Despite its oddly persistent flaws, however, the AT-ST still has plenty going for it. It’s far sturdier than previous incarnations, with the head’s side panels attached at two connection points – one with a Technic pin, and the other with a 1×2 plate, modified with arm up hooked in to a 2×2 plate, modified with pin hole. The increased size has also allowed for a greater level of detail, and more ingenious ways of capturing the various flaps, panels and weaponry.
LEGO® Technic provides a real challenge for experienced LEGO builders. With elements like working suspensions and pneumatic power, children can build a range of vehicles that have realistic, real-world functions, from automatic opening doors to powerful four wheel drive. From cranes to the latest supercar, each set can be rebuilt into another vehicle, expanding the play possibilities even further. The LEGO Technic building system makes it possible to build advanced real life functions like gearboxes, working piston engines and crane arms, which integrate with other LEGO bricks.
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According to an news release, Sea & Reef Aquaculture based at UMaine’s Center Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR) in Franklin, was awarded a $9,140 Business Accelerator Grant; and Alba-Technic, based in Winthrop, received $4,990 in MTI funding. Alba-Technic head protection prototypes will be tested by UMaine prior to sales in the medical device marketplace.
The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) approved seven new grant applications in August, two of them to companies with ties to the University of Maine.