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#1001 technicfan

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:26 AM

I have 2 questions, is it easy to put power puller wheels on it?, and does the B model use the same driveline, and steering as the A model?.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:37 AM

I have to answers yes and yes.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

View Posttechnicfan, on 14 October 2012 - 02:26 AM, said:

I have 2 questions, is it easy to put power puller wheels on it?, and does the B model use the same driveline, and steering as the A model?.
The only difference between the A and B model is the top. The chassis is exactly the same

#1004 technicfan

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:04 PM

Does anyone know if Lego makes the 2 door panels in white?.

#1005 JunkstyleGio

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:38 PM

The no 13 and 14 panels aren't available in white yet. But they will be in march when the Formula car comes out.
The no 17 and 18 panels are available in white.
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#1006 wildboar

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:06 PM

Just bought it this morning. If someone from Switzerland would like to buy it, there is great discount for all lego’s in Migros shops, 30% on all products. So basic price is 200chf, with discount ended up 140 chf (around 110eur). Btw same price for unimog, if someone missed it.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:10 PM

View Postwildboar, on 24 October 2012 - 01:06 PM, said:

Just bought it this morning. If someone from Switzerland would like to buy it, there is great discount for all lego’s in Migros shops, 30% on all products. So basic price is 200chf, with discount ended up 140 chf (around 110eur). Btw same price for unimog, if someone missed it.
Nice price!

I am picking mine up at Bart Smit this weekend. They have a 10% discount on all Lego (till Oct 28th), so it ends up at 135 euro, which is probably the minimal damage for Dutch buyers. If not, let me know :wink:

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:06 PM

I am really cheap, even were contemplating to wait for bigger discount :) But since that is highly improbable, decided to buy it now. I'm only uncertain should I take unimog, since I never was fan of pneumatics but maybe unimog could change that. And price of 110eur is quite tempting.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

View Postwildboar, on 24 October 2012 - 03:06 PM, said:

I am really cheap, even were contemplating to wait for bigger discount :) But since that is highly improbable, decided to buy it now. I'm only uncertain should I take unimog, since I never was fan of pneumatics but maybe unimog could change that. And price of 110eur is quite tempting.
I am not big fan of pneumatics (or the Unimog) either. However, overall it is a nice set with great parts (tires, hubs, etc), so I would definitely recommend getting it for 110 euro.

A bit off topic, sorry for that.

Edited by Gekke Ted, 24 October 2012 - 03:10 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

I'm not sure whether to get this or the Unimog... I already have RC parts, so I'm just looking for the range of parts...

#1011 tripletschiee

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:03 PM

Obviously there are two versions of the crawler. :sceptic:

I just got mine for birthday :wub:  and I found out that in the instructions something was modified.

At the end of the axle, that comes from the driving-motors (L) there is one of these mounted on my model Posted Image instead one of these Posted Image.

On the cover of my box, the old one is still visible, in the instructions and the part-list inside the instructions the other part is mentioned.

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So, what might be the purpose that TLG changed that part?

The funny thing: While building, I was wondering, why TLG was not using the old one! Later I found out, that they obviously were doing that in the beginning.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

Strange thing indeed. I followed the instructions and I went nuts trying to find the part I needed. First time I actually missed a part. Until I figured out I needed the other part. So the instruction was wrong, but the box art was right.

Or the other way around :wink:

Edited by Gekke Ted, 27 November 2012 - 10:43 PM.


#1013 camaudio

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:43 PM

On mine it came with the old part but a sheet to make sure you didnt install it backwards and lock the axle.
i guess thats just a better fix.

#1014 Gene

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:18 AM

Seem like an enhancement to prevent further damage to the grey axle when head on any hard object. Yes, I was confused during building and they actually missed out this part.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:22 AM

How can it be an enhancement when the 5L axle cant secure the newer part in place? Lego would not do that. I am sure that it is an error.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:35 AM

Maybe it's meant to be some sort of trailer hitch, to be able to tow things.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:41 AM

Hmmm, I bought one of these, mainly for the motors, and although it is a great model, I think I might sell it. The design and functionality is great, but piece wise there is too many red pieces for my liking. I will try selling, maybe on eBay.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:03 AM

It looks like a safeguard against installing the original part backwards and locking up the drive train, which is impossible to do with the alternate part.  I'm living dangerously with the one on the box art, albeit properly installed.  :classic:

#1019 Matt The Tuba Guy

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:22 AM

I got two 9398's and one of them had one part and the other set had the other part!
I got two of them, mainly for the motors (especially the servo motor!), but from different places, so they were obviously made at different times.

#1020 Paul B

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

Blog post on some changes I have made to this set.
http://mizibunktechn...on-to-hood.html

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#1021 Edwin Korstanje

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:18 PM

Great that you made the opening hood on 9398

Edited by VFracingteam, 24 December 2012 - 11:20 PM.


#1022 Gene

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:10 AM

Good job Paul! I never get to explore the potential of the original shell. After completing my first build, I dismantled the top shell and started to design a new body for the Lego Challenge. 8110 (not modded) put out of sight of a while : )

#1023 Paul B

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:28 AM

Thanks all for the feedback, I am quite happy with how it turned out.

I have also made a video of it climbing over some boxes.

http://mizibunktechn...c-9398-4x4.html

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#1024 technicfan

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

Here is a pic of my crawler, let me know what you think:

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#1025 Robert M

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:38 AM

The early 9398 had the part that the instructions show, this was commonly put in the wrong way, which would lock the axle, and it wouldn't work. Once Lego had found that people had built it wrong, they then made another page in the instructions, specifically to make sure it didn't get built wrong. As they get built in batches, the next batch was obviously changed again, as it will be cheaper to change instructions slightly, and change the part than adding another 4 pages.




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