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Custom TBL / Big Lebowski mods


By Tuna_Delight

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

When I finally saw the Big Lebowski game in person for the first time last weekend at the Northwest Show, I was struck by how really fantastic it looked in the flesh (so to speak). Even so, I couldn’t help but think of various custom mods that I’d like to add to mine as I typically like to pimp my games out (tastefully of course) and ideally customize them to a certain degree.

Given that TBL is now officially rolling off the production line and being shipped, I think that it’s a good time to resurrect this topic for some fun discussion as well as in the hope that some of these are produced by the time my game arrives.

Attached below (double click on it to view the complete multi-page document), is a list of some Big Lebowski themed mods that I’d like to see manufactured and, although I’ll be installing many of them as well, I’ve purposely not included generic add-ons such as a subwoofer, PDI glass, shaker motor, etc.

Whad’ya think Dudes? Got some others in mind that you’d like to see on TBL?

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#2 3 years ago

I think regular mirror blades would look good actually.

#3 3 years ago
Quoted from sd_tom:

I think regular mirror blades would look good actually.

No doubt - mirrors would be a nice addition.

I'd just like to see an artwork option be available too and something simple - that doesn't compete with the busy playfield - such as typical bowling alley side wall decor that would complement the lower main playfield bowling alley sitting area.

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from sd_tom:

I think regular mirror blades would look good actually.

I have Mirror blades, invisaglass, and a little In and out Burger sign mod waiting to be installed.

I believe that Lazeriffic is working on a topper too

#5 3 years ago

oh yeah...and this....

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#6 3 years ago
Quoted from burningman:

I have Mirror blades, invisaglass, and a little In and out Burger sign mod waiting to be installed.
I believe that Lazeriffic is working on a topper too

Very cool! Laseriffic is supposedly working on two TBL topper versions (see sheet 3 of my list).

#7 3 years ago

Haha I didn't realize we could attach PDFs.. missed your other pages.

#8 3 years ago
Quoted from sd_tom:

Haha I didn't realize we could attach PDFs.. missed your other pages.

+1
me too

#9 3 years ago
Quoted from sd_tom:

Haha I didn't realize we could attach PDFs.. missed your other pages.

Thanks - just edited my original post to make it clearer that there's a multi-page doc attached.

#10 3 years ago

I've been waiting for these to really start shipping before even thinking about the doobie mod, but I'm still willing to make it.

#11 3 years ago

Tuna - you are a dude's dude!! I might want all of these.

Love the idea about personalizing the bowling balls. When Geert's hand uncramps from painting Torinos, I may put in my personalized order for bowling balls.

Who in the heck down voted the opening post? Very undude.

#12 3 years ago
Quoted from RTR:

Who in the heck down voted the opening post? Very undude.

Eight-year-olds Dude.

#13 3 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I've been waiting for these to really start shipping before even thinking about the doobie mod, but I'm still willing to make it.

Cool - just tell me where to send my money Aurich! Can I get a MET hammer with that too please?

#14 3 years ago

Also, topper option: 39oz folders aroma roasted coffee can from the 90s.. come up on eBay rarely.

Has anyone inquired about how the dedicated Mod connector works yet? It was in a presentation somewhere but no details.

#15 3 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I've been waiting for these to really start shipping before even thinking about the doobie mod, but I'm still willing to make it.

I will take one for my METLE right now!

#16 3 years ago
Quoted from sd_tom:

Also, topper option: 39oz folders aroma roasted coffee can from the 90s.. come up on eBay rarely.
Has anyone inquired about how the dedicated Mod connector works yet? It was in a presentation somewhere but no details.

I already have mine. I think thanks to you or burningman alerting me that one was on eBay.

Now, can someone make a mod that throws smoke (not actual dust) out of the can during game play?! When you win Donnie mode or something?

#17 3 years ago

I got lucky and picked up the 90's era Folger's can off of Ebay and a blue Maxwell House lid too. It dawned on me one day that I never got a decorative box for my cat's ashes...so I'm honoring Donnie in a special way.

#18 3 years ago

I'm imagining slow rotating horizontal beacon light in the Folgers can to mimic the bowling ball rotation from dream sequence. May need to prototype.

