Being obsessive, I was yet again trying to figure out a better LEGO mechanism for a rubber band gun, and came up with this monstrous 20:1 reduction. The only issue is that the rubber bands couldn’t provide enough torque to advance the mechanism reliably. Someday I’ll find the magic combination of gears to have something simple and elegant enough to stop fiddling(or not).
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There was a post on Gizmodo.com today from the slingshot youTube channel of a pencil launching slingshot. I decided to see if I could make something with a similar top loading magazine, and ended up with this.
Here’s a little pirate ship that our oldest built for his LEGO Plankton. I’ve been meaning to post it forever.
For some reason I’ve been playing around with our LEGO Technics quite a bit lately and built a bunch of different rubberband guns over the past few days. The one above was a good attempt, but them I started getting a little crazy with gear reduction.
Today the boys and I saw some pictures of the new LEGO Dino sets that are going to be out soon. As if it wasn’t bad enough that my boys want to own all the alien invasion sets, now they’re in love with the Dino sets too. Thanks LEGO, I’ll just start signing my paycheck over to you. Seriously though, all the sets look really cool, and I’d be lying if I didn’t foresee a LEGO Dinosaur decorating my desk in the near future.
Today our youngest son and I stayed over at my sister’s house before meeting up with his mother and brother in Massachusetts. We headed into the nearest town to hit up a Toys-R-Us and scored a few of the LEGO mini-figure collectibles. We were lucky enough to get a boxer in our batch, which completed his uncle’s set of series 4.
Tonight my youngest and I were home by ourselves, his mom and brother are visiting friends in Massachusetts and we’ll drive up to meet them in a few days. We ended up playing with the DUPLO blocks and made a few funny creatures. This goofy one was my favorite.
After work today I busted out the LEGO Technics and built a little motorized buggy with my younger son. He demanded that we incorporated all the powered parts I had so it was even equipped with lights. Lets see how long it survives.
Today Dave and I took our oldest son to the mall to visit the video, books, and LEGO stores. We got two of the new series 5 LEGO figures and ended up with a Dinosaur guy, which instantly reminded me of one of my favorite lines from an Austin Powers movie.
Japanese Man 1: RUN! IT’S GODZILLA!
Japanese Man 2: It looks like Godzilla, but due to international copyright laws – it’s not.
Japanese Man 1: STILL! WE SHOULD RUN LIKE IT IS GODZILLA!
Japanese Man 2: Though it isn’t.
[Japanese Man 2 Winks at Camera; both scream and run away]
My sister and her husband came down for a visit this weekend, and we all ended up working on this gnarly looking castle (I’ll add pictures later). My main addition was a roof top arbor, complete with a forced labor wine press thing that spins in the middle. LEGO would likely not be pleased…
I liked the little roadster we built yesterday so much, that I started another one when I was playing with the boys after work today. This one is a storm trooper police enforcer, determined to catch one of those reckless rebel speeders.
Before we leave Germany I did a few doodles for our friends sons, one of which was the mash-up of LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Ninjago.
Today the boys and I were playing LEGO Creationary and I ended up building this T-Rex between games. I think at least one of these guys might make it to safety.