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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Feb 01 2013 - 12:15 AM

Telling time is a pretty simple matter for most. Analog, digital--clocks are a dime a dozen. But what about telling time with...Zamor? That's what Jason Allemann did: he has constructed a mechanical clock entirely out of LEGO System and Technic pieces, including Bionicle Zamor Spheres. You can click here to see a video demonstration and explanation of how it all works. It's unclear how accurate the clock is, but, in all, it is quite a unique design, and definitely worth a look!http://www.bzpower.com/story.php?ID=5942]View the full article[/url]
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Posted Feb 01 2013 - 01:33 PM

I just saw this yesterday.  I thought it was a very clever way to go about something like this, and I definitely look forward to watching his other contraptions. :)

 

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Posted Feb 01 2013 - 02:41 PM

Mind-blasting. This indeed is a great creation. It puts together usefulness and playfulness in an amazing way. And it's very simple, after all.

 

... I want one!


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Posted Feb 01 2013 - 03:12 PM

Holy Gadunka, someone made that? AHHHH!

 

ahem, composure. 3...2...1

 

Ok, that blew my mind. This makes me really wish I had the time for building again.

And for the record, those are Midak Sky-spheres, not Zamors. 


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Posted Feb 01 2013 - 03:29 PM

I'm kind of surprised LEGO never made sets like these. If they existed as sets they would get quite a lot of money, I think. Really now, that looks sweet.
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Posted Feb 01 2013 - 05:27 PM

That is awesome.  I wonder how accurate it is...


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Posted Feb 01 2013 - 06:32 PM

BEST. CLOCK. EVER. No matoran hut is complete without one! :P


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Posted Feb 01 2013 - 07:27 PM

Now that's clock that Bionicle fans want. Telling time by hands was overrated, now it's time for zamor spheres.


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Posted Feb 01 2013 - 09:54 PM

Hah that's amazing. Must be a fun thing to just sit and wait for it to dump back into the reservoir. :P I'm tempted to try something like this on my own.


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Posted Feb 02 2013 - 08:41 AM

This thing is great. I noticed one advantage of it would be that everyone at a table would be able to see it at once. Sounds useful for board/card games.


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Posted Feb 02 2013 - 10:56 AM

This is really cool. It definitely beats the clock in my room.

 

If this was in production, I would truly consider getting it.


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Posted Feb 02 2013 - 02:45 PM

Holy Gadunka, someone made that? AHHHH! ahem, composure. 3...2...1 Ok, that blew my mind. This makes me really wish I had the time for building again.And for the record, those are Midak Sky-spheres, not Zamors. 
They're... the exact same piece. Like, literally. Perhaps some early production runs of set 8719 Zamor Spheres might have used 296 Cool Silver instead of 131 Silver, but for the most part, every set to use a silver Zamor Sphere between 2006 and 2009 used Element #4494056, and as far as I can tell the only reason this changed in 2010 was the introduction of the new color 315 Silver Metallic which replaced 131 Silver.Anyway, this is an awesome creation. It was fun watching the video of it in action.

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Posted Feb 02 2013 - 10:20 PM

Wow that was cool! I wish i knew how to make that! :D


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Posted Feb 02 2013 - 10:43 PM

Saw this a couple of days ago. Brilliant, I must say. The basic mechanic is so simple, yet I'm amazed that we're just seeing it now. 

On a side-note, grabbing a link from Kotaku isn't the smartest thing to do.


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Want…one. Reminds me of the Axle Sorter, just not as good.
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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 06:11 PM

Holy Gadunka, someone made that? AHHHH! ahem, composure. 3...2...1 Ok, that blew my mind. This makes me really wish I had the time for building again.And for the record, those are Midak Sky-spheres, not Zamors. 
They're... the exact same piece. Like, literally. Perhaps some early production runs of set 8719 Zamor Spheres might have used 296 Cool Silver instead of 131 Silver, but for the most part, every set to use a silver Zamor Sphere between 2006 and 2009 used Element #4494056, and as far as I can tell the only reason this changed in 2010 was the introduction of the new color 315 Silver Metallic which replaced 131 Silver.Anyway, this is an awesome creation. It was fun watching the video of it in action.

Well, yeah, they're the same pieces, but the Zamor Spheres weren't that silver, however the Midak sky-spheres were. I just figured the actual name of the piece wasn't "Zamor Sphere." Anyway, let's not get into a big argument over this; it isn't that big a deal.


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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 08:40 PM

Holy Gadunka, someone made that? AHHHH! ahem, composure. 3...2...1 Ok, that blew my mind. This makes me really wish I had the time for building again.And for the record, those are Midak Sky-spheres, not Zamors. 

They're... the exact same piece. Like, literally. Perhaps some early production runs of set 8719 Zamor Spheres might have used 296 Cool Silver instead of 131 Silver, but for the most part, every set to use a silver Zamor Sphere between 2006 and 2009 used Element #4494056, and as far as I can tell the only reason this changed in 2010 was the introduction of the new color 315 Silver Metallic which replaced 131 Silver.Anyway, this is an awesome creation. It was fun watching the video of it in action.

Well, yeah, they're the same pieces, but the Zamor Spheres weren't that silver, however the Midak sky-spheres were. I just figured the actual name of the piece wasn't "Zamor Sphere." Anyway, let's not get into a big argument over this; it isn't that big a deal.

I'm not trying to start an argument, I'm just confused at your comment. Besides some random variability the Zamor Spheres in set 8719 were the same color as the ones in the Midak Skyblasters. So I don't get what you mean by "the Zamor Spheres weren't that silver".

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Posted Feb 05 2013 - 03:14 PM

 

Holy Gadunka, someone made that? AHHHH! ahem, composure. 3...2...1 Ok, that blew my mind. This makes me really wish I had the time for building again.And for the record, those are Midak Sky-spheres, not Zamors. 

They're... the exact same piece. Like, literally. Perhaps some early production runs of set 8719 Zamor Spheres might have used 296 Cool Silver instead of 131 Silver, but for the most part, every set to use a silver Zamor Sphere between 2006 and 2009 used Element #4494056, and as far as I can tell the only reason this changed in 2010 was the introduction of the new color 315 Silver Metallic which replaced 131 Silver.Anyway, this is an awesome creation. It was fun watching the video of it in action.

 

Well, yeah, they're the same pieces, but the Zamor Spheres weren't that silver, however the Midak sky-spheres were. I just figured the actual name of the piece wasn't "Zamor Sphere." Anyway, let's not get into a big argument over this; it isn't that big a deal.

 

I'm not trying to start an argument, I'm just confused at your comment. Besides some random variability the Zamor Spheres in set 8719 were the same color as the ones in the Midak Skyblasters. So I don't get what you mean by "the Zamor Spheres weren't that silver".

Oh, they were the same color? I thought it was slightly different. I never got the Zamor packs, but to me the promo stuff looks slightly different from the Midak ones in the sets (which I do have). Anyway, after second thinking, this guy could have gotten a bunch of Zamor sphere packs. Looks like I was wrong; my bad.


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Telling time is a pretty simple matter for most. Analog, digital--clocks are a dime a dozen. But what about telling time with...Zamor? That's what Jason Allemann did: he has constructed a mechanical clock entirely out of LEGO System and Technic pieces, including Bionicle Zamor Spheres. You can click here to see a video demonstration and explanation of how it all works. It's unclear how accurate the clock is, but, in all, it is quite a unique design, and definitely worth a look!View the full article

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