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you can find it in several of my videos where I follow the blue ball.

An example:

 

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Kudos for bookmarking the correct time in the video where it appears!

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Here is a follow the Blue Ball and an additional 8 minutes of GBC footage from BrickCan 2019 that took place last weekend.

 

 

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My standard wheel module has been updated. The new version is even more reliable, interesting to look at, uses fewer parts, does not require an anti-jamming mechanism, and is stackable just like the rainbow stepper module by @Maico.

Here is a video of it in action:

And building instructions can be found here: https://brickhub.org/i/426

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When it comes to GBC balls, do you know what the difference is between the two variants LEGO has for each colour?

e.g. white has:

6261261 & 6018511

and orange has:

6261264 & 6023209

Since LEGO has them as difference things, I am curious as to whether there are any physical differences?

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i think the different numbers are the balls with and without the prints. my profile pic is the  one with prints but there is also one version without prints. you can see them in @Great Ball Pit's videos.

XG BC

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As far as I know, LEGO doesn't sell printed soccer balls any more?

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Worked it out. They seems to be a new pattern (etching) style of balls in both orange and white.

With the new style, the pattern is no longer uniform.

I am guessing it relates to bringing the balls up-to-date with current soccer ball designs.

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I'm working on 3D printing GBC balls as a substitute for spending $1.50 CAD on each ball. I have the size right and the weight is currently sitting at 1.4 grams. How close to 1.52 grams do I need to get the balls so that they work with catapult-style modules?

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4 hours ago, Ender3Guy said:

I'm working on 3D printing GBC balls as a substitute for spending $1.50 CAD on each ball. I have the size right and the weight is currently sitting at 1.4 grams. How close to 1.52 grams do I need to get the balls so that they work with catapult-style modules?

Unfortunately, I don't think anybody is going to be able to give you a solid "will work" or "won't work" answer based just off of the weight.  There are way too many other variables that have to be considered.  They may work in certain catapult modules while they wouldn't in others.  I think it would mostly boil down to how big of a catch area where the balls are landing is build into the module & how accurate/precise the module is in launching the balls.  The bigger the catch area where the balls land, the better a module will likely be able to handle non-standard balls.  Also keep in mind that non-standard balls are going to behave differently in more than just catapult modules.  There are all kinds of modules where a lighter-than-normal ball could perform differently.  If you're looking to make some balls to test modules for inclusion in a larger GBC display at a fan event, I would still suggest you get a couple official balls to test with.  But if you're just looking for a cheaper alternative you can use when making your own modules for your own enjoyment, by all means, use the 3d printed ones & build the modules so they work with them.

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19 hours ago, Ankoku said:

Did this guy ever post this here?

The builders name is Spencer D from VicLUG.  You've posted the old version of Hippo's.  He displayed the updated model alongside myself and some other builders in the GBC layout at BrickCan 2018.  You can see the updated model in the "follow the ball" video I did here at 3m30s.

 

 

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The old one seems smoother, although I suspect it is just the speed it is running at.

Great to see that it is still getting shown and improved. I really like it.

Thanks for the info!

 

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