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  1. TechnicFan68

    Nathanaƫl Kuipers's Concept Car

    I've had the joy of finishing building the concept car today, and it's beauty. Just wanted to say that if you haven't got the correct tires, the tires from the supercar (8070) are a possible replacement. The ground clearance will be low, and it isn't as pretty as the specified tires, but it's doable. Here's a picture of the car with the 8070 tires. (Never mind the orange parts, I didn't have the patience to wait for the BrinkLink orders) Oh, and there's a minor error in the partslist. It specifies 7 pcs of 9L red liftarms (4192225), but only 5 are used.
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    Special Technics sets!

    If you want to visits shops, then Toys'R'Us usually have the best selection. Extra Leker is usually 10% cheaper than other stores. There's also an norwegian LUG forum Brikkelauget where people report sales around the country. As for online shopping I agree with the other responses, but beware of the 200 NOK limit. Anything above that gets a hefty "fine" (25% VAT & 100+ NOK in fees), which quickly turns a bargain into a rip-off. (This definitely includes As a result of this, I would not buy any current set online... Discontinued sets and parts have to be purchased online though. Arild
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    Can you create vacuum using pneumatics ?

    I used a 2x2 Inverted Radar disk BL link which I found to be pretty useless in this context. I have both the 3x3 (BL 3x3 Radar Dish) and the Scala 5x5 dish (BL Scala 5x5 dish) on order. Hopefully one of them will yield a better result. I'm also thinking about putting some silicone around the edge, or gluing on a pulley tire BL Pulley Wheel Tire. As for the usage - it's not a printing device. It's purpose is to load these target strips Image of target strips in front of a pellet catcher, so I can continue my training during my summer holidays.
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    Can you create vacuum using pneumatics ?

    I tried that already, but a single stroke from a cylinder does not provide enough vacuum to hold onto the paper :-( Granted the seal between the dish and the paper wasn't very good, but I think I need more... Arild
  5. I'm trying to create at device which will retrieve one sheet of paper strip from a large stack. After several unsuccessful attempts (lots of paper jams), I've decided to try using vacuum to suck up the top sheet and transfer it. But I'm not sure how I can create vacuum using Lego Pneumatics? I found this project on Lego Mindstorms pages Vertigo III, but it mentions a one-way valve that seems very diffcult to obtain... I only have second generation pneumatics, but I can buy the first generation pneumatic block Bricklink pneumatic block if that helps. Thank you for any help. Arild
  6. I try to use LDD manager to upload a parts list to BrickLink, but all I get is a single XML tag <INVENTORY> and then nothing... Is there an error in my configuration/model, or am I using LDD Manager wrong? My procedure was as follows: - Start LDD manager. - Import my model - Start step 2 of Upload part list to BrickLink (I have several wanted lists already on BrickLink) - Select my model and set upload parameters to X, Y and "Test" respectively - Enter "1" in Number of models - Enter "3" in MyWanted ListNo (this is actually a bit confusing, is it ID number, name or index number? Anyway, I tried all possibilities with no luck...) - Paste the XML file into the textarea of "Wanted List Mass Upload", which only yields "<INVENTORY>" Software configuration: LDD Version 4.0.20 ; Brick Version 287 LDD Manager Version 0.95 for LDD 4 with Access Runtime 2010 Windows 7 Home Pro The model should be available here: LXF model (be sure to rename it to .LXF) Any help is greatly appreciated, Arild
  7. I get a "Check if color exists" warning on part 4459, when using color 25 - Black. Since this is the most used part in a Technic build, and it only exists in black, it would be nice not to have this warning... Arild
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    [Software] LDD Manager

    I tried running it on Access runtime 2010 x64 with no luck (not really surprising). After uninstalling the 64 bit version and then installing the 32bit version I'm happy to report it works! The os is Win7 64bit Home Pro edition. Arild
  9. I may be going blind, but I can't find any Technic panels in LU mode? If that's true, I would really like them added... Arild
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    8043 Excavator - Lego update

    Well, that's true, and yet not accurate. I have bought two copies of 8043. The first one is definitely an old version, bought in late july, and the second one is the new version. I believed for a long time that the second copy were an old version also, because I looked at the wrong place for LA number (on the side instead of the bottom), but now I know the truth. However the barcode and the numbers above and below are identical on the two boxes, so they can not be used to determine the version of the 8043. Both copies were bought at TRU in Oslo, Norway. DLuders old box is apparently made in Sweden (!) which really puzzles me...
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    8043 Excavator - Lego update

    Can you confirm that the item number is 4530806 ? If that's the case, then we can use this to tell them apart. (My first posting had a typo in the barcode, the correct number is indeed 5702014601635) The set I bought from TRU yesterday was the old version, so no help there.
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    8043 Excavator - Lego update

    I just bought the set from TRU today, and have a nagging feeling that it's the old version. Is there anyway to confirm this, without opening the box? I already have one copy of the old version, and the boxes are identical as far as I can see, down to the barcode and the numbers surrounding it. The numbers are "Item: 4560806" over the barcode, and 125778 under it. The barcode itself is 570201460135. Regards, Arild