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.
LEGO® Ideas Round Up Posted by Richard on September 29, 2015 at 02:30 PM CST:
I don't get many emails lately, especially sending in a creation to display on our front page. Normally its policy not to feature a creation without getting permission first. Since these are all LEGO® Ideas projects however, I say their fair game since the creators want exposure in the media. I also don't want to plug my creation (*whistles casually) without trying to support these great ideas projects too.
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.
A Victory At Brick Universe Posted by Richard on March 26, 2015 at 09:25 PM CST: Brick Universe (beware, autoplay audio) started today for full event attendees, and so far its turning out to be a great convention. I was selected to participate in the Combo Build contest, and took home first place with this Combo Bot transformer I built out of the two sets. Forum link
Furnok, Bohrok Commander Posted by Richard on November 23, 2014 at 05:21 PM CST:
Its been a while since I posted a MOC of my own, this one is inspired by the Bohrok and a suggestion from Takal over a year ago.