deehtha

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  1. The box for the app enabled batmobile make it look like it only drives forward and backward. But it may have a rechargeable battery. It not listed as needing any batteries. The 2 new trains on the other hand are listed as needing 10 AAA sized batteries. However, none of these carry the Power Functions logo. The older trains do.
  2. This is the first non-contest MOC that I have posted. It started out as @Madoca 1977's Baja Trophy Truck. I think I originally got as far as mounting the engine when I first started. As I only have the long shocks in soft, I decided I needed to redesign how the suspension worked. I also added all-wheel drive, which significantly complicated the front end. As well as kingpin inclination. I spent a good amount of time trying to get Ackermann geometry, but could not get anything sturdy. That was almost a year ago. I shelved this project. Then my wife got me the Porsche, Claas, and a second SBrick.. And this is the result. The main frame and roll cage are the most similar to Madoca's. Since I have taken these pictures, have redesigned how the battery boxes are mounted. They attach to the frame and sit much lower into the truck. It is possible to take off the bodywork and roll cage and drive. I redesigned the rear axle so that the power sent to the front was from both sides, so that one set of l-motors was not power 3 tires. There is still some clicking in the front, but only when not driven on a flat surface. I had to reduce the gear ratio to 1:1.667. The differential at the rear acts as an adder and sends power to the front differential, and fake engine. The rear wheels are still driven directly by one pair of motors, each. I could not figure out a way, without buying shocks, to suspend the rear axle on the smaller shocks and still have plenty of travel. Until I found some small springs in my junk drawer. I have no idea what their strength is, but they get the job done. At full compression and fully turned, the front tires will touch the body. The body itself comes off in 4 pieces: each side, roof/hood, and front bumper. More pictures can be found in my Brickshelf folder at: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=571486 I will leave you with my favorite picture
  3. What are you trying to build that requires that piece? If its a fake engine, have a look at some of the older studded sets. The ones during the transition from studs to studless might be good, like 8448. I'm away from my pieces right now, but a pair of these might be a good start if you are trying to use the piece for something else. I believe the cross holes should line up with the outer most hols on the Pin Connector Block.
  4. Here are the side panels of a truck I made using the Porsche fenders. I had a hard time with them as well. The limited connection points as well as the shape make it difficult to integrate into a smooth line.. The good thing about them is that they are good for fenders that flare out slightly from the sides, like in a trophy truck. For comparison, here is what the truck looks like. More pictures can be found at http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=571486 If you want more pictures of the mount points for the fenders, let me know, I still have this assembled.
  5. Don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but it looks like there is a pair of dbg micro panels just below the cab of 42080.
  6. I believe they said it's he same blue as 42070
  7. So, it looks like both the 2L pin with axle and the 3L pin with 1L axle will be available in red? And the 3L smooth driving ring connector will be available in LBG. Someone should make a list of all the recolors. I have a feeling we will be getting a bunch of recolors and no new molds again. Hopefully, the recolors will be rounding out current colors, and not adding another shade of blue.
  8. 14. Formula Punch Formula Punch was designed to race, but not against regular race cars. Race against the fringe racers. Race in the Eurobricks Wacky Wheels League, where anything goes. Having had no success in the regular Legoland leagues, the Formula Punch team found the Wacky Wheels League. They modified their car by swapping the pathetic V6 for a massive (yet tiny) V16 and the largest wheels they could mount on the car. After failing to finish their first few races, they made the rear wing as large as possible and made it so it could drop to block missiles from the rear. This led them to finishing their first race, although they were the last to cross the finish line. Next they modified the front wing to have 2 circular blades at the corners. After a few more middle of the pack wins, the extendable side panels were added. Hopefully, they can get a win now. Functions: Rear wheel drive, connected to V16 engine and front blades HoG steering connected to driver's steering Full independent suspension Fully modular, with 11 total modules. Gotta repair quick in the Wacky Wheels League Wacky Functions: Spinning blades on front wing. Connected to rear wheels and engine Rear spoiler drops down to defend against ramming and projectiles Sides extend to bump rivals or make it difficult to pass And finally, the discussion topic:
  9. [TC12] Formula Punch

    Updated first post with new pictures and video.
  10. [TC12] Formula Punch

    Got everything finished. 11 modules, 4 tires, and 1 driver. As soon as I get some good light, I am going to get some good pictures and video. The three manual functions are controlled by the yellow levers around the engine. Steering is by the black gear on top. All the modules disassembled. The completed car Here is the rear wing in defensive mode. And here is the side panels fully extended with the wing down.
  11. [TC12] The Toaster

    Most school buses have some black stripes running the length. If I were adding color, I would make it a thin black strip, nothing more.
  12. [TC12] Formula Punch

    I reworked some of the insides tonight to try to figure out how to route the HoG. The primary weapons are now mounted. They are a bit wobbly and I need to figure out how to add the triggers. The extension on the arms doesn't feel long enough to me. Tomorrow I am going to switch out the 7m beams for 9m beams. I still need to finish the rear wing.
  13. [TC12] Formula Punch

    After finishing another project I started almost a year ago, I was able to get some work done this past weekend. Front is now complete. Driver steering is fixed so that it turns correct direction. Added saw blades to front wing, connected to rear axle. I also found a driver for my car. I still have to add the side punches, HoG steering, and finalize the spoiler connection. Hopefully, I can get the spoiler to drop down, to protect against anything from behind. The car is all modules, and, except for 3 places, any motion transferred between modules is done by gears.
  14. This started off as an F1 style race car that could be flipped over and still drive. I wanted it to be manual, but I could not get the mechanism to flip the car to work, so I abandoned that part. Features: HOG Steering connected to drivers steering Rear wheel drive V-16 fake engine Independent suspension on all wheels Extending side panels Spinning blades on front wing Rear wing drops down for defense Side picture: Sides deployed and rear wing down: Video: Sorry about the quality. Video is not my strong point. More pictures can be found in my brickshelf folder, Here.
  15. On Safari on iOS 10, on iPhone 7, I got thank you for your vote. And then the poll went away. Refreshing let me try to vote again. I can clock on the show results button and get the results this time.