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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

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  2. narfi

    narfi Lost

    Wow... I might have to look into those, they look like a lot of fun for Landon.(and me? :P )

    That particular kit is a Zenith 750 STOL http://www.zenithair.com/stolch750/

    However there are several kit manufactures now who sell CNC aluminum kits where all the skins, ribs, etc... are predrilled and just need deburring and riveting.
    The nice thing about this kit is that all the solid rivets are already driven and so all that remains are pull style blind rivets which are super easy to do and nearly impossible to mess up. If I remember right assembly will take us around 3-500hrs, and the kit (which is <20k$) does not include Firewall forward (engine, prop, etc...) or avionics (all the instruments in the panel)

    You can buy a decent condition small aircraft for 10-15k if you shop around that would be a great first plane and trainer. But by building a kit we will have a new plane instead of a 20+yr old plane, and it will be something that he 'built himself' as well as a lot of quality one on one father/son time.
     
  3. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Oh heck! I thought it was a model! haha did they do tilt shift on one of those pics or something? Wow that it kinda cool that you can build your own aircraft for around £12k would certainly be one hell of a project! Idea reminds me a bit of the anime Beyond the Clouds where they are building a plane as kids but don't fly it till they are adults.

     
  4. Hey if we're gonna talk Lego, what are the largest sets you guys ever built? I built the Taj Mahal years ago, it was intense, took me weeks. I wouldn't do that again lol.
     
  5. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    LOL! Taj Mahal, eh? Do you have pictures?
    Okay okay, my biggest one was way smaller:
    LEGO X-Wing.
    My son bought it two years ago together with a B-Wing and we had terrible fun to build both models together.
     
  6. narfi

    narfi Lost

    1:1 ????
     
  7. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    During WoF 2012 I decided to support some friends at Team Eudoria although I was member of team DACH (the winning team btw :beerchug:). Clam Jboy Jamphrie was the captain if I remember right. I knew him from former WoFs. He was a RL friend of Hurrikane. He already did a great job during the past with WoF scoresheets and with LEGO figures of Team Eudoria members for their sigs. I was at vacation and had to buy a basic LEGO set to measure one of its figures and build my own Jamira figure for my application:
    LEGO 4201.

    WoF2012.
    That was Jamira in grey Lion Armour with her beloved UL Niflheim blade. I couldn't apply textures to the armour because I had no access to the game. But it illustrates that I really love LEGO ;-)

    Holy shit! Do you realize how addicted we once were? JBoy and me made EU-LEGO-figures ...

    ... and they didn't notice it ... :frown:
     
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  8. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    My housemate and I whiled away a good number of evenings last winter building this: http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Mobile-Crane-MK-II-42009 much cheese and wine was consumed during the process. Crying children who couldn't sleep did hamper the process a little but we got there in the end. Probably the biggest one I ever built.
     
  9. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Holy shit, THAT'S a badass, Wistrel! I start thinking about this hobby again since summer is comming and me and my wife will have nice evenings at the loggia with goat cheese and red wine ;-)
    (We call them "Our Italian Evenings" ... Siena, Montalcino, Lago di Belsena and such.)
    Probably I should really start to print all the parts of the Millenium Falcon? Just for fun and at low costs? I mean it's very easy to make 3d-models of LEGO parts.
     
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  10. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    My very first LEGO-set was a garage:
    236-1.1266171052.
    Must have been in the late 50s or early 60s last century. That was the first set with its own very special base plate. When a car pressed the bottom plate in front of the garage door counterwights inside the garage opened it and the car could drive into the garage. You could depress the door now and it snapped behind the tongue of the base plate. Inside was a ramp. So pressing the the tongue again opened the door and let the car roll out of the garage. I was around six years at this time. Probably this was one of the reasons I became a mechanical engineer ;-)
    They offered some car models at this time too. With solid metal wheels! Unbelievable - lol
    223.
     
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  11. Here ya go Jamira...[GALLERY=media, 234]Taj by Zibster posted 21 Apr 2016 at 16:48[/GALLERY]
     
  12. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Doesn't work for me :-(
    Just upload the picture here at EP.
     
  13. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

    Just remembered I made this little guy a while back as practice in a program actually not very suitable for creating those small things (AutoDesk REVIT), but it was a fun exercise for sure.

    lego.
     
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  14. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

    Nice !

    And Zibster if you wish to add an image to your post, you can just drag and drop it in and choose to either add it as thumb or as full image.
     
  15. I changed privacy of my album to "members only" does that work now?
     
  16. taj.
     
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  17. Sadly I no longer have this set but it was my "white whale" of lego sets.
     
  18. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Hmmm ...
    It seems many folks like to play around with LEGO.
    So I'd say: "Alea iacta est!"
    I will start to print bricks wich fit to LEGO. "ULLA bricks" even.
    • It's easy to make correct and functional 3d-models of them.
    • Printing such bricks is neither time- nor material-consuming.
    • Almost all needed colours of PLA filament are available - and beyond: There are glowing and metal materials too meanwhile.
    • The LEGO patents are lapsed.
    I mean, who can or would pay ~8-10k Euro for an original Millenium Falcon? What about a box filled with thousands of bricks wich enable you to build such a model for a few hundred Euro?
    Well, the quality would be bad. Crystal clear parts are impossible. And I don't know yet if small technic parts will work in a propper way. Alas ... such sets arn't really meant for dayliy use. And crystal clear parts can be bought directly.
     
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  19. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Today my printer went back to dealer for substitute the heater by a better one. We talked about this LEGO issue and agreed that this would be a promising option. I remember well when the first spaceships arose. Grey parts, helmets and oxygene tanks!
    $_35.JPG
    Soon I will be able to print all the parts of the models I loved once. Incredible!
    Problems so far: the imprints and transparent parts.
     
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