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.