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  1. touthomme

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Thanks! Extremely happy with how this set turned out. The designers did an amazing job!
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Teaser for the Pop-Up Book was just posted on the Ideas blog: So exciting! J
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    One thing worth trying, if you haven't already, is to clear all the cookies in your browser for all sites. I was having this problem, and that seemed to work for me. J
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    PFx Bricks

    Thanks! And thanks to everyone who has supported us so far. We're really excited that the PFx Brick will become a reality! J
  5. touthomme

    PFx Bricks

    We just launched an updated campaign for the PFx Brick! You can check it out on Kickstarter here: We took the feedback and results from the previous campaign and made some changes. The biggest being a lower base funding goal, which should be more achievable. Be sure to check out the Kickstarter page for all the information. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! J
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    [MOC] Galloping Horse

    You can also try downloading it directly from my website. Here's the direct link: Thanks! Glad you liked it! J
  7. touthomme

    PFx Bricks

    Cool, thanks for sharing our project! Was meaning to post about it here at some point, but you beat me to it. :) If anyone has any questions/comments about it, don't hesitate to ask. J
  8. touthomme

    [MOC] Galloping Horse

    So, it only took me, like, 11 months, but I finally put together instructions for this model. :) Huge thanks to autoreverse and Ben Gee (don't think he's on here) who both sent me reverse engineered digitial versions of their models, which motivated me to (eventually) put these together. I redesigned it quite a bit for these instructions, to make it more accessible for people to build. I also made a lot of structural improvements, so it doesn't fall apart when you blow on it. :) The instructions include an alternate design for the feet, but it's easy enough to use the original Piraka heads if you have them or can source them. I also simplified the design of the head, mostly getting rid of the taper towards the nose, to use less uncommon parts. I definitely prefer the original design on both counts, but I realize not everyone is interested in hunting down uncommon parts. Those who are motivated can easily figure out the original designs for both. None of the core mechanism has changed. The building instructions, parts list, and more information can be found on my website:
  9. touthomme

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Haha, yeah, I'll be okay. :) The particle accelerator always had a very low chance in my eyes. Too many things working against it. Use of power functions, use of parts no longer in production, size, limited appeal, etc. I hope at the very least it re-enforced the idea that there is interest in science based ideas. Psyched about the Saturn-V coming, and have high hopes for the Observatory next round. Also psyched that the fishing store got approved. Such a beautiful model and really excited that Ideas is continuing to evolve. I'm always excited when a non-IP model achieves success! J
  10. touthomme

    [CONTEST] An a-Maze-ing contest!

    Cool, what a great idea for contest! :) J
  11. touthomme

    [REVIEW] 21305 - Maze

    Great review! For anyone interested I'll also be posting instructions for more extra mazes in the coming weeks, as well as a mod for balancing up the tilt mechanism, over on my website: J
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I'm pretty excited that the particle accelerator is finally close to 10,000 supporters, but I agree with the general sentiment that it won't make it through review. The out of production rails, the motor requirements, the part count, etc. It's just not feasible in its current form. I felt the same way when I originally posted it, but I think it's never a bad idea to show LEGO there is a demand for these types of projects, even if this particular one doesn't get made. I would love to see another science project get produced, especially one related to physics! I'm also getting impatient waiting for the next results. I'm really curious what will be coming up next... J
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    [MOC] Clockwork Heart

    Not using this method, but I've been experimenting with escapement mechanisms lately. I'll probably take a stab at building a clock in the near future. Thanks for the comments everyone. Glad you like it. J
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    [MOC] Clockwork Heart

    For Valentine's Day I built this clockwork style heart. The left side spins continuously, either manually with a crank on the back, or with a motor attached. It drives a piston which intermittently pushes a gear on the right side. I also put together building instructions for it, which you can find on my website: http://jkbrickworks....clockwork-heart The video shows it in more detail and explains how it works. J
  15. touthomme

    MOC: Ball Maze (Labyrinth)

    Thanks! There is a release date, unfortunately I can't tell you when it is. J