Minor/Repaint: Light Ravage with LEGO lightbrick

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  1. johaneggink

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    So I know that there a lot of LED versions out for Ravage.
    I also know a lot of us aren't stars with soldering. So I made one with a Lego Lightbrick. They used to come in the EXO force line and are basicly a LEGO brick that is transparent, holds a battery, red LED, a push switch and a whole to put the tube in. The tube lights up a bit and the end lights up a lot
    It looks like this:

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    It cut the lightbrick a lot smaller. You can take of a lot! It fits in the chest now

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    I didn't need to joint the neck, because the tube joints the head with the body. Here I pulled in out a bit:
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    Normally the head is against the chest and you dont see the tube.

    If I turn this screw it pushes the button and the light goes on
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    I hope this helps some of you!
    Be sure to buy LEGO parts on bricklink.com! It is sort of a LEGO E-bay where you can buy separate parts, also joints you could use for combiners..
     

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  2. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    sweet solution!
     
  3. newguy

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    i like you idea
     
  4. destrongerlupus

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    Great idea! I love using Lego-parts in my customs as well, nice to see you've hidden yours. Camouflaging lego parts is THE key (I'm guilty of occasionally leaving one exposed, and I always kind of regret it)

    And yeah, Bricklink is GREAT! I stocked up on lego-ratchet joint blocks a while back, cost me very little and I still have a ton of 'em :) 

    D/L
     
  5. Dex Antares

    Dex Antares I am a Meat Popsicle

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    Not bad, not bad! And hey, the bendy-neck is screen accurate. Didn't Bumblebee, like, tear out Ravage's spine? "Give me your face, neck, and everything from your shoulders to your coccyx!!"
     
  6. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    AWESOME!!!

    Do you know what set this lego "light brick" came in?

    EDIT.... Ah! I actuall own the set but never opened it!
     
  7. johaneggink

    johaneggink Netherlands

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    Especially plugs and joints are great. LEGO is expensive, but the quality of the plastic is really high grade.
    I thought I mentioned bricklink.com once more. Often I read about people getting complete sets of Knights and Exoforce when you can get just the parts you need on bricklink. :) 

    Almost every set of Exoforce except for the smallest ones have lightbrick, but the line is cancelled I think. I paid 1 dollar for a lichtbrick in bricklink. You should get them there. ;) 
     
  8. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    Dude!!!! This is brilliant!!!!!!
     
  9. Hakka

    Hakka Well-Known Member

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    Is the tube part of the lego?? I need to get my hands on some of that.

    Hakka.
     
  10. scarnivac

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    great idea :) 
    if I hadn't made a LED ravage already, I would have done this instead!
     
  11. johaneggink

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    Yes it is. They are in different lenghts too. ;) 
     

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