July 31, 2012


Sqiddster presents this GBC "module" that is a complete contraption itself!! Brilliant all around.


"Features a unique color sorter, various lifts and ramps, an elevator, and a fully functional Ball Array."

Really nice start on GBC modules, I can't figure what will come from this builder in the future!!

See it in action at Brickfair 2012

July 29, 2012

Another set NXTfied by Vuurzoon

After the unimog and the friends robolab here comes the NXTified 9396 Rescue Helicopter with many motorized functions, for more information visit: www.mocpages.com/home.php/16939 And for more videos of surprising  creations: http://www.youtube.com/user/Vuurzoon/videos

As usual an excellent and funny video:

July 28, 2012

8837 REMAKE of the Pneumatic Excavator

There's a remake contest at HispaLUG, the challenge is to rebuild in actual stile a LEGO set released before the year 2000 and of course my entry is a technic set, concretely the 8837 Pneumatic Excavator.

This is the original:

Lego Pneumatic Excavator

And this is my remake, keeping the pneumatic functions, and the double function of the HOG, for steering and for upper excavator body rotation, like all 90's technic set rebuild the main challenge is to "translate" the proportions of technic bricks (6:5) to liftarm (1:1) another detail you will notice is the colour change, from red to orange in order to give an actual look to the model.

The result is a not very elaborated but very playable excavator ( it took me less than tree hours to build)

Lego Pneumatic Excavator

Lego Pneumatic Excavator

Lego Pneumatic Excavator

Lego Pneumatic Excavator

Lego Pneumatic Excavator

July 25, 2012

SFRIP's Mobile Crane and Crane Truck

It's not usual to see that kind of technic creations that mix full of functions technic core, relatively small scale and a Lego "system" exterior, this is because it's not easy to build with that construction requirements.

SFRIP has done it with honours with this two models seen in the past Catbrick 2012 

The images are self-explaining but note the large amount of functions, the scale and the aesthetics that this models have:

Mobile crane

Crane truck

There's some more images at SFRIP's photostream on Flickr and other several interesting creations.

July 15, 2012

Tractors, trucks and equipment from Poland

I recently found in Thietmaier's photostream a superb collec

tion of agriculture machines and trucks, viewing these creations it's not easy to figure that the creator has 16 years old!!

Just take a look:

Lego technic truck

Lego technic  unimog

massey ferguson

Lego truck

Lego actros mercedes

Visit all the sets of the Thietmaier's photostream  to watch closely his magnificent creations.

July 5, 2012

Extensive review of the LEGO Technic 9398 4x4 Crawler

After the new Lego Power functions elements review Sariel show how these elements work in (for the moment) the unique set where they come, the LEGO Technic 9398 4x4 Crawler.

In this review we will find the box art, time-lapse build, model functionalities, crawling abilities comparative, how it work with other wheels, and a wild engineer hamster...

July 4, 2012

9398 Lego Technic crawler review from SETECHNIC

The friends from SETECHNIC  have presented the review of the 9398 crawler 

Folow the link to read it in their website, or watch it in movement here in the video:

July 3, 2012

The new Power Functions elements reviewed by Sariel and LasseDeleuran

All the new Power Functions goodies from the 9398 Crawler nicely reviewed in this video by Sariel, it helps a lot to figure what possibilities these new elements have.

Also there's another interesting review by LasseDeleuran with nice speeds comparative.

The new receiver, the IR V2 is a good new, now it seems that we can ad motors to the receiver without break it like in the first version of it.

The servo is quite interesting, like nxt motors but controlled with both remote controllers (classic PF and trains PF) and with the battery box, nice for steering (of course) and other devices like valves, GBC modules, control pneumatic stuff, technic "sculptures", Victorian machines...

And the "L" motor seems stronger than the "M" but not as destructive as the XL, known as the "pin bender" 

Can't wait to have one 9398 crawler set in my hands.

Nico71's mechanical loom at Fanabriques 2012

Perfectly recreated loom machine, for sure this will be hard to build and harder to adjust...

From the video description:

"One year of development, weawing machine based on mechanical movement, only one motor ! Displayed at Internationnal lego exhibition Fanabriques 2012 at Rosheim the 29, 30 june of 2012. During 2 days : 30cm lengh of woven material for 70m of raw string !"

I also love the 3 digit-counter and I don't know what exactly the thing near it is..