Sunday, December 28, 2008

Updates!


1.
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.



2.
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

2009 Technic Sets.

I believe the 1h '09 sets will be released January 1st, but the sets are listed in the Technic page here:

http://technic.lego.com/en-us/Products/New/8264New.aspx


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

Happy Holidays to All!

It is the holidays! Happy/Merry: Christmas, Hanukkah, Posada, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Eid, or Chinese New Year! While you are sending your postcards to all your friends, don't forget to send a postcard to the international space station! Yup, that is right, send a postcard to those up 220 miles above. See: Here.

11 Days till New Years Eve! Wish you all a safe warm holiday season!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pneumatic circuit.

video

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.

Rally Truck out but is it good?





Well as we can see lego s @ h now has the Rally Truck here http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=8261&cn=57&d=70 . It looks ok but lets take a look at one of the reviews. Here states a reviewer "The set is good, but I see a lot of things could be better" Also the reviewer states in another sentence "The suspension in the front is good, but the rear sus. could be a bit more realistic." the review says the there is no need to buy two as some peopel do with other great sets. There is no cylinder engine as most other small sets include. Is this a bad sign or do they just want to surprize people with great sets. Of course Im sure some child will love to have a new rally truck for the holidays (whever your holiday is of course) but it just seems as if they have just gone downhill.





these are the views of me and nobody else at Tepnam was helping me write this.