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  1. Jan

    Modular standard for elevated city?

    If you have some technic beams leftover, you could make a supporting grid underneath your baseplates. If you make it very dense, i suppose you could even use normal baseplates on top, maybe connnected tot the technic frame only on the sides. The advantage of using a grid of technic bricks could be aswell the possibility tot lock your girders to the frame, with this piece and an axle
  2. Jan

    How to modify train set to 8 wide?

    Hi, in your photo it shows you have one of these modified bottomplates. You could use that to get rid off your heightproblem, I would also choose to skip these red windows you placed in the sides, and just keep the sides closed. I don't have a rcx at home, so i don't know its exact measurements, but on the photo it looks as if you could win a stud by putting the side walls on jumperplates, that way it would be only 7 studs wide in the back. good luck
  3. Jan

    Lego Kit 7897 AKA ICE Train Advice

    A problem with a 2x2 turntable can be that they don't allow for much vertical movement for the bogies, which comes in neccecary when you have slopes in your trainplan.
  4. Jan

    Lego Kit 7897 AKA ICE Train Advice

    You can make your own trainbase base out of a double layer of normale white plates combined with technic plates with holes to fit the bogies.
  5. Jan

    WIP Cornerblock 2 -looking for advice-

    On the first building I would probably make the left and biggest roofwindow even more important, maybe just like a smaller repetition af the left window of the storey below. (window 6 bricks high instead of 8), and with a flat roof, Whats left of the roof on the right of that important roofwindow, i would just keep plain without any windows, or if you really want a window there just keep it in the surface and color of the roof. For the second building I agree with the flat roof. Just an idea http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Den_Haag_-_Hoogstraat_30_v1.JPG succes
  6. Thanks a lot for your quick and complete answers. Most of my doubts are taken away, most important is to see the set in real life before buying I guess to check the screen and watch for possible leakage. also thanks for the listing of the differences, a few special items aside I think I have most of the generic parts allready in my collection. @Theo van Vroenhoven, why would you want both software versions running on the same computer? is there any advantage or is it just something I need to be aware off?
  7. As the title allready mentions, I have the chance to buy an complete but used nxt 1 set 8527 for around 100 euro. I know that EV3 is out now, but that simply doesn't fit my budget. Before I want to buy it I have some questions (many of the questions I have seen coming by in the last years, but simply can't find them using the search engine) - Is it correct that when you compare the sets 8527 an the nxt 2 8547 the only differences are the sensors, some additional technic pieces for building purposes, and the software that comes with the brick? - is it possible to update the brick form 8527 to the same software and state as the 8547? (I have seen a nxt2.0 iso image on the helppages) - is this a payed upgrade, I did read somewhere that updating costs around $79.99,-, or is this only for educational sets? - what is the difference between 1.0 and 1.1, what firmware does the nxt1 set 8527 come with? - some time ago I saw a comprehensive list of all pieces that were needed tot change form 8527 to 8547, I can't find it anymore - does the software work under windows 7 - does it work with my current bluetooth connector, or do you need a special LEGO bluetooth connector? - Any other suggestions that I should check befor buying this set secondhand? - or should i just look around a little longer for a 8547? Thanks for any answers or advice in advance Jan
  8. Jan

    LDD MOC: Lego Class 37

    It also comes in green, old darkgrey and in darkblue (new city police vehicle) http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=6567c02 and http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=6567c03 , but that one is with blue glass in it.
  9. Jan

    Ninjago 2014

    Direct to customer
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    Lego instructions

    here you go, it's under the LDD index section http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=69726entry1285149
  11. This is what is what is written obove the search field on the lego site We currently have over 3300 building instructions available online which date back to sets packed in 2002. You can search for replacement instructions by set number, key word or brand. Scroll down after you submit your search to see the results. There are older instructions available than 2002, but not all I supose. The sets discussed here date back to 1989 according to brickset.com
  12. Jan

    D3K's MOCs

    I don't know if you have seen this before, but Eurobricks member Mahjqa made several versions of that type of vehicle. Might be interesting for you mahjqa's photostream
  13. I have no experience with this program whatsoever, but could it be that the language is very sensitive, and that using the word "task" (task_2) to declare the second function gives the problem.
  14. ??? = Asterix and Obelix and Idefix
  15. Jan

    what is "technic"?

    For me it has always been quite simple. Technic is about action and reaction systems build into a scale model. Turn a knob - something moves turn a steering wheel - something steers pull a lever - and so on and so on. That's what makes it Technic to me. So it can be the sliding doors in the set 8038 battle of Endor, and also the mechanism for the walker in the same set. But not the poseable star wars figures. For me Technic is more than just a few sets with that name on it, it's a building "style" that can be in any Lego theme.