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  1. My most wanted (and nowhere to find) set is a boxed 858/8858 Auto Engines.
  2. ^ Exactly. I always find it strange when someone on this forum roughly criticizes TLG designers not putting this or that function into the model. I'm sure they could easily stand the function competition with the best MOCers in the world but they have to deal with special boundaries and with higher quality requirements. When there is a function left out from a model sure there is good reason for doing so (even instruction comes fom Porsche HQ). On the other hand TLG could improve it's communication when there is a fault with the model that is evident to everyone else.
  3. It is time for an RC super backhoe with compressor&pneumatic, remote controllable valves, flashing lights...
  4. 8480 Space Shuttle, 8868 Air Tech Claw Rig, 8880 Supercar, 8860 Auto Chassis, 8094 Control Centre, 8854 Power Crane, 8043 Excavator I rebuilt these sets several times. Maybe I am a bit old and love studded Technic too much. 8043 is king of studless Technic no doubt.
  5. I spent last day reading news and comments regarding the new Porsche and agree with those who say that this is for us, AFOLs. We requested a special Technic model from TLG and here it is. What is more, it seems to be a first piece of an advanced model series, UCS Technic. So first of all, thank you TLG. I really appreciate that they put at least 2 years of engineering in this set. 42056 Porsche is must buy for me. Not just because it has great functionality and nice design but because it is worth the price IMO. It is good for collectors because it will at least hold its value and is a piece of Technic art. And it is good for MOCers because it will inspire great future MOCs in orange colour. Altough I like the chosen colour of the Porsche, purple was my first choice. I can live with that. Paddle shifting is awesome. Working steering wheel, suspension and fake engine is a must in this league. And agree with those who say that there is no need for RC or PF, just manual functions. One thing I really miss function-wise is working brakes so I will try to modify it that way after a while. But first I'm going to build and enjoy it in June with my girlfriend. And will not care about ppp and stickers at all.
  6. Amazing! Very clever use of pneumatic parts (especially the manometer and air tank). I like when these are combined with other themes than Technic. Congratulations!
  7. I was thinking about small battery box or rechargable too. For lights and for (future) small motor. That would make sense IMO.
  8. No RC but probably PF because of lights. It was highlighted on the preliminary box if I remember correctly.
  9. Thank you for the link. 911 minutes would be much better.
  10. For example in the top-left corner of Cranes pic huge part of 9391 covered by 42043. Big sets overlap each other partly in category pics (Cranes, Loaders, BigRigs). I know it is nearly impossible to put everything in one pic without having partial overlapping (tried myself a couple of times) but for me it is joy to see all the details when comparing sets in one pic.
  11. Thanks for great work Blakbird. I like1999 because of 8448 SSS. It is one of my favourite LEGO Technic supercars. Two things came to my mind readng Technicopedia again. None of them means big work but immediate improvement IMO. - Texts of categories: could be updated to 2015 because there are sentences that stay out (for example regarding Cranes: "8421 and 42009 are by far the most complicated" <> 42043). This would increase coherence which is ultimate for proper reference. - Pictures of categores : some sets are almost completely hidden by pics of other sets and also pics could be updated to 2015 (for example 42043 is missing from BigRigs category).
  12. Great news! I like it has no PF but probably authentic functions. Oragne is ok. Must have for me.
  13. Sariel, that is an amazing review, great nostalgia, thank you. Hope you will continue retrospective reviews regarding Technic / Model Team flagships of the past. I received 5580 and 5550 in my childhood as Chritmas presents but never got 5571. It was a holy grail for me until 2009 when I bought it from my friend in MIB condition as an adult. I liked the set so much that I purchased an intact original sticker sheet for the set. It was well worth the wait. For me the only negative thing is the lack of double wheels on the rear axels. Narrow-minded step by the manufacturer considering the huge price. For me 5571 is just perfect from every other aspect. Super detailed exterior and interior, engine (IMO it shouldn't have moving pistons because Model Team is not about technical solutions). I like the coffee machine and TV inside the cockpit. Chrome silver parts give proper characteristic to this beauty. You will never regeret purchasing it. Nowdays Creator Expert line could create something similar but unfortunately Model Team will hardly ever come back. 5571 in the center of my MT collection: http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=6107518
  14. @RohanBeckett I also have it with chrome taps and I think it is pretty rare. Some of 8860 and original 8858 came with chrome taps but I know nothing more about this. Somebody?