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  2. dimaks13

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    The tent is openable.
  3. Thank you for the compliment! Here is a closeup with a better angle of the Krupx MG7 Proton Torpedo Launcher. The implied "round exit tube" recessed behind the slope is a modified 1x1 tile with clip. (modern part 15712, can also use older part 2555) I spent countless hours experimenting with different approaches to represent the Torpedo Launcher. It was my highest priority feature in the front fuselage, as I felt it was under emphasized in other models, especially given its place in lore as The Weapon that Destroyed the Death Star. I had to design my entire front fuselage around this launcher, and it "severely" constrained my front landing gear options, as well as constraining my smooth underside options.
  4. Thanks for the information, BeyrouthLego! (You don't happen to own a 80101 you are willing to sell? )
  5. There are indeed photos to share. If just I had more time ... (stay tuned)
  6. legogoblin2099

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    So then the graveyard Duel is confirmed as well then
  7. doclord

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    The translation reads "unfortunately no mention of Hagrid's dog Fang."
  8. HRU_Bricks

    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    Yes it has a tilt sensor. Well that is so long as the promo video that Lego used is the final model. The app itself look to display pitch and roll monitors that were feeding data from the hubs to the app. Also if the hardware and software has been developed in Boost and Powered Up it would be easily deployed in Control Plus. I
  9. Retro Brick Reviews

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    The last sentence of the description for the Hut mentions "Hagrid's hund Fang." Well, I'm taking that with a grain of salt, as the dragon will apparently it be 34 cm (or 13 in.) wide, and I doubt they'll be able to achieve that width with wings as small as those; it likely uses the wing pieces from Elves, as those look very similar to the thestral wings. They probably just got mixed up when writing the description.
  10. doclord

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    If the Hogwarts set is really that big I'll eat my words. It seems more suited for the CMF figures than it does the Yule Ball though (even if all the figures fit the ball).
  11. Hod Carrier

    2 12v motor on 1 car

    It shouldn't do, no. Both motors are electrically connected by the sitting on the same piece of track anyway. Adding a wire only replicates this inside the model.
  12. THELEGOBATMAN

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    Hungarian Horntail is 7cm high, 27cm long and 34cm wide. That sounds pretty big.
  13. Lego Lad

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    I'm excited to see how the hospital wing and prefect's bathroom turn out in Lego for the first time.
  14. GoldenNinja3000

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    That clocktower sounds AMAZING. So many rooms and all of the minifigures are Yule Ball exclusive variants!! Day one buy for sure. I’m really excited to see it. The other sets also sound great but I’m definitely most excited for the clocktower.
  15. topiku

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    I‘m german and the clocktower set has multiple rooms: The entrance hall with the goblet of fire, the defence against the dark arts room, the hospital wing, the bathroom of prefects, Dumbledore‘s office and decorations for the yule ball
  16. Hod Carrier

    [MOC] D800 Class "Warship"

