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So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby Grand Admiral » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:37 pm

Solo wrote: Small isn't necessarily bad, just make sure it's impressive.


She only told you that to make you feel better, Don. XD
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby Solo » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:45 pm

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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby Gingerbeard Man » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:39 am

Classicsmiley wrote:I'm assuming that LifeLites products (http://www.lifelites.com) are not allowed, due to the fact that the wires, LEDs, and circuit boards aren't official, even though they use official parts like half-pins and plates. Am I correct?

I have tried using the official lights from the 8293 Power Functions accessory set, but the result was fairly pathetic. (Maybe I need to try some new batteries, although the box still has enough power to run an XL motor just fine.)
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby the dutch guy » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:35 am

when it's done, do i have to post the 1 picture here, or in the one with the rules?
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby Solo » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:07 am

The other thread. The thread with the rules that specifically say - "Post a single picture in this thread with a link to your gallery and discussion page to enter." The thread where I posted in big bold letters "This thread is for entry posts only." Twice.

If you can't read the rules: please don't enter. I'm sorry, I want you to build and have fun, but you don't seem up to the task of entering a contest yet.
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby the dutch guy » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:57 am

i thought so, and in anything following, i won't ask this many questions, just wanted to be sure.
btw i already finished my entry, so i'll upload it now.
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby donneyboy » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:32 pm

Chief wrote:
Two engines connected by binders with a pod trailing behind via two cables. Other than that, go nuts.


can we make custom cables?
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby Big C » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:21 pm

No.

Guys... please read the rules. And then read them again.
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby ajcross » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:37 pm

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Those click hinges look like thick cables.
Hadn't seen energy coupling THROUGH the pod before.
Does he even know he's entered in the contest?
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby Solo » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:51 pm

Doesn't meet the requirements.
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby Puddleglum » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:57 am

Okay, I don't want to be pedantic or annoying, but basically I want to make sure that when we say "engine" and "engine pod", we are using the word engine in the "largish mechanical-looking form-over-function thing that makes go ZOOM!" sense, and not the "something that has intakes, exhaust, and could be resonably expected to function as a jet engine" sense. Jugding by the white and blue example entry, I'm assuming the first, but I thought I'd ask. Thanks!
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby Solo » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:20 pm

Correct. It should look functional to an extent, but honestly, these are stripped down engines that hover and are connected by a beam of energy. They don't have to make complete sense, just make it clear it's not just there for decoration.
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby StormieMan » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:30 pm

So will we have to enter our address and name or something when we enter? Or any other personal info? Just wondering so that I won't screw up like I did in the chrome vader contest. XD
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby Solo » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:34 pm

No. Why would you even think that?
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby Firespray » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:43 pm

StormieMan wrote:So will we have to enter our address and name or something when we enter? Or any other personal info? Just wondering so that I won't screw up like I did in the chrome vader contest. XD


We'll need your social though.
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby StormieMan » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:23 am

Solo wrote:No. Why would you even think that?


So that in case I won (chances are very large ;) ) you would be able to send the prize or at least be able to contact me.
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby Solo » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:43 am

We only need the information of the winning participants, and we'll contact them after the contest is over. Focus on building your entry and submit it to the correct thread, then you can boast about it. :lol:
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby Gingerbeard Man » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:24 am

I really don't have the time or enough "spare" (not on display) parts for a decent contest entry, but after looking at the PF motors that were lying on my desk I knocked up this utterly minimalist podracer:

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There is a red lightsaber blade inside the three trans red bricks, holding them together as one of them is facing the other way.

It's a "system" scale physical model, has a minifig alien pilot and consists only of official Lego parts. XD
I guess with a little dressing on the pods and a bit more cockpit this could actually turn into an entry after all...
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby StormieMan » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:50 am

That's nice, but if you could really work on the cockpit and put a few pieces to the pods you could have a decent entry. You just need a few parts and 15 minutes to make. You've got something going here :)
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Reason: You don't need to quote a post right above yours, we only need to see the pictures once.
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Re: So, you wanna to build a podracer? [Building Tips Thread]

Postby Solo » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:43 pm

GM- that's rather clever, I agree with a minimal amount of additional work it would be a nice entry.
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