I do not get it their is knex but not legos.
Posted by DELETED_olive6608 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I think i may have beat fungus to this....who knows, he usually posts these things neat lego printer it's not exactly photo quality (or fast) but it sure is nifty. i really like that it's got all the lego guys on it as if they're workers in a factory or something
Posted by crapflinger 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Help me please! Yesterday, when I got home, I found these (legos in picture) in my lego city! Luckily, little other damage was done, but what can I do?! I have never come across this problem before! And when I tried to discipline the rouge legos for their radioactive behavior, they wouldn't listen!!! How do I stop the insolent radioactive leogs?! That;s right, they're even calling themselves leogs now!
Posted by Xellers 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I came across not one, but two very cool Lego sculptures. The first is a perfect rendering of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, one of the most famous houses in architecture. Make sure to check out the original pictures of the house along with the Lego reproduction if you haven't seen the house before.The second is a must-see for all Star Wars fans: a nearly 4,000 piece, $400 dollar Lego Death Star diorama. It comes complete with Lego-ized versions of all of the major characters and depicts 14 scenes from the IV and VI. Bad news for all you Jar Jar Binks fans, though: Lego Jar Jar is not included in this set.Villa Savoye via MakeDeath Star
Posted by joshf 10 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I'm putting together a few kits to make a LEGO Candy Dispenser. LEGO is usually pretty expensive but I'm trying really hard to make them all reasonably priced so I'm still working out what to charge for them. My real question though is whether or not LEGO kits would have much demand. I would like to put together kits based off of my other Instructable projects like Bendy Lego because I know it can be difficult/pricey to get enough pieces for projects like that in the traditional way. Any feedback about kits you would like to see made, either from projects I have already posted or something entirely new, or any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading and be sure to keep a lookout for the candy dispenser kits which I'll try to post by the end of this week.
Posted by sherrycayheyhey 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
LEGO and Star Wars fans, get ready to have your mind blown! Flickr member Marshal Banana has created a scale replica of the iconic Sandcrawler, as seen in A New Hope. There are LED's inside and out, faux weathered exterior, an operable ramp that drops down and even a crane that can lift cargo and place it on a conveyor belt inside. And yes, it moves. The entire project took 9 months to plan and build. Here's some quick facts about the project, taken from his YouTube video page: Dimensions: 96 cm long, 100.5 cm long (lowered main ramp) Weight: ~20 kg Part count: over 10,000 Power functions: 4 xl motors, 5 m motors, 4 receivers, 4 battery packs, 22 Lego LED-lights Powered radio-controlled Functions: driving: forward reverse steering main ramp: up and down crane: up and down, in and out conveyer band: forward and reverse You can check out his Marshal Banana's Flickr page and see some amazing pictures of the inside of the Sandcrawler, as well as some of his other work.
Posted by mikeasaurus 7 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
This knitting machine is made entirely of Legos!Maybe not the fastest way to knit (unless they really slowed down the video), but awesome nonetheless.Check out the sweet video and other projects they've worked on! via: Lion Brand Yarn
Posted by StumpChunkman 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
This LEGO animation has been bouncing all over the Interwebs this weekend. It's pretty stunning stuff since it was all done with LEGO and by one person who clocked 1,500 hours on it. It goes to show how much you can do with a pile of LEGO and a regular digital camera.That all said, the video is still a little slow and can do with about a minute less footage. So I'm definitely curious to see the next video from these guys in another year or so.
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
What do you like more, or what did you like more as a kidLego or KnexPersonally i like lego as i think it looks more realistic and i played for days on end when i was younger, also knex is mainly used for guns and occasionally big buildings, but with lego you can make entire worlds!!So far its 5 lego / 3 knex
Posted by =SMART= 10 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
This LEGO rifle by Jack Streat at MOCpages.com is pretty awesome. If there was ever any ideal way to shoot LEGO bricks, this would be it. Even the creator is impressed: This is by far the best rifle i have ever made. it is a working magazine-fed rifle in bolt action configuration, with detachable magazines, sniper scope and bi-pod. Check out the video to see it in action and the link below for a lot more pics. Lee Enfield Bolt Action Sniper Rifle via Neatorama
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I was thinking about entering the lego contest recently put up, yet what I had in mind was a creation made with bionicles. No entries have ever used bionicles before and I didn't want to enter mine just in case it was a "strictly lego blocks" kinda thing. What do you guys think?
Asked by 3ddementor 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Does anyone remember the old game from LEGO, Stormrunner? Where you have to control an RCX to discover what happened to your ship. Well, I just noticed it was kicked of lego.com, and started googling trying to find it. No other site has it, does anyone know where it is.... Or does anyone think that Lego should bring it back?
Posted by ry25920 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I just thought that the Lego-ers (?) would like to know about Ldraw, open source CAD software specifically for designing Lego models. Have a look at this BBC News story to see a chap who built a model of St Pancras' railway station to a scale suitable for minifigs. Of course, you may not wish to go "open" with your software (I doubt that Ldraw has been as thoroughly debugged as Firefox, for instance), so you may with to use the official Lego CAD software.
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
... or at least detect the debris of smashed particles with Lego: The LHC scientists do not yet have enough data to claim a discovery. But in the meantime, at home in Copenhagen, one physicist Sascha Mehlhase from the Niels Bohr Institute has made a part of the collider, the Atlas detector, out of LEGO toy bricks. »It took me about 48 hours to build the 3D model on my laptop and another 33 hours to actually put together all the pieces, this whole process spread out over several weeks,« explains Sascha. The model is made of 9,500 lego bricks and is about 1:50 in scale. There is no construction manual yet, but there will soon be one, he says on his website. The model is very intricate, even showing the innermost pixel detector. University Post article. Gallery of images.
Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
The last Lego forum thread I started went down a storm so when I saw this Lego printer online at BoingBoing today I HAD to post it too. YouTube user Horseattack posted this video a few days ago of a printer that he made using Lego to move a felt tip pen across the page. He doesn't give much detail about how it was made or any instructions on how to do it, but the video is pure awesome. Here's what he had to say about it in the video description: "Lego felt tip 110" printer connected to an Apple Mac. This is not a kit you can buy and does not use mindstorms. I designed/built/coded it all from scratch including analog motor electronics, sensors and printer driver, the USB interface uses a "wiring" board.
Posted by Jayefuu 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Babbage never got a chance to build his difference engine. Ironically it is considered one of the most advanced and is arguably the most famous of these old mechanical computers. One was eventually made in 1991 for the Science Museum in London. Don't live in London? Too far to drive? Well, no worries, Andrew Carol has built a working difference engine from LEGO's and with a kind donation of server space from Steve Wozniak, he's posted a very detailed explanation of his project so you can build one too! acarol.woz.org/
Posted by Culturespy 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Well, today I went along with Caitlin's school robotics club to see them participate in qualifying rounds in order to advance to the New York City city-wide champs. Woot, they made it enough in the rankings to advance and fun was had by all. It was my first time at one of these things and it was pretty well organized considering the number of teams shuttling back and forth between rooms to do the robotics challenges/missions and presentations to judges. Kids use Lego Mindstorm NXT robot kits and build/program them to accomplish a list of tasks to be performed in the "pit". Of course, everything can go wrong from your batteries not being charged, pieces falling apart, programs not working, forgetting the laptop charger, and worrying about the school bus making it home before the snow storm. Fourth graders did research projects and presentations on how robotics impacted environmental issues. Fourth and fifth grader teams did the robot challenges and presented their robots to the judges. The FIRST program is really to have fun while using technology, learn something, and to develop teamwork and good sportsmanship. One of our teachers even wrote up a school cheer and song just for Robotics. The second pic is of another school who happened to have a live team mascot(where else can you wear a propeller beanie and be proud?). The amount of geek-strogen present was incredible. This happened to be Tetranitrate's stomping grounds but I didn't find any evidence of charred walls. I might just have to make Robohoodies for all the kids when they compete again in March. Anyone else out there doing Lego FIRST robotic league?
