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[TC25] Technic Shrinking Contest - Information Topic

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43 minutes ago, heyitsdisty said:

I'm assuming only sets branded with the Technic line are accepted? We couldn't, for example, do one of the Bionicle vehicles which are primarily made up of Technic parts?

That's a difficult one, but since I don't want to open up a can of worms, let's stick to the Technic theme.

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Is it permitted to create a smaller version of any B-model?

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Very interesting contest and sounds super fun.¬†Thanks for organising ūüĎć

I’ll try to find some time and join in.
Mentally planning with a chosen set already at least…

 

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8 hours ago, Aleh said:

any B-model

Yes. @jim approved on previous page.

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Only just seen this, I‚Äôll have to get my thinking cap on. I might make it simple and plan a scaled down version of a set I have ‚Ķ just need to work out what I have ūü§£

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1 minute ago, Seasider said:

Only just seen this, I‚Äôll have to get my thinking cap on. I might make it simple and plan a scaled down version of a set I have ‚Ķ just need to work out what I have ūü§£

I know you are good at recreating sets, so we will watch your career with great interest (insert Palpatine voice).

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Does anyone know if there’s a good resource of stud.io files for official Technic sets. Would be useful for working on this competition 

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Don't know about studio, but something is on technicopedia and we have also dedicated topic for files.

 

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6 hours ago, Seasider said:

Does anyone know if there’s a good resource of stud.io files for official Technic sets. Would be useful for working on this competition 

I remember someone recommending this page to me for stud.io files:
https://fogeyman.tistory.com/

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Also, @Jim, this question came up in my entry thread, and I thought it was worth asking here:

Is it allowed to use "loose" shocks from Lego 6.5L shock absorbers? I'm using them in my current entry, though I could fairly easily switch them for rubber bands. I do think precedent would allow them, though, since I used a similar technique on my TC21 transforming Plymouth Superbird, as seen in these pictures:

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Thanks!

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I'm afraid we need to disqualify your TC21 entry :tongue: :wink:

I'm okay with using that technique.

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@Jim

Great! A new contest!

Since there is a limited number of big Technic sets, Is it allowed to choose the same original set than someone else?

 

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Just now, JoKo said:

Since there is a limited number of big Technic sets, Is it allowed to choose the same original set than someone else?

It is probably inevitable, so there are no limitations for choosing the same set.

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4 hours ago, Jim said:

It is probably inevitable, so there are no limitations for choosing the same set.

I might choose the 8480 Technic space shuttle. It had that fiber optic glowing thing at the back. Using a red lightbrick to replicate that would be nice but it sounds like the no electronic no led rule doesn't allow that. What do you think?

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7 hours ago, JoKo said:

I might choose the 8480 Technic space shuttle. It had that fiber optic glowing thing at the back. Using a red lightbrick to replicate that would be nice but it sounds like the no electronic no led rule doesn't allow that. What do you think?

Using a lightbrick is okay. 

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1 hour ago, Jim said:

Using a lightbrick is okay. 

If lightbrick is allowed, please be clear about the rules.
1. No electronic components of any kind
2. Only integrated type is allowed (light/sound brick, motor box)
3. Only light sources allowed
Because there is a set like this that probably no one will do, but it has only fiber optic, battery box and wires as electronic components.

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OMG here we go again :tongue:

I will make it easy for everyone and for myself (sorry @JoKo); NO electronics, NO lights, NO leds, NO lightbricks.

 

@JoKo Let me know if you already ordered ten lightbricks for your build :wink:

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24 minutes ago, Jim said:

OMG here we go again :tongue:

I will make it easy for everyone and for myself (sorry @JoKo); NO electronics, NO lights, NO leds, NO lightbricks.

 

@JoKo Let me know if you already ordered ten lightbricks for your build :wink:

I have some from Batmobile. I'm not planning to build ten shuttles...

No lightbrick seems fair !

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4 minutes ago, JoKo said:

No lightbrick seems fair !

:thumbup:

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27 minutes ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

I'd like to see someon shrink the Liebherr crane.

Using yellow 5x7 frame with some stick instead new truss frame will good idea.

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Love this contest and the WIP-threads thus far because smaller sets with a lot of manual functions is what Technic is all about for me!

Legoglen on RB did some shrinking of existing sets: https://rebrickable.com/users/LegoGlen/mocs/ Not sure he's member of this forum.

Going to think about my entry...

 

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11 minutes ago, GerritvdG said:

Love this contest and the WIP-threads thus far

O wow, already a lot of WIP topics. That is so cool.

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On 6/26/2023 at 7:12 AM, heyitsdisty said:

I'm assuming only sets branded with the Technic line are accepted? We couldn't, for example, do one of the Bionicle vehicles which are primarily made up of Technic parts?

well the original 2001 bionics were technically (sorry for pun) technic so those are on the table

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