Lego Survey : The Results

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  1. HoloArm says:

    I do not have the sets you mentioned as I did not start collecting till the beginning of last summer. First kit I ever purchased was 8043 motorized excavator. Thereafter oldest kit I ever purchased was 8258. Like I said money invested in kits is only over less than a year span. I have made intelligent kit selections for personal creation building believe me, I have been known to purchase large available sets just for a differential element. I do not like to tear down flagship builds. I currently have on display in full power functions and readyness the following kits, 8053, 8043, 8041 (2 speed trans), 8052 (full PF drivable), 8258 (full PF, all mods both axels driven, and 8070 (full PF drivable). My MOC copy collection includes the Raptor TT by Zblj, the Lynx TT by Zblj, and your Tantra 4×4 T815, all are in full readyness. I am currently building Tatra 6×6 813 V2 by yoraish without having to touch any existing builds. My MOC’s are more on the robotics/pneumatics side. My largest current NXT/Technic MOC creation is a heavy duty holonomic drive base robot with a 4 DOF arm (servos) and a four pneumatic circuit gripper. It contains four pneumatics autovalves thanks to Sariel. It impliments 2 NXT bricks, 2 ultrasonic sensors, 2 Hitechnic color sensors, Hitechnic PF IR link for NXT, Hitechnic compass, accelerometer, and EOPD sensors. Is capable (current program)of full autonomous roam + pick and place. It can find and object on your floor and place it on your coffee table up to the weight of a D cell battery. This MOC creation contains parts from the following kits 8069 (x3), 8043 (I own 2 of these), pneumatics from five 8049 and a few others I have lost track of. I also have a packbot by brdavis42, and a NXT version of Sariels 8 leg octopod, all in full readyness. Anyways thanks for the tip on Eurobrick, sorry if I offended, much respect. The USA technic AFOL scene is weak so I appreciate any direction you have to offer. I consider you and Sariel my professors and embassadors, thanks for all your help on your great site.

  2. admin says:

    And to answer to

    Another example is out of my $8,000+ US dollar Technic element collection I have never seen a 0.5 x 7 liftarm

    I have only 7 sets and I have 0.5*7 beam, for instance in the buldozer 8275 or 8436 truck. I d’ont think you don’t have the bulldozer because it is a bestseller. Otherwise, try to buy carefully your sets. I only buy a big set of the year (as other builder I think) and I have enought part to do all I want so I think my collection is enough heterogeneous to build building instructions and to fit with the collection of my fans. Also, if you have a
    $8000 collection, I think you can buy some 0.5*7 beam regarding the cost. Regards

  3. admin says:

    Hello, thanks for your comment. I assume you don’t read the topic on eurobrick. Because I won’t be charge all instructions, there will be some instruction for free. A picturing version (free) and a PDF version (not free). So If people don’t want to pay, ok they can download the picturing version (for instance, I provide total of 31 building instruction and other detailled picture, it representes half of my own work so I think it is not “only for paid”). Also, the survey show that some people are ok to pay so we will see in the future. The shop will be also for community, I think for people who do many instructions and the develloper of the software (like SR3D builder, Lpub and so on). To finish, on the shop, there will be also free instruction. I think you don’t understand the aim because it is not the profit margin but the sharing, the profit margin I take is only for the cost of the website (because it is veru expensive to compare with a normal frozen webiste). For instance, Sergio (developer of SR3D builder) is currently thinking to stop the development of his software because the provider is expensive, I said not and I gave him a online sharing and a possibility to have incomes for his fantastic software. I invite you to read the topic on Eurobrick to no more about the aim (maybe not clear in this post) and share your opinion with the other members. Regards

  4. HoloArm says:

    Sell? Uhhhggg. The Lego community is better off sharing then selling (unless involves parts). Besides most of us using and sharing ideas for such projects would rather MOC them anyways. The lack of “rare” parts in my collection seem to be my only project limitation. One prime example is most of your projects involve the old style differential, my collection only has the new bevel style. Another example is out of my $8,000+ US dollar Technic element collection I have never seen a 0.5 x 7 liftarm. Love your stuff. Instructions are appreciated but I believe it is wrong for anyone to charge money for them. You would do much better just selling parts. If a project is elaborate enough to require PDF instructions chances are others are missing a few proprietory parts to mimic said project. Some decent assembly or dissassembly photos are all most of us need to recreate a project if we have the parts. Thanks.

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