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[REVIEW] 8865 Test Car/Jeep


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#26 Edwin Korstanje

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:44 PM

View PostLost_In_Noise, on 20 February 2013 - 07:13 PM, said:

Happy building VF and kungpo:D
Thanks Lost in Noise

#27 Studio Draven

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

Thank you for the great review!
What a gorgeous looking set. It's next on my Supercar shopping list. I have 853/956 and 8860, so this is the next logical step, followed by 8880. I also have 8448 & 8070, so I really want to fill that 2 set gap in my supercars!

#28 Lost_In_Noise

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

You should be able to get a cheap copy on BrickLink. This is by far the least expensive "Super Car" I've got.
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#29 kungpo

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

View PostLost_In_Noise, on 20 February 2013 - 07:13 PM, said:

Happy building VF and kungpo:D

Thank you :-)
Mine arrived yesterday. The box is in really good shape and the pieces look really clean!
Not sure whether to do this one first or the Space Shuttle I got a few days earlier (having since cleaned up all the pieces).
Just finished putting together an almost immaculate 8880 which is a really cool build and looks pretty solid next to my 8448

#30 kungpo

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

After discovering my Shuttle was missing some key pieces I decided to build the 8865. What a retro experience - it was interesting to see the introduction of some more "modern" pieces since 8860, and yet also how far things had come with 8880. A really pleasant build and nice to put together such an old set.

#31 sorfri2

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:48 PM

Sorry to bump and old post, i did just build it. but the gearing dont Work :( position 1.2 and 3, my Wheels are "locked" what did i do wrong? :(

#32 Carrera124

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 01:58 PM

While building, did you check if all bricks and plates are aligned perfectly, and if all axles and gears are able to rotate without friction?
Due to the numbers of involved axles and gears, even small amounts of friction accumulate, and may result in a drivetrain that stucks.

Edited by Carrera124, 09 October 2013 - 01:59 PM.


#33 Technyk32231

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:31 PM

Back when 2L axles didn't have notches... :classic:

#34 Lost_In_Noise

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:26 AM

Those were the days...
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#35 sorfri2

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:21 AM

can anyone send a Picture explaning :) ?

#36 Kumbbl

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:33 AM

Just my 2 ct: 8865 has still the best out-of-the-box suspension of all supercars - not to stiff, not to weak... (only the 8466 can compete but not out of the box but only after applying the MODs of designer Han and the shock absorbers of the 8110 Unimog)....

My overall verdict for the 8865: Ugly ;) but in all other criterias a "perfect" ** model - it represents what Lego technic should be...

** "perfect" is related to the term model and means the features and the building fun and the overall concept... of course this set has its flaws, but apart from these ******* 1st generation black pins (which give you sore fingers) all flaws are IMO aesthetical ones (track width, under-dimensioned wheels, flimsy seats)

Edited by Kumbbl, 22 October 2013 - 06:32 AM.





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