We’re excited to have LEGO icon Keith Goldman conducting several interviews for us with fellow LEGO fans. Take it away, Keith! This week’s builder is Tony “SavaTheAggie” Sava, who broke onto the scene the same time as I did, which automatically makes him interesting because he had a front row seat for my meteoric rise Continue reading →
LEGO Power Functions models on The Brothers Brick | Page 3
It seems to be a slow day for blogworthy LEGO creations, so I went back through my bookmark archive and ran across something we really should have blogged the second we got the link — Chris Meyer‘s how-to guide on making plastic LEGO train tracks backwards compatible with legacy 9-volt and 12-volt systems. The problem Continue reading →
Marek Markiewicz‘s Kenworth W900 Rotator tow truck has it all and is the best large truck creation I have seen. Beyond aesthetics and resemblance, the truck boosts a sick array of Power Functions features including lights, remote control with steering, pneumatics, and countless motors that drive even the tiniest detail. You have to see the Continue reading →
This tracked transport by Peer Kreuger (mahjqa) incorporates a Power Functions motor to journey straight over boulders and trees — well, at least very large pebbles and tall grass blades. I’m especially impressed with the treads. Built from individual Technic elements, they don’t just use the LEGO treads that come in sets. Naturally, there’s a Continue reading →
The power functions IR speed remote control has been recalled by LEGO from the US and Canadian market due to the potential hazard from the overheat of the batteries. This marks only the third LEGO product to be recalled. For more information, click on the picture below to access the official report.
LEGO released 6989 Mega Core Magnetizer in 1990. Jarek (Jerrec) made it awesome in 2009. Jarek added Power Functions and tweaked some of the details, but the spirit of the original set is all there. See photos on Flickr and Brickshelf (when moderated).
Tyler Clites (Legohaulic) says he’s been having “loads of fun” with his LEGO Power Functions motors and remote control. Most recently, he added a motor to his LEGO Delorean. Naturally, the Delorean can zoom around Tyler’s kitchen floor. Via Young Spacers.
Making good use of the LEGO Power Functions System Danden has made an attractive and working cog railway. He even shows us how to do it. Thanks again to Matt Hamann for the tip.
Jarek (Jerrec) combines a LEGO Power Functions motor and remote control with 8960 Thunder Driller to rather amusing effect: On the smaller end of things, Scratel (Wojciech Scrat) has built a microscale version of Thunder Driller, completing with working drill: See more photos of the Mini Driller on Brickshelf.
Moritz Nolting (Nolnet) experiments with incorporating the power functions RC system into the smallest truck he can make to produce a creation that’s both functional and visually authentic. I really like how the bulky battery box is cleverly incorporated as the cargo container of the truck. Check out the Youtube video showing the truck in Continue reading →
Sebastiaan Arts has built a working forklift using the LEGO power functions system. He’s used the infrared remote control to allow him to both drive and steer the forklift. Not only can he drive it with the remote, though, he can raise and lower the fork! Make sure you check out the video of it Continue reading →
In my early days of building I designed one of the fantastically colourful Pakistani trucks. I wanted to have a real copy of it but never quite got around to building it. I’ve also always been terribly impressed by Jason Railton’s ability to combine motorised functionality and good looks in small packages. So, Technic being Continue reading →
Whether it’s the photography, color scheme, construction style, or something more intangible, LEGO creations by Jehkay are instantly recognizable. I’m not sure what this floating maintenance cart maintains, but it’s got the arms for the job: (Kinda sorta via Young Spacers.) And while I’m at it, a linear cannon (with Power Functions):
QuéLUG member Marc-André (aka Bazmati/Bazmarc) has built a fully automated Wall-E using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and Power Functions: I love the movement on Wall-E’s expressive eyes. Thanks to reader William for the tip!
Carlos Méndez sends word of this cool R2-D2 he motorized with a Power Functions Motor: