Visiting the Daisy Mine's, Audrey Shaft and Douglas Museum, ignited a fire in S. He was absolutely fascinated with the whole mining operation. The mine shaft, in particular, got his creative juices flowing and when we came home he wanted to build his own working mine shaft. He had a Kinex rollercoaster that he had put together w/ Mark at Christmas. He came up with the idea of taking apart his roller coaster (to which I gasped as it took hours to build LOL) and use the parts to build a working mine shaft. He figured out the logistics of it all on Saturday evening, drew up some plans and began building the structure itself. On Sunday, he finished the project adding the conveyor belt so the car can move up and down the shaft.
S's. Mine Shaft
I love how he took an idea and made it happen, all by himself! I think his plan is to continue adding paper around the structure so you only have a little bit showing, "above ground", the rest of it going deep into the bowels of the Earth. :)
What inspired S.
Looking down the shaft.
That's a long, long way down!
1,900' to the bottom, you hit water at 1,500'