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Technic tango posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms, Model Team and Scale ModelingThere are a couple sources to get modified parts but 20$ although sensible for the time required to mod, isnt really justifiable for me, and whenever i try it myself it never works out. Ive been toying with the idea of making 3d printed pneumatics that already have lower friction requirements to move, and have wider ports. What im struggling to overcome though is what to do about the nature of 3d prints. The surface finish may look smooth, but it definitely has substantial friction to it when rubbing other parts and if i smooth it with sandpaper then i lose my tolerances. I have not found anyone else trying to do this or anyone else selling ready made lpe valves that are injection molded, likely because so few people want them. Any insights to making something like this would be appreciated because im stumped on how to make a valve design like lego's work in the same or similiar form factor.
I came up with the idea for this character while brainstorming Ideas for continuing bionicles story. Velika in G1 was a great being that chose to stay in the matoran universe to keep an eye on things in the guise of a humble matoran. He was rather sinister it turns out, and I liked the idea of a morally ambiguous character training Makuta and ekimu. based on the mask maker/protector build, but taller with longer limbs. Uses a shapeways mask in addition to the original mask of time. Velika gave Makuta the mask of control to curb his ambition, and Ekimu the mask of creation to boost his creativity. Thus, the masks weren't bestowed to his favorites, but to compensate for his students flaws. The figure is pretty well balanced despite the odd proportions. That hammer turned out beautifully, took longer to design than anything else. The right shoulder is geared. Facing off against his one-time student. There's a 3dprinted mask adaptor on his back to allow the old vahi to be used by the other characters. I will be changing the eye color to light trans-blue as well, waiting on the eyepiece and head. Thanks for looking! Hes a fairly simple moc, but it has a lot of personality. The shapeways mask makes a big difference too, gives him a really unique head. You can find it here; https://www.shapeways.com/product/8L3Q9QPW6/vahi-mask-of-time-upper-half?optionId=61153284