bonox

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  1. bonox

    Gearboxes

    oh generous TLG overlords. Please send us proper involute gear profiles and roller bearings such that we may appease the evils of those who oppose the practical implementation of the edict "as it is in reality"
  2. i wonder how big the market for these things really is. Surely the market is becoming saturated.
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    [MOC] Liebherr LTM11200 crane

    Wow - very impressive carrier so far. You certainly have my interest - they other models i've bought from you have been very impressive - this is shaping up to be equally amazing. Please stick with it in amongst your other works. I've no doubt it will be as exciting as your other works.
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    Lego Technic 8479

    Both motors function the same - the newer one was just an internal production modification. Pick the one you can find or is cheaper. You can glue the cable into the end fittings - any ABS plastic cement or superglue will work. I was under the impression you were trying to glue the little broken end onto the inner flex cable (the milky coloured bit). If you are happy to glue, you can use the old one and just glue it into the end fitting if it's only the end that has come off the flex cable. Obviously if the flex cable is broken in the middle somewhere you'll need to replace it.
  5. Very nice design - but i really love its use as a bike carrier - it works really well i'm not sure you'd want to be using the handbrake with that load on board though :) Love your leaf spring analogue too
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    Lego Technic 8479

    also be aware that there are two motor alternatives called older heavy and newer light
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    Lego Technic 8479

    the PF extension cable is one direction only. You can connect a PF battery box to a 9V motor, or the other way. You're after a cable with a 9V connector at both ends. In other words, the conversion between old and new is at one end of the cable only. You can remake or shorten the cables, but you'll find the insulation on the old rubber ones will perish and fall apart, creating short circuits. You can replace the wire with new stuff - I ended up soldering mine. The connectors can be a little tricky to get apart without breaking them but it can be done. Once pulled apart, the 'how' should be quite obvious. Checking switches can be done using a lamp/light, or with a continuity meter or multimeter to check resistance falls to nothing when you push the sensor button. The flex cables are tricky. They have a notch in the end - gluing them together probably won't work, but you might get lucky. If you buy a bit of plastic, you'll have to make the notches yourself which will take some care, but go for it.
  8. wow - amazing effort! I like the way you decided to build an amazing car just to demonstrate your new gearbox :)
  9. I'm only a technic buyer so the movies don't influence me one way or another, but anecdotally I and many others i've spoken to though that Batman was a very poor lego movie. It was a kids story using batman characters, but from a lego perspective, it was just a movie where most of the bits had studs. Big deal - meh! The lego movie on the other hand was all about the lego - the different themes, ideas about instructions versus doing your own thing, part identification numbers, seeing 'the matrix' of lego parts around you, and ultimately a battle of creativity between generations. That, at least to me, is what made it a lego movie and not a movie about a kid and his dad, and what encouraged lots of people to go and buy stuff - both kids and adults reliving their own past experiences on their own and with their children. The batman one was just a crap tie in, selling stuff to kids who'd probably go after anything related to a theme, whether lego or not. But in terms of the first lego movie, the merchandise was not only not substitutable by other types of toys, it was substitutable across the entire range of what TLG makes. You weren't restricted just to TLM branded sets, but the entire shelf of stuff at the local shop. It's not surprising to me that the focus on those movies with intent to sell merch may not have been particularly successful.
  10. did you look at Barman's like originally suggested? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8ut5ND3agI
  11. Barman drags his masterpiece out.... "here's one we prepared earlier" with the lift the cam part provides, it's going to be a big model! There are plenty of working twin cam per head models about. Example: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-5880/NikolayZubov/instruction-v-8-engine-32-valve-lego-technic/#comments
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    1:200 QM2

    The ship is impressive in its own right, but I love the attention to detail in the support equipment for manufacture. Bravo sir!
  13. very nice. Not too complicated to transform. Masterpiece would be proud :)
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    General Part Discussion

    the stock image even shows them - the two lugs that split the curved slots appear to have the function of locking a bush to the axle if you don't want the wheel to spin freely. A close-up photo of the wheels of the 8880 will show the grey little lugs of the inner mount poking out of those slots in the white wheel.
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    [WIP] Technic Lady figures

    perhaps but they won't have a job anymore ;)
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    [MOC] Spinning Gimbals

    whilst it would be fabulous, you may be completely out of luck while it remains on Lego Ideas
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    Cat 7495 electric rope shovel 2018

    wow - amazing effort. Great functions and the night look under lights is just magic.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    wow - ain't that just the most wonderful thing ever. Would look great next to the model of the ULA telescope.
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    I need hints to buy retired Lego sets

    if it is advertised as lego, ebay will let you return it for your money back if it is not genuine but sellers on bricklink seem to be much better at selling only genuine parts because of the buyer feedback when things go wrong
  20. wow - impressive. I always love seeing people use the older panels and that green on black looks fabulous.
  21. https://rebrickable.com/parts/89536/motorcycle-fairing-modern/#parts You can just search by part - no need to register an account or add loose parts. As above, that part is used in two MOCs in white and 1 in red. https://rebrickable.com/parts/89536/motorcycle-fairing-modern/15/#mocs https://rebrickable.com/parts/89536/motorcycle-fairing-modern/4/#mocs There is also note of an unofficial yellow release in a MOC which is the sae as the red one.
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    Official sets' builders

    it's always possible they're renders of computer models and not real There are also examples where the box images don't line up with the instructions - parts are in wrong place or reversed.
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    Liebherr LR 11000

    stunning demonstration of your skill sir. Bravo!
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    Technic Pub

    what's this white christmas thing? It's over 40 celcius here! White would be nice - it'd slow the bushfires!