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#19 3 years ago

Just came across this first (that I can recall seeing) commercially offered "TBL" mod. Unfortunately, as noted in the product's description, TBL has a ball launch button instead of a shooter rod so this won't work on the game.

Oh well. Some pretty cool items at this site nonetheless and hopefully other (more applicable) TBL mods to follow soon!

http://www.shapeways.com/product/83TYW4RSC/pinball-plunger-plate-ten-pin-bowling-tbl?optionId=59371602

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#20 3 years ago

Anybody have an extra Folgers can they could part with?

#21 3 years ago

Here is a shot of mirror blade install, zig zag shooter cover...joint by the drink (twisted a quick one up)....in and out sign and also have invisaglass.

Will be replacing the joint with the joint mod when it's available

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#22 3 years ago

Looks great. Still have a bit to go before ours makes it here......

#23 3 years ago

Where does the napkin from the phone conversation go?

#24 3 years ago

Here is one of the toppers we will be making.

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#25 3 years ago
Quoted from burningman:

Here is a shot of mirror blade install, zig zag shooter cover...joint by the drink (twisted a quick one up)....in and out sign and also have invisaglass.

Looking good burningman! Your second photo is my new desktop wallpaper.

Also coming: Pingraffix has informed me that they will be making TBL pinblades!

#26 3 years ago
Quoted from PiperPinball:

Where does the napkin from the phone conversation go?

The doodle (notepad) sheet? Hopefully on my TBL's future spinners (#9 in my list above).

#27 3 years ago

In game, it's the random mystery award screen in videos seen.

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#28 3 years ago

Two new pinblades for TBL from Tilt Graphics:

http://www.tiltgraphicsinc.com/#!the-big-lebowski/klvkv

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#29 3 years ago

Gutterballs.

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#30 2 years ago

Found a good area to mount a mod

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#31 2 years ago
Quoted from sd_tom:

Found a good area to mount a mod

Hmmm. Does the ball get stuck there often?

#32 2 years ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

Hmmm. Does the ball get stuck there often?

First time ever, but once it did I was surprised it doesn't happen more. Not too many airballs really on this game I guess.

#33 2 years ago

What ever happened to these? They would look awesome! Who made them????

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#34 2 years ago
Quoted from burningman:

Here is a shot of mirror blade install, zig zag shooter cover...joint by the drink (twisted a quick one up)....in and out sign and also have invisaglass.
Will be replacing the joint with the joint mod when it's available

What style of mirror blades did you use? bally/wms?

#35 2 years ago
Quoted from kidchrisso:

What ever happened to these??? They would look awesome!

Is that ball tray part of the game?

#36 2 years ago

under the left wireform

#37 2 years ago
Quoted from patrickvc:

Is that ball tray part of the game?

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#38 2 years ago

Now I see it. Man this game is sick. Well now I guess my AMH needs a new home

#39 2 years ago
Quoted from patrickvc:

Now I see it. Man this game is sick. Well now I guess my AMH needs a new home

If you want one you better get on the stick...last week Cointaker had one left and Nitro had one left...that's it, only 300 being made.

#40 2 years ago
Quoted from kidchrisso:

If you want one you better get on the stick...last week Cointaker had one left and Nitro had one left...that's it, only 300 being made.

I'm on Nitro list. Checks in the mail.

#41 2 years ago
Quoted from kidchrisso:

What style of mirror blades did you use? bally/wms?

B/W.....

#42 2 years ago
Quoted from kidchrisso:

only 300 being made.

Has that been confirmed? Last I heard was they were working on trying to make more but that was weeks ago.

#43 2 years ago

I just hope they can get more built faster before they worry about adding more. Still seems they are not making very many per week.

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#44 2 years ago

Would the bowling balls for a Gottlieb Strikes and Spares be correct size?

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#45 2 years ago

So I took a stab at it....

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#47 2 years ago

any mod updates now that appears to be hope that TBL will be made in China and finally shipped?

#48 2 years ago
Quoted from Fishbeadtwo:

any mod updates now that appears to be hope that TBL will be made in China and finally shipped?

I would imagine people are holding off until they finally do ship.

#49 2 years ago

Not sure I posted this but I made this one a while ago out of my Folgers can

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#50 1 year ago

Mirror blades were added right after unboxing but felt like the back left corner could use more light.

I added a baby blade to the backboard and happy with the look.

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