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NXT Bike

Last month I blogged about the new Black NXT that LEGO just launched in USA and Canada. If you are lucky enough to live in North America, you can still order them - there are still a few left from the Limited Edition run of 1998 units.

I got mine recently - and I decided to build the Bike from the One Kit Wonders book:

I used black pieces instead of the white and grey pieces that comes with the standard NXT kit. The black bike looked stunning. I thought it will be cool to have the Black bike and the white bike running at the same time.  More to follow:

The NXT bike can be built with pieces from a single NXT  (Retail) kit. 
Building instructions for the bike can be  found on last chapter of the LEGO MINDSTORMS One Kit Wonders book that was published a few months ago..

The book also has 9 other really cool models - some of them written by contributors to this blog including Jim, Chris, Matthias, Martyn, Jonathon, Eric, Laurens, and myself. You can get the book from here.

If you want a preview of the Bike building instructions, check out this link.

Back to the Black bike: Here is a video of a Black NXT bike and a white NXT bike riding autonomously and avoiding each other. To make it more interesting, I decided to shoot the video inside the pool - albeit on the pool cover - which meant the only think separating the precious NXT models and the water was a 1 mm thick bubble wrap floating on the water! 

During the filming, the inevitable happens - you can see one of the two bikes getting wet at the end of the video!

Edit: I first posted this early in the week - but took it off immediately as it had an HTML error - which is now fixed.

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