Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Take a look at another private website dedicated to LEGO TECHNIC constructions!
It calls 'TEXBRICK', belongs to Thomas J. Avery and can be found here.

There you can find very interesting buildings, from cranes to excavators and bridges, fully documented with photos and details of construction.

Also very interesting thoughts, ideas and techniques can be found inside.

I found specially interesting, the maths and Excel file for modeling truss structures, specially bridges. Find more here.

Very funny, was one of author's comments at the FAQ page (from a former website version, not available anymore)

"- When you have kids, will you let them play with your Legos?
No. I'll buy them their own and then I'll play with theirs!"

... don't know why,... but I fully agree!...


Alex Campos said...

A site with inspiration for mechanisms is always nice, especially inspiration using non-specialised pieces! It's a bit demoralising when I see a great-looking assembly and then realise it requires some weird,appeared-in-a-single-set piece...

Thomas J Avery said...

Cool! I just discovered this blog. Thanks for mentioning my site, although my serious building is on a bit of a hiatus at the moment. Just to update that bit about my kids and my bricks: now that my son is 3 years old and knows what and where my bricks are, it's almost impossible to keep him out of them

TechnicBRICKs said...

As I wrote somewhere else here, it always great to see author come and visit his creation here.

Please return to the nice work! ;)

Yeap! Kids...
To keep my daughter (8) away from the bricks, hasn't been a big problem, but as you I doubt the same will happen with my boy (now still with 10 monts). Must get prepared to that... :P

Thomas J Avery said...

Hey guys - just a quick note. My website isn't down, it's been 100% redesigned and reorganized. The new site (same url: http://www.texbrick.com) has been changed to a consistent design. I've even added some new work!


TechnicBRICKs said...

Good work Thomas!

Nice to see you having again more time available for the hobby.

Don't forget to tell us about your new creations.

Now I need to rebuild this old post... :( If I find the time to... :-/

TechnicBRICKs said...

Well, I've finally updated the post to your new website.

Thanks for the precious help, Thomas!

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