LEGO has published a press release to announce the B-Model for the 42063 - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
This licensed model is part of the 1H2017 line-up which includes a total of 10 models. What's special about the B-Model is that it is not only quite different from the main model, but has been designed together with the BMW motorcycle team. In addition, it is the first time a Technic B-Model has had its own press release.
Below is the official press release and a few imigas of this exciting model:
Want to start creating digital models of your MOCs and want a simple solution to install e erything you need in one go? Use the LDraw All-In-One-Installer and you'll be done in no time. The latest version is now available and includes the following updates:
The AIOI supports Windows XP (Home and Pro), Windows Vista or higher (all versions). On 64-Bit Operating Systems it will install in the "Program files (x86)" folder. The Installer will NOT run on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT Ver 4, 2000, or XP below SP2.
It contains the following changes:
* Update to Parts Library 2016-01 (published 31.12.2016)
* Update to MLCad.ini 2016-01
* Update to LDView 4.2
* Update to LPub3D 22.214.171.1247.2
* Update to LeoCAD 0.83.2 - 9306
* Update to LDCad 1.6 beta 1a
* Update to Offline Parts Catalog 2016-01
* Addition of LICreator 3.0
You can download the AIOI from:
Home > Help > Get Started > LDraw All-In-One-Installer
Many thanks to all the programmers who contributed to this release.
(LDraw.org Content Manager)
Thanks are of course due to all the part authors who created or corrected parts for this release, including several first-time authors. The reviewers also play an important role in keeping files moving through the parts tracker and deserve just as much credit.
You can preview the new parts in 2016-01 here, download the zip-file update or Windows install package here. Alternatively you can use the LDView menu option File | Check for Library Updates... to install the update.
Please accept our apology for this being the only parts update of 2016.
There's still a little over 2 days on the clock for the current Humble Bundle — the perfect opportunity to get a great selection of No Starch Press LEGO books for vitually no money and help a charity in the process.
Last Sunday, July 31, Seymour Papert passed away at the age of 88. Papert was the first LEGO Professor of Learning Research and inventor of LOGO, the first programming language for children.
Seymour Papert worked closely with LEGO on the development of the first generation of LEGO MINDSTORMS, but that was not his only contribution to the company. His theory of learning, called constructionism, had a profound impact on what is now known as LEGO Education.
On the occasion of his death, HispaBrick Magazine has republished an article from HBM016 about the evolution of LEGO MINDSTORMS in which Seymour Papert plays an important role.