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  • Tonka 10 May 2012 06:38:21 20,234 posts
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    LEGO collectible trading cards on Kickstarter

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  • Tonka 25 May 2012 06:46:00 20,234 posts
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    I got my job to sponsor me with a LEGO MINDSTORMS kit and the Compass sensor for a little side project I've been planning. I love working in a company that supports nerds.

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  • sport 25 May 2012 08:03:34 12,697 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    I got my job to sponsor me with a LEGO MINDSTORMS kit and the Compass sensor for a little side project I've been planning. I love working in a company that supports nerds.
    WHAT?!?!?!?! FREAKIN AWESOME!!!! I've been dying to get a Mindstorms kit for about a year now, but haven't really been able to afford it - the price of the NXT 2 kit seems to fluctuate wildly - almost got it for 110 when they came down at Argos but the HUKD crowd flooded the stores and they were gone in a heartbeat.

    Although, seems to be 170 on Amazon atm, hmmmm.....

    What you building Tonk?
  • Tonka 27 May 2012 18:47:44 20,234 posts
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    Im going to build a time lapse robot. My plan is to make a small tank like thing and put my camera on top of it. Then male it drive slowly and take a picture every second or so.

    I've seen some rail based time lapse robots but I want mine to be able to drive in arca or circles or what ever.

    Haven't had the time to start yet due to being away over the weekend. Will get building soon though.

    The box is kick ass geek heaven. Robots and lego. A match as well amde as Star Wars and lego.

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  • sport 28 May 2012 11:09:52 12,697 posts
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    Did you get the NXT 2.0?
  • Tonka 28 May 2012 11:21:12 20,234 posts
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    Yep. Its really confusing to me. I'm not used to the new type of Technics lego.
    I built the basic starter robot last night and there were parts in there I've never seen. Will do some programming on that today.

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  • sport 28 May 2012 11:52:46 12,697 posts
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    Where did you get mate? Have you spotted any good deals?
  • Tonka 28 May 2012 13:58:30 20,234 posts
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    I got it from my company so I really don't know. 170GBP is pretty cheap compared to prices in Sweden though.

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  • Tonka 29 May 2012 06:11:42 20,234 posts
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    I know some of you are living in or near Brighton. There's some Node.js + LEGO Mindstorms event there the 8th of June.

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  • Tonka 2 Jun 2012 07:41:13 20,234 posts
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    Building a time lapse robot proved harder than I thought. The new way of building Technics takes some time to learn. I got a 1.0 up and running late last night. Will do some short films with that and then start improving it.

    Loving the set. The whole build, program, test, re build, re program, polay, test, mod, finetune cycle is a joy.

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  • ZuluHero 6 Jun 2012 06:32:50 4,104 posts
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    I just found this thread! I knew you'd be hiding here somewhere! ;)

    I recently got all my old Lego from my mum's attic with a view of giving it to my daughter when she gets a bit older. I'd forgotten how much fun it is just to mess around with. I got 8 of those big ass Stanley compartment sorters (the ones used for tools and such) and sorted the entire lot into "type" i.e (thin)1x1, (thin)1x2, (thin)1x3 etc etc took me weeks.

    Oh an i built a SR1-Nomrmandy.

    http://postimage.org/image/5z9a5yh97/
    http://postimage.org/image/afg3hjlup/
    http://postimage.org/image/enthom8w7/

    Might try for a bigger one with better shape later on, but I'm quite happy with it. Trying to work out a little bipedal war-mech thingy at the moment though! Will post an image when i have a break through! :)

    Edited by ZuluHero at 06:36:06 06-06-2012

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  • Tonka 6 Jun 2012 07:14:47 20,234 posts
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    Great stuff. I should post some pics of my Technics creation. Looks like shit though. Here's a vid it took.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns4pvP2npwM

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  • ZuluHero 6 Jun 2012 08:50:54 4,104 posts
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    That's pretty awesome - always wanted some of the mindstorms stuff. You should post what it looks like too - though i'm guessing it's purely functional?

    I currently have my eye on that Lego millennium falcon you posted on Amazon near the start of the thread.

    Its up for around 90 which is getting to the pricepoint I'd splash out on it, as a birthday present to my daughter, you understand! There's no way I'd squirrel it away to the attic like Gollum - my precious - no siree!

