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Lego Fusion Bringing Real Legos to your Digital World

Recently Lego has announced a new series to their popular brand of building blocks that provides a new layer of depth to the experience. Lego Fusion is a combination of physical Lego blocks that you can scan into a digital game via an Android or iOS device. There’s a number of different sets already available, each with their own number of configurations. Once you build the car or tower of your choice, you can take a picture of your creation and play with it in a virtual world. 

I don’t know how much of a seller this one will be since the great joy of Lego is being able to create something in the real world, but it will at least give your creating a little more use with the ability to play with it in a virtual world. 

Huion Tablets VS Wacom Tablets

Now that I’ve had a Huion for almost a whole year, and I’ve been getting asks about which tablet to get, I thought I’d make a comparison of the tablets I currently use.

This is a direct comparison between a Huion H610Pro and an Intuos 4 (Now Intuos Pro).

Huion:

Pros:

  • Catches very light strokes
  • Very cheap
  • Larger surfaces available
  • Looks just like Wacom quality (hardware)
  • Very easy to sketch and stipple with, feels very natural
  • Brushstrokes feel great, very responsive

Cons:

  • Pen needs charging, but even after nearly a year, I haven’t had to charge it once
  • Buttons on the tablet are cheap feeling and barely work
  • Very shaky lines, no matter what kind of stabilizer you use
  • No tilt sensitivity
  • No difference in nibs, cannot emulate the pencil-to-paper feel
  • HORRIBLE drivers/driver support.  Constantly updated drivers at least, but it’s a 30/70 chance the drivers will break.
  • Drivers will not work with SAI 1.0/1.1.  You must use SAI 1.2.

Wacom:

Pros:

  • Very stable support/drivers (in comparison, they still have some driver issues here and there)
  • Excellent accessories
  • Tablet buttons are responsive and easily reprogrammed, touch wheel is handy
  • Incredible stability for line work
  • Tilt support
  • Possibly touch enabled (my model is not)
  • No need to charge pen, can get different pens for different feel
  • COOL NIBS LIKE FELT AND SPRINGY ONES
  • Easy drivers to set up, works on Mac easily
  • Windows 8.1 support!

Cons:

  • Even at the lightest pressure settings, will barely pick up stippling
  • Having to press so hard for so long kills my hand (personally)
  • VERY EXPENSIVE
  • Feels laggy at times, can be a pro if you’re looking for super stabilizing
  • Sizes per dollar are ridiculous, smaller tablets will hurt your hands/wrists more, it’s better to get bigger but can break your bank
  • Nibs can wear down incredibly fast.  I tend to have to get a new pack every year.

So basically, if you do a lot of linework and you want it pristine, go Wacom.  If you want to sketch and make your work look and feel as natural as possible, go Huion.  If you have a fairy-light touch, go Huion.  If you press down like a lion, go Wacom.

The prices of Huion for a similarly sized tablet as Wacom are 80$, compared to Wacom’s 250$.

Hope this helps answer anyone who is curious to which tablet to buy!

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