Berthil

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  1. Berthil

    Tram Depot and BrickPolis

    My new tram depot with diorama with city tracks, free instructions of the tram depot soon. I'll be publishing free instructions for future Town builds in this channel and on www.brickpolis.com
  2. Since the 21319 Central Perk set came out I wanted to make a modular out of it. After some research I didn't find anything to my satisfaction so I started designing one (digitally) myself. I kept all the original details but managed to fit them on a 32x32 baseplate as common with modulars. At the right side will be a staircase to the 2nd floor. I was planning on making apartments of Joe, Monica and Phoebe in New York style above the Central Perk (I know they don't live above it) but it was suggested to me to make the 21302 Big Bang Theory apartment above it. I really like that idea so it will be a modular out both LEGO Ideas sets (with added bricks of course). Designing a full Big Bang Theory apartment will be challenging as the Lego Ideas set is less complete when compared to the Central Perk set. Below the result so far, hope you like it, any suggestions are welcome. I will publish FREE building instructions on Rebrickable when finished but may take a while as I will be building it first in real bricks. Finished and free instruction on Rebrickable: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-34463/Berthil/central-perk-big-bang-theory-modular/ Pictures with details like 'Sheldon dent' in the couch, Blue Jay and wedding scene:
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    Central Perk Big Bang Theory Modular

    @Faefrost Thank you. I'm planning on making a Seinfeld floor when the set is released. Also planning on making a building instruction and parts list per floor so builders have choice of floors.
  4. The Botanical garden has an indoor Sakura Tree, a fountain, numerous plants and a flower shop and coffee corner. It is a modular, the roof with ventilators can be removed. The statue on the front is Persophone, goddess of the springtime, flowers and vegetation. Also goddess of the underworld, (wife of Hades) but that's less relevant in this context :). She holds a sistrum (musical instrument).Free building instruction, parts list and PDF for sign sticker available on rebrickable: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-26998/Berthil/botanical-garden/
  5. I finished my Copenhagen Kiosk, free building instructions, sticker sheet and parts list on Rebrickable https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-43345/Berthil/copenhagen-kiosk/
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    Tensegrity GBC

    Uploaded a new BI with improved ball catcher, thanks @OneMoreRobot
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    Tensegrity GBC

    My Tensegrity GBC based on the Tensegrity Sculpture by JK Brickworks. The idea was that the GBC balls will move the balanced tensegrity ramps and they do that. Free building instruction and parts list available on Rebrickable: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-43565/Berthil/tensegrity-gbc/
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    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    Agree. Or collaborate to create missing instructions. I'm still very interested in the Ball Cleaner. Jeroen Stam has done a lot of excellent work on it, not sure if he is here on EB.
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    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    Well, let's continue then, thanks @Jim A tremendous amount of work has gone into reverse engineering the non commercial modules. That what's got me started so again a thank you for everybody involved and especially @Blakbird
  10. All mechanical and 100% LEGO Ball Counter. Numbers do not always line up perfectly because of backlash in LEGO gears but it counts every ball. I tried to minimize amount of gears but as many of you know, backlash is almost unavoidable. The wheels can be taken out the GBC to set to zero. 1:10 ratio mechanism by Parax77.
  11. @9v system great work Aron! I don't see how the wheels are build up with the 3mm hoses right? So the hoses are also missing from the parts list right? I also placed the 'viewer' in 45 degree angle for better readability by visitors as I noticed during events people did not see a counter in it until they bended their knees. If you agree I would like to have a look at the Studio file and see where I can make improvements?
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    GBC General Discussion

