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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby RedRover » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:50 pm

That bazooka thing would look nice with some translucent studs
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby Bragallot » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:54 pm

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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby Dienekes22 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:15 pm

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Sneak peek... but it's not super sneaky obviously
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby RedRover » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:05 pm

That’s bad ass! I call dibs on a spot in the battle!
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby Texhnophille » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:20 am

Sooo here's my sigfig self-insert.
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby aoffan23 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:11 am

Been trying to make a good turntable for the battlefield, so that it will be far easier to get at every corner and take pictures.

:spoil: It's not easy.

First draft:

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Worked in theory, but there were two main issues:
6) The tires stuck to the bottom of the baseplates but the train tracks didn't stick to the table, thus negating the whole point of the turntable.
7) The corners of the battlefield weren't supported, so they drooped like crazy and the field split apart at the seams.

Turned it upside down and it worked a bit better, but the train tracks still had no way of sticking.

Second draft:

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Addressed the two main issues, but unfortunately the battlefield still slips a bit, and there's not really any way to increase the support under the corners with this structure.

Some potential improvements:
6) I'll add some more tires to the top to increase grip, so we'll see how that goes.
7) I could add some small bracket-like extensions to the four cardinal arms, so that they can hold the outside edges of the battlefield. However, if they don't look subtle enough they won't be staying, because the turntable should ideally be completely hidden.

Anyway, stay tuned for a third draft. Any suggestions are also welcome.
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby Tzan » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:51 am

Corner support

A - 1/4" plywood cut so that its back from the base plate edge.
B - several layers of cardboard as needed

You can add nails or screws to these to hook onto the turntable, so it doesn't slide.
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby TheVengefulOne » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:06 pm

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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby aoffan23 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:54 pm

Tzan wrote:Corner support

A - 1/4" plywood cut so that its back from the base plate edge.
B - several layers of cardboard as needed

You can add nails or screws to these to hook onto the turntable, so it doesn't slide.


Plywood did cross my mind, and if I had any one hand, I would absolutely use it. However I'm trying to avoid spending money on this part of the build, and I'm also half-committed to the idea of making it 100% out of Lego. If a 100% Lego version doesn't work, plywood would be my last resort before scrapping it.
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby ninja_bait » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:14 pm

Just uncommit to LEGO construction and buy a lazy susan (~$10)
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby aoffan23 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:18 pm

ninja_bait wrote:Just uncommit to LEGO construction and buy a lazy susan (~$10)


Joke's on you! Just finished the third draft and it works perfectly.

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I'll post a video/gif of it spinning once the battlefield is 100% done.
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby Tzan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:21 pm

The cardboard was instead of plywood, as another option. Easier to adjust.

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What are the wheels on the top piece for ??
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby Falk » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:27 pm

Friction between the turntable and the baseplates, probably.
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby aoffan23 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:33 pm

Tzan wrote:What are the wheels on the top piece for ??


They were for added grip on the bottom of the baseplates, but I just took a closer look and they don't actually touch them. It's close, but there's about a millimetre wide gap. So the answer is they're useless and are getting taken off I guess.

Changing the bottom half to an 8-arm assembly rather than 4 is really what makes this version work.
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby Tzan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:20 pm

Double sided scotch tape.
Will probably leave glue behind.
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