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Steel Crawler - BuWizz Edition
About this creation
Third iteration of this crawler…..but once BuWizz was announced I knew I had to back it and install it in this crawler. With approximately double the power of regular Lego PF, BuWizz makes this crawler a beast. Of note, I tried many of these climbs with regular Lego PF with no luck. I also installed a planetary gear system in the wheels, decreasing speed and increasing torque. More information regarding BuWizz can be found here




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 I like it 
  July 1, 2017
Nice! That's a powerful motor that one. The cat in the video didn't seem too pleased though :-D
 I like it 
  June 5, 2017
I totally agree with Henrik! Chapeau! Btw.: In the totally wilderness of our garden maybe it would have lower chances... ;) LEGO? Garden? LEGO? G... And you now the truth for me, your's looks at minimum for a remis... ;)
 I like it 
  May 3, 2017
Amazing performance! Great work!
 I made it 
  May 2, 2017
PF 2.0??? There are rumors. Until then, however, I will likely just keep buying products like Buwizz....
Quoting Nick Barrett Impressive performance, although I tend to agree with you that TLG are wise to 'limit' their PF performance, the time might be right to raise those limits just a bit.
 I made it 
  May 2, 2017
Hey...I'm an average midwestern dad..... Kidding :) Funny comments.... but too true and at the same time sad.....
Quoting Gabor Pauler Just to add one more point to the conversation about safety consciousness: an average midwestern dad buys AR-15 assault rifle to his kids as elementary school graduation gift. And he - as good parent - still worries about that the mighty Power Functions of TLG will cut off their head and sues TLG for one million dollar if anything happens...
 I like it 
  May 1, 2017
Impressive performance, although I tend to agree with you that TLG are wise to 'limit' their PF performance, the time might be right to raise those limits just a bit.
 I like it 
  May 1, 2017
Just to add one more point to the conversation about safety consciousness: an average midwestern dad buys AR-15 assault rifle to his kids as elementary school graduation gift. And he - as good parent - still worries about that the mighty Power Functions of TLG will cut off their head and sues TLG for one million dollar if anything happens...
 I like it 
  April 30, 2017
Great fun with your crazy machine, Nirds! Chapeau!
 I made it 
  April 30, 2017
I should read that. And for what it is worth, like you mentioned, it is not pleasant to say, but I think TLG has to take the stance they do. Their concern is selling as much Lego as they can, which sounds nefarious but if you think about it.... it has to be that way. Would we literally have thousands of adults, let alone kids, with collections of tens or even hundreds of thousands of pieces large if they did not? And without these numbers we certainly would not have the great community, replete with awesome MOCs, that we do. So.... if TLG has to be nit-picky with anything that even looks like a liability to be able to produce billions of pieces a year then so be it. Billions and billions of pieces keep the prices at least somewhat affordable of a relatively expensive hobby.
Quoting Jeremy McCreary I'd say 3's a charm, my friend! The engineering is very impressive, as usual, and so is the power output of the BuzzWizz. Will have to give one a try now. Many of us share Gabor's frustration over TLG's wimpy motors and batteries and downright awful infrared RC system, and I'm sure that the causes he suggests play a role. But TLG's obsession with safety probably plays the biggest role, and as much as I hate to say it, rightly so for the most part. You can get some insight into the abundance of caution involved in their safety review process in the book _Forbidden Lego: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against!_ by 2 former TLG executives who sat in on many of those meetings, often tearing their hair out.
 I made it 
  April 30, 2017
Yes and no. Honestly, not sure it is in the best interest of TLG to really up their game on all fronts (like in the area of PF). I think they like the products such as BuWizz, Sbrick, etc. because anyone who wants to use these products has to have ..... Yup, Lego. I think BuWizz, Sbrick, etc. are almost like a system of free marketing for TLG. Although TLC may not be getting the direct sales of these products, they are reaping the benefit of users of said products needing more Lego....
Quoting Gabor Pauler I just wondering how contraproductive and backwardish is Lego Group, when small companies (like this one and S-brick) manufacture much higher performance gizmos at comparable price. Of course it is not a technical miracle in the era of CAN-buses, advanced LiPo batteries and brushless motors. The miracle is Lego bureaucracy... Good shot to show it!
 I like it 
  April 30, 2017
Incredible! It's a pleasure to watch this beast at work!
 I like it 
  April 30, 2017
That's some fantastic engineering. Incredible what this thing can do!
 I like it 
  April 29, 2017
Heads-up on your video: It wouldn't play on my Android phone earlier today. Now that I'm at my desktop, the video seems to play normally, but with this notice plastered across the bottom: "The YouTube Flash API was officially deprecated on January 27th, 2015." Are you using deprecated APIs again?? You should be ashamed! ;^}
 I like it 
  April 29, 2017
I'd say 3's a charm, my friend! The engineering is very impressive, as usual, and so is the power output of the BuzzWizz. Will have to give one a try now. Many of us share Gabor's frustration over TLG's wimpy motors and batteries and downright awful infrared RC system, and I'm sure that the causes he suggests play a role. But TLG's obsession with safety probably plays the biggest role, and as much as I hate to say it, rightly so for the most part. You can get some insight into the abundance of caution involved in their safety review process in the book _Forbidden Lego: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against!_ by 2 former TLG executives who sat in on many of those meetings, often tearing their hair out.
 I like it 
  April 29, 2017
I just wondering how contraproductive and backwardish is Lego Group, when small companies (like this one and S-brick) manufacture much higher performance gizmos at comparable price. Of course it is not a technical miracle in the era of CAN-buses, advanced LiPo batteries and brushless motors. The miracle is Lego bureaucracy... Good shot to show it!
 
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