Written by Techbricks.nl
Thursday, 03 January 2008 07:00
Why do you have this site?
Actually, there are two reasons why I have this site. One reason is that I like to show others what I am doing with LEGO. Because LEGO is great!!! I hope others get inspired by my LEGO projects. Maybe they find a solution for a problem, perhaps it brings them an idea or who knows they find it just interesting to watch.
The other reason is that I use this site to organize my ideas and the information that I collect about LEGO. Today not many people will probably ever have a real original idea. We life in a world where cut and past are important quilities. Everything is probably allready invented or created by others. Therefore look carefully at the ideas of others and learn from them. What matters is that you know how to combine good ideas of others and create something new out of it. Indeed: It is better good stolen from someone else than bad invented by your self! This site is mainly a index of ideas and creations of others and a little bit about what I have done with it.
Do you have a large LEGO collection?
I would say no. I stopped counting at about 39.000 pieces, but I estimated that I do have at least twice as much now. I do have all regular LEGO bricks, plates and tiles and I do have almost all technic LEGO bricks and parts and NXT parts, not necessarily in the correct color, but I wouldn't say it is enough.
Do you have enough LEGO?
Well, I have seen people around the web discussing this issue before. My wife and other people around me say that I should have enough LEGO by now. Maybe you know this situation and perhaps you have people in your surrounding how can’t understand the value of LEGO? I agree that LEGO takes quite an amount of space in our home. It one point I consider selling parts. Should I sell less regular parts? Or sell portion of parts from which I have most? I couldn’t decide which LEGO elements I should sell. It didn’t feel good to sell any part. So for me as well counts: “You can’t have too much LEGO…”
How long does it take to build a LEGO model?
That depends on many things. I often build one or more pilots in a couple days or weeks. This is to try out, get familiar or test a certain techniques or certain parts. Designing a good model can takes months. But often days or weeks past by before I know how to solve with a particular problem. In the meantime I work on other projects. Many times I have break down and rebuild models to improve them. And many designs are not finshed yet!
Where do you buy LEGO bricks and parts?
I have bought a lot bricks at Bricklink.com. Certain parts are very cheap at Bricklink, but scarce parts can be extreem expensive. More often I buy complete sets in shops. I wait until the price of a certain set is low enough and then often buy more than one set at the time. Sometimes it looks like I end up with an unnecessary large stock of certain parts, but in a next project those parts appear to be needed frequently.
NXT sensors and stuf I buy at Mindsensors and HiTechnic. Right now, with the favourable Dollar/Euro exchange rate, it is inexpensive for me to buy things in the US and have them shipped to The Netherlands.
Do you have building instructions of your LEGO creations?
Sorry, but I don't made building instructions of my LEGO projects. I only make pictures of my models. All the pictures that are published on my site are linked to Google Picasa photo web. There you can see many more pictures of my creations in high quality. I hope that is enough for you.
If you are looking for building instructions you can look at my links page with LEGO builing instructions.
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