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Sunday, August 28, 2011

New "MY LEGO SETS" section!

There is a new section on this page. In the near future you will find there every single LEGO set I own. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Started collecting LEGO Star Wars (8089 Hoth Wampa Cave, 8092 Luke's Landspeeder)

So here they are....
...my first two new LEGO Star Wars sets!

Better watch your arm, big white guy!
The set 8089 Hoth Wampa Cave was released in July/August of 2010 as part of the LEGO Classic Star Wars line. 
The set consists of 297 pieces, and includes a Wampa, Luke Skywalker (Hoth), a Skeleton, and Zev Senesca minifigures. Some notable features include a Snowspeeder with a winch and an opening windshield, a snow cave with a full skeleton and spine for the Wampa to feed on, a place to hang Luke from the ceiling like in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and a feature allowing for the release of Luke's Lightsaber. 
This set adds to the growing number of LEGO Star Wars sets based on the snow planet Hoth, and the battle that took place there.
(from BRICKIPEDIA)

These aren't the droids you are looking for!
The set 8092 Luke's Landspeeder is a classic Star Wars set released on January 10, 2010. The set's main feature is the small, hidden compartment at the rear of the speeder used for storing the Jedi's Lightsabers. This set is Limited Edition and a Wal-Mart exclusive in the US.
Of the six minifigures included in this set, four are exclusive.
(from BRICKIPEDIA)


Sunday, August 21, 2011

WLAN (WiFi) USB Stick for Hackintosh? Mac OSX 10.6

I ordered the Hama Wireless LAN USB 2.0 Stick 300 Mbps from Amazon as a WLAN extension for my TV set (Samsung  LE40D550).
Hama Wireless LAN USB 2.0 Stick 300 Mbps


As I discovered the "MAC logo" on its packaging I connected the USB stick to my hackintosh.
First there was no reaction at all, the stick will not be recognized as an airport component.
MAC logo!!! Hackintosh?

On the included support cd there device drivers for MAC OSX 10.3/10.4, but those are not working under 10.6.

So I checked Hama's website and downloaded the MAC OSX 10.5/10.6 driver fome here.


After installing the driver I had to reboot my machine. After the reboot I re-connected the USB-stick. This will open the RALINK Wireless Utility.
Installation is now complete. 
If you want to save your settings, you will have to add a profile in the "profile-tab".

After installing the Ralink Wireless Utility shut down time increased by 15 seconds.

I don't know if it is working under 10.7 Lion as well. 




Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lego 7643 Air Show Plane

The Air Show Plane (Lego 7643) is a promotional set, which is not on regular sale. Neither it is available in stores nor via the Lego webshop. It can be purchased from certain airlines or airports.
It was released in 2010 and is really hard to find. (ebay € 40,-- an above!)

The set contains 115 pieces, it includes an airplane, an ice cream stand and two minifigures (pilot and icewoman).

Monday, August 1, 2011

Vienna's largest rollercoaster "Super 8"

This steel roller coaster from Pinfari at Wiener Prater amusement park is named after its figure-eight layout.


The largest rollercoaster in Vienna's Prater, next to the famous Riesenrad! With neck breaking speed the train shoots down towards the Riesenrad to rise again. We strongly recommend you to take in the great view of the Prater while riding...:-)