Lego Ideas Thread
Post any projects you have from there and people here can vote for them.
This one's mine:
not mine I just think its cool.
>Where's choo-choo charlie?
Uhm...he...wasn't born yet?????
Considering they already released this as a special edition, I wouldn't expect them to put out another one.
This one was posted just today. Looks familiar...
I really hate to criticize, but my railroad autism won't let me get away with this.
Both driver wheels on the locos should be flanged. There should be no problems with them binding up on 4-4-0's.
Proportionally, I think the tenders are too tall and too long. The Rogers' cab roof has a little too much slope to it.
Other than that I like it.
I welcome any constructive criticism, actually.
>Both driver wheels on the locos should be flanged.
That can be easily changed in the final version that Lego makes. Also, I was thinking about the potential for custom builds, such as combining both locos and making a crazy 4-8-4 loco. Having flanged and unflanged drivers gives more possibilities for custom models.
>I think the tenders are too tall and too long.
You are 100% right. They are that way in order to accommodate power functions (battery box, IR receiver, etc.). Also, its a nightmare trying to make highly-detailed train cars without using the standard Lego train car frame pieces, so I used the shortest one available.
>The Rogers' cab roof has a little too much slope to it.
That's about as a low a slope as I can get to ensure that the edges of the roof don't go out further than the walls of the cab. One of my objectives is for each locomotive to not be wider than eight studs at any point (the max width of the train track sleepers/ties).
Remember the over-priced coffee shop in the Lego Movie? Well, GUESS WHAT?!
1950's Radio with Lego components inside.
This Japanese-looking thingy has only 60 days left before voting expires.
If you like history, most of the projects this guy made will interest you.
Would you buy a CERN Large Hadron Collider Lego set?