Sunday, August 1, 2010
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Here is a video of me building it in 2:04:
Other pictures and .lxf file at BS: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=373643
Sunday, February 1, 2009
2. #8265 Front End Loader
4. #8258 Crane Truck
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Now officially unveiled at the 'Canadian Toy & Hobby Fair', the NXT 2.0 has now gone public for all to see.
The new set features:
- NXT 2.0 Software
- 1 Hitechnic Color Sensor
- Contrary to the regular NXT, 2.0 has 612 pieces.
Looks like Lego Company fixed the Alpha Rex's walking mechanism.
Lego has definitely made some improvements in the new NXT.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, December 28, 2008
As most of us know, the 1h Technic sets were released as of Dec. 25th.
Does anybody think that these sets are a bit pricey? The Hauler is $69.99 USD and has less pieces than the Cherry Picker.
There is a BLACK limited edition NXT Brain on Lego.com for $169.99, a bit of a rip-off. There is no differences besides the color and it is $35.00 more.
I wonder if Lego is in a financial situation and needs to make more money.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
When you click "check price", it goes to a error page.
The page also shows how each of the sets work with nice computer animations.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
11 Days till New Years Eve! Wish you all a safe warm holiday season!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I made a pneumatic circuit a couple days ago. I was trying to have fun and make the pneumatic cylinders go in and out without any help from me other then pumping. So I made a tiny version with no gauge or tank and it just constantly went in and out as I pumped air. I then changed it to make it have a tank so I put it all on a larger baseplate (the size of 4 of the ones I was previously using) and added a tank and gauge. But then I noticed that wont do anything beacsue it is still constantly using air as I pump. I then attached a switch which was placed in the middle. ANd I spread the pistons out a little more. The switch would stop air flow so that it will just stuff the tank with air. Then I can start it by pushing the switch the the left. After it is done though it is quite annoying when it starts to move soo slow. But you want the air out without having to be forced to either remove a pipe or wait while it slowly looses air. So the switch can also be switched to the right to make all the air be removed. It will just let it out one side.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Lego Education's WeDo is now available for pre-order.
The prices for everything are:
-WeDo Construction Set: $129.95
-WeDo Software: $39.95
There are other accesories but these are the main products.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
A bit OT, but it seems as if a strange glow has been discovered on Saturn. Here is the original article I found:
"We've never seen an aurora like this elsewhere," said Tom Stallard, an RCUK Academic Fellow working with Cassini data at the University of Leicester. "It's not just a ring of aurorae like those we've seen at Jupiter or Earth. This one covers an enormous area across the pole. Our current ideas on what forms Saturn's aurorae predict that this region should be empty, so finding such a bright one here is a fantastic surprise."
These colorful atmospheric light shows are caused when charged particles stream along the magnetic field of a planet and into its atmosphere. On Earth the charged particles come from the solar wind – a stream of particles that emanates from the sun. Skywatchers at high latitudes know the resulting displays as the Northern Lights.
Jupiter's main auroral ring, caused by interactions internal to Jupiter's magnetic environment, is constant in size. Saturn's main aurora, which is caused by the solar wind, changes size dramatically as the wind varies.
The newly observed aurora at Saturn, however, doesn't fit into either category.
"Saturn's unique auroral features are telling us there is something special and unforeseen about this planet's magnetosphere and the way it interacts with the solar wind and the planet's atmosphere," said Nick Achilleos, a scientist on the Cassini magnetometer team at the University College London. "Trying to explain its origin will no doubt lead us to physics which uniquely operates in the environment of Saturn."
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I know a you've probably heard about the (first half of the year) 2009 Technic sets, but Brickshelf reminded me to post about it this morning. I also found out (thanks to TechnicBrick's), that there will be a mini bulldozer(8259). There isn't much to write on this topic; the pictures explain pretty much everything.ENJOY!!
Picture Source: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=347790