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DonW

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#1 posted 02-06-2010 03:12 AM

Beth: My wife’s Girl Scout troop competed in First Lego League so I actually built one of these things. I may not be able to tell you how to do it, but I have a couple of thoughts on how NOT to do it; in case this helps. For instance, I can tell you that the 2×4s add a lot of weight to the project. Since we were having Girl Scouts hauls ours around, I made it in 4 sections rather than two. I used inexpensive trunk latches (Home Depot) to fasten the sections together and hardwood for the flooring. They were using their’s on the floor so no additional support was needed. I really like the suggestion above of taking a cue from model railroaders and making modules. My wife’s troop had a mat that was a map of the town and covered the entire surface, which helped make keeping the floor flat a little more forgiving. If you have other questions I am happy to try to answer or ask my wife Linda who has more experience with the league than me.

Good luck!

Don

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