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 Author: Rewaeleinn View Messages Posted By Rewaeleinn
 Posted: Aug 7, 2019 10:42
 Subject: Help from anyone familiar with Technic?
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Rewaeleinn (50)

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Hello all, I run a tabletop game using Lego and we're coming up on the big
chapter ending battle for this year of our multi year campaign. I'm trying
to build a ship deck for the battlefield that can rock to the left and right
but I'm not entirely sure how to go about it?

What I hope to achieve is a simple Technic rig that can allow the plates I'm
using to make the deck rock at intervals (to simulate the movement of the ship)
but be stable enough so that my players can move their mini figures around the
surface during the battle.

I've attached a basic plan for the plates, they'll have a lattice under
them that should support the weight of players and such.

If anyone has any advice I'd be very appreciative!
 
 Author: mmookk61 View Messages Posted By mmookk61
 Posted: Aug 7, 2019 10:48
 Subject: Re: Help from anyone familiar with Technic?
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In LEGO, Rewaeleinn writes:
  Hello all, I run a tabletop game using Lego and we're coming up on the big
chapter ending battle for this year of our multi year campaign. I'm trying
to build a ship deck for the battlefield that can rock to the left and right
but I'm not entirely sure how to go about it?

What I hope to achieve is a simple Technic rig that can allow the plates I'm
using to make the deck rock at intervals (to simulate the movement of the ship)
but be stable enough so that my players can move their mini figures around the
surface during the battle.

I've attached a basic plan for the plates, they'll have a lattice under
them that should support the weight of players and such.

If anyone has any advice I'd be very appreciative!

I won't be any help with fixing the ship, but I love the idea! I have played
a couple of skirmishes using minifigs using Song of Blades and Heroes Rules
LEGO is so violent LOL.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Aug 7, 2019 11:01
 Subject: Re: Help from anyone familiar with Technic?
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In LEGO, Rewaeleinn writes:
  Hello all, I run a tabletop game using Lego and we're coming up on the big
chapter ending battle for this year of our multi year campaign. I'm trying
to build a ship deck for the battlefield that can rock to the left and right
but I'm not entirely sure how to go about it?

What I hope to achieve is a simple Technic rig that can allow the plates I'm
using to make the deck rock at intervals (to simulate the movement of the ship)
but be stable enough so that my players can move their mini figures around the
surface during the battle.

I've attached a basic plan for the plates, they'll have a lattice under
them that should support the weight of players and such.

If anyone has any advice I'd be very appreciative!

Simple: Use balls on the rotation axle(s) and ball socket bricks to add friction.

 
Part No: 53585  Name: Technic Ball Joint with Through Axle Hole
* 
53585 Technic Ball Joint with Through Axle Hole
Parts: Technic
 
Part No: 92013  Name: Technic, Brick Modified 2 x 2 with Ball Receptacle Wide and Axle Hole
* 
92013 Technic, Brick Modified 2 x 2 with Ball Receptacle Wide and Axle Hole
Parts: Technic, Brick


More complicated: Use linear actuators.

 
Part No: 61927c01  Name: Technic Linear Actuator with Dark Bluish Gray Ends
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61927c01 Technic Linear Actuator with Dark Bluish Gray Ends
Parts: Technic
 Author: Rewaeleinn View Messages Posted By Rewaeleinn
 Posted: Aug 7, 2019 11:32
 Subject: Re: Help from anyone familiar with Technic?
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In LEGO, SylvainLS writes:
  In LEGO, Rewaeleinn writes:
  Hello all, I run a tabletop game using Lego and we're coming up on the big
chapter ending battle for this year of our multi year campaign. I'm trying
to build a ship deck for the battlefield that can rock to the left and right
but I'm not entirely sure how to go about it?

What I hope to achieve is a simple Technic rig that can allow the plates I'm
using to make the deck rock at intervals (to simulate the movement of the ship)
but be stable enough so that my players can move their mini figures around the
surface during the battle.

I've attached a basic plan for the plates, they'll have a lattice under
them that should support the weight of players and such.

If anyone has any advice I'd be very appreciative!

Simple: Use balls on the rotation axle(s) and ball socket bricks to add friction.

 
Part No: 53585  Name: Technic Ball Joint with Through Axle Hole
* 
53585 Technic Ball Joint with Through Axle Hole
Parts: Technic
 
Part No: 92013  Name: Technic, Brick Modified 2 x 2 with Ball Receptacle Wide and Axle Hole
* 
92013 Technic, Brick Modified 2 x 2 with Ball Receptacle Wide and Axle Hole
Parts: Technic, Brick


More complicated: Use linear actuators.

 
Part No: 61927c01  Name: Technic Linear Actuator with Dark Bluish Gray Ends
* 
61927c01 Technic Linear Actuator with Dark Bluish Gray Ends
Parts: Technic

Wow, this is so simple it actually completely passed me by! Thanks! I have
tons of these ball and socket things laying around and I think I can rig up a
way to connect a few.