Review: 8880 Super Car
Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:32 PM
But there's one thing, that is really annoying me: the design of the suspension.
As instruction page #25 shows, the springs are mounted using part 6553 "Technic Pole Reverser Handle".
The 6-length axles are not supported directly, therefore it's hard for them to cover forces that are vectored to the sky.
Instead, the pole reverser handles have to take all the load, and are forced in lateral direction (lever action).
It works, but I always have a bad feeling when the suspension is working...
In this particular case, imho the suspension of 8865 is designed in a better way: the springs are mounted using axles, which are kept by bricks in a solid way.
But as a disadvantage, 8865 looks somewhat strange, because both front and rear axle are much wider than the bodywork.
8880 offers a better shape that looks much better.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:58 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:11 PM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 06:18 PM
Burgi687 posted this YouTube video of Catia v5 (3D CAD design software) animations of the Lego Technic 8880 Supercar. You can see cutaway views on how the headlights pop up, the 4-wheel-steering works, and the fake engine operating:
Erik Tine posted this YouTube video of his "Motorized Lego 8880 with remote control. [It is the] Original Lego 8880; removed only 7 of original pieces; added 1x M motor for steering":
Edited by DLuders, 16 March 2013 - 06:21 PM.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:12 AM
I did like the B-model better....
Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:59 AM
if anyone is "offending" the alpha and the omega of all supercars (8880) than i must play the defence lawyer ;-): **
It resembles a car very well...actually it has y very powerful design - like an american muscle car...
but of course: different people different tastes
But one remark i can not second: The HOG of 8880 is in no way rough, in contrary: IMHO steering via HOG is very smooth - at least with my model...
not better, but one of the best b-models ever, right...
**First part of my reply isn't meant to be serious... ;-)
Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:58 PM
I have this set, it's wonderful.
I need to buy some pieces but I don't the reference id. In the manual, there is no this information. Any help? For instance, I need new tires but I don't know the code.
Evidently I have this set for a lot of years. The white pieces are instead of white,something like beige. Can I fix that washing the pieces?
BTW, how should I wash or clean the pieces?
Thanks a lot.
Posted 31 December 2013 - 05:57 AM
As a fan and owner of an american muscle car, I have to say that you are way off base. This does not come close to looking like an american muscle car.
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