    I think I've been mysterious with this for long enough now. I think it's time to show you all what's going on inside. First of all, let me just confirm that this model is motorised and does indeed run, and that it will traverse R40 curves (although it is slowed by them). Below is a little video showing this (click to play). It's actually quite a smooth runner and doesn't mind pulling a tail load. But wait!! What's going on? It's almost as though this train has a mind of it's own!! Well it does, after a fashion. Yes, of course. This loco takes it's power and control from a Mindstorms EV3 intelligent brick. I got the idea after finishing the signalbox lever frame. I enjoyed building it but I wasn't quite sure what it was for once I'd finished it. Ideally it would be a good way to control the movement of trains in exactly the same way as signalboxes do on the real railway. It would be even better if the trains could be automated so that they could interact with the signalling in a realistic way. But how to achieve this? This was when I found @Hanso's work using Mindstorms to control train movements and integrate them into a larger display (click for thread). For this he used coloured tiles to determine the train's location in order for them to be integrated successfully, so surely the same principle could be used to convey instructions to the train using the appropriate programming. However, unlike Hanso, I wanted my trains to be realistic-looking, and for that I needed be able to fully enclose the EV3 brick within the bodywork. This was one of two key criteria that I needed to fulfil before even considering going ahead. The second was the need for whichever loco type I chose to be British, as this would relieve me from the need to learn another country's signalling principles. It took very little thought to realise which way around the EV3 brick would have to go inside the model and that I would need a decent space between the bogies to accommodate it together with the colour sensor. This requirement alone is what brought me to the D800 class diesel, as this type's configuration made it the best candidate for an installation. However, I was not going to be able to employ exactly the same powertrain as Hanso had (EV3 controlled servo operating a PF battery box dial to power conventional PF train motors) as this simply wouldn't fit. This loco would have to work using the medium servo motor or it wouldn't work at all. A huge amount of tiffling about with LDD finally brought me to a design that I felt could work and still look like a real locomotive. Having got that far there was nothing for it but to build the model and see how it would perform. This is a short video of Robotrain v1.0 on test, and already there was a problem. The gearing for this model is 1:1 but, as Hanso discovered, the medium servo motor is not ideal for this application. The prototype had been programmed to accelerate to 100% power, slow to 50% power when it received a yellow signal and then slow to a stop after receiving a red. Testing the prototype suggested that it was always slow to respond to the yellow and did not reduce speed that much, which indicated a problem with the motors. Static testing with the motor disconnected from the drive shows a lovely linear increase in power up to around 70% after which the power output tails off markedly. Reconnecting the motors to the drive showed similar results. Clearly the model would need to be geared-up fairly dramatically to make it run at anything like a realistic speed. On the plus side, the use of servo motors makes the loco very controllable and very precise. Even with the VGAs in tow it could start away with no wheelspin whatsoever and it would always stop in exactly the same place every single time. By altering the variables within the programme the performance of the loco can be fine-tuned to make it do exactly what I want it to do. The quest to gear the loco up initially caused me a bit of a headache due to the internal configuration of the gears and shafts. However, it was at this moment that I made a realisation that would help solve this problem. It was only when looking at renders of the finished loco that I realised I'd made a miscalculation regarding scale. The height and width of the model had been dictated to me by the need to accommodate the EV3 brick, but it suddenly dawned on me that the loco was out of proportion because I had got the length wrong. Suddenly I had an extra six studs to play with that would permit me to move the bogie pivots and vertical shafts nearer to the ends of the motors which would permit me to use a bigger drive gear. This is the final drivetrain configuration. The gearing has been increased from 1:1 to 1:3 which has increased the speed nicely without apparently affecting the loco's pulling power or the ability of the sensor to "see" the colour signals in the track. This has also allowed me to change the programming parameters so that I can avoid the drop-off in power output from the motors. Cosmetically this model is now complete but I'm sure that there will be software tweaks still to come. I have tried to make the loco "think" and "react" to signalling in the way that a real train driver would in order that it will operate realistically. This is just Phase 1 of a fairly ambitious plan to create a layout featuring semi-autonomous trains operating under the supervision of a signalbox, so it is almost certain that there will need to be alterations to ensure that everything runs smoothly and reliably. Consequently there will, as I hinted above, be more to come on this. Now that I have proved that the loco works and that it can "see" track signals the next stage will be to design and construct the signals themselves and provide facilities for them to be remotely controlled.
  17. Lasse D

    GBC General Discussion

    Glad you like it. I have now added 4 new iterations as shown in this video: Given the reliability is now allowing more than 1400 balls without failure, I have released building instructions as well: https://brickhub.org/i/425 The final parts count for this single GBC module is 1869. The building instructions are free as always and can be shared, modified, etc.
  18. Roebuck

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    Google translate: "the minister of agriculture Cornelius Fudge" No Fang
  19. Captain Nemo

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    This is correct. I’ll add that preliminary photos are also not allowed. On-topic discussion of the sets/leaks are always allowed.
  20. Otherworld

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    Wow the set description for the tower sounds promising! I wonder how they will manage to pull it off with all those features at that price though.
  21. THELEGOBATMAN

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    You can't post confidential, preliminary and leaked images, official images and set descriptions are okay to post. I hope Horntail looks amazing, because the set sounds SO dissappointing. Occamy's head AND Thestral wings? I'm going to wait for the pictures with my judgements tho.
  22. Lego-Freak

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    Leaked pictures, sure, but mere descriptions have always been ok, unless they've recently changed the rules
  23. It is, and while it's close in terms of design, Disney Castle is kind of its own thing in both color and design. It's very similar though.
  24. TheRandomBlocker

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    It’s a leak, leaks aren’t supposed to be posted in here
  25. Lego-Freak

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    How so? Descriptions have always been ok to post as far as I recall and the author of the stonewars article doesn't state not to spread the info...
  26. Gunman

    King of Avlonia Final Entry: de Gothia

    Wow I love those dragon heads mate... beautiful interior and nice yellowish lighting on photography too :)
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