - much like city center - could be a flop.

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