This was inspired by a pic, of a screenshot, of a photo sent to a friend of mine. No idea where the original came from. (If it’s you I’d love to give you credit).
I couldn’t resist immediately going out and getting a Saturn V kit after dinner, and finished assembling it at 2am. Next day I started on the wiring and assembly of the base. Completely rushed and I’m not going to impress any actual modellers, but hey.
It’s just under 2m tall.
Lights are Neopixels and a quick sketch to make them flicker and flame.
Edit: There’s been a few people asking for details of construction.
The base is a wood block with steel threaded rod for support. Unfortunately I didn’t have joiners, so had to use two rods and cable tie them together to get the length (Did I mention this was a rush project?)
The cloud material itself is polypropylene pillow stuffing. I went to Kmart and picked up their cheapest pillow that mentioned polypropylene for $5. I have about half left over.
This site here has a much more detailed writeup on making ‘cloud lamps’, which is how I got into this in the first place. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/build-cloud-lamp-sound-reactive-lightning/
Edit2: Thanks to Reddit user Dschull for this photoshop: