mahjqa

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  1. mahjqa

    SBrick General Discussion

    Actually including a link or name might improve your chances getting an answer.
  2. For anyone moaning about the price: that's the cost of advertising. And since this thing is all over the news now, it has obviously paid off. They just had to build it, all the publicity they're getting from it is 100% free.
  3. mahjqa

    Quick question on battery boxes

    Been using mine ever since they came out. No signs of degrading yet. And I use them plenty.
  4. mahjqa

    Quick question on battery boxes

    Size is identical. I recommend you get the rechargeable one anyway.
  5. At our Lowlug meetings we try to have some varied competitions. This one was the latest: Explanation of the rules is in the video itself. If you want to skip those, just skip to 33 seconds in.
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    Axle colour - which would you prefer?

    I think the system Lego uses works. Typically, when it's absolutely CRITICAL that the right length of axle is used, Lego pulls out the red and yellow axles. Since that's likely inside a model, that's perfectly fine for me.
  7. Power seems to be a problem. Boost didn't last very long on AAA cells, and this one doesn't either. Let's hope there's a AA battery box and/or rechargeable battery in the future. I also hope the app gives more functionality- the motor-dependent control scheme seems a bit inflexible.
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    Lets talk color vomit

    Yes it does. The LBG pins are for styling and exterior. The orange ones are for the inside and the mechanics. With the mechanics, exact placement of the exact right part is ESSENTIAL. We're talking Lego Technic here, not Lego A e s t h e t i c. If someone mounts a rearview mirror wrong, the car will still work. If only a tiny single part of a gearbox is misaligned, that gearbox will malfunction or just simply seize up. So, where it's important, there is color vomit. Where it isn't, they use whatever color works best.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    I'm not really sure about that. I'm pretty sure that if you put a driving ring above the selector, it will do the exact opposite as the driving ring below it. So you can't really operate those two independently from eachother with just a single selector. Same thing with putting one to the left and the right of the selector.
  10. mahjqa

    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    I was willing to let the "color vomit" comments go until this one. Look. Dude. 1- There's a three-length tan coloured pin sticking through one. So that blue 20-tooth gear can't have an axle hole. 2- It's actually used inside a gearbox mechanism, you can see the part where it engages just like the red 16-tooth clutch gear would. If YOU don't have the mental faculties to distinguish one 20-tooth gear from the other, what odds does your typical 12-year old have? Hence the color vomit.
  11. I'd like to sign up for team "if you don't like it, quit your whining and do it yourself". Because, you know, it's Lego.
  12. mahjqa

    Powered Up

    Nintendo got away with using the name "WII". I guess we'll get over "Pee You" pretty fast.
  13. mahjqa

    SUP BRO

    Thank you so much! The 'original' bit is a bit necessary for me. For example: there are so many people building things like supercars. I don't think I have the skills to make something that stands out in that field. So I've got to do something different :) I still have to take more pictures, both of the internals and the camera rig. So those are coming up. And nope, there's no differential. Each rear wheel has a separate motor. This allows each wheel to run at different speeds as required. Also, if one wheel would lose contact with the ground, you wouldn't lose power entirely. (Not much of a concern here, but I think it's useful.) This is the kind of gearing I used for each wheel: Not as far as the technic bits are concerned, but I used quite a bit of purple system parts. More chassis pictures are coming up. That's exactly what I love about them! They are hideous, and aggressively dumb and impractical. I'm not exactly sure how good the car would look with a regular setup; the wheelarches are WAY oversized. You'd have to replace those, and I don't know if you can get the look exactly right without them. I've ordered four of these bastards in purple, maybe those would work. Thank you! I don't have the money for that. Knowing me, I'd end up in a Skoda or a Volvo. At some point, Lego has started using different LEDs for their lights. The original ones were slightly yellowish and dull, while the new ones are more blue and bright. What also helps is that I filmed most of this around either dusk or dawn*. This means there is less ambient light, and the LEDs themselves seem brighter. To everyone else I haven't adressed personally: thank you so much for your comments! I was a bit worried that this choice of style would be controversial, but you all seem to enjoy it for the silly thing it is. *(At some point I got up at five in the morning DURING THE WEEKEND to film this. I'm weird like that. Then again- otherwise I'd have to deal with the skaters. Who have more of a right to be there than me, seeing as it's filmed in a skate park.)
  14. mahjqa

    SUP BRO

    After releasing Khagaan I hit a bit of a building block. I built something ridiculous to get out of the funk. More pictures: Flickr link Very grateful for imurvai's android game controller app. It's frickin' glorious. Currently, the wheels have 22,5 degrees negative camber. I'm pretty sure 45 degrees is possible, but at this scale it'd be tricky. I really wanted to use 3-pin wheel connectors, since I'm pretty sure the wheels would just slide off otherwise. I really don't like that this steering arm has friction, but what can you do. This stuff is bad for your tires: Hope y'all like it.
  15. Very impressive machine, and the shaping and coloring is spot on. It must've been a major pain to fit all the mechanics in there. But in the mean time, best of luck with your cold. Hope you'll get better soon.