This is the second part of an unknown number of reviews of the LEGO 31313 Mindstorms EV3 robotics set. If you haven't seen the first part, I recommend reading that to understand what this set is all about.
Rebrickable actually turned 2 years old last month, and I completely forgot about it :) The site has continued to grow and has had many great changes made in the last year.
This image is a shot of my analytics page for those interested in this stuff.
I mentioned this book previously, but due to a delay in publishing I got the timing wrong. Now this book is on the shelves and you can buy it from your local shop, or online from No Starch, Amazon or eBay. I bought the PDF version from No Starch but then was unable to download it after dozens of attempts. As luck would have it, I found it on the shelves of a department store (not even the book stores had it) and bought a physical copy too. Naturally, I tried the PDF download one more time and it worked :)
Disclaimer: I have a background in Microelectronics Engineering which basically means I love robots. Combine that with my career in IT and love of LEGO and you end up with a 100% biased review of this Mindstorms robotics LEGO set :) Plus it's kind of long!
LEGO are running a promotion for September: FREE Exclusive Mini Volkswagen T1 Camper Van with purchases of $75 or more! Valid during September 2013 or while supplies last.
I have created a new photo/file sharing site dedicated to LEGO fans: Bricksafe.
Bricksafe is currently open for early adopters, but I will be closing registrations in the next day or two. This is to help me ensure the site is fully stable and ready for a full release to everyone in the coming weeks :)
The guys at BrickOwl have been working hard and I'm pleased to announce that they have now setup integration with Rebrickable! BrickOwl is a great new online LEGO marketplace where you can buy and sell LEGO parts or sets. The site already has hundreds of stores with more being added every day.
This LEGO 42001 Mini Off-Roader is the fourth Technic set for 2H13. It's supposed to be an off-road truck but seems more like a baby version of the 42005 Monster Truck to me. Waiting to be squished.
I have built my pre-release copy of the LEGO 42005 Monster Truck Technic set. Then I threw it down the stairs. You know, for science.
The LEGO Group kindly sent me a pre-release copy of the LEGO 42008 Service Truck Technic set to
play with review. This is actually my first pneumatic set since my 8851 Excavator when I was a kid, and I was very keen to see how things have progressed since 1984!