January 24, 2013

9392 Trike Technic alternate

The Capitán's has built a nice alternate to the 9392 Orange quad set, check it out:

Lego Technic alternate

Lego Technic alternate

Lego Technic alternate

Instead of other marvelous creations:The Capitán's photostream  

January 23, 2013

No LEGO building resist this demolition machine

This caterpillar 365C ultra high demolition excavator can crush your most appreciated modular buildings in a few seconds!!

LEGO Caterpillar 365C ultra high demolition excavator

LEGO Caterpillar 365C ultra high demolition excavator

Ludger "German Luigi" has presented this machine in Eurobricks (link to the topic)

As said by Ludger:

January 17, 2013

Fabuland and Friends Lego GBC's

Mr. Lasse Vestergård  has done somethig tht I specially love, GBC modules based on other LEGO lines, in this case Fabuland and Friends, As I do some years ago with Space.

January 16, 2013


"In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team."

All rights reserved by Mad physicist

The LEGO A-Team need a van, and this is solved in technic pieces by VMLN8R:

LEGO A team

Flickr gallery of this creation

One of the points to stay at in this creation is the steering system:

"A type of steering system that allows for tight wheel wells. This is the narrowest I was able to build it; roughly 5.5 studs wide from the inner wheel tips."

Enjoy the video:

January 15, 2013

January 14, 2013

LEGO Star Wars Hairs Got Did

Hairs Got Did by powerpig
Hairs Got Did, a photo by powerpig on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
Lego's latest Millenium Falcon set includes updated versions of Luke, Leia and Han. Unfortunately, Han's update is a bit less impressive than the others.

January 10, 2013

2013 Lego 42006 B Model

Last days we have seen the 2013 Lego 42006 Excavator review, today here's the review of the B model by Cypr21, called: 

Lego Technic tracked tractor 42006-B

January 9, 2013


USCSDT -- LeftAngle, a photo by Uspez Morbo on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
I pushed the size boundaries to the limit for the vehicle and load capacity comes in at 163 bricks.

January 7, 2013

2013 Lego 42006 Excavator videos

The 42006 called "Excavator" has started to be sold in some shops of some countries. Described by TLC as: "Build the ultra awesome Excavator, a LEGO® Technic construction site staple! This hard-working vehicle features lots of authentic details, including a working 4-prong grabber, articulated extending arm, rotating superstructure and moving tracks. Create a model that's like the real thing! Motorize this cool construction vehicle with 8293 LEGO Power Functions Motor Set (sold separately). Rebuilds into a cross-country Tracked Tractor with raising/lowering rear and front tools, adjustable/detachable plow blades and an opening hood."

Here two early videos of it in action:

January 6, 2013

Lego Technic Chain-based CVT

This is not the first time that a Lego CVT  appears on this blog, but this one uses a different mechanism than all the previous appearances of this kind of gearbox, it uses a chain, like Bikes do, this solves some problems of the other CVT's like friction ans slippage.


View the full article at LEGOISM web (Highly recommended site) and/or the video here, very instructive and well explained.

January 5, 2013

Integrate with the Lego Prytz Polar Planimeter

A Planimeter  can calculate areas of shapes, it is just what this creation do but it is built with Lego Technic pieces, one more of the machines and devices [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5] that Nico71  has built.

As video description says:

"Modified polar planimeter of pritz concept.When the tracer point moves along a line (here the surface), the wheel follows a tractrix. Note that the path of the wheel is always tangent to the planimeter (here is the integration phenomen) The angle between the initial and final positions of the wheel is roughly proportional to the area of the surface. The constant of proportionality is the square of the length of the planimeter. The longer the planimeter, the more accurately the area is measured."

January 4, 2013

NXT Robotic Humanoid Hand

This robotic hand goes one step further in the way this Lego Robotic Arm went, made by Barman (Barebos)


The MOC contains:
- 2 NXT units
- 6 NXT motors
- 1 Ultrasonic sensor for spotting movement tot start the program
- 1 Touch sensor for starting other programs

As written by Barman:

"De hand moves by 2 motors. 1 For moving the hand up and down en the other for rotation the hand. It can rotate 360 degrees, but the 4 not so flexible NXT cables make that difficult.
To hold the heavy hand, the wrist needs to be very strong, but also compact. I order to do that. I finally came up with a U-shape wrist section that holds a rotating tube with 2 pressure rings. This is the fourth version that finally works.
The rings are motorbike wheels (BL 88517), which can be connected to a Technic studless beam on the outside. The first wheel holds pressure on the turntable. Without it the turntable would detach from it's base, due to the weight of the hand. The second wheel conducts the weight of the hand to the rest of the wrist construction.

The hand holds 4 NXT motors to control the fingers and thumb. The 4 fingers are controlled by the 2 outside motors, that are attached to the index finger and pinky. All fingers are connected to a sliding beam, so that the middle and ring finger can also move. This system makes the hand compact, because you don't need 4 motor for each finger. The drawback is that the fingers can't be move separately. Anyone who has seen this always asks if it can give 'the finger', the answer is NO :)
The middle motor has 2 functions. It moves the thumb from and towards the hand. When the motor rotates further it touches the construction that make the fingers spread. So the thumb first moves a bit and the last past of that movement the fingers spread as well. The last motor moves the thumb in and out. It give a nice impression as a palm of the hand.

This hand was made for showing hand movements and not for grabbing. The construction isn't strong enough for grabbing.

In the near future I will reprogram the hand to make other movements."

Hope that the near future is almost here...

January 3, 2013

Sorting axles automatically

Sorting large amounts of technic parts is usually boring, but some technicians use to make this work much easier, like the PIN SORTER of Itchy4000 or this astonishing machine made by Akiyuky, casually mentioned in the previous post, this machine is able to classify and sort all existing axle lenghts, all with only one LEGO PF XL motor and as usual a clockwork precision and smart engineering.

6 GBC modules in one contraption

Philip Verbeek has uploaded a video featuring a Lego GBC, mixing pneumatics and mechanic sequences, so smart details, ideas and mechanism uses, it makes me remember the creations of Sqiddster, the ball factory of Akiyuky or the creations of Superbird28. Quite nice loop.

January 1, 2013

Complete review of the LEGO 42004 Mini Backhoe Loader Set

Some time ago we saw this backhoe model video in this blog entry about 2013 Lego sets, now the folks
of Your Creative Friends LEGO Reviews has uploaded a complete review in two parts, here they are: