Lego all the things


#1

Lego-compatible adhesive tape might soon be a thing.
Looks like they are a 9,751% of the funding goal, with a month left.
Considering it.


#2

Tape is cool.
I just got an email from my g-scale model train supplier with this
Building Block Set.
I had my eye on a flat car; but was thinking I may just cannibalize existing rolling stock with Lego building plates for the same effect.
But an engine, too… well. It’s still a lot of money.
I like the tape. I would be interested to see how well it works.


#3

I don’t know g-scale…
For many years growing up I had an HO scale railroad that took up a third of my bedroom.

My best friend had relatives in Germany who sent him Lego for every gift occasion.
He had both of these train sets and the space monorail. I was mad jelly.




#4

@cmreeder Did you go to the Hostlers Model Train Convention in Ogden that first weekend in March? They had serious a Lego train display put on by the Utah Lego Users Club. I wish I had taken a better close up picture of the actual track.


#5

OMG I had the 6990 I must have rebuild that 100 times


#6

Always wanted a Lego train but they were just to much.

I know I’ll be investigating making Lego surfaces with the laser.


#7

I had a friend with the space monorail too! I was a little too late to that party, but I had every “Blacktron” and “M-Tron” space set!


#8

My wife was just talking about this tape as well. Supposed to start shipping right before our son’s birthday, so she was already thinking that’d be a great gift.

Also, we might go to Brick Fest since it’s only 15 minutes from us. Could be a good time. We went and saw The Art Of The Brick exhibit in 2015. AMAZING display. The guy’s a true artist. Wonder how he’ll use this tape.

  • Tom

#9

Captain Awesome (My better half) is obsessed with Lego, I backed this right away!


#10

Why do I feel the makers of the tape are having a Glowforge style “oups, sold a tad more then predicted” moment.


#11

I had that same thought.
Although it seems to be a slightly less complicated product to manufacture and ship.


#12

Just had a co-worker say “My son’s too old for Legos, of course.” I said “Damn! I’m in my 40’s and I work with them. How the hell old is your son?!”


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#14

I want to back this… I’m trying so hard to be good though. It seems like a gimmick that I wouldn’t use much… but that didn’t stop me from buying a Lego light switch cover! Argh!


#15

My first thought was "Um, just stick real lego plates to stuff with one of any number of adhesives."
Then I thought, “No, I am not putting glue on my lego blocks. I destroyed enough of them with ‘modifications’ when I was a younger.” (How else are you going to get a lego spear properly through a lego torso?)
It seems like the best use of the tape product might be spots like vehicle dashboards or along the top of computer monitors.


#16

Grrr… not helping me resist very much! :wink:


#17

Well… Try reading the comments on the video on youtube. I wish I hadn’t. You may get annoyed enough with people in general that you won’t want the product anymore.


#18

I didn’t know about it. I am just getting into trains on my own account; my mom broke up her collection among my brothers and me. We each got a really good start, but not quite a full working set.
Are you on the GF map, @Tuck? You on Utah, too?

And back to the topic, my cousin had all the monorail sets. Spent hours with that.

After cleanup, I throw away all toys left out… except Lego. They are somehow exempt from the irresponsible behavior of their owners.


#19

I had not even thought of that. Mind blown! To-do list just got longer. :smile:


#20

I wonder what’d be cheaper… lasering away enough material to create a LEGO®-compatible surface or… buying a set of LEGOs.