    Gollum, gollum! ;)

    Edited by ZuluHero at 08:51:32 06-06-2012

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  • Tonka 7 Jun 2012 06:59:48 20,234 posts
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    It's purely functional but that makes it look rather cool. Only problem is that my camera is mounted on the thing....

    I could use my iPad to take some pictures I guess.

    Anyhow. When I slowed the forward speed down I noticed that I have to make the part holding the camera much more steady. Slightest tilt will make the film look rather bumpy.

    Here's an extended clip.

    (As for the Falcon I have it squirelled away in the closet. That and the Endor Base... and a mobile police lab... and that awesome Creations whare you can build a Jetplane or a propeller plane or a swamp buggy)

    Al for my son you see.... all for my son.

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  • Khanivor 7 Jun 2012 07:16:07 40,554 posts
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    That's pretty friggin cool Zulu.
  • Tonka 7 Jun 2012 08:07:45 20,234 posts
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    I just found this awesome YouTube channel.

    Animated builds of a lot of kits

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  • ZuluHero 7 Jun 2012 22:15:11 4,104 posts
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    ROk..lego bipedal mech/walker! pretty happy with the solidness of this considering its top-heaviness.

    http://postimage.org/image/xchgoe9lp/
    http://postimage.org/image/dh16omsi7/
    http://postimage.org/image/s6unwe2xd/
    http://postimage.org/image/khxtko2fl/

    Its completely articulated, so legs move like, well, legs. gun can rotate through Y axis 360 degrees and X axis around 270. means it can aim in pretty much any direction. radar dish can rotate through 360 in Y only. but the wires connecting it restricts its movement a lot, so can realistically only do around 40 degrees before it pulls those wires loose. might hose these above the joint at some point to free up its movement.

    cockpit can hold a guy and the canopy lifts yp too. small radar on top can lift up 90 degrees and swivel a little as well. Oh, and gun barrel rotates like a mini/chain gun.

    hope you like! :)

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  • Mike1980 12 Jun 2012 12:51:13 310 posts
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    Ok so heres the problem I've got. I dug out my collection of technic stuff and started building the various models. But lo-and-behold I'm a piece missing, a very long cross axle (says 32 in the book). Where can I buy single pieces?

    I tried the official Lego store but they didn't have it.
  • Mike1980 12 Jun 2012 12:52:14 310 posts
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    Dodgy double post, sorry.

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  • hypernova 12 Jun 2012 13:25:11 1,967 posts
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    Do you have the set number? Try going through their 'missing piece' service on the S@H site, LEGO's customer service is very good. Or try bricklink and ebay.
  • motti82 13 Jun 2012 17:52:29 2,882 posts
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    Yeah, bricklist the set and it will have the part numbers you'll need. Wish I had that service in the early 90's!
  • Tonka 14 Jun 2012 09:55:36 20,234 posts
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    http://www.bricklink.com/
    Is awesome. I ordered some stuff from there last uatumn. It's a bit tricky to get into but they have everything.

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  • Tonka 20 Jun 2012 08:00:08 20,234 posts
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    I like the new thinly veiled Justified theme they are doing
    Cole mine
    Dixie maffia chasing U.S Marshals

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  • ZuluHero 16 Jul 2012 12:54:11 4,104 posts
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    I'm really getting into microship lego designs atm. Here is the U.S.S Enterprise. I know i've built a big Normandy, but i'm going to make a micro one next!

    http://s17.postimage.org/oawzy4jwf/enterprise_all.jpg
  • Deleted user 18 July 2012 07:07:02
    From FP, there might be a Portal and Minecraft
    Lego series coming before too long.

    /crosses fingers
  • morriss 18 Jul 2012 08:32:11 70,947 posts
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    Minecraft is already out.
  • morriss 18 Jul 2012 08:33:34 70,947 posts
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    Here: http://shop.lego.com/en-DK/Minecraft-21102
  • morriss 18 Jul 2012 08:36:01 70,947 posts
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    Working Rolls Royce engine made from LEGO: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-18876537
  • Weebleboy 18 Jul 2012 10:00:10 368 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    Working Rolls Royce engine made from LEGO: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-18876537
    I see they've already updated the headline to be a more plausible 'Moving'
  • morriss 18 Jul 2012 10:58:13 70,947 posts
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    New licensed sets for 2013 - http://andyoz.hubpages.com/hub/New-Lego-Sets-For-2013-Star-Wars-Ninjago-LOTR-Super-Heroes#
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