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  1. At first I thought "let's focus on building", but you have a valid point/question here. I think the latter. Most likely to win the battle.
  2. Wait for it.... Contest coming VERY SOON! No rules questions here please.
  3. I haven't been reading every single comment, especially because I found the model Meeehhhh at most. But looking at the video, I do think it's cool that it's full RC. Although selecting the controls seems to be confusing. This set needs some MODding to make it actually FULL RC.
  4. Okay, the video piques my interest.
  5. Okay, it's growing on me. Retrofitting some cool wheels and this is a pretty fun vehicle.
  6. Posting about the pros and cons of Pneumatics vs LA's is not comparing sets for content No biggie....carry on!
  7. TECHNIC BATTLE BOTS CONTEST This Eurobricks Technic Contest is gonna be a feisty one...Battle Bots!!! For those two people who haven't seen the Battle Bots (or similarly called) TV show, I will explain what it entails. Two robots, one arena, remote controls and a lot of destruction! Since most of us live far apart, and we don't want to actually break our LEGO, this will obviously be a fictional battle. But the challenge is real! DESCRIPTION Design your own Remotely Controlled Battle Bot. Your model should be operated by one or more PF IR remotes or one or more SBricks Apps. Yes, you can use a team mate with a different remote or app to control the battle functions. No, you can't combine PF Remotes with SBricks apps. Why not? More about that later. Your robot needs to have a badass name. Besides steering and driving, it needs to have at least one motorized signature move. It's a battle bot after all. You can have additional motorized functions. You can use every official LEGO motor available, as long as it can be controlled by either PF IR or SBrick. The maximum size of your robot is 45Lx45Lx45L. This is the size when the robot is in idle/storage mode. When the robot is in battle mode elements can be outside of the bounding box. Mind you that there's a battle going on in the arena, so you cannot attach or detach things manually. Nor can you operate other functions manually. Everything needs to be remotely controlled. It is allowed to shoot rockets and other stuff, as long as the trigger is remotely operated. CONTEST CATEGORIES This contest is divided into two categories, one for PF IR operated robots and one for SBrick app operated robots. CAT A: SBRICK Your robot can use any official LEGO motor, but it needs to be operated using one or more SBricks, using the SBricks App (iOS or Android). CAT B: PF IR Your robot can use any official LEGO motor, but it needs to be operated using the PF IR Remotes and PF Receivers. DEADLINE Deadline date is Monday April 10th, 2017. Contest will be closed on Tuesday April 11th, or later. Disclaimer: I will close the contest when I see fit and when I have the time to process the results. This can be later than the deadline date. Please don't complain about this not being fair and all. RULES AND REGULATIONS The following section describes the contest specific and general rules and regulations. But before that, please take notice of a simple motto regarding the Eurobricks Contests: CONTESTS ARE FOR FUN! Of course there's competition, but at the end of the day, LEGO is just a hobby and the main goal for each of us is to have fun! CONTEST SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS Maximum size is 45Lx45Lx45L (when not in battle mode) LEDs (and other LEGO lights) ARE permitted. 3rd party strings, hoses and rubber bands ARE permitted. Other 3rd party parts are NOT permitted. GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS The contest is open to all EB members (also new members). Members who joined EB after the start of the contest can be banned from voting (when vote rigging is suspected). Voting rules will be explained later in the voting topic. One entry per member. Entries need to be new (never posted anywhere previously or shown at an event/LUG meeting). Only physical builds, so no LDD or other virtual entry. If you have any doubts about the suitability of your entry contact me, or Milan. All entries are to include only real LEGO. No clone brands, 3rd party parts, or digital entries allowed. Custom stickers are allowed. No cutting, sculpting or modifying parts. Entries are to be placed in the entry topic in this forum. Entries not in the entry topic are not eligible for voting. The entry post may be edited at any time up to the end of the contest, so feel free to make improvements if you wish. The contest might be closed later than the deadline. Don't complain about this not being fair. You have enough time to build. Don't ask for more time. We reserve the right to disqualify any entry that does not follow these rules. These rules can be changed whenever we see fit to ensure that people follow the intent of the contest. Staff members are Jim is not eligible for winning prizes. WHAT DO I NEED TO ENTER? All participant need to create a discussion topic and create a post in the entry topic. DISCUSSION TOPIC A discussion topic starting with [TC11]. A discussion topic needs to show some actual progress (i.e. pictures of the build in progress) and should NOT be used to "reserve an idea". ENTRY POST The entry post in the entry topic should contain: Robot name Signature move name Short summary of the functions. One or more pictures (max 3) Embedded video (mandatory) Link to the discussion topic PRIZES Take a look at awesome prizes, made available by the guys who brought you SBrick! Thanks guys, you really rock! WINNER CAT A: SBRICK The winner in this category will receive a Bucket Wheel Excavator! WINNER CAT B: PF IR The winner in this category will receive a Claas Xerion 5000 Trac VC. RAFFLE An awesome third prize is made available for a raffle among all the contestants, a Volvo EW160E or an SBrick Plus. MEDALS The Top-3 contestants (overall) will get the medal tags.
  8. Let's not turn this into a Pneumatics vs LA discussion. Back on topic please.
  9. Compensating for the missing ride height adjustment on the Porsche
  10. No worries. We all make the same mistake at least once during our active EB membership
  11. Hi BrickG. Are you sure this is the right topic for your post? I think something went wrong. Please create a new topic or post in one of the other topics. Thanks.