    The drum will conceal the balls and with only one end open it doesn't seem very appealing to do something with that. This is more appealing to me and I'm working on a GBC version of this, it will be hard to create the blocks without gaps on the edges so balls keep flowing. I did several attempts but I ordered new type of parts of B&P that became recently available with which I hope I can make it work. Still it needs to be converted to something with an input and output.
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    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    All instructions in the Blackbird thread were reverse engineered without trying to earn money on them. His latest GBC modules Akiyuki sells instructions for himself, no community work. If a recent module is not working properly he should be contacted for support to correct the commercially sold instructions so the module works properly or clear up any questions about them. Selling instructions also brings support responsibilities. These instructions, or part of the instructions, may not be copied according to Akiyuki' s terms, I don't see how we can contribute without reproducing (part) of the commercial instructions? So I don't see a purpose for this thread. Sorry, that's my opinion.
  14. It's a nice idea. If it's doable or not you only know after you have tried.
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    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    In my experience Rebrickable is always too high with it's prices so probably cheaper but could be different in Singapore. Also look on LEGO Bricks & Pieces (also after a week) for availability and prices of parts and keep comparing with Bricklink.
  16. Surely you know a clone is a copy of the original so a clone is not own design. So when I talk about clone I talk about companies stealing designs to copy them 1 on 1 without permission. So all other companies that make their own design do not fall under that.
  17. I was approached by three or four different Chinese companies but it's hard to tell what company exactly as I'm being approached via social media, Flickr or Rebrickable. There's no company email address or email signature as in the real business world. They state they have interest in my designs and want my approval and name with the sets when they sell them, some want a two weeks notice on my designs so they can decide if they want it or not before I publish in the AFOL community. It seems there is competition going on between the clone manufacturers. They all want to do business and none of them takes it a step further and pay! Meanwhile I have found 3 of my designs being copied, two of them on Lepin World. They shamelessly take my designs AND video's and photo's. I can place links to three of them but won't as I don't want to endorse them in any way. It's not only Technic by the way but one is. The sets are offered without box, you just get a bag of fake bricks delivered at your home. After Lepin was shut down they have become smarter. They situate themselves as in between sellers of sets but not as manufacturer. They work with lots of manufacturers and it is unclear if they are owned by Lepin and that's how they want it. In China there is a lot more going on that we do not see, the Chinese have no problem with clones.
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    Unexplored markets

    Vonado has copied my design of the Rainbow stepper and is even using my pictures and video (where they black-barred my name on the box), all without asking me for permission. I published it last year on Rebrickable with free instructions. So there seems to be a market for GBC machines and the market is being explored but unfortunately at my cost. Apart from getting recognition and compensation for using my design and footage, I would also be interested to know how much they are selling and where. Actually, if you have loose bricks from sets and can build this machine from real LEGO I think it is about the same price, it's under 1000 bricks. If you have to Bricklink it will probably be higher but you have real LEGO. I really like the marble run, domino, physics design by the way, too bad it didn't get 10.000 votes
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    Tensegrity GBC

    There is an improvement coming up from @OneMoreRobot, the current friction pin with pin hole causes too much friction at the ball entry at the wheel. I will update the instructions soon on this point, not a lot of parts involved.
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    Tensegrity GBC

    @rskamen those are 3L bars (87994). I don't know why they were not in the parts list, I've added them. Sorry for the inconvenience.
  21. I've designed the below GBC called Rainbow Wave. It has 38 Lego colors and about 1150 moving parts. It is powered by a single motor, with each of the colored pistons sitting on an 8-tooth gear. Each piston’s gear is exactly 1 tooth offset from its neighbors making one wave 8 colors. The GBC is level so the balls are moved by the waving surface. Free building instruction for version 2 and parts list is available on Rebrickable with a thank you @Courbet for the improvements and creating the digital model! https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-7456/Berthil/rainbow-wave-gbc-v2/
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    Rainbow Wave GBC

    @Ankoku thanks for sharing. Sharing without credits happens indeed all the time but it's no problem, I hope they enjoyed the build.
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    Central Perk Big Bang Theory Modular

    If The Lego Group cannot do this, who am I as an individual with a LEGO hobby? They also offer Corner Cafe, Green Grocer etc. so I guess I'm in good company :)
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    Central Perk Big Bang Theory Modular

    Just to let you know I've spotted my Central Perk Big Bang Theory design as a UrGe LEPIN set. I was not asked for permission and I'm NOT endorsing this set in any way and would kindly ask you to stay away from it, thank you.
  25. You've copied it in your quote of my message and I can't remove that :)