First Slovenian unofficial meeting with trial truck race , Velenje - 25.6.2009
On Thursday 25th June, despite the bad weather, we gathered in Velenje, where first met Slovenian brick club members, with their LEGO off-road vehicles.
In Velenje park where the event was held, the contestants awaited two "racing" industry, challenging hill and home prepared barriers. Hill, which had marked sodden track was full of natural barriers, where the competitors with their vehicles really tortured to get up. Muddy route led over the roots to the small and medium-sized sand where gears skipped and batteries drained , as well as through the wet grass, which spinned around the wheels. All vehicles more or less successfully, outlined the route traveled. The bravest drivers, but with their own vehicles did not stop at the top, but on the other side of the hill, where was a serious downhill. In this difficult test, it appeared that it was important the size of the vehicle, but also drive technique.
After the first trial, the players tryed the house prepared barriers, where they again came to the term LEGO skills of drivers and the construction. The first obstacle were the two small hills, where the height of the vehicle was tested. The one with the lower drive shaft, which had a few problems, had problems stranding. The following obstacles have been small stones and green balls, which were dominated by vehicles with better suspension. The last test was a real maze of wooden planks, where drivers had to drive slow as a snail, and ensure that their wheels did not skid to the timber. The ultimate winner was the audience, which in all of the excellent vehicles had a lot of fun. Competitors exchanged a lot of experience and skills.
LEGO TT wehicles could be seen in gallery below. Impressions about TT race can be read on our forum.