New Technic pics
Posted 19 October 2006 - 08:32 PM
8270 and 8271 look like they could be as a fun build as the Mini Tractor was this year. And that snow mobile looks like a good mid-size set.
All of them could be some "time fillers" and shelf models for me :-)
Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:56 PM
Looks like it might be slightly larger scale. And would seem to have rear wheel rack+pinion instead of articulated steering...
Ohwell, I can't resist Front Loaders, so I'll buy it anyway.
8270 looks... *blah* to me. A worm gear and a reel, thats pretty much it; the rest seems to be 'hand' controlled. If that thing in the middle is a new mini-turntable that might be nice... but I suspect it's just a big decorative gear.
Snowmobiles are not my thing...my floors do not have ice so playability is potentially limited...
But does anyone recognize the caterpillar tread it's using? I dont.... I wonder if it's really that wide or two smaller treads side by side - Tank anyone?
Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:22 PM
This is the first year that I have had more interest in system than in Technic, and these sets will certainly not reverse that.
The big technic sets this year were very disappointing (to an old classic technic guy like me... damn I hate liftarms). Here's hoping for more original and nicer looking big sets next year.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:24 PM
The snowmobile is a different story thats definetly on my buy list for next year it will look good with the motorbike of last year if the scales are similar.
Its good to see an orignal idea I cant remember a technic snow mobile before(correct me if Im wrong) lets hope the big sets are somthing new not re-makes of old sets.
Posted 20 October 2006 - 03:46 PM
Almsost looks like an intentional return to that classic Technic look with all of these, doesn't it?
Nice parts sources. :-)
Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:38 PM
Posted 09 November 2006 - 07:41 PM
They look cool, expecially the skidoo...
But dagnabit, they're yellow and red. I have waaayyy too many yellow and red technic parts. I want GREEN! I want BLUE! I want ORANGE!!!!
Enough with the yellow and red!
Here's my theory:
Lego chooses pieces/colors based on how cheap a piece is to manufacture. This makes sense, because, why use a really expensive piece when a cheaper one is available. You can see this effect in the "Inexplicably Blue Hidden Piece" syndrome, where for no reason at all, a big piece of a model will be in blue when the rest of the model is red/grey/whatever; it's hidden, and no one sees it, and they chose that one blue piece because it was cheaper than a red/grey/whatever piece.
So for example, in a year, if Lego made a lot of yellow or red technic pieces, then the next year, yellow and red will be cheaper than any other color, due to overstocks, not having to change the machines, etc. So of course, every year, yellow and red are always the cheapest colors to use, and therefore they always choose the red and yellow pieces when making next year's sets, and it will lock Lego into a yellow/red majority for a long time.
I want blueeeeeee. Particularly that dark navy blue that came on some of the Bionicles last year!!
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