MOC: Airbus A380
Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:50 AM
I thought i would share one of my NXT creations which was shown last weekend at Brickvention 2010 (Australia's largest LEGO show)
It uses NXT as a well as Power functions.
I used a Mindsensors 8 servo motor breakout card as well as 6 hitechnic sensors.
I hooked the NXT up via bluetooth using mindsqualls .net and wrote a simple touchscreen program to control all the functions.
Front landing gear door (hitechnic servo)
Front landing gear (NXT motor)
Two rear landing gear dorrs (hitechnic servo)
Both landing gears powered by one NXT motor.
Front Cargo Door (hitechnic servo)
Airbrakes on wing (Hitechnic servo)
Landing flaps (NXT motor)
tail fin an rear wing (hitechnic servo)
Engines (power functions with IR remote)
Landing lights (power functions lights)
The NXT and Power functions use the lithium batteries and they lasted all day full usage no problems, but the mindsensors churn thru AA batteries like no tomorrow so i will have to find a new battery or go with mains power (anyone got any tips for a 6v source for this?)
Anyways more pickures can be found on my Flickr: http://www.flickr.co...s/32580212@N03/
Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:50 AM
Posted 25 January 2010 - 05:20 AM
I'ts going to remain a cutaway, it would have been easier to make the full model but not nearly as much fun.
Its around 35k peices give or take, the seats alone use about 7k peices.
I'm hoping to take it to Brickworld in June.
Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:12 AM
I've seen some AC to 6V DC power adapter bricks for calculators and computer speakers. They may be able to substitute for the 6V AA battery power supply. I believe it is a screw terminal on the Mindsensor for the external power source. You may have to cut the barrel plug off those adapters and screw in the wire.
Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:42 AM
Too bad its not 100% lego though.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 08:12 AM
Too bad its not 100% lego though.
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The only non lego part of the airbus is the mindsensors expansion board and the servo motors.
The windscreen is a lego peice that has been chopped.
The turbine blades used some glue. - because they rotate at such a high speed they flew off otherwise!
Feel free to look back now :P
Its 35,000 peices give or take, most of the peices are reused from previous MOC's including last years 8ft eiffel tower that i made.
the vast majority is plates.
The hardest part was the nose, given the crazy curvature of the real thing.
the most fun bit was the engines, i really liked making those, had a lot of fun with the new train remote control on them :)
Posted 25 January 2010 - 08:54 AM
The engines are absolutely beautiful, and the amount of detail on the inside is just extraordinary.
I love the " snakes on a plane " reference.
amazing creation please tell me you'll make the other halve for this beauty
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:13 AM
I'm just wondering, does it really have realistic proportions? It just looks so huge compared to the minifigs and the vehicles... On the other hand, I've only seen big, multi-floor planes from afar, so I can't really tell.
The power-function is another great addition to this highly interesting MOC, although I do feel sorry for those poor children in the choir, cause they're getting sucked into the turbines, being where they are.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:14 AM
Its just so big and the interior is so roomy. I love the interior its so spacious and I love all the little easter eggs you put in there like Samuel L Jackson with snakes on a plane .
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:28 AM
The only thing that is not to rough scale is that the tail is slightly higher than what it should be, but to be honest, with the "flying kangaroo" on the tail it really does look better this way IMHO.
There is 5 easter eggs on it, all aeroplane movie related:
Snakes on a plane
Airplane (flying high as it is known in AU)
Alive (the story of the soccer team that crashed in the Andes and had to eat each other, check out the two guys above samual jackson)
I have made some custom mini airbus sets with sticker sheet and instructions etc, i think i have a few left if anyone is interested.
Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:39 AM
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 12:26 PM
Not only highly detailed, but motorized as well
and the easter eggs , you're a genius!
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:16 PM
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:47 PM
Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:04 PM
Also, did you stuff some off the NXT components/battery boxes into the cargo hold there? Great idea.
Love all the little vehicles around it too, especially the tow truck. I also saw the mini Airbus in your photostream, it´s brilliant.
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