Assembly Line

Sam Kendig, Ray Speth

SOLUTION:

This puzzle is essentially a cryptogram done in Lego. Each piece represents a letter. Each step forms a word. The order of letters within each word is given by the colors of the bricks. Since every word length (1-7 letters) is used, the order of the colors is uniquely determined: black, blue, gray, white, red, green, yellow. The correct mapping of letters to pieces may be determined by making an arbitrary guess and then solving it as a cryptogram.

The message spelled out is: Washing a ripped up hint bag. Show up and build it, indicating the word BATHING, and that teams should show up to HQ and build the correct solution (we provide the necessary parts, and some unnecessary ones as well). The correct solution should consist of the following parts, arranged in any orientation:

B - Black Tile 1 x 2 Grille with Groove
A - Blue Wedge 3x4 Plate
T - Gray Cylinder 2 x 2 with Dome Top
H - White Plate 2x3
I - Red Brick 1x4
N - Green Wedge 2x6 Double Left
G - Yellow Plate 3x2 with Hole

When teams build the proper model, they are given the answer word, "SHOWER".

# Complete set inventory

 Letter Color Part # Description Step 1 W Black 3934 Wing 8 x 4 Right A Blue 4859 Wedge 3 x 4 Plate S Gray 3933 Wing 8 x 4 Left H White 3021 Plate 2 x 3 I Red 3010 Brick 1 x 4 N Green 41748 Wedge 2 x 6 Double Left G Yellow 3176 Plate 3 x 2 with Hole Step 2 A Black 4859 Wedge 3 x 4 Plate Step 3 R Black 3479 Tail 4 x 2 x 2 I Blue 3010 Brick 1 x 4 P Gray 3298 Slope Brick 33 3 x 2 P White 3298 Slope Brick 33 3 x 2 E Red 3839B Plate 1 x 2 with Handles Type 2 D Green 41747 Wedge 2 x 6 Double Right Step 4 U Black 4229 Plate 2 x 2 with Jet Engine P Blue 3298 Slope Brick 33 3 x 2 Step 5 H Black 3021 Plate 2 x 3 I Blue 3010 Brick 1 x 4 N Gray 41748 Wedge 2 x 6 Double Left T White 553 Cylinder 2 x 2 with Dome Top Step 6 B Black 2412B Tile 1 x 2 Grille with Groove A Blue 4859 Wedge 3 x 4 Plate G Gray 3176 Plate 3 x 2 with Hole Step 7 S Black 3933 Wing 8 x 4 Left H Blue 3021 Plate 2 x 3 O Gray 3022 Plate 2 x 2 W White 3934 Wing 8 x 4 Right Step 8 U Black 4229 Plate 2 x 2 with Jet Engine P Blue 3298 Slope Brick 33 3 x 2 Step 9 A Black 4859 Wedge 3 x 4 Plate N Blue 41748 Wedge 2 x 6 Double Left D Gray 41747 Wedge 2 x 6 Double Right Step 10 B Black 2412B Tile 1 x 2 Grille with Groove U Blue 4229 Plate 2 x 2 with Jet Engine I Gray 3010 Brick 1 x 4 L White 4858P01 Wedge 4 x 4 with Blacktron I Logo D Red 41747 Wedge 2 x 6 Double Right Step 11 I Black 3010 Brick 1 x 4 T Blue 553 Cylinder 2 x 2 with Dome Top