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    Update #20

    Over 9K now... Wow...

    I never thought that my love for lego, physical play and experience design could resonate this much. Thanks to every one who made this possible! Thanks for voting, sharing, tweeting, retweeting, following, liking and writing about this project!

    Lego Ideas is a fascinating platform. The combination of creative input from many projects and the immediate feedback from the community is great. My previous projects haven't been that successful. This motivated me to think harder this time. I already shared my conceptual thoughts for this project in an early update. 

    Working on this project I always visualized two types of people in my mind: One person, not knowing about LEGO Ideas at all, walking into a store seeing this "LEGO Set" for the first time and another person seeing this project here on Ideas. I basically didn't stop until I felt the design was convincing for both. 

    We'll see what the future holds for this Idea. Can't say much about the business side. But turning this into a real lego product is quite a challenge I'll guess. A rewarding one I hope.

    Special Thanks to my wonderful wife and my three kids! Couldn't have done this without your support! Special Thanks also to Thomas, a true friend, who helped me with this crazy video shoot!

    Enjoy! 

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    Video Series

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    Update #19

    Hey! Here's a little Video Update Series upcoming (Stay tuned on Youtube):

    • #01 Brick build Dominos (Mon June 29, 2015)
    • #02 Domino Setup & Action (Wed July 1, 2015)
    • #03 Directional Change Build (Fri July 3, 2015)
    • #04 Directional Change Setup & Action (Mon July 6, 2015)
    • #05 Ball Sender Build (Wed July 8, 2015)
    • #06 Ball Receiver Build (Fri July 10, 2015)
    • #07 Ball Setup & Action (Mon July 13, 2015)
    • #08 Ball Trickshot Setup & Action (Wed July 15, 2015)
    • #09 Domino Magnification Build (Fri July 17, 2015)
    • #10 Catapult Build (Mon July 20, 2015)
    • #11 Catapult and Magnification Setup & Action (Wed July 22, 2015)
    • #12 Double Pendulum Flag Build (Fri July 24, 2015) 

    Thanks to all supporters! Keep on voting & spread the word! Enjoy! 


    Video Update - Domino Setup Action

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    Update #18

    Hey! Here's a little Video Update. Thanks to all supporters! Keep on voting & spread the word! Enjoy! 


    Video Update - Brick build Dominos

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    Update #17

    Hey! Here's a little Video Update. Thanks to all supporters! Keep on voting & spread the word! Enjoy! 


    Looping

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    Update #16

    Hey! Here’s an update on the Looping. Wasn’t shure if this would work at all. But it did the first time! The LEGO Reddish Brown Plastic Hose 22.4 cm (76280) I’m using is al little bit short. This way the looping got a little bit small. Let’s do a double looping next Time!

    Once again Thanks to all supporters! Keep on voting & spread the word:

    Comments on Update #16

    Enjoy! 


    Sling

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    Update #14

    Hey! Here’s an update on the Sling. The challenge on this one was very similar to the catapult. The mission was to prevent the ball from missing the track sideways (left or right). The mechanics on this one in fact had many micro changes here and there to finally perfect its functionality. 

    Once again Thanks to all supporters! Keep on voting & spread the word:

    Comments on Update #14

    Enjoy! 


    Catapult

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    Update #13

    Hey! Here’s an update on the Catapult. It’s a straight forward design. To add the needed stability I simply stacked two 2 x 16 LEGO Plates (4282). To get the balance right was a trial an error thing. The biggest challenge was to prevent the ball from missing the platform side ways (left or right). I didn’t expect that to be an issue in the first place. In the end I use two 2 x 4 LEGO Tiles (71150 / 87079) to stabilize the movement.

    Once again Thanks to all supporters! Keep on voting & spread the word:

    Comments on Update #13

    Enjoy! 


    Domino Magnification

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    Update #12

    Hey! Here’s an update on the growing dominoes. A chain of dominos of increasing size is used to drive the catapult that tosses the first ball for the marble run up to a platform. As you can see the large Domino is mounted on a joint to hit the catapult in a controlled manner. With the prototype there was one issue. It was hard to set up the Dominos to actually knock over each other. To solve this problem a little ground plate with flat tiles and plates with studs is used to guide the domino set up.

    Once again Thanks to all supporters! Keep on voting & spread the word:

    Comments on Update #12

    Enjoy!