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  1. [WIP] Lego monorails. [Custom Rail Systems (CRS)]

    Did you consider moving the driving wheels to the sides of the track? That way you could lower the center of gravity considerably, which should lessen the wobbling by quite a bit. It might also help with the steering.
  2. Apple makes a lot of money by forcing its users to switch chargers every other year. And if the connector is proprietary and patented, LEGO can force third party systems to pay for a license. But I wonder what the technical reasons for the switch are, if any. Which new functionality is possible by switching from 4 to 6 wires?
  3. 2018 Lego Trains

    What if the bright colours are for the young child and the Bluetooth is for us? A man can dream, no?
  4. 2018 Lego Trains

    Actually, I think the Duplo train is the most exciting innovation. I suppose those 'smart bricks' contain some kind of RFID chip. If that is the case, it would be possible to build stuff like block signals or switches based on the train content.
  5. Great review, I subscribed!
  6. 42078 - Mack Anthem

    I ordered one from A-Tembo in the Netherlands yesterday, got delivered today. At €143 (plus €5 shipping) it was a pretty good deal too.
  7. [MOC] Dual-voltage (9V-12V) GySEV Vectron locomotive

    When I read the title I did not expect this to be an actual dual voltage loc ;). Great work!
  8. Awesome, I've been obsessively refreshing your channel for the last couple of days!
  9. [REVIEW] 75192 - Millennium Falcon

    Your reviews are always a joy to read. A bit of humour, some obscure details and great photography: 5/5, would read again.
  10. Can you ever have too much Lego?

    One way to limit the amount of space needed is to build in two passes. In the first pass, you ignore colors altogether. This simplifies searching since the search space is smaller. Once you are fully content with structure and functionality, you will know exactly how many bricks you need in which color. Now you can gather all the parts from your collection, which is much more efficient than searching during the build. Of course, if you are really lazy, you can also order the parts from BrickLink and outsource the searching ;).
  11. Nice mechanism, smooth operation and great photography. Really a nice GBC!
  12. 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V (LEGO Ideas)

    Mine arrived a week ago but I only built it yesterday since it was a birthday present to myself. That wait definitely took some self-control :D. I agree with almost everyone here: This is a great set, possibly my favourite ever. Of course the subject matter is epic. But the build itself is lovely from the first to the 1969th brick (actually, brick #1969 is the brick separator but let's not split hairs ;)). Building this set is an excellent way to appreciate the sheer scale of the Saturn V. The build is subdivided in 12 sealed bags. The last one contains command module, the escape rocket, the lander, the service module, the splashed down command module, the stands, the lunar diorama and the payload fairing. The remaining 11 bags are dedicated to building the three stages that propel the relatively tiny service module+lander to a lunar intercept trajectory. Sometimes I change round the order of the bags to make for a more interesting build, but in this case building bottom-up is a great way to appreciate the dimensions and structure of the rocket. The build is a masterclass in SNOT techniques. Almost every technique in the book is used to create an attractive shape, an impressive level of detail and a surprisingly sturdy model. Last but not least: If you would want to use this set as a parts pack (which I would consider heresy, by the way), you'll never need to bricklink another SNOT connector ever since the set is absolutely filled with them. This set is a must-have. If you don't get it, you will regret it.
  13. 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V (LEGO Ideas)

    Amazing. I ordered mine on wednesday night 9PM (the Netherlands) and it was already on backorder. No indication as to the delivery date.
  14. [GBC] Ballkirk Wheel

    Hi Doug, it's nice to see how inventive you are. You are running into some of the problems I've also run into, although I haven't explored the mechanism as thoroughly as you have. The problem is that the mechanism both needs to provide quite some torque, needs to be very precise and also needs to run smoothly. I'm curious to see if the stronger differential will make a difference