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  1. And how would you ensure that everybody only builds for one day? Live build and judges watching all builders through the 24 hours?
  2. How is the gearbox connected to the engine or the front axle? I only see one axle running from the gearbox to the front. The placement of the gearbox is okay, even if it's not realistic, but a gearbox which doesn't actually change gears between the engine and the wheels is pointless. EDIT: now I see the axle running on the right side, I guess that will connect the engine to the gearbox. Anyway, the chassis looks awesome so far.
  3. Well, another World Championship without Hungary too. Beaten by Andorra too (everybody and their grandma beats Hungary, but Andorra??). Mkay, I'm not interested in football just wanted to resonate EDIT: by the way, I'm pretty sure Didumos wants to see his Hammerhead in the HOF .
  4. I'm building a sandbox (a real one) and we'll spend Sunday in the small garden with our friends.
  5. I did that too. And for the Pneumatic Contest. I'm the Ted Bundy of this thread.
  6. Beams positioned at an angle (holes upwards, connected to the frames)?
  7. Not the slightest offset of the red parts is allowed? Do the red things of the sides have to endure pulling or pulling or both?
  8. I don't think anyone is attaching anyone (at least not by intention). And I don't think it has to do anything with religion. It's just a decision. For some of us, Lego is a tool for prototyping, for others it's a form of art, for others it's just to try out ideas, some do it for the money and fame (me, for example ), others for a cheaper and more flexible alternative to RC modelling, etc. The level of non-purism is just a choice. I'm a purist in things that I do as "art" and non purist in everything else. In my daily job, sometimes I invent tools (software or hardware) which means the ugliest hacking one can imagine and pushing far over the limits the developing environment, since I want to get things done. With Lego, I don't just want to get things done, but to get things done beautifully and don't know why, I always want to be purist in such things, otherwise I would get on the slippery slope and start to question the very point of the whole activity.
  9. Sorry, like most people, I only look at the pictures
  10. I don't think we see that many illegal body building techniques (...) but rather weak connections and non-locked parts (parts that can be fold out for example). And also models that look good/well-proportioned only from certain angles. Relying too much on parts in rare colours. Or stickers covering multiple parts each. Yup, I don't like that too much either.
  11. Yes, some hyped builders do these hovering bricks techniques. I think many of these models are simply not assembled, just puzzled together for photo making. I don't consider these Lego hobby models, but photo hobby materials instead (still, they are awesome). Or just some parts not attached to anything, just held there by gravity. Also, there is the "fake stud technique", when you cut tubes and hoses to 2x stud height to attach bricks to eachother upside down. I don't like this technique at all (not only illegal, but I don't think that's firm enough for Lego standards). All these techniques mean unplayable, ungrabbable models and considering that Lego is a toy after all, this is non sense in my opinion. A last thought: Just because we don't point out every illegal or not appealing solutions we see, doesn't mean we agree with them. (and yup, taking out the spring from the shock absorber is also a no for me).
  12. I am a purist and I also see a growing trend of non-purism, but not significant. Apart from SBrick which made it in the legal zone for most AFOLs, even our contests allow or encourage the usage of it, and I still don't know what to think about this. Especially from the popularity point of view. Even in the AFOL community, remote models get much more attention, and SBrick for that become the default solution (using PF IR nowadays makes your model "lame") so you have to be non-purist to get some attention and I'm not very happy about that because I'm an attention whore My biggest problem with non-purism that it's a slippery slope, so I stick to rules to avoid the uncomfortable feeling that I'm slipping away from my hobby slowly (instead of just abandoning it and moving to the other one I'm slipping towards ). So my rule is to use only existing parts (I know, Lego itself invents new parts every year). Also to use current parts which is a bit harder to follow, but there are some obvious parts I will never use (toothed bushing for example). Or dunno... I'm losing interest anyway... EDIT: also I think of Lego as a form of art. The small details and solutions what makes it interesting, not perfect shaping and filling the gaps of the bodywork or high performance at whatever cost. That's why I'm on the fence with Dogald's Aston Martin. It's so good (the best looking Lego supercar I've seen, and even the body is not about filling gaps with whatever pieces) that it's not as interesting as a Lego model for me any more. That's also a thing observed on a Lego exhibition a few days ago: AFOL models are so realistic (I'm talking about mostly the city theme) that they become totally uninteresting and bald. At the same time I still love the official modular buildings so it's not a general apathy.