Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Lego GBC Observer 👁 Week 16 and 17, 2020

Welcome to the GBC Observer for Weeks 16 and 17 of 2020.  I've been busy setting up my new Lego studio, and plan to start building and recording modules in early May.  A lot of interesting modules have shown up over the last little while, here are some of my favourites.

MSK has created a nice module that takes inspiration from vintage flight sim toys.  The different types of aircraft make this one fun to watch.

Sam F has created a ball pump that looks like a mashup between the BW2018 and a Lasse D pump, as well he's created an interesting chimney out of lightsaber bars.  It appears that these can be linked  up for shared power which is a nice feature.

This side stepper by Pinwheel is a very clean looking module with some great motion.  I'm looking forward to building this one as it would colour match my reservoir module perfectly.

John Sherman has created a new type of stepper that uses the macaroni elbows to help guide the balls up the steps.  Nice parts usage in this one!

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, April 13, 2020

Lego GBC Observer 👁 Week 14 & 15

Welcome to the Lego GBC Observer for week 14 & 15.  Apologies for the missing post last week, but I have been busy moving into our new house (which will allow me to create a great Lego building studio!)  It seems like everyone else has been busy building and here are the interesting GBC videos I've spotted over the last week or so.

First up is a well themed module featuring a fire truck, it's built using a ball pump that has an unconventional horizontal check valve.  I'm curious how it would run over a long period.

Nonsense wars shares the second iteration of his "not scissor lift". I really like this lift,  it gains a lot of height with a fairly compact mechanism.

Builder Alex P shares his version of a Pusher Upper style module.  This one looks really nice with the striped pushers, and he has provided instructions in the video description.

In this last video JK Brickworks gives us a detailed breakdown of his Robot Dreams module.  As always, Jason clearly explains how everything works.  There are some great "Techniques" being used in this module.

Have a great week everyone.