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#1 SlyOwl

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:00 PM

Can anybody help me please?
I'm trying to connect each of the five corners of a pentagon to the centre using Technic, but resulting in an axle hole in the centre. - Is there a piece I could use to do this?
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Like so.
I'll be using it in a MOC of mine, coming soon (hopefully).
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#2 Shine

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:57 PM

Mmm, five is a hard number for TECHNIC. Does the center connection need to be symmetrical, and how small does it need to be?

#3 SlyOwl

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:59 PM

It just needs to have an axle hole in the very centre (+ or o). That's all.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:04 PM

View PostSlyOwl, on Jan 21 2008, 10:00 PM, said:

I'm trying to connect each of the five corners of a pentagon to the centre using Technic, but resulting in an axle hole in the centre. - Is there a piece I could use to do this?
I guess it has to be a one-layer-solution? Meaning not two bricks like
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over each other.

Difficult.  :-/
Try peeron.com and type "technic connector" in the search field. Does any of that pieces help?
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#5 SlyOwl

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:59 PM

Well I really wanted a one-layer solution and this part
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could have helped, but it would have meant a 2.5 height, so it won't really work. The trouble is, I was using a pentagon-based pyramid, and so each different layer would have to be a different distance form the corners...
I think I might turn to a hexagon, but it will ruin my colour scheme (limited parts  |-/ ) and will look slightly stranger...
Ah well.
Thanks anyway.  :-)

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