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Old 06-02-2019, 02:19 AM
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Today while watering I took a closer look at the pile of other rocks removed from the garden...



Some sort of bigass crystal, 5 inches long. Quartz? Maybe? It's hexagonal whatever it is. What the hell kind of fey crap is happening in this garden?
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:17 PM
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I built a radio clock transmitter that transmits a weak signal on the longwave band (60kHz or 77.5kHz) so I can set all the radio clocks and watches in my house to whatever time I want.

I did it because in some rooms the real signal, which comes from Cumbria in the north of England, is too weak and one of my clocks sometimes sets itself wrongly or doesn't adjust to the correct time and instead runs using its internal, less accurate, quartz movement.

By turning up the power of my transmitter, I could also set any radio clocks in nearby houses to the wrong time, but that would be unethical and illegal, so I won't do that.
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:28 PM
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Oh cool, and I could mess with your clocks from here if I wanted to give everyone in a ten kilometer radius radiation burns!
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Old 05-03-2020, 01:10 PM
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The little tool for pulling off the wheel bolt covers on my car broke, so I designed and 3D printed a better one.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4333627
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Old 05-12-2020, 04:17 PM
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I got a new journal with clear cover, so I could design my own cover page.

FEELINGS.jpg

I showed it to bey and he said, "awww, you have feelings?" to which I replied, "haha, no. It's a joke."

lol trolled
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:03 PM
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I uploaded this pic to facebook already, I am going to hotlink the images. My own settings are public, if you have trouble viewing the images let me know and I will fix it.

ES and I got into legos a couple of weeks ago, and have been having a really fun time with it. I have been wanting a lego castle and I found one on Ebay. It's Nexo Castle Knighton. Nexo was a line of SpaceKnights from a few years ago I guess.

The castle came in 4 large bags that were not very sorted and it was missing a few pieces, but nothing major.



check out before I got started :tmgrin: The set has over 1400 pieces. It is the biggest set that I have put together and it wasn't sorted.



The finished Knighton Castle all closed. the big turret in the middle up top is a rocket ship!!



It has seating for 4, so perfect for space trips about the quadrant.



The front door does open but each wing of the castle also swings open so you can play in the court yard. There is a Dwarvish Mech, a space car, and an evil siege engine with the set as well.



The king is have a drink, it's tough being a space king.

On the left side are quarters and an armory and a dining area and barracks are on the right side.




close up on the back left wing.



right side.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:49 AM
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I have a table very like that!
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An oak dining table? Or a table covered with Lego?

hee hee I joke but the table is super special. My grandpa bought it at an antique store and gifted it to my mom when I was a wee babby, and she handed it down to me at some point. It's been my dining table my whole life.

It's 4 disparate pieces: the top, the base, and the 2 leaves. It's hilarious to watch people try to move it and then go "whoops!" when the top just lifts off :lol:
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:19 PM
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Political intrigue has been afoot at Castle Knighton.

Regime change has occurred. King McBeardly has been cast down, long reign Queen McQueen!!!



Her first order of business was getting custom headgear made for the DwarfMech. :)







In unrelated knews there have been reports of space smugglers in Lego World.



**editorial note: I decided to leave the knews typo because it's cute. This is knight news and we do know the news and I love stupid puns. I just wish this had been intentional.
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An oak dining table? Or a table covered with Lego?

hee hee I joke but the table is super special. My grandpa bought it at an antique store and gifted it to my mom when I was a wee babby, and she handed it down to me at some point. It's been my dining table my whole life.

It's 4 disparate pieces: the top, the base, and the 2 leaves. It's hilarious to watch people try to move it and then go "whoops!" when the top just lifts off
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YES. EXACTLY LIKE THAT.

The only difference is that I bought it at an antique store. Possibly before you were a wee babby.

Well, that and instead of lego it has chocolate on it.
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ES and I made this.



It's lego set 10214 Tower Bridge



Nexo Knight Minfig for scale.

The build wasn't bad, but it is a lot of pieces almost 4300.



ES put together these pieces before we started the main build.



here are many of the pieces all sorted, which again ES did.



Early in the creation process.
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Harley Quinn is attacking in her Pandemoniutron Mech. It is my own creation but based off a Nexo Knight Mech build.



I'm not completely finished with the mech, but it's coming along nicely.
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We made Voltron last weekend. I didnít post about it at the time because Ripley passed away the next morning.

While Iím sad and miss her, I also remember with a smile how she would hang out on one of her little beds close to the table while we worked.

She was with us the entire time we built Voltron.

She was really codependent :tmgrin:

Voltron was a bunch of fun to make.

VOLTRON
DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE


Each lion was partially broken down, so step one was to finish breaking them down. The Red and Green lions are much simpler and I didnít break them down to base bricks.

The Yellow and Blue lions are much larger as to be expected(my Voltron toy from my childhood was like that as well)

The Black Lion dwarfs the others which again was the case with the Voltron that my Aunt Cheryl bought new when I was a kid.

My home life was pretty nightmarish at times and Christmas presents werenít always a priority for my alcoholic, narcissus mother. My Aunt Cheryl who didnít have children of her own showered her nieces and nephews with love (and having grown up poor herself) and gifts. Cheryl bought me my Nintendo for example. Another Christmas, she got me a leather jacket that I wore for years. She bought me lots of toys over the years. He-man, GI Joe, Insectors, etc. one year though she bought me 1984ís large plastic Voltron. The lions were simple in movement, but could fit a GI Joe/Star Wars sized action figure. I think I also had a Prince Lothor figure, but I think GiJoes mostly drove the lions.

I had hours and hours of fun with that Voltron toy.

I suspect this lego creator (itís a lego Ideas set, so designed by a fan) designer had the same or a very similar toy.

The Lego Voltron really captures the Voltron aesthetic. It is also appropriately gigantic for lego scale. Each lion can serve as a separate mount when not forming Voltron.

Forming Voltron is pretty easy as well.
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This is the Voltron toy from my childhood.

Like shortly after this one, there was also a metal Voltron that was a bit smaller and didnít fit action figures.
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So sweet! Loved Voltron as a a kid.

Then later in highschool I was trying to describe it to a friend and couldn't remember the name of it for the life of me. He knew what show I meant, but also couldn't remember the name. We racked our brains for days and could not come up with it. Then one day we were playing tennis, he hit the ball over to me and as I was about to hit it back he literally screamed "VOLTRON". I didn't even hit the ball, just yelled "YES!" and the relief washed over me.

As I've gotten to be the olds I've experienced this phenomenon many more times. But really, it shouldn't happen to teenagers.

Anyway, super cool that y'all got a Lego version!
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