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  2. Actionfigure

    Flickr Tutorial

    Rabbit by Felix Jaensch, auf Flickr (Test)
  3. For manual only set 42069 is anexcellent example of a great set. It was a real pleasure to build and kept me interested throughout the build. It also stayed quite long in a built state, which is rare. I usually dismantle sets very quickly after building them. This one was exception. It has great position of levers compared to the function they drive, have more functions than typically too and I think it would be not too easy to fit it all in a much smaller set. So I feel here the part count wasn't just for show. I do like RC sets, but as allanp mentioned those are usually not as interesting to build as manual ones. MOCs , especially those from Madoca are exceptions to that rule. But have more motors than sets... What I would REALLY like is a theme where we have model team married to technic full time :) Edit : I love pneumatics :D
  4. KotZ

    Heroica RPG 2.0

    But what about ranged weapons like bows, etc.? Wouldn't those logically still deal full power at either row?
  5. I wonder if the new Control+ will be part of and or compatible with the Spike Prime? And if it will be autonomous or rely on an external device for its brains.
  6. Hive

    Curse you Redish Brown!

    I too have experienced this issue with reddish brown bricks breaking. All I did was assemble the set once, have it one display for some years, then take it apart. Multiple reddish brown parts broke. :(
  7. Eh if only I had so much space to put entire friggin 1x12 (or 1x10) technic bricks down there. Your cargo bay area is a bit bigger than it should be and this really really helps here. That said - maybe 4-long core would be viable in my case too, if the core itself could be structural like it is for you, hm. I did a 2-long one just to have more space for attachment points behind the scissor section. Well - there is always space for an improvement!
  8. BlueBillCanada

    Microsoft's MakeCode for the EV3

    Hello Michiel On my Windows 10 Pro PC (Intel NUC) with all the latest updates 1809 the brick shows up as an external drive. But on my Microsoft Surface GO it does not... Edit: I noticed a device under Universal Serial Bus controllers had a problem, I right clicked and searched for an update and low and behold it now shows up as a drive. I don't see why any Ethernet over USB would be required but something is amiss. I'll see what I can find and post here. I've never had to install an RNDIS driver (nor does RNDIS show up in my networking section) Note: I install and uninstall all sorts of software on my Windows machines and once in a while things get so screwed up I just reinstall Windows. Agreed, MakeCode is an excellent alternative to LEGO's LabView for people getting started with EV3 programming. It appears to be lacking brick to brick communications but perhaps that can be fixed with an extension. Hardcore programmers will more likely be interested in the official LEGO Python that was recently released. PS: Dear LEGO. Please update your OSX EV3 software to x64 else OSX won't run it in the near future.
  9. Captain Dee

    I feel like Eurobricks is something of an old boys club

    @Mylenium By "lifelike" I meant making digital designs within the realistic limitations of real bricks and renders as close to photography as possible. I agree that a good digital design is one that can be replicated in physical bricks. Whether digital or physical bricks, I get the most viewing enjoyment from designs/builds that encourage me to spend some time studying what I'm looking at.
  10. Markalus

    LEGO 2019 Stranger Things Rumours Discussion

    Curious that the leak has spawned from downunder...or ‘upside down’ to those in the northern hemisphere. And a Toyworld in Perth of all places.
  11. Hi Again, I can not find an unopened boxed set of 42030 in perfect condition. I of course will pay as long as the price is not "over the clouds". I live in Istanbul. Can anyone help me in this? Many thanks in advance, Idris PS: The admins can lead me to a "buying-selling" topic, if any, because I couldn't find one as a newbie.
  12. TomSkippy

    Clipper Bow?

    Haven’t thought much about it, but here are three quick ideas: Brick built with snot (use different slopes to change the angle: http://inspiredbrick.blogspot.com/2012/10/brick-built-boat-hull-technique.html?m=1 A combination of curved 6x1 inverted slopes and 6x2 inverted wedges. shrinking the size and using the 10x12x1 bow. The clipper has a more modern bow shape, you’d be copying TLC’s take on it. You might want to do this anyway... she’s SUPER thin, even with a 12 stud beam the length would still be at least 80 studs (which is pretty huge) PS we’re talking about this HMS Warrior right?
  13. Very likeable hull - though I'm personally not into brick built sails.
  14. Hive

    Future Pirates Speculation

    Some pretty cool new pieces in those sets, thanks for mentioning them.
  15. I see some LEGO Technic sets being "stunt racers", they are RC and of course with motors but even the new set can not really go straight, if not going backwards. Well? Why? Yes, in those sets, the line between a LEGO Technic set, being a "toy" or a clever set of assembly and patience becomes thick, but, Why not make some of these "stunt racers" go incredibly fast with a coomplex differential system? Again, if LEGO is paying millions for car/super car brands like Porsche and Bugatti, why is there not the RC XL motor or an even better "option", created by LEGO? Think about the Crawler, for example. Why does LEGO not produce a powered set for crawler but there are MOCs for it? Don't get me wrong, I applaud people creating MOCs, giving extreme effort on modding the actual sets, and I applaud LEGO for giving way to modders, but, In my opinion, if LEGO creates a powered and RC version of a set, I am sure the MOC experts would work for even better moddings. For example, the 42070 has its flaws. Being a 6*6 Truck, the differential system is beautiful, but even the XL Motor, in my opinion, is not enough. Also the "legs" of 42070 (simply put) create obstacles for a real off-road "experience", while the truck's system is capable. If you take out the "side legs", the truck becomes a real off-roader. But there may be an option to raise the legs fully-up, for example. The 42009 is a gorgeous giant, but it moves by hand. I think this is a real lack. And the crane "ropes"... Why is it fabric? Why not, say a steel-based thread? I am sure the static engineers would make a system that would not break the teeth of the cogwheels, and make, for example 42009, able to lift approx. 25-30 kgs. or more. Those above are only a few examples. What do you kindly think? Many thanks in advance, Idris
  16. So I had to look up what GWP meant....duh. I was expecting a better May the 4th Exclusive. It is not terribly bad, but seem to me it could have been designed better. They could have come up with something else.....like an exclusive mini-figure. Regardless I will be getting a Tantive IV for sure. A buddy of mine picked up a signed copy of the Tantive IV at SWC for me, but that will be staying sealed. If they offer double VIP on all Lego Star Wars....I may pull the trigger on the UCS Falcon...maybe...depends on the what I can sneak past the wife.....
  17. soccerkid6

