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#26 nychase

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:07 AM

Seriously?  2.5 years bump?

If I had to mention anything about the set ....it would be how annoyingly rare (and expensive) the 5x11 yellow panels were right after HAN released his 6x6.  They have come back to more tolerable levels now....but by no means "cheap".
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#27 Technic Gearhead

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:23 PM

View Postnychase, on 31 October 2012 - 07:07 AM, said:

Seriously?  2.5 years bump?

If I had to mention anything about the set ....it would be how annoyingly rare (and expensive) the 5x11 yellow panels were right after HAN released his 6x6.  They have come back to more tolerable levels now....but by no means "cheap".

You could always just build a red one.  Oh wait...  :classic:

And monster thread bump!

Edited by Technic Gearhead, 31 October 2012 - 01:23 PM.


#28 allanp

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:15 PM

No disrespect to the designer of this set, i'm sure he had many restraints to work to and so on, but this set is quite possibly the worst technic set of all time! For £50 you got two gears worth of mechanical complexity and that's it! Using technic (as great as it is) to make this model was like using chocolate (as great as it is) to make a tea pot, completely pointless!
Even the best can be made better, but most important is to be excellent to each other and party on dudes!!!!!!

#29 Blakbird

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:29 PM

View Postallanp, on 31 October 2012 - 06:15 PM, said:

No disrespect to the designer of this set, i'm sure he had many restraints to work to and so on, but this set is quite possibly the worst technic set of all time! For £50 you got two gears worth of mechanical complexity and that's it! Using technic (as great as it is) to make this model was like using chocolate (as great as it is) to make a tea pot, completely pointless!
Consider it an excellent parts pack then.  At the time, the tires and the 3x3 T liftarms were very hard to get, and of course there are those yellow 5x11 panels.

I'm not sure about worst of all time.  There are plenty of other models that don't do much of anything such as the Throwbots, RoboRider, 8277, 3057, and 8433.

Edited by Blakbird, 31 October 2012 - 06:57 PM.

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#30 allanp

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:49 PM

Well I would probably argue that throwbots and roboriders were not technic, despite having the technic name on them, because authentic mechanisms wern't their top priority as far as reasonally practical (it would not be practical for 8480 to have authentic rocket engines!) and was of a much lower price point as was 8433. However a can't argue with 8277. That's the very set that came to mind when writing my last comment which is why I wrote probably the worst set of all time. It was good for those parts you mentioned at the time tho.

Edited by allanp, 31 October 2012 - 06:50 PM.

Even the best can be made better, but most important is to be excellent to each other and party on dudes!!!!!!



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