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Unusual/illegal building techniques
brickhead_07 posted a topic in General LEGO DiscussionDo you use or know any unusual or unofficial building techniques that other people may not know? This topic is suppost to be for MOC builders like me and many others here on Eurobricks. Maybe you have some cool building techniques that could be useable! I don't call these techniques "illegal" because I don't understand why they should be illegal. It would be great if maybe some people could take inspiration for building their own MOCs here.
How can I tell if hose parts are cut or not?
Transparency for Effect posted a topic in General LEGO DiscussionI'm not even entirely sure being cut is the case, but I'm comparing two different Hose, Ribbed 7mm D. parts of the same axle length (y'know, these pieces: https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=522) for a Sand Tarakava replica and I think one piece has one more of the rings than the other and thus maybe a little longer. Is this standard for the pieces to be slightly different like that, or has there been piece alteration here? As someone whose purist in the sense that I just want a LEGO set to have the parts as they normally are, can you tell if a hose part has been cut down (and thus not the actual piece) if that's even what's happening here? For all I know the messy-looking ends of the parts may just be the condition or so. I sorta just get OCD over the parts being correct, a similar case if Hose, Rigid 3mm D. parts (https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=528) are cut or distinguishing between the proto minifigure blank heads and regular minifigure heads whose face printing has been rubbed off over time (as well as stuff like if parts are actually bootleg instead of authentic LEGO, but that's another can of worms). EDIT: Looking at some sealed parts from a bag of the Sidorak set, yeah the inconsistent rings seems to be present there too, and a little weird "fraying" at an end where part of the circle is raised above the rest of it. Guessing LEGO's production itself cuts the pieces down from a long length into the right size and the softer plastic is why stuff like that happens?
Turntable 2 x 2 Plate (3679) Legal? uses
jrs posted a topic in General LEGO DiscussionTwo Questions: Would you consider this a proper building technique for MOC building? Would LEGO consider this a legal building technique? My Thoughts: I am personally hesitant to use this in a build as it feels wrong to have the small sprong sticking out of the bottom. Also because it's so thin there are strain concerns. However connectivity-wise, the stud hubs are the full .6 stud size and not chopped at the corners like almost all 2x2 circular plates' studs (4032, 2654, even 2655) which allows connecting at all four corners (as shown above). It's dimension make it unique. Excluding the middle sprong which runs .25 studs long with a width of .4, it provides a flat .1 stud thick platform with connecting studs on top. Also it has a .8 stud diameter with potential for positioning a connected piece .4 studs onto a flat surface. There is the argument that 3679 and 3680 are meant as one piece and shouldn't be used independently. In most sets today though they are packaged individually and connected later. I don't have an issue with using 3680 independently as it feels about as strong as a normal tile piece. However, 3679 just feels so flimsy when you hold it (though it is quite strong for it's thickness) plus it wasn't designed initially to function as an inverted connector. Conclusion: I'm still hesitant to, but because of the unique uses it proposes I'm leaning towards using 3679 in my building but mostly just for small bearing decoration uses. Since 3679 and 3680 are sold disconnected one could argue LEGO would be okay with the above use, but I would still guess they would say it is illegal. I'd be interested in hearing if anyone knows of a official LEGO set where either 3679 or 3680 are used independently without the other present.
[MOC] Blueprint Dune Buggy
offroadcreations posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms, Model Team and Scale ModelingHey everyone! I'm happy to show you my new dune buggy MOC. Another dune buggy from me *sigh*, I know, but I tried to take a different approach by basing it off some blueprints: I didn't follow them exactly, but I'm happy with how this model turned out, even though it is simple. There isn't much to say about it, but the functions are: HoG Steering Front independent suspension rear live axle with bendy suspension arms Working V6 engine To achieve the shape I had to use illegal techniques and some flimsy connections. Hopefully this and the lack of functions make it obvious this isn't really a play model. But you can still steer it, push it around, and test the suspension. I will most likely make a video, and possibly make an LDD file and Rebrickable page. Some pics. And yes, I did not have the 21 and 22 panels in blue near the front wheels, or the blue connector at the top of the windshield. Travel: Some of the body removed: Belly Shot: Test with these wheels wrapped around the normal ones: Outdoors: More Photos: https://bricksafe.com/pages/Offroadcreations/dune-buggy Hope you enjoyed! Tell me what you think!
Bugs in 4.3.8 and brick update
monkeyjay2003 posted a topic in Digital LEGO: Tools, Techniques, and ProjectsOK, I'm starting a new topic on bugs in LDD 4.3.8. Anything may be posted, just as long as you look back to make sure it hasn't been posted already. And as always, kid appropriate. No swearing!
WhoKnowPaper posted a topic in Hello! My name is...I don't like showing my official name on *le internet, but i love LEGO, and i make a lot of mocs and i'm 13. I make quite advanced mocs, when i build, i am here on Eurobricks because i thought you guys could help me when i am wondering about things. That's basically it! :D