Coin Grotto

In: Fun Times

This is my longest standing coin strucutre… a grotto. This car magnet statue of Our Lady was lying on the desk and that inspired me to start. Quite appropriate during this holy season of Lent.

The World is not Enough!

In: Hobbies

Yes the design on that globe is not perfect, but I’ve managed to balance it on a bridge of coins. The whole structure looks more like something with 4 legs carrying the world on its back. This particular structure took a lot of precise measuring. This angle shows that there is a small bridge between [...]

Petronas Towers?

In: Hobbies, Travel

This was my first attempt at coin stacking. Balancing those coins into a bridge structure is not an easy task. I’d say about 40 attempts before the damn thing stood still. Try it out using 10 and 20 fils coins. Its easier using the bigger coins to construct the bridge. I got carried away and [...]

More Coins – Curved Tower

In: Hobbies, Kuwait

Looks familiar? Any guesses? And its all balanced on a one 100 fils coin at the bottom. Tried making a curved pyramid too, again balanced the whole thing on a single 100 fils coin.

Coin Stacking on Fire

In: Hobbies

Check out this video and watch it all the way to the end. Its amazing when the structure is lit up. Looks like the Hamra Tower towards the end. I’m going to need a lot more coins to construct something this big.

5kd Liberation Tower

In: Hobbies, Kuwait

Here is my attempt at putting up a Liberation Tower replica using about 5kd worth of coins lying around the house. Balancing coins is not as easy as you would think. Its more like a leaning tower of Kuwait than anything else. Here is a close up… Initial construction. I believe this is more or [...]

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This blog is run by Mario Alvares, a Goan Web Guru living in Kuwait, sharing some of his thoughts with the rest of the world. Click the About Me link for more info and a funny mug shot. Check out the posts on this blog and feel free to leave your comments. Use the RSS links above to subscribe.