mahjqa

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  1. 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.
  2. Powered Up

    Nintendo got away with using the name "WII". I guess we'll get over "Pee You" pretty fast.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. This is just a short "thank you" post- your program works magnificently, and it's very easy to set up. I'm impressed. One question though; is there support for skid steering? It was mentioned somewhere in may last year, but I can't find anything else in the thread or documentation.
  7. [WIP] Le Mans Racers

    Very sweet! I'm a sucker for compact cars, and less weight means more speed. I hope you'll film this at some point, I reckon this one is fast as hell. Very nice panel work, too.
  8. E-100 super heavy tank

    That's some solid work. The renders look really nice, interesting to see how the drive motors are set at an angle.
  9. PF Motor Power

    All the motor info you'll ever need is here: http://www.philohome.com/motors/motorcomp.htm
  10. What to LDD?

    Tommy Styrvoky actually ran with it. Here's what he has produced so far: Sadly, I haven't had time to do some good work on this myself yet, but I hope his work helps you along. Tommy, thanks for helping out.
  11. I think it's a pretty decent set. Then again, I also think that gearboxes add literally zero playability*, so make of that what you will. *If they're used to power different functions, that's brilliant. If they're used to move the pistons at 6 separate barely distinguishable speeds, I'm not impressed.
  12. Conveyor belt

    I would advise against crumbled biscuits; that stuff will get everywhere, jamming up gears. Also, it'll slip through every tiny crack there is. I wouldn't be surprised that stuff left behind will get pretty funky after a while. I've seen other folks use coarse sawdust (I suppose like the stuff for hamster cages). It's light, airy, doesn't biodegrade as much. Personally, I'd look for some sort of plastic solution. Perhaps buy tons of regular technic pins? They're very cheap on bricklink if you buy them in massive quantities.
  13. Excellent solution, great camera work.
  14. The model looks very nice and functional, but did you just lock that angle connector #2 inside that 7x5 frame?