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LEGO spinning tops
jam8280 posted a topic in Special LEGO ThemesLooking for fellow LEGO top-makers here on Eurobricks. Very little posted on this building genre so far, but I'd very much like to change that. Special Themes seems to be the best fit. Over the last 2-3 years, I've designed and built at least 1,000 working tops and still have well over 700 in my collection. As you can see from my MOCpages top folder and the videos below, the visual and mechanical design possibilities with this simple kinetic art form are truly endless -- especially in the LEGO realm. Since tops are mostly about motion, I'll embed a few of my less conventional spintop videos as an introduction. No need to watch any of them all the way through. Yuri Fassio held annual top-making contests for several years on MOCpages, ending ca. 2012, but there was never much activity between contests, and all but a handful of the tops posted there in recent years have been mine. It'd be nice to have some company.
Learning Using LEGO - Videos and Book
DrBenStill posted a topic in LEGO Media and GamingDo you love LEGO? If not then why are you here?!? Do you love science? If the answer is yes then read on. In 2018 I published the book Particle Physics Brick by Brick which used basic bricks to explain complex science. I have loved delivering workshops throughout the UK using LEGO to bring my former field of research, particle physics, to life. I just wanted to share the book with you in case it is something you might be interested in. I have also recently started making explainer videos using the ideas in the book which I am regularly posting to YouTube. If your interest crossover both the worlds of LEGO and Physics I'd love to know what you think of the videos. If you are teacher or student I have made some educational resources to accompany the book as well - all information can be found at bit.ly/LEGOPhysics
[MOC] Double Pan Balance Scalesh
dawidmarasek posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms, Model Team and Scale ModelingPlace the goods to be weighed on one pan, weights on the other. Turtle heads will indicate if the masses are even. If you like this model please add your support on LEGO Ideas page: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/fd5c6d92-60d2-4665-ae63-bef347b3234d Thanks!
LDD developer mode
Zerobricks posted a topic in Digital LEGO: Tools, Techniques, and ProjectsHi everyone. I took some time to show you guys how to enable LDD's developer mode and all the tings it can do. Here are a just a few examples of the things you can do in dev. mode: You can render bricks in wireframe: You can use the various rendering modes to show the collision objects of the bricks and color them in some trippy colors: And the best thing of all, you can DISABLE COLLISIONS in order to place bricks in almost any manner: I made a short video on how to unlock LDD developer mode and all the other things you can do with it here: I hope you guys find this info useful and save yourself a lot of work when LDD's collisions give you a headache
The laboratory of Maria Sklodowska-Curie
crises_crs posted a topic in LEGO TownHello I'd like to present to you my latest work showing famous Noble Prize winner - Maria SKłodowska Curie in her laboratory. This MOC is a part of bigger project by which in this year my community (Zbudujmy To) celebrates 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland. Vignettes and little dioramas are my favorite forms of LEGO creation and in this one I tried to depict the laboratory as well as possible with various furniture and lab equipment. Additionally, I submitted this project on LEGO Ideas, where you can find some more facts about this model: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/99146fd7-3d4a-497a-a050-ac1757e15e95 Laboratory of Maria Skłodowska-Curie by crises_crs, on Flickr Laboratory of Maria Skłodowska-Curie by crises_crs, on Flickr Laboratory of Maria Skłodowska-Curie by crises_crs, on Flickr Laboratory of Maria Skłodowska-Curie by crises_crs, on Flickr Laboratory of Maria Skłodowska-Curie by crises_crs, on Flickr Laboratory of Maria Skłodowska-Curie by crises_crs, on Flickr Laboratory of Maria Skłodowska-Curie by crises_crs, on Flickr Laboratory of Maria Skłodowska-Curie by crises_crs, on Flickr
1711902090 posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms, Model Team and Scale ModelingHi , here is my latest moc: a lego centrifuge. The application of such a device is to separate plasma, white blood and red blood cells. Mixtures inside the test pipes will experience great horizontal centripetal force（multiple of g）and thus reduces the time required for precipitation. Powered by 4 Large motors. 1st gearing up is: 36:12, 2nd gearing up is 20:12. Total gear ratio is 5:1 *This is probably one of my ugliest creations ever. This is the result : Here is the video:
[MOC] The Large Hadron Collider
NathanR posted a topic in Special LEGO ThemesThe Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator - it takes simple protons up to almost the speed of light and smashes them together inside four enormous detectors named ATLAS, CNS, LHCb and ALICE. The detectors track and record the collision debris, and physicists sift through the data to search for new particles (like the famous Higgs Boson) or new phenomena like supersymmetry or extra dimensions. The model showcases all four of the detectors, but only includes a representative part of the LHC - the real LHC fills a 27km circular tunnel, and at this scale would still measure around 14m across! The detectors themselves use cutaway walls to reveal all of the interior mechanisms, and every major component is represented by a Lego brick: ATLAS, my favourite: (I'm being unashamedly biased - as a PhD student I use data from this detector to study the Higgs boson!) CMS: LHCb: ALICE: They aren't strictly in scale with each other, for example LHCb should be on a 4x4 base to properly match ATLAS, but I think it gives the set a more uniform look and it also let me cram in a lot more detail then I would have otherwise managed. The project is currently listed on Lego Ideas (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/94885), so if you like it I'd appreciate your vote. However, I'm more interested in what you guys think of the models - I've seen some stunning builds on here, and I'd love to know what you think about the techniques I've used, or if there are ways of improving the models that I've missed. If you want to build the LHC yourselves, I've got detailed instruction manuals available from here: http://build-your-ow...hc-micro-models. The site's well worth checking out for some other fabulous Lego models of detectors at CERN (though not designed by me!). Cheers Nathan