    I'm not afraid of wolves...

    It's cool seeing people start to use the new beehive element in their builds Nice work capturing a rickety look for the old tower
  18. Mylenium

    2019 Friends Sets - Rumors and Discussion

    Have a gander at the back side images on the box here: https://www.promobricks.de/lego-friends-neuheiten-zweiten-halbjahr-2019-offizielle-setbilder There is a small insert that shows the red light brick next to the skeleton on the ship, which is in turn placed behind the borded off window in teh aft section of the ship. so it stands to reason that it is meant as some sort of spooky house effect with the window lighting up red as well as settting the mood for the skeleton. Mylenium I'm pretty sure we'll see more colors of both. The coral piece seems to be designed in such a manner that it could also double as a cactus when the holes are plugged or multiple of these elements plugged together act as remnants of trees and bushes. Likewise I expect the fish set to come out at least in yellow and white at some point, as that would make perfect sense e.g. for the Butterfly Fish. There also should be Tan clam shells... Mylenium
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  20. This. It takes a lot more for me to enjoy a digital build compared to a similar brick-built build because the actual physical bricks is a really big part of the LEGO hobby for me. That said, people not commenting on mocs does not necessarily mean that they aren't enjoying them. I enjoy many pictures of LEGO every day that I don't necessarily comment on. As others have mentioned, you shouldn't post pictures here with the sole purpose to get fantastic comments. If so, you're doing it for the wrong reasons. And if comments and praise is what you're after, there's other places more suitable/likely to gather such attention - like LEGO groups on facebook, where people can like and/or comment much easier/faster, on the fly on their phones.
  21. Mylenium

    Is crowdfunding the future?

    There's a million arguments pro and contra, of course, but suffice it to say that from my POV the main hinderance always will be how LEGO are actually involved. This makes or breaks everything, regardless of distribution model. Point in case: Even a crowdfunding model needs to be economically feasible in the long run and that simply cannot be achieved if you have to use expensive rare parts off Bricklink or put up with weird pre-order procedures and other shenanigans just because it's not officially tied to LEGO. You can see some of this in the MOC market already. Many times it's really complicated to get from digital instructions to actual models. Yes, someone packing up nice boxes would eliminate some of the worry, but I just can't see it working on a mass level. Also, if you check Kickstarter's statistics, you can see that the majority of projects never make it beyond a certain point and don't come to fruition. Similarly, the games industry is already moving away from early access/ crowdfunding because in the end when everyone does it, the pressures of having to compete for funds kills any advantages and benefits this approach may have had. Same for many more specialized crowd-funded projects like the Raspberry Pi community, where people seem to design new boards every week and ask to fund production. It all only works under certain conditions up to a specific points, but not as a generalized standard business model. For those reasons I think crowdfunding LEGO sets will and should remain an occasional thing that people consider a fun diversion from the norm. If someone did it in a reliable, financially sane fashion, I could totally get behind buying a nice model once a year in this manner, perhaps one that I supported on LEGO Ideas, but that didn't make the cut. I wouldn't want it to be another race where you chase sets for collectibility value, however, or are flooded with too many choices one can't keep up with. Mylenium
  22. It's a beautiful ship. Wish I'd built it.
  23. Nothing major here, just a small build. I'm slowly expanding my little fleet to accompany my nearly complete Venator by Kristof. Pelta Class Frigate Length: 14 studs (~282m in universe) Some additional angles Made a last minute modification to include the turret emplacements on the wings. Once the Venator and accompanying fleet is built IRL, I'll update here with photos.
  24. Servertijd

    [MOC] Persian Drylands

    Hi all, This will be my last MOC for a while Persian Drylands by jesse van den Oetelaar, on Flickr and one alternative, Persian Drylands alternative by jesse van den Oetelaar, on Flickr Thanks!
  25. I've started tinkering with the simple basics.. This is something i'd go for: (The yellow bushings are at the front end and the gear rack is at the back end.) I like having the springs go trough in the middle like that.. I wonder if i can fit a steering servo in the middle somehow.. If somebody wants to help me out a little, here's the Link for the LXF! I might give up on the whole motor in the middle idea because i don't want this moc to be too massive. This is already the max width i'd go for on this front axle.
  26. Lyichir

    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Personally, I don't mind an off year for Creator Expert fairground sets... I still haven't gotten the roller coaster, so I don't mind not having to decide between it and another brand-new fairground set. To be honest if they are taking a year off, I wonder if the high price of the roller coaster is part of why. The more expensive a set is, the longer people who want it might have to save up for it, so it wouldn't surprise me if the roller coaster has a lot of potential sales that haven't yet been actualized.
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