Posted by caitlinsdad 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Now i was cleaning up my room and found this lego generator. So i opened up the lego block and got the generator.I don't know any of the specs for it, and don't have a multimeter or something handy to test the out put.I assume the black thing is the capacitor, it has this written on it:15BC437Some is hidden against the casing of the generator.What's the point of the magnet i move around in the video?Well aswell as helping me with that is there anything i could use this for?Video:Pictures:(Which is side is + and - ?)
Posted by inevitable_chaos 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago
I have an NXT 2.0 and am having trouble with the motors. With the wire (which connect LEGO servo motor to NXT) pushed all the way in to the NXT, it can only sense rotation. The motor does not turn (using the built in program feature). If I pull the wire partially out, the motor rotates, but the NXT doesn't sense rotation. I have tried re-uploading firmware, and have used motors which I know work (work fine with EV3 (they are the NXT motors so it's not a compatibility issue). I think it is a problem with the brick. Actually the motors do rotate with the wires pushed all the way in, but it only rotates 10 degrees, and after that a ringing sound can be heard. I am using NXT program function, and just put in up arrows, so I don't think it's a programming error.
Asked by Jugiot 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I was thinking of making a lego based rpg or some other game(like a strategy game). That will comprise of some basic rules and game workings that every one could play. I'm going to try and make it simple enough to be played easily but complex enough to keep people interested. I will also try to make sure that gaming equipment is kept to a minimum. So you don't need to go out and buy like a 100, 20 sided dice or something. If anyone is interested in helping or testing please say so. I could use all the help i could get. Please say if this is a bad idea though- i don't want to waste my time on it.
Posted by davidturner666 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
This bridge launching robot by Flickr user Mahjqa is fantastic! The curled up bridge on its back is extended out up to 48cm (19 inches) over a gap before the robot disengages from it so it may drive across. On the other side it can turn around and pick it back up! [Youtube via Gizmodo]
Posted by Jayefuu 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hey all. I was just wondering, I want to use the lego pneumatic parts like i would for the fischertechnik ones. And I was wondering if anyone know where i could buy an electric solenoid valve approapriate for the lego pneumatic tumes and pressures. 10-50 psi. or so. OR, if i cant find valves for the lego, where could i get a fischertechnik kit that had EVERYTHING needed including the electronics, motors, sensors, solenoids, tubes, wires, and everything else.
Asked by sci4me 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I was wondering if anyone knew of any lego nxt controllers apart from the supplied program? I'm not looking for r/c program, just something that, when given a command, will move the nxt motor in a certain way. I am trying to build possibly a 3D printer, but I would like it to be able to print from a 3d file.... Such as a lego CNC (if you search it on google you get a few). I would like to do this without codeing, but if i must, i might be able to learn. So anyone know of a program that can read 3d files and correspond them to lego motors? It can be windows/mac, im not picky. Or if there is a way to control the lego nxt from code, i might do that :) Thanks!
Asked by astroboy907 8 years ago
A solar array, grandstands, aircraft runway, elevator, and an assortment of support vehicles, this epic LEGO creation has it all! Flickr user DeGobbi has created a rolling city out of LEGO blocks and what must have been months of hard work. There's even a back-story to go along with the epic build: "Crawler town roams the barren wastes of a post steam-punk world after cataclysmic climate change do to excessive coal use. Several such cities exist but Crawler town is the most popular due to the Aero 500 hydrogen fuel cell Air races that are held." Yup, looks like he's thought of everything with this build, there's even a place to grab a beer! There are plenty of close ups of the entire project and all the details, you can check them out here.
Posted by mikeasaurus 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago