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  2. Johnny1360

    Lego City 2019 - Rumours, Speculation and Discussion

    Strange how they keep referring to it as a building game.
  3. So I built this dropping-bucket module. It's not original but I think I've improved considerably on the one that inspired me. The buckets drop once they receive two balls and it works well as long as the ball delivery is slow enough. At the requisite one-ball-per-second the first bucket doesn't always have time to get back into position before the third ball arrives. That ball then might drop through into the second bucket or hit the edge of the first one and bounce out completely. It's not a friction or interference problem as I padded the structure out with liftarms so the swinging arms only touch at the pivot points. There's a certain amount that can be done by changing the balance of the arm but the total travel time seems to stay effectively the same. There are hard stops at each end of the travel. So what I think I need is something that will release two balls at a time, possibly in the ramp between conveyor belt and the buckets, and I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions. Front Back Showing maximum travel
  4. benderisgreat

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    Well images and description now confirm that red Ice Samurai is General Vex and white one is Forsaken Emperor.
  5. Kit Bricksto

    [MOC] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Hi everyone! I am very sorry that progress has been so slow on the instructions but to assure you that I am still intending to finish them, here's a little update on what I'm up to right now: I have finished the instructions for the main body of the ship right back to the fins that connect it to the engine block. I am now splitting the digital model of the engine block into sections for the instructions since Blueprint can't handle the file for the whole thing.. I hope to get the engine block finished in the next couple of weeks so that the only things left to do then are checking the instructions for inconsistencies and mistakes and figuring out the (digital) logistics of selling them. I really appreciate how many people are so intent on building my model for themselves and really don't want to disappoint you guys. That being said the process of making these instructions is quite tedious and this is the first project (except the AT-RT :D) that I have made proper instructions for. I hope you'll stick with me and I'll do my best to speed up work a bit! As for some stats about the build: Parts count: 5701 (to be checked once the instructions are finished) Estimated parts-cost according to BrickLink: ~450€ (as of March 2019) Thanks again for your patience and stay tuned for further updates on my progress! Thank you! I must say that I had hoped to be able to steal a lot of ideas from your fantastic model but the difference in scale really made that impossible.. :D That's what I had feared... I had seen some sources where it was 126m long and others that said 150.. As 126 happened to fit the scale I was building at very well I decided to go for that. Well, I guess it's not perfectly 1/3 minifig scale then but who really cares anyway.. :P Thanks for the information though, the inconsistency of sources really bugged me when I was building this!
  6. Thingyman

    General Discussion and Announcements

    Hi everyone. I hope it's cool for me to post this here? If it should be posted elsewhere, or if I should be contacting someone about this, please let me know. I'm hosting a very big Mafia Championship tournament, featuring 187 different sites, and would like to extend an invitation to your community. I'm hoping this is the best way to go about this. The Mafia Championship is a super fun event that's been running since 2013. Over the years, 270+ communities, 50+ nationalities and 600+ representatives have participated. More importantly, it has created strong bonds between communities, resulted in countless friendships, and it has even led to people getting married, believe it or not :) The concept, to explain it very briefly, is that each community elects one person to go represent them in the Championship. I'd be stoked to see you guys represented. If you're intrigued, feel free to volunteer yourself or nominate fellow community members. However you wanna decide a representative is completely up to you. If you have any questions, just let me know.The invitation:
  7. Zerobricks

    General Part Discussion

    Seems to be a new type of a free-rolling wheel with side details. I think there are 2 of the same, each on one side, using 3 pisn to attach to the tyre.
  8. HalfBloodPrince

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    Those sets look pretty good
  9. Exetrius

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    As it should be. See my earlier comment. Btw, I've been staring at Lloyds mech for some time and it seems like it could have bending knees, with two pairs of the 'super rigeted' Technic joints. Would they actually, finally, do that again??
  10. SNIPE

