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I love LEGO

Discussion in 'Life, the Universe and Everything' started by Jamira, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    While waiting for improvement of my printer I decided to play around a bit with printing LEGO bricks. These bricks are very special regarding dimensions and tolerances. First test was printing four 2x4 standard bricks.
    LEGO-01.

    And I succeeded! They fit perfectly to original bricks. Okay, they don't look good because of the visible print layers. Alas, since they are functional at the first try I start to think about very special LEGO models and parts ... Imperium Spec Lancer as for instance ;-)
    Holy shit, I can make every "special" LEGO part I want - LOL! And it'll fit to all original parts. Is this cool or is this cool?

    I will take some photos tomorrow at daylight.
     
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  2. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Placeholder for pictures
     
  3. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Man, this opens fantastic oportunities. Imagine to make your own parts and use them together with original LEGO parts! Since it was so easy to print good parts at the very first try, I will spend more time with it. It's probably way more interesting than prints of online-avatars.
     
  4. saber rider lego.


    The "creator" does not share the special parts he used here. That would defenitly be something Id pay for !³
     
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  5. Please do post pictures of your bricks. I'm a big collector and I have a bunch of old, large sets. I'm wondering if this will affect the price of legos or the value of old sets...for example if someone can print their own Super Star Destroyer, they won't spend 1,000 dollars on Ebay for it.
     
  6. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

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    Man, I cannot make good photos with my shitty tablet. But be ensured it will not affect your collection. The printed bricks are far away from the quality of original bricks, not to speak about persistence and original colour. So don't worry about your collection but be happy that it's possible to print a missing part that can't be bought anymore.
     
  7. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Really? Well, it doesn't look as the creator used non-original parts for me. But I'm a mechanichal engineer. I use CAD-software. I can make every LEGO-like brick you want. And now I know that I can print them as well. And since all LEGO patents expired and LEGO's brand wasn't accepted by European Court (http://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/2010-09/lego-marke-gericht) I am allowed to do it.

    So feel free to ask me wich parts you miss ;-) Could become fun.
     
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  8. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Finally I should substitute the logo by something like this:
    ULLA-Logo.
    Okay, the font isn't correct. Lousy work if you ask me. But it may serve as a placeholder for a future better version ;-)

    Whatever we want to do - there is an irrevocably law - the Law Of the Eight Millimeter Raster:
    Raster.

    An interesting move would be to put printed RL heads to LEGO figures. But the quality wouldn't be good. Such heads are 8,2 mm tall only. That means 41 print layers. Pretty rough. So it would be very vague.
     
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  9. The Creator is ALex Orion Pax. He mainly uses "selfmade parts", that he requests from LEGO.
    As he is/was working for LEGO. He made Star Wars, Masters of the Universe, Back to the future, Turtles etc. etc. etc.

    He built FUCKING EVERYTHING BY NOW ! :D

    But refuses the blueprints :/

    http://orionpax.de/
     
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  10. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    I don't think that he uses selfmade parts mainly. What I've seen at his website almost everything looks like original parts.
     
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    Jamira Samurai Girl

  12. narfi

    narfi Lost

    Wow.... Amazing.... the possibilities are limitless.
    haha I dont even know what to say.....
    Looking forward to what your imagination comes up with for this project, it seems built for you and your printer!
     
  13. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    LOL! I wouldn't start to print more than 5000 standard bricks in bad quality. One may buy standard bricks and use the construction manual to build the model. All missing parts can be printed if no longer available. But some fools or nerds could do it.
    http://lego.brickinstructions.com/lego_instructions/set/10179/Millennium_Falcon
    https://www.toysperiod.com/lego-set...lennium-falcon-ultimate-collector-series-ucs/
     
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  14. narfi

    narfi Lost

    no need to build standard blocks, you need to think outside the box and create unique pieces for your own unique one of a kind lego models. 99% standard bricks with your unique pieces making it a truly unique piece of art.
     
  15. yep. think outside of the box and create interesting 'nontraditional' connector pieces. Get teamed up with some sculptors doing thesis papers on legos and you could end up on artforum or something down the road in a couple of years..... I saw some interesting art project in a Kansas City museum a few years back where someone was doing beads and making gigantic displays out of them... She had like an entire actual size back yard scene, including a lawn mower and thousands of blades of grass all sparkled up as beads on string or wire... http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/a-kitchen-and-backyard-made-entirely-out-of-glass-beads/

    possibilities of what can be created by legos is similarly limitless. Perhaps even think about non-traditional colors... silver or gold anyone?
     
  16. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    You are right. Unfortunataly I'm not that LEGO-fan. In fact I started this thread because I was surprised by the accuracy of the printed parts. It was the first try and the bricks works pretty good: fit to standard parts in all three dimensions. Really unexpected after all the disapointments of the past. But ...
    A few days ago I made the upgrade to Win10. Today my 3Dconnexion SpacePilotPro (3D Mouse) didn't work anymore in my CAD SolidWorks. I decided to install the last service pack. Hurray, the SpacePilot works again but now I can't save my models anymore. SolidWoks crashes everytime. I am still in bad luck. I thought it should change one day. But it doesn't. One success always results in another flop. Whatever I try, it's always the same. Must be my bad karma ...

    Does your son still uses LEGO (or even you)? If so, ask him about his ideas and the missing parts and tell me about. I'm pretty sure I will solve my CAD-problem as well as my printer-problem (heater) soon. It's just stressful, time-consuming and unnecessary. I will be able to create and print missing parts again soon ;-)
     
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  17. Yes this is kind of cool.. You know your last project that you had problems with the printer burning out could be done all with custom logos. Yes really custom here. Also with that your model then would be a puzzle. Kind of a cool idea really.
     
  18. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    It sounds like you are doing life right Jamira :) Lego rocks!
     
  19. narfi

    narfi Lost

    Some but not a lot.
    We are looking at getting a kit like this to build together,

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  20. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    That looks like a really nice kit! Not seen a metal one before. What is the product?
     

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