The Mask Of Building Posted by Richard on October 31, 2015 at 10:19 PM CST:
This was my entry to the mask making contest the LEGO® Company hosted on Facebook. I've been wanting to make a harness that holds my camera for me while recording, and with the contest deadline approaching I thought I'd kill two gukko with one stone.
So You Want To Build A Mask? Posted by Richard on October 22, 2015 at 10:56 AM CST:
According to BZPower, a Mask Making contest began 10 days ago, and it's already getting some excellent entries. The grand prize is a 14k Gold Mask Of Creation. I bet that has your attention. If your stuck on how to get started, This video might give you some inspiration. Its primarily for beginners, but the creation he shows off in the end is a jaw dropper. I've only just begun my mask(s?), but I've come up with a few starter designs I think will help my fellow mask maskers.
LEGO® Ideas Round Up #2 Posted by Richard on October 11, 2015 at 09:06 PM CST:
I'd like to make the Ideas Round Up a regular feature on MoD's news, so if you've got a creation you'd like me to feature, please send an email or make a post with a link on our forums. You can also suggest a theme for me to feature for next weeks round up, otherwise your going to see a lot of robots and mechs XP
Single Motor With Steering Experiment Posted by Richard on October 2, 2015 at 08:21 PM CST:
I was working on this project yesterday and lost track of the time(which is why the retro news is a bit late). It steers using a single motor by controlling one side of the tread at a time, depending on which direction the motor is spinning. It can't drive straight forward, but rather, you switch back and forth to "walk" it. Perhaps when I'm finished with it you'l understand why I made it : ) Forum link.
The Most Bionic BIONICLE® Posted by Richard on July 28, 2015 at 11:10 PM CST:
I'm not sure what the most amazing part of this video I found on Kotaku is. Between the articulation of the robot at it's scale, the remote control mechanism, and the implications, its hard to decide. I know this idea isn't original, but I think it puts the SyFy channel's oversized rockem sockem robots to shame, even if it cant walk...yet. Forum link
LEGO® Worlds Now On Steam Early Access Posted by Richard on June 1, 2015 at 10:22 AM CST:
A new LEGO® game called LEGO Worlds has just popped up on Steam's early access page, currently listed at a reduced price of 14.99 USD (The price will reportedly go up as the game releases new features). I'm seeing people compare it to Minecraft, though I'd personally compare it to being a better featured and more interactive version of LEGO® Creator.
Animazement 2014® LEGO Creations Posted by Richard on May 21, 2015 at 10:13 PM CST:
Animazement is a Japanese animation convention that is taking place tomorrow at the Raleigh Convention center. When I was there last year (oops, I ment to post these after the event last year), they had these on display.
Brick Universe MOCs On YouTube Posted by Richard on May 10, 2015 at 08:16 PM CST:
I always have trouble getting pictures of conventions posted, so I tried something different this year, and recorded as much as I could on video, about 45 minutes worth. You will have to put up with a bit of shaky video, but I at least tried to get a good look at every creation. Forum link.