    [HELP] Rigid Pneumatic Tubing

    Search bricklink for rigid hoses
  11. For the EB contest Benny's Spaceships Building Academy in the Sci-Fi forum I designed this Locomotive. And I don’t want fellow train lovers to miss out on it. I will post just two pictures here but you can read the full description and see more pictures of it in the Sci-Fi forum. But it kind of looked naked without the wagons, so I built them as wheel. Nothing fancy, I just threw a bunch of bricks together and ended up with something… well something. It’s different and a bit weird. I designed the locomotive for this kind of wagons, with this kind of attaching. Check it out. The battery is disguised as cargo and it’s powering the bogie (train motor) in front of it, which in turn pushes the locomotive. The second wagon is transporting power cells which are used to power the locomotive. All the turrets can rotate and provide the train with necessary protection from raiders. The minifigs are Benny’s space crew. Here are the digital files: Benny's Train.LXF, Benny's Train.IO.
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  13. When this contest was announced, and one of the rules said “Digital entries are accepted”, I was happy as Benny. From the get-go I knew what MOC I wanted to build and pretty much stick with the first rule of the contest; “have fun!”. So let me first present the MOC and we will get to Bennyfying it later on. I had an idea in my mind, I started designing it right away, from the first day of contest. But this MOC was stubborn and it just didn’t want to be put together. I didn’t have a lot of free time at the beginning (maybe 2-3 hours per day at the most), plus for every detail I’ve made like 10-20 iterations of it until I was satisfied with the final solution. That’s why it took me all this time to finish it. I will post some of the pictures here but there are boat-load of them on my Bricksafe page. And the LXF and IO files as well. Please check them out. If I put them all here, the post will be two pages long. Let’s get to it. I wanted something different than just your average everyday locomotive. It certainly looks different. With an open central portion, and the LBG circle in the back where the wagons are attached. I’ve actually made the whole train but it’s irrelevant for this contest (although you can check it out in Train Tech forum). The side panels can be open to allow easy access to the wheels. Let’s check out what’s hiding underneath them. I bet that it’s not what you’ve expected. No bogies. Just 0-6-0 configuration. What’s that green cylinder you ask? It’s a nuclear power cell! 4 red uranium rods enclosed in a coolant, provide abundance of power needed for… stuff (we’ll discuss it later). The bottom view of the locomotive. You see those tan bevel gears… they turn the neon green cylinder through a simple gearing system. Speaking of… Yeah, the cabin lifts up! What-up! We can see Benny here enjoying the cruise through the white rendered plains. There is a full cockpit with loads of buttons for Benny to push when he gets board. Those white doors are the service access to the gearing system mentioned earlier. That’s it for the locomotive. So, finally we got to the SPACESHIP, SPACESHIP, SPACESHIP! The Bennyfying process of turning the locomotive into a spaceship didn’t go smooth at all. It fought me every step of the way. Like I said before it just didn’t want to be put together. At this point I got my free time back (which was last week), and it was a sprint race towards the end. I had whole days at my disposal and I just stuck with it. Again, every detail had to be made over and over and over again. In the end I am really really happy with the end result. Let’s see how Benny (through me) turned this locomotive into a beautiful and wicked flying machine. I kept the general shape of the locomotive and added thrusters (I like to call them boosters), some guns, and closed the central portion. From behind you can see the residual thrust coming from boosters when in flight (one more time, there are more picture available on my Bricksafe page, from more angles). Also every booster has its own grilled intake for keeping cool and not to overheat. Let’s check out the flight capabilities and maneuverability. So the most outer boosters can rotate for excellent in-flight control. All the guns can shoot in every direction, which is pretty good defense and offence system. Three main big booster are perfect for a quick getaway or a trip around the galaxy. It was a real pain in the rear to make all the booster look like they do as a whole, to make them fit properly without compromising a lot. I lost 4 days just getting this right. And then 2 more to incorporate them into “wings”. That part was not possible. So I incorporated “wing” into boosters. All the connection there are held with pins and technic bricks. There are additional lights and lasers to cope with the dark space. From bellow you can see mini boosters which help a little bit with maneuverability and take off from the ground, and folded landing gear. Now, let’s ground this bad boy for a closer inspection. Benny wants to show us something. We should turn the trust off, we don’t want Benny to get fried, don’t we? So the cockpit is the same as in the Locomotive, there are no changes there. Here you can see unfolded landing gear. That’s the max openable position, it’s hitting the bit of the wing which doesn’t allow it to go further, which is a good thing. The rear landing gear is constricted by the booster. Those DBG skies fold inside of the angular technic panels. What’s Benny showing us here is how well is the nuclear power cell protected. Its power is much needed to power all the boosters. So that Benny can glide through the galaxy non-stop. With openable laser resistant panels for easy access. “Let me just tighten this bolt here…” Here is Benny maintaining his spaceship. The black bits are afterburners which also serves as air brakes (air brakes, not space brakes). “All looks good from down here.” The height on which spaceship seats when grounded is perfect for Benny to crawl underneath and check a few things. In the end what to say. I built it in LDD, used Studio for render (which took a whole day yesterday), I paid attention to connections, so that everything is buildable and it won’t fall apart (but that’s for the judges to decide). All the parts and the colors are correct, there are no errors of this kind. Here are the digital files: Benny's Spaceship.LXF, Benny's Spaceship.IO, Benny's Train.LXF, Benny's Train.IO. This was a mighty endeavor. Was it fun? It was for the most part of it. It certainly took a long time but I am really happy with the result. I hope that you will like it as well. That’s all folks!
  14. soccerkid6

    Free Build Mitgardia: Wide Winged Wyvern

    Dark bley isn't a color I see used for dragons all that often, but it works great here! I like how you used white spikes throughout, especially at the end of the tail
  15. I've been fiddling with pneumatic engines for a while now and started to want to push my engine to its possible limits. I'll be running it at higher PSI ratings, my goal is at least 60 PSI, so I'll need to upgrade the tubing (I'm using cheap silicone tubing for the time being). I've seen rigid tubing before in builds such as LPEpower's V8 Does anyone by any chance know where to purchase rigid pneumatic tubing?
  16. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [BSBA] Cat A - Lighthouse, Lighthouse, Lighthouse!

    Excellent! I love the scaffolding
  17. dimaks13

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    Description says that's a wolf after all.
  18. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [MOC] Ski resort cafe. Alternative build from the LEGO set 60222

    Nice one! Using the tracks to build spaceship engines is a cool idea.
  19. Yeah, the rating kind of worries me. At least its backed by ebay’s money back guarantee (knowing them something will go wrong there). And yes its WYSIWYG, the condition is used but “like new” so we’ll see. In any case, thanks for the responses. Fingers crossed. I’m always leaning towards putting it on a workbench but a purist custom is good too using some of the other War Machine armors and mixing them perhaps.
  20. Those both came out at the beginning of this month.
  21. They were realised fairly recently, They’ve been discussed on here for ages :)
  22. suffocation

    Ford Mustang Hoonicorn V2

    Seems Leprosin has already cloned the set
  23. Just to mention to anyone in the UK still looking for the Bricktober Pack, Hamley’s have them available in-store with purchases of any Lego of £50 or more. Not available for individual purchase. This is certainly true of the Regent’s Street store in London as I am just back from there. Not sure about other locations.
  24. The Easter Bunny bought me Anakin's Podracer to give to me on Sunday.
  25. While browsing an online shop I came across two sets that I haven't seen before, and which are apparently based on the "Star Wars Resistance" animated series - a red TIE Interceptor and another weird-looking TIE variant. Were these officially released already or is it some kind of leak?
  26. ninjagoyax555

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    these sets look really amazing and i am soo hype to pick them up but will there will be any store exclusives